What’s Left? By Lee McLane Editor/PublisherOct 14th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Opinion
Last week we lost Henry Scales, a treasured member of my church, Beebe First United Methodist. Henry was the kind of man that everyone liked. He was a quiet, big man who stood authoritatively above most men but was a true gentle giant. As his family said of him, he set a Christian example by his life. I remember interviewing Henry shortly after the Murrow Building bombing in downtown Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995. At that time, Henry was working for Arkla Gas (now Centergy). As it turned out, Henry was there for a meeting or convention of the gas company. At the time of the explosion, Henry was in a building, about two blocks from the Murrow building, as I recall, and heard the explosion but strangely enough, saw the explosion wave in the air as it passed by his window. His first thought, “Oh my gosh, there’s been a gas explosion.” That would certainly be a normal thing to think when you work for the gas company and who would have first thought it was a terrorist (homegrown) act and intentional explosion? Anyway, Henry and his group, set up emergency supplies for the workers and others and helped out right after the bombing. It was quite an experience. I thought of my interview with Henry many times as I saw information about the bombing on television for years after it. It wasn’t Henry’s time to go - but last week the good Lord decided it was time for Henry to come home. We will miss his smile, his good nature and his presence in our church. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Now - on another note - aren’t the Badgers doing well in conference play? Way to go, Badgers! Keep up the good work!
Lovin’ this cooler weather!
Now we should all go to our happy place!
See you next week!