Paula (KK4WVO) made the following Fakebook post on Sunday after members memorialized Big Rick (KB3TYZ), during her Sunday Morning Simplicity Net.
Thought I’d share an undeniable God moment as we remembered Big Rick KB3TYZ this morning during my Sunday Simplicity net.
During the net, the story was shared about how “Geraldine” (our transmit timer) came to be and that Big Rick was the one to name it in reference to Flip Wilson and his character Geraldine. I had never heard that story and smiled understanding the history behind our “Geraldine”.
I attended an old country church today for the first time with my boyfriend, Keith, and some of his family that was in town visiting his Dad, Cecil. We normally go to church with Keith’s “bonus” Dad, Frank. When I say an old country church, I mean not only old, but extremely small in attendees – the board said “14” were in attendance last week!
The sermon was on Genesis 3 and one of the VERY first things the preacher said when he stepped up to the podium was, “Do you remember the old Flip Wilson show and Geraldine? Flip Wilson had a skit about “The Devil Made Me Do It.”? (WHAT?!? )
My jaw just dropped. And I looked up, smiled and said silently, “Alright Big Rick, I know you are here!” And I could not help but think of all the times Big Rick took the time to reach out to me when he hadn’t heard me in awhile or just to say he was thinking of me. I am forever grateful for that “big brother” and know he will continue to be with each of us and Our Coffee Shop.
After the service, I got in the car and said to my guy, “God really does have a sense of humor!” I went on to explain my God moment and he just laughed with me. Sitting around the table for a big ole country lunch, Keith said, “Paula, why don’t you share what happened at church today.” And I was able to share the story of our “bouncer” and know without a doubt that he was amongst us today at that little country church in Mulberry, TN. Everyone agreed that it was a God moment!
Be blessed my friends and have a great week ahead!