My daddy WAS a rebel

2 07 2010

Independence Day is two days away and there are a myriad of thoughts that flood my mind every year at this time. Thoughts like: I am so blessed to live in the greatest country on earth; I am overwhelmed with the ability that I have in a nation of free people; I can’t wait to get to my uncle’s lake house; and last, but not least, my daddy WAS a rebel.

One of the most vivid memories I have is of my dad saying that before he was saved he had a wish list for his funeral:
1. Everyone get high
2. Jimmy Hendrix playing the Star-Spangled Banner
3. Burn the American Flag

I know, I know, that sounds a little drastic, but that was my dad. He never did anything halfway. So, after his salvation experience in March of 1972, he became extremely patriotic. Every year, on the 4th of July, we would listen to patriotic music all day and I would watch the tears well up in my father’s eyes when an operatic choir on the radio would sing the Star-Spangled Banner. His undying passion for Christ and love for the USA created memories for me that will never die.

For me, I kinda like the Hendrix version. \"Star Spangled Banner\"



One response

2 07 2010
Brett Jones

Your daddy really was a rebel. He would love who he wanted, he didn’t allow people to pick his friends and he was loyal. I am glad he was my friend. He was a rebel and you are a chip off of the ol’ block.

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