Genell Dellin


Honey Grove Farm, Rock County, Texas
July 19, 1950,
Meredith Kathleen Rawlins

One more thing and then I’ll quit preaching.

One more thing and then I’ll quit preaching. At least for today.
It gives me a lot of joy to pass on to y’all whatever little bits of wisdom I may have learned in my life and I hope there’ll be more and deeper wisdom to come. I hope it’ll help smooth y’all’s paths so y’all will be free to make different mistakes from mine.

(My thought is that the reason the human race never makes progress in any meaningful way, like improving our human nature, is that every generation makes the same mistakes as the one before it and never learns from anybody’s experience but their own.)

Anyhow, this last quote holds the key, Girls, to your own satisfaction in marriage. No, in your whole life. And it’s the key for men, too. Written by a man.

“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.” – R. L. Stevenson

My Darlings. Figure out what it is you really, really want in life and get after it. Time runs like a river.

While you’re thinking about that, make this for a treat for summer supper.

Gone With the Wind

2 tablespoons sugar
1 stick butter, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
½ cup pecan pieces

Mix these four ingredients and press into the bottom of a 9X13 pan.

Combine 2 sticks butter and 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla by beating with mixer for 15 minutes on medium speed. Pour this over the crumb crust.

Then add layers in this order: 2 ripe bananas, sliced thin

1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
1 cup shredded coconuT
1 and ½ cup sliced strawberries
1 cup broken pecan pieces

Then whip 2 cups heavy cream with a little sugar and spread on top. Garnish with extra strawberries.
Refrigerate for several hours and serve cut in 3 inch squares.

My mother always told me this…

Yes, work is good, but also make sure you two always have some fun to leaven the work and plenty of loving to keep the flame burning.

Remember Proverbs 13:12 says “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick:but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”
And Proverbs 17:22, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”

St. Teresa says,“Mirth is from God, and dullness is from the devil. You can never be too sprightly, You can never be too good-tempered.”

My mother always told me this.
“Sharp words have cut many a marriage tie.”