Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: Clemon Beals Lambertson

Clemon & Helen (Duncan) Lambertson, circa 1960

Clemon Beals Lambertson (1898-1994) was my maternal great-grandfather.  I only have a couple of memories of him, but the following tidbits came from an interview with my mother:

Mom always remembered him being married to his second wife, Helen, as mom's grandmother, June, had died when mom was 4 years old.

Clemon apparently didn't like coffee, and was quoted as saying "nothing that black could be good for you".  

Clemon was a painter, and painted the inside of his house one year, and the outside the next.

Clemon didn't have his first cavity until he was well into his 80s.

Another expression of his was "you made your bed, now lie in it".

When my grandmother was sick with cancer, he told me mom "your kids aren't supposed to die before you do". 

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