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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:58 AM

Howard, thanks for taking the time to share your childhood with us.

It's a very interesting story. Have you ever considered writing a book?


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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:12 AM

Great stories Howard! It sounds like a very interesting childhood. It's nice to see the missionary work that has gone on in Africa in the past. There remains much work to be dine there.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:14 AM

Howard, thanks for taking the time to share your childhood with us.

It's a very interesting story. Have you ever considered writing a book?

I thought I just did! LOL

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:31 AM

Howard thanks for sharing your family story with us . Compared to you I had a pretty boring life , lol , Al

Al, I bet if you picked out your highlights and shared them it would make interesting reading too. My stories just have an exotic locale as the backdrop. Although, I doubt any American has ever shown up at their local gas station with 8-10 diesel drums and a generator to run the pumps. OSHA wouldn't allow it!!

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:44 AM

What a wonderful story, Howard. It's an excellent example of the the profound, far-reaching effects, one person can have on other's lives. I'm certain that through you, the manifestations continue. Many thanks!!!
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Howard as I read that,I could not help but think of how cool it would be to have grown up in such an exotic place.
And what a rewarding life it would be. I also thought of how blessed we are to live where we do and that we don't apreciate and take for granted the convinences we have. Thanks for telling your story.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:29 AM

Very inspiring memories, thanks for sharing with us. And I agree completely with JD DANNELS we have NO CLUE as to how Blessed we are where we take so much for granted...
Thanks again.

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 09:11 AM

Thanks for sharing your memories with us Howard.
Very great way to grow up.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 09:24 AM

Quite an interesting childhood. Thanks for Sharing you story with us Howard.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Howard, thank you for sharing those great stories. What an amazing childhood.

Do you miss Africa, or do you return occasionally?
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 02:48 PM

What a wonderful story, Howard. It's an excellent example of the the profound, far-reaching effects, one person can have on others lives. I'm certain that through you, the manifestations continue. Many thanks!!!

Ditto
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 04:31 PM

Great stories Howard. I bet you're a good one to have around the campfire... Reading that makes me realize that no one from my generation in this country know what it's like to live without so many conveniences.

tell us more!
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Wow! Thanks so much for allowing us to get a glimpse of your formative years Howard! It must have been a real adventure. Your Father and Mother made excellent use of their God given gifts and abilities and were obviously blessed for their efforts! We often forget how lucky we are to live where we do and to have the amenities that we have. When the power goes out here, my kids think that they'll simply die of boredom because they can't listen to their i-pods or play wii! You are a natural writer and I could feel the emotion through the words. You also have a way with words that paint a vivid picture for us all to enjoy. Thanks again for sharing! -Steve
P.S. I read most of this thread on my phone earlier in the day, but wanted to wait until I got home to the computer so that I could type up an apt reply. I also read the story to my wife who was awed and moved by the story too.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:20 PM

All I can say is WOW...what a way to grow up & grow wise! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Thanks for sharing your life in Africa, interesting indeed! You are the envy of many as Iam.
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