My Heritage, My Lines Have Fallen

Everyone has stories about their life and Kenton’s Legacy Bible he is touting this year is a great idea. I am buying one for both my parents and my husband’s parents. I have ordered them and I’m shipping them out this week, I hope. The idea of going through the bible with your parents becomes more precious with each passing year.

My dad’s dad spent some time making cassette tapes with stories of his life. My mom worked really hard at transcribing those. I’m not sure where they are at the moment. All of us kids got copies of the tapes. We can listen to my grandpa tell stories of his life, starting ministries in various parts of the country, owning a Harley Davidson store, and moving around. This is something precious to have. Mom says they are online and can be seen at

http://www.combs-families.org/combs/ms/rufus/ Or


He lived in the hills of North Carolina. Rufus Edgar was born more than 20 years after the Civil War in 1887.

I spent hours listening to my mom’s dad tell stories of his growing up. He usually “embroidered” the stories a bit. That means he exaggerated a little more each time he told the story. I’m not really sure how embroidered the story about eating watermelons was by the time I heard it, but, do overalls really stand up from getting too much watermelon juice on them?

My mom’s mom was a writer. I have several of her books and my mom is busy trying to make a website for her writings. I’m looking forward to that website getting done! She calls it Daisies.

One of grandma’s books was on based on the scripture Psalm 16:6.

Psalm 16:6 (King James Version) The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

The Message

5-6 My choice is you, God, first and only.
And now I find I’m your choice!
You set me up with a house and yard.
And then you made me your heir!

Psalm 16:6 (Amplified Bible) The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.

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