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Topic: Orange (the color) (11/19/09)
TITLE: A Lifetime Of Memories
By Sylvia Brown
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When I turned 16, a nice young man showed up in my neighborhood and proceeded to court me as I finished high school. By the time I graduated, I realized that I wanted to keep him, and God approved.
After a few years of marriage, I was learning just how big a sports fan he was. His favorite teams were the ones from the university of his home state, and their color was orange. One year, for his birthday, I bought him an orange sportcoat.
Through the ensuing years, we lived our lives, raised our children, and served the Lord. My husband was the head of our church's fleet of 10 buses; they were orange and white.
We changed churches, the children grew up and left home, we spent many quiet hours together, and orange sort of faded into the background, for a while.
That lasted until a man came to the church that was a bigger fan than my husband. Then came the year that their football team won the national college championship. They talked about it a lot and we hunted down all of the items he wanted to remember his team's glory.
A year later, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness and the next year, the Lord took him home. Now, any time I think of the color orange, I think of the love of my life. He was a wonderful man from the hills of Tennessee.
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