I Knew a Hero


On this Veteran’s Day, I am remembering this man: Houston B. Couch. Fought in World War II. Married his love after knowing her only 10 days and still looked at her with wonder and tenderness over fifty years later. Became the world expert on diseases of turfgrass. His lawn was impeccable. Pastored a church. Started a school. Played a huge role in making my father the man he is today.

And did I mention that he loved me?

Four years since he went to be with Jesus. I can’t wait to see him again in the presence of the King he showed me how to love. I love you, Granddad.

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