Doris Medlin - I Want to Stroll over Heaven with You.
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My mother loved God, family, and music and in that order. She spent her life serving God in any manner possible. She loved family and listening to the stories they told and she loved music. She endured hardships with faith and persevered difficulties with patience and left a legacy of love. I am patiently waiting the time that I can stroll over heaven with her.
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1921 Age 3 Years


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1923 Age 5 Years


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The Pettey kids: 4 girls and 2 Boys


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Girls singing in Church.


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Papaw Pettey preached, pastored, and held street meeting and the girls provided the music.


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Momma was always a simple country girl at heart.


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1939 Commerce, Texas: Sitting in Papaw's brand new 1940 Chevrolet


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1939 Roy and Doris Kindred


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1939, The young family moved around looking for work, Vernon was born in Sulfer Springs, Texas


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In 1941 Roy found work at the Pan-Tex facility in Amarillo Texas.


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Roy worked the 4 - 12 shift in Electrical Maintainence. Pan-Tex was later learned to be a part of the secreative Manhattan Project.


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At Palo Dura Canyon Circa 1941


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1942 Doris and Vernon Edward


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1943 Doris and Ellen Joy


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Life was happy, Roy had a good job, they had a house, a family.


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Returning from work early on the morning of October first Roy was killed in a head-on collision.


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Now alone mamma moved with kids to Bruni, Texas and stayed with Mamaw and Papaw Pettey.


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With the life insurance money, momma bought a house in Houston and made ends meet renting out rooms.


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The touch of loneliness is felt most when a tear kisses the lips of a smile.


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Mom as a bridesmaid at her sister Pat's wedding.


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In the 40s times were hard for a young widow with two children.


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Smile though your heart is aching, with your fear and sorrow, smile and maybe tomorrow, You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you only smile - Charlie Chaplin


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1950 Bearden, Arkansas


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1950 Bearden Arkansas, After visiting friends and helping in a revival, mom stopped at East Mountain to help "Aunt Kate" with a revival.


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At a revival at Oak Grove Church Mom met Dad.


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Love returned to mammas life.


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Daddy was 33, had never married, served in WW II and was ready to settle down.


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Mom and Daddy's sister in law, Barbara Davidson Medlin.


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1950 in the car daddy said that you "needed a flashlight to see if the lights were on."


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At parsonage of Norhill A/G church, King Street, Houston, Texas


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Gay, mom, and Joy


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It's the Medlin Bunch: Doris Gay, Landis Edward, Ellen Joy Kindred, Landis Jr (Lanny), Vernon Edward Kindred, and Doris Pettey / Kindred / Medlin


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Mama with Vernon's Angela and Daniel.


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Married 51 Years.


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On AMTRAC heading for California with Lanny's Keith.


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Mama with Gay's Katie


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At grave of W.H. Power in Alabama


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I am astounded at the thousands of pages of family history mama collected.


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Momma and daddy, I can't wait to see you again and "Stroll over heaven with you."


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