Cecil’s Truck

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Today we went to the memorial service of the father of a friend of ours. His name is Cecil and in listening to the eulogy delivered by his Daughter you got a sense of how reliable and dependable this man was. I never got the pleasure to meet him but in knowing the people who did I got a sense this was a man who excelled in what he did for a living and cared deeply about his family.

This truck is a symbol of that dependability. This vintage Ford was Cecil’s dad’s truck which has been in the family for years. I think that if you care about something and do your best for those you love and care about then your life will be much better. Now-a-days vehicles are made from aluminum and fiberglass which is lighter gets you better mileage but isn’t very sturdy at times. Sometimes an old school way of building things can be better all around.

The one thing this truck was built to do is to last. With periodic care it has been there for Cecil and now his family. We were glad to be there today for Cecil’s family especially his youngest daughter and her family who go to church with us. Today was a good day to send Cecil off into eternity. Grace and peace to them all.

Breakfast At Mean Mug Coffee On The Southside of #Chattanooga – Good Stuff! @MeanMugCoffee

Mean Mug Coffeehouse was recently profiled on a national TV show called “Cheap Eats” but the food and coffee there is worth every penny. I had a meat-centric breakfast Quiche along with some spring greens. We split an apple butter swee troll that was warmed up and was yummy. The mocha iced coffee was eye-opening and refreshing. It’s one of many good shops that have made the southside of Chattanooga a hot spot to live and play.