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Honoring Grandparents -Long Family

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.”

Proverbs 22:1


My goal this week was to honor our grandparents leading up to Fathers Day. After all, their parents had great influence on our parents and certainly greatly influence us. At least ours have.

I am starting with John’s grandparents from Clifton Forge. They seem to be the perfect example of what a marriage should be.  John tells me he remembers his grandfather, Clarence Long taking him into a C&O Railroad engine with the engineer. His grandfather was a machinist for the Chesapeake and Ohio. He also remembers going to Sunday School with his grandfather Long who had a “booming voice” as he led music for the class.

Enjoy a glimpse of one home in Clifton Forge, Virginia as it was in days gone by.

Please click the link below for pictures of the Long Family in their home.

Long Home on McCormick Blvd. Clifton Forge stairsL

Last year, we attended a festival for the C&O Railroad in Clifton Forge. I know John was remembering his Granddaddy Long as we walked through the train cars and enjoyed the displays!