Although he was 2 years older, John Nolan was my best friend from the 1st grade thru the 3rd grade in Pleasant Grove. Our families were best friends. My Daddy, Raphael Kennemer & Nolan Taylor were best fishing buddies which brought many good memories of our short fishing trips & simply visiting each other. My Mother & Joycelyn were equally close. The Taylor Kids & The Kennemer Kids were all close in age. Fred & my brother John Charles were the same age while my sister Theda & Gary were the same age, followed by my sister Brenda & John Nolan being the same age with Carolyn being 1 year older than me. We moved away to Avinger, TX in 1953 when Daddy got a job with Brown & Root in Lone Star, TX. I didn't see John Nolan after he was 11-12 years old until he moved back to the Pleasant Grove in his retirement years. As a kid I remember how nice he always treated me, & strangely, I remember his perfect white teeth. So many good memories of John Nolan & so many thanks for his & Gary's commitment to the old school house. I did not meet his kids but certainly have them, along with Gary & Carolyn, in my prayers. I will miss him but will keep all the great memories close to my heart.
Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 10:20 pm