Historic Pendleton, South Carolina, A Real Life Experience From The Other Side of the Tracks!
The author, Lonnie J. Brooks was born near Bowman, Georgia in 1930 and had to move to South Carolina in 1933 when his Mother was near death from Tuberculosis, to live with his grandparents. Lonnie’s mother passed away on the Pendleton Mill Village in 1933 when Lonnie was only 3 years old. He lived on or near the mill village until he was a teenager and joined the U. S. Navy in 1949. He graduated from Pendleton High School in 1949. Lonnie finished Boot Camp and Sonar School in San Diego, California and met his Sweet Wife to be, Alice Marie Grisham in the same year of 1950. She was 13 and Lonnie was 19 when they first met. They were married two years later in 1952 and were married for 56 years when she passed away in 2009. Their marriage was so wonderful! By the Grace of GOD, they never had an argument, never had a fuss and never had a fight. Lonnie served on a Destroyer, the USS Gurke, DD 783 for over 3 years and served in the Korean War. He was actually in the Inchon Invasion in 13 through 15 September 1950. Lonnie was honorably discharged from the U. S. Navy in 1953. He and his wife relocated to Clemson University in 1953 and he graduated from Clemson University in 1957 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation in 1957, Lonnie and his Sweet Wife, Alice, relocated to California and have lived in California, Florida and Alabama. They relocated to Huntsville, Alabama in 1980 and Lonnie was employed by Teledyne Brown Engineering for 30+ years until his retirement in January 2010.
The Practice of Quietness, Directing a Christian how to live quietly in this troublesome world.
Each generation thinks the social ills and problems are unique to them. That is not true. Bishop George Webbe wrote about many of the issues we are facing today, breakdown of the family, civil government and many of our other institutions. He presents a Biblical remedy to the same issues we are facing. His book is restored after 360 years and if read and followed it would make a major impact on our family, church and civil government. As Bishop Webbe exhorts from the Holy Scriptures we should , "...study to be quiet." This quietness does not mean weakness or to acquiesce.
Praetorian of the Southern Cross, A Tale of the New West
The Story you are about to read is written with great knowledge by a man who has had a journey home; after over 20 years of service and two conflicts, where he thanks God every day for being allowed to return to Arizona. The narrative is supported by reality here on the Border of which many of us who live here can attest to. Those of us, who are involved in the Cattle Business in Southeastern Arizona, live much of what the author describes on a daily basis. We also remain frustrated by the lack of response by the Federal Government, in bringing the lawlessness under control and protecting our Nation. Protecting us from the crimes perpetrated on a daily basis that cover the spectrum of Drugs, Human Trafficking and abuse of Humanity. It is a big business and one that is controlled by very dark powers only interested in financial gain without any concerns of Morality or regard of Human life.
Enjoy this well written narrative, clearly understanding that the story line is based on many events that have occurred along the U.S./Mexico Border. Events that must be addressed now; if we are to remain a proud Republic, a Country of Laws and retain our Freedoms.