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‘Angels’ helped him

June 7, 2017

I went to the VA Hospital to visit a friend. I saw this sign on the board. I would like to share with the readers of The Democrat.

Here it is: “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, much of which have never happened.” — Mark Twain.

Myself in my early years of my life was a mess and worry, worry about this or that. I read a lot of Mark Twain books.

Mr. Twain’s books helped me in his humor and what life is all about, the good and bad. Just as Jesue does. I learned not to be afraid and took the hand of Jesus. “Jesus is always there.” Then my life changed for the better.

This was in my teens and early 20s. Oh, I can’t leave out the angels, like Sheriff Bud Arnold. When I was in jail, Bud and his wife would have me watch their children.

My psychologist Dr. Crawford helped me find out who I am.

My mama and papa passed on at an early age.

So my other two angels are Nattie and Elissa, my second moms. They had raised me, Bricky, Henry, Pet and Rudie. Nattie used to tell me when I did something bad. Nattie called me “Arnold.” I knew I was in trouble, but otherwise it was “Arnie.”

Anyway, she spanked me and told me to be good because God is watching you. Boy, after that I looked around to see if God was watching me when I was thinking about doing wrong. Then I wouldn’t do it.

I thank you Jesus, my angels Nattie, Lee and my three children: Elissa and Missy and Angel (who passed on) and Mark Twain.

Arnie Beccera

Fort Madison