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HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016 PAGE 3-A When my children were growing up, it was all I could do to keep a roof over their heads, food on the table and give them what they needed. I've always spent a good bit of time working and not just at the office. It seemed even when I was not at the office, or chasing a story, or selling some advertising, I was cutting grass, or repair- both gotten a three-wheeler ing something or doing what for Christmas and were rid- it took to raise a family, ing them around and around There were those times our house in the country. when I did get to spend time I would go outside and yell with the family, but there for them to come in and warm were also a lot of times I up, but they would respond, missed family things as well. "Just five more minutes, Looking back, if I could please." Normally, I didn't change all that I would. Of cave on such things, but it was course, Ican'tbutthosewords Christmas and they were "Just five more minutes" do enjoying their gift, so I let this haunt me sometimes, one slide. Don't get me wrong; I A few days later, Bethany spent time with my children began to complain about and my grandson, Eli, whobeing a little sick and then lived near me when he wasbecame really sick. She had younger. I have two grand- a pretty bad flu bug. Now, I'm children in Texas that I don't smart enough to know it was- get to see often, but I'mn't just the cold outside that always thinking about them. brought on the flu bug, but it I guess the point I'm try- sure didn't h lp any and I felt ing to make is that time has really bad until she got bet- gone by quickly and thoseter, because I shouldn'F have four words, "Just five more allowed just five more min- minutes" just keep going utes. through my head. However, if she hadn't got If you are a parent you sick for those five more min- know those words Well: .... utes, that memory would If you tell a child no more probably have never stuck so television, they will respond, vividly. So, I'm thankful that "Just five more minutes, I can remember that day, the please." look on their faces when they If you tell a child it's time saw the three-wheelers, the to come inside for the joy they had riding them, and evening, you've heard those the fun they shared as broth- words "Just five more min- er and sister. utes, please." Now that I'm older, time I'm not sure how many has passed, they are both times I heard those wordsgrown, and have fives of their from my children, Brannonown, I realize just how impor- and Bethany, over the years rant all those five minutes but I'm sure it was a couple were. of thousand. For them, the five more Normally, I would have minutes would have been just the same response, "No, it's for the fun they were having time to turn off the televi- at that moment, but for me, sion," or"No, it's time to come it would have been five more inside and get readyfor bed," minutes that I could have< or "No, Daddy has something watched them play and even to do and we have to go now." spent more time with them. Funny, during those times Today, I wish I had given I never really gave much them five more minutes at a thought to "Just five more lot of things. I miss them both minutes" when my childrenmore every day I grow older. made the request. However, I'm hoping that I can take I have thought about it a great my own advice I'm about to deal since they are both share with everyone. I want grown and on their own and to slow down, spend more Idon'tgettoseethemasmuch time with my family and as I would like or want to. make some more of those While I can't remember "Just five more minutes" all the times they asked for memories. "Just five more minutes" For you see, life is about there is one particular time making priorities, and mine they did and, while I was going has always been to provide through some old memoriesfor the family. I've done that not to long ago and wishing and I've sacrificed for doing they were around, that one so, but family should be the memory came rushing back top priority. and then I began to question Here's my advice, spend how many times did they ask time with your loved ones and for just five more minutes, make some five minute mem- It was a very cold ories before it's too late to for Christmas Day. The kids had you to do so. Lamar Williamson December 5, 1968 - August 4, Auto Parts Manager 2016 MOONLIGHT HIKE - Join the park naturalist for a Corn Moon Ramble hike at FDR State Park Thursday, Aug. 18. Join Full Moon Program, Mr. Lamar Williamson, 47, of Hogansville, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Williamson was born December 5, 1968, in LaGrange and was a lifelong resident of Hogansville. He was a gradu- ate of Hogansville High School, was a graduate of Gupton- Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, and was the manager of Williamson Auto Parts in Hogansville. He enjoyed fishing and being with his family, and was a member of The Pentecostal Church of LaGrange. Survivors include his wife, Sabrina Williamson; his sons, Will Williamson, Hunter Williamson and Devin Powell; his father, Hike, at FDR State Park ByANDY KOBER OTHER UPCOMING events at the state park Werewolves are not include: invited. Saturday, Aug. 13, A Corn Moon Ramble Bluebirds and Butterflies has been scheduled for program at 10 a.m. Help Thursday, Aug. 18, at ED. the park staff monitor Roosevelt State Park. bluebird nest boxes and Join the park natural- check on the butterfly gar- ist for a one-mile hike den. Includes a short walk under the light of the full and brief talks on the moon beginning 8 p.m. atbasics of attracting blue- the Trading Post in the birds and butterflies to a Family Campground. yard. Handouts provided. Participants can listen Meet at the park office for owls, look for spiders located on Ga. Hwy. 190 and might even spot a bat near Pine Mountain. or two. * Saturday, Aug. 13, Though short, the trail Stream Walk at 4 p.m. Take is not stroller accessible, a short walk to Mountain Those attending are urged Creek and discover a vari- to wear walking shoes and ety of species that live in bring aflashlight, and around the creek, There is a $2 per per- Designed for children son charge, ages four and older and all The historic Liberty children must be accom- BellPoolis open 11 a.m. to panied by an adult. Meet 6 p.m. Wednesday throughat the picnic shelter below Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 the Lake Delanor dam. p.m. on Sundays. There is a fee of $2 per per- Admission is $5 per per- son. son. * Sunday, Aug. 14, Naturalist by the Lake at 10 a.m. Meet the park nat- uralist at the boathouse on Harrisonville Baptist Lake Delanor and learn Homecoming & about wildflowers, fish, Revival butterflies and more. The Harrisonville Baptist program is free. Church Welcomes all to their Homecoming August 7, 2016. Service will begin at 10:30a.m. Spirit .... Filled Ministries will be singing and Brother Mark Peak will be bringing the message. Harrisonville Baptisit Church is located a 2885 Hwy 54 W in Hogansville Ga Harrisonville Baptist Church also welcomes every- one to join us for Revival August 8-12th at 7:00p.m. The messages will be brought by the following: Monday- Bro. Shannon Mapp Tuesday- Bro. Alan Kirk Wednesday- Bro. Tom Kennedy Thursday- Bro. Jim Cheyne Friday- Bro. Jim Butler Each night music will be provided by various local musicians. Harrisonville Baprist church is located at 2885 Hwy 54 W Hogansville Ga For more information about'any of the programs at the state park, call 706- 663-4858. F.D. Roosevelt State Park is located near Pine Mountain. Billy Williamson, all of Hogansville; sister and brother in-law, Carol and Jack Lindley of Oxford, AL; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Hodges Williamson; and his brother, Billy Joe Williamson. The funeral service was conducted at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Dalton Hammock officiated and interment was in Meadoway Gardens Cemetery in LaGrange. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Hogans lle First United Methodist To Hold Movie Night By ANDY KOBER Bring your chairs and snacks, sit back and enjoy the movie! On Saturday, Aug. 13, Hogansville First United Methodist Church will be hosting a "Back to School Movie Night." Movie Night will be held at Calvin Hipp Veterans Memorial Park. Admission is free and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday's movie will be Zootopia. Kendrick G. 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