Monday, May 24, 2010

Uncle Gene Feb 26, 1927 - May 22, 2010

We can remember it as if it were yesterday! 22 months ago, on a warm sunny WV day, when we had the blessed opportunity to spend a day with Uncle Gene and his wife Wanda. It was a relaxing time and this is a special memories my husband shall never forget, a quiet relaxing visit with his favorite uncle. They discussed many things including heaven and all the wonderful reunions and the many old and new testament people from the Bible that we will be able to see face to face but none as important as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was a wonderful time of sharing and prayer!

This is Uncle Gene with his wife Wanda, standing at the entrance to their beautiful garden.

Uncle Gene had a beautiful pond on his land, just down from the house. He very much enjoyed the pond and the peaceful quiet of that area. Every time we were to visit, he had to take us to the pond.

This is the Gene with his wife of 57 years at that time.

Uncle Gene loved to fish and almost always caught a few fish from his pond.

Uncle Gene and Aunt Wanda sitting in their comfortable living room chairs where they have a nice window to watch birds and also look out at their flower garden. They told us all about their three loving sons and their families, sharing many photo's with us.

This is a picture of Uncle Gene when he first joined the US Army.
I don't know the exact year that this was taken but it must have been about 60 - 62 years ago. He was already a kind, gentle, good-looking young man.
Our Uncle Gene, Reverend Eugene O Harmon was a great example to all who knew him. God used him mightily to spread the gospel and Gods word.
Our thoughts and prayers are with family and loves ones left here on earth.
We celebrate at the hope of eternal joy in heaven as we trust God's forgiveness through Christ Jesus and His promise of salvation to all who believe.
We will meat Uncle Gene again in heaven.
John 11:25-26a
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live. and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.

The Reverend Eugene O. Harmon
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BALLARD — The Reverend Eugene O Harmon, age 83, of Ballard, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. Born February 26, 1927 at Iaeger, W.Va., he was the son of the late Arnold T. and Bessie L. Lockhart Harmon. The Reverend Harmon was a U.S. Army Veteran and served as Pastor of the Mt. Jackson Regular Baptist Church, Athens, W.Va. for 34 years, and Pastor Emeritus until his death. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Harmon. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Wanda Shook Harmon; three sons, Clifton Wayne Harmon and wife Susan and Gene Allen Harmon and wife Sarajean, both of Greenville, S.C., and Lawrence Steven Harmon and wife Hazel of Christiansburg, Va.; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Mt. Jackson Baptist Church, Athens, W.Va. with Pastor Charlie Rice, the Reverend Sam Vance and the Reverend Dale Vance officiating. Burial will follow at the Orchard Cemetery, Ballard, W.Va. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services at 1:00 p.m. at the church, 115 North State Street, Athens, WV 24712. Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Harmon family at Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Trip to Pierre

Our trip to Pierre. We found a great spot in the State camp ground. Our old "grizmobile" worked great and it looks kind of nice nestled in the trees at this camp spot close to the river. It has everything we need, just on a way smaller scale.

Day one. Imagine the sound of croaking frogs, an occasional goose or duck call, birds in the trees, the smell of camp fires and plum blossoms, a 70 degree, quiet peaceful day and evening to relax and fish. So what if we only caught one 16" Walleye, it was fun and it will be a perfect supper for me and my husband tomorrow evening.

The picture of the Missouri river was taken from the edge of a housing area in Pierre. What a beautiful view.
My husband had a Lay Leadership church meeting to attend on day two and I did some driving around scouting out garage sales and took my dog for a nice walk next to the river.
This neat bit of history was found close to where we went fishing on day two, the afternoon. This is about the Old Deadwood trail and how the steam ships would come to this point and unload so the oxen drawn wagons could take the goods 200 miles to Deadwood. It took them 30 days. (HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED)

This was a hard area to fish with all the big rocks, this seemed to be the best spot to catch fish. We counted over 40 boats in the area. I do think they had a fish tournament but still, they sure were hovering at this area. We didn't take our boat this time.

Here you can see some of the many boats, the rocky shore line and the old beautiful railroad bridge.

It was a little cool , rainy and windy on day two and day three. We did enjoy our time. This morning, we did attend church and bible class at Faith EV. Lutheran Church. It is a gorgeous church that teaches the true word of God. If you are ever in the area, check it out.
The only fish I caught was caught this afternoon and in this area. Yep, from the rocks.
Our 38th Anniversary was on Friday so this was a neat way to celebrate.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day at Porcupine

Today we had the privilege to spend Mothers Day on the reservation spreading Gods word and His love. The message was on families and building your house on the rock and not the sand. The rock being the solid word of God. Also the 4th commandment where God tells us to Honor your father and your mother. There were a lot there and some of the children ran home to get their mothers. I believe we had 14 mothers today out of a total of about 60 people.
A young mother with several of her children and neighbor children.

Children with the health packets for their mothers or grandmother. These are all things that are appreciated and very practical. Shampoo, soap, tooth paste, wash cloth, deodorant ect.
You can see that the tissue paper flowers were a big hit. They made the flower and a special little card for their mother. Even the mothers were making them for their mothers.

Even the little boys were excited and proud to have made their mother a flower and card. This yellow card said, TO :MOM, FROM: JOEL

More children with the health kits for them to give to their mom or grandma. These were put together by a nice group in Spearfish, SD. Others were supplied by the Lutheran church in Black Hawk, SD.

The picture below, shows the inside of the van, many happy faces as we delivered the children to their homes. They were happy they had something special to give to their mother on Mothers Day.
You can see that this mother either has many, many children or she just got stuck holding and guarding this huge bunch of tissue flowers. Real live carnations were also given out for each mother.
I hope your Mothers Day was special. You can see these two mothers had a great day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Confirmation Sunday

The message for Confirmation Sunday was from 1 Cor 9:24-27 "Run to win". Confirmation is the opportunity for individuals to rejoice in and to reaffirm their Baptism, the time when our God adopted them into His family---then this is a blessed event in this person's life. We rejoice in the grace of God that claimed us as His sons and daughters in the water and Word of Baptism. We fully rejoice that He gives us His Holy Spirit to keep us in the one true faith as He works through the Word and the Sacraments.

This morning, May 2nd, 2010 13 young members were confirmed. This is the class that my grandson would have been confirmed with. I have taken these pictures to share with him his class mates confirmation. He will be confirmed June 13th because he moved to ND. Each Confirmand made a special banner with a special bible verse to help them remember this special day.

There were also 4 adults confirmed today. They are to the far right. Two of them are parents of one of the youth who was confirmed. What a special day when Baptism vows are reaffirmed.

The parents and sponsors went up front with the Confirmand.

You can listen to the message (sermon) at our church web site, If it is not posted as yet it will be in the next day or so! This is a nice site to mark in your favorites to listen weekly or to the DAILY WALK WITH GOD, a one minute weekday message.