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Letter: Seeds we plant in our family garden can grow better lives for us all
06122018 COMMUNITY Mordecai Wilson Quilt of Valor
Lula Councilman Mordecai Wilson, center, was honored by the On Eagle Wings chapter of Quilts of Valor on Monday, May 21. Quilts of Valor honors service members and veterans with handmade quilts. Wilson is a World War II veteran, and he said he is thankful for the community’s support. The On Eagle Wings chapter of Quilts of Valor meets on the second Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 785 Main Street Southwest in Gainesville. - photo by For The Times

I remember the kind of seed God planted in the Garden of Eden. One of the questions every parent should make sure of when they are raising their children is there’s a family in your house.

Father’s Day is now behind us but it’s every father’s duty to provide, love your wife and children and respect God.

Be very conscious of what kind of seeds you are planting in your garden. Because as one plants another reaps, but God gives the increase.

My Father’s Day was one that I will always will remember. From early morning until night, phone calls from one part of our country to another were surprising but rewarding. I didn’t expect the seeds my wife and I planted over the years had brought about the difference in people’s life who  passed through our home and we cared for.

I want to congratulate Mrs. Amanda Browning in her restaurant in Lula for training the young children in cooking and baking, as well as other things. I wish other parents and people would train our youth in the better and useful things in life.

Parents, train your children while they are in their playpens so you don’t have to visit them in the state pen.

I will never find the words to express my gratitude for the quilt of valor that was presented to me by the members of an Eagle’s Wings, the Gainesville Chapter of the Quilt of Valor Foundation. Your kindness and thoughtfulness to our veterans of war will always be engraved in our hearts.

Being the oldest council member in the state of Georgia, my wish and hope will be to continue to plant the kind of seeds that will make someone’s life better, and to continue to produce a lifestyle representing God and other people, a rewarding life now as well in the future.

Mordecai Wilson

Lula City Councilman

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