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G55 - Paw Paw Billy Sullivan & Grandkids Recipe

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Paw Paw Billy & Grandchildren - McCoy, Paw Paw Billy, Asher, Gib, Eric, Corey, Jeni, Casey, Andy, Zac & Lorne

 

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Gib Roland
Added: Sunday, March 8, 2009

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Family legacies are something every family has and every person passes down to their children whether they know it or not. These legacies are determined by how a family is portrayed by others around them. Some families are highly respected and others and simply reflected in their community as trash. It is much easier in today’s time to change a family’s legacy. As close as a hundred years ago, you were what you were and there was nothing you could do to change it. I interviewed my grand-mother to find out what kind of legacy our family has and how she and my grand-father raised their children to uphold a reputation of a good, honest Christian family.

I started off by simply asking her what kind of reputation does she think our family has in our community. She stated that our family has always been known as an honest, Christian family that will do anything we can to help out someone in need. She said that we have never been a family that looked for any glory in helping people but that it is just something and God has asked of us. She spoke often of my grand-father, who passed away in July, and how he set an example to all of his children and grand-children of how to live for God in everything we do no matter what it is. He never said much, but everyone he met knew that he loved his family and God very much. I talked to several people when my grand-father died and they would somehow have a story about the one time theymet him and how he touched their life because of something he said or did, or just because he always had a smile on his face. People always remember the first time they met him. He let us know that it is how we treat people that matters more than anything. I believe that is very true and strive to be like him.

I only had to ask my grand-mother two questions to get plenty of information for this assignment. The second question was how did she and my grand-father
go about ensuring that our legacy would be upheld and that their children and grandchildren would continue to live for Jesus and let it be known throughout the community. She said that she never really had to worry about it. She said that Billy, her husband, always set an example and even though he wasn’t very vocal, that her children always knew what was expected of them. She said that paw-paw set a very high standard for all of his children and grandchildren to live by and that it has always been expected of us to live by it without anyone telling us that we had to. We are all in church and it is because we want to be, not because someone is making us. People in our community know that if they ever need anything in a time of need that our family is a reliable family and we have been blessed with the ability to help people. She said that our reputation is very good and that it growing in even better as our family grows. People expect our family to do what is right and it can be tough living up to that, but it shows people that you can have a successful life while being a good Christian. I see people in town that I have never seen in my life they will come up to me and talk about my family or talk about basketball. They always say something about my parents and usually something about other members of my family.

Our family has also been very successful in sports ever since my grand-father played in high school. This is not a reputation that is as important as the other. My grand-mother told me that when she tells people in town who she is, they always say, “Oh your grand-children are those basketball players, those boys are good boys”, and she is always sure to tell them what good kids we are and how we love God. She said that our family has a strong legacy and she is proud that all her grandchildren followed the direction of our paw-paw and live for God because it is very evident in what we do and people notice.

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This paper was written by Gib 3/23/2005 when he was a freshman in college at Atlanta Christian College about his Grandparents - Billy & Joy Sullivan (Paw Paw & Maw Maw).

 

 

 

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