Thursday, April 10, 2008

FRIDAY SHOW AND TELL (in memory of Uncle Ray Kennedy)

Show and Tell
Surprise! I haven't participated in a Friday Show and Tell since I don't know when! To enjoy more goodies, link on over to KELLI'S HOUSE where a long list of participants await you! I have a 'CERTAIN COUSIN' who keeps getting on to me about it, says he really misses seeing what I will come up with for my Friday Show and Tells. I think this 'CERTAIN COUSIN' will particularly like what I'm featuring today! Enjoy! You know who you are! LOL
My Show and Tell today is a very special book. Not only is it special because its the Bible, God's Holy Word, but it is in the Spanish Language and once belonged to my Uncle Ray Kennedy. Uncle Ray was a well educated man and a minister of the word. After Uncle Ray graduated to heaven, his wife gave many of his books, commentaries, and this Bible to my dad, her brother. I remember driving over to Aunt Donna's when she still lived in Vero Beach to spend time helping dad box up some of the treasures that had been my Uncle's. He was like a little boy in a candy shop! I'll never forget his demeanor or the twinkle in his eyes that day as he lovingly handled, sifted through pages, and packed up what to him was the best gift ever! It was peaceful standing in Uncle Ray's study, knowing that he was now with God and out of all pain. I remember the day well as it was the day that the van of Bible students from Crown College had been in a terrible crash and all died right there on Highway 60 just the night before. We passed YeeHaw Junction without knowing this, but on the way back home, we received a phone call telling us about the horrible incident. I had chills as I realized we had just driven right through the very spot where those Christian young people, on a singing tour, had been called home. Aunt Donna was a trooper and worked hard right beside dad and I. I think we drove back to Tampa with 5 or 6 Rubbermaid action packers full of wonderful, delicious volumes. This Bible doesn't have a copyright date printed in it. It only says it was printed in the United States of America by the American Bible Society. As I handle this precious and small Bible, I wonder if Uncle Ray ever had the opportunity to lead a Spanish speaking person to Christ while using it. I love the musty, yellowing pages as I flip through. I'm so glad dad recalled I have a weakness for old things, especially old books! I'm sure he also thought Agustin and I would get more use from it than he, since we actually speak, read, and understand Spanish! LOL
Thanks dad for giving me this treasure from Uncle Ray.
The spine of my small, Spanish Bible. See the white discoloring on it from age? It is a beautiful hunter green color which didn't show up well in the photos.



Opened up to John 3 :16 "For God so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish but have everlasting life."
Juan 3:16 Porque de tal manera,amp Dios al mundo, que a dado a su Hijo, unigenito,para que todo aquel que en el cree, no se pierda,mas tenga vida eterna."

The front leaf of the Bible.

25 comments:

Musicaljean said...

Sorry I have to hurry off to school and do not have time to read this interesting post. I just want to quickly say thanks for your comment. I see you've already been "talking" with my daughter! It is indeed a small world.

I hope to move to be nearer to her some time in the future when my hubby and I feel we can leave our jobs.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow.........this is amazing. What a great treasure to have in your possession!! A true heirloom


Take care...hope you have a minute or two to drop by my show n tell!! I'd love to have you visit with me. Today I have something I received, from a special blogging friend!! Come join me?

Happy weekend.

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely Show & Tell, Pam. I love the green cover.
Susan

Jungle Mom said...

I'm jealous! Actually, my husband received a few books from aunt Don na as well.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Very interesting! Bless Uncle Ray!

The hunter green is a lovely color. :)

Gina

Pen of Jen said...

I love this! How special that you and your Husband have this! Uncle Ray...sounds like he was pretty special!

Great show and tell!

Constance said...

When my beloved Grandmother passed away nearly 8 years ago, besides the family photographs she left me her Bible. Every time I look at it I remember her worn hands holding it and leafing through it as she spent time in the Word. Those are the things that make something to be treasured! Thanks for reminding me today of that feeliong!
Connie

Susie said...

You've shared a wonderful keepsake here. I'm sure you must really treasure this Bible.

MammyT said...

What a good Show and Tell. the old Bibles are so awesome. I like to see what margin notes and underlines people have put in.
Nancy

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

What a wonderful treasure to have! Thanks for sharing
~Amy

Pat said...

What a special treasure "Y en espanol!!"......
No, I do not speak as well as you or JM do, but I know the value of this BIBLE!

Love it---thanks for sharing..

Love n hugs!!

Jewelgirl said...

A great family treasure to
hold dear to your heart!

Wanita said...

Thank you for sharing the Bible. I know you treasure it.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Beautiful post dear heart... xoxo nita

Webutante said...

The beautiful green DID show up well, Pam. What a wonderful show and tell. Thank you for sharing this, Pam.

Daughter of the King said...

oh what a treasure Pam..
I have enjoyed seeing this blessing of yours
Deby

justabeachkat said...

Hi there! I haven't been by in awhile because of company, working in my yard and trying to recover from all of the above. LOL

Anyway, it's been fun reading all your posts I've missed, especially the one about your son's birthday. What a handsome boy he is! Skydiving? Yikes!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs!
Kat

The Apron Queen said...

Late making my rounds. Awesome show & tell. Stop by for a plate of Just Peachy Cobbler.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Kelli said...

This is such a special keepsake, Pam! I know you will treasure it!
Hugs,
Kelli

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Beki Ward said...

Oh Pam...thank you for mentioning my Daddy; he has been on my mind for several days, now I know why...because you wrote of him in such a loving way. I thank you for that, it means much to me. Rita, I'm so glad you and your family benefited from his library as well; he would be quite pleased. And Pen-Of-Jen, he was, INDEED, very special! Every day I am on earth I remember Daddy as the very special person he was and cannot wait to see him again in Heaven...the little girl in me misses him terribly, but the "grown-up" woman that I now am knows he will be waiting with excitement when I arrive there...nothing in this life compares to knowing this! I love you Pammie!!!

Sis. Julie said...

Hi Sis!! I'm so sorry I haven't been by in a long time. I am also sorry I haven't emailed you like you asked me to. I've just not been taking much time to sit down and do much of anything. There has been so much to get done. I've missed you so much though!!

Happymama said...

That's a great Show and Tell! How beautiful!

~Kristi

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

This is the very best of "show and tell." My parents and Jim's parents all left us their family Bibles when they died. They are very precious to us. Just to know that their hands have held these wonderful "Books" make them all the more precious. I have saved all of my old Bibles down through my life so our children can have them when we are gone to be with the Lord. great post. connie from Texas

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I missed this last week, glad I got to see it now. Your cousin is right, you come up with some great ideas for S&T!

Katherine