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.

Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

One thought on “Cecil’s Truck”

  1. I am sorry for your loss. Even if you never met him, I can imagine it must be a grievous time for your friend. Good thing you went there for their comfort.


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