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Marion P. Carnell – 1928 – 2012

Marion P. Carnell died on November 22, 2012. I wrote this about him two years ago. His funeral is Monday, November 26 at 2p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ware Shoals, SC. I am thankful for Marion Carnell. Over the years Marion and I have develop.ed a wonderful rewarding friendship. Marion is a prince among men. During his fifty years in the South Carolina House of Representatives he helped so many people, especially those with mental and physical disabilities. He has been an outstanding leader in those programs and has received recognition from dozens of groups. He fostered the cause of higher education and the entire state benefited. I was happy to be on hand when the Marion P. Carnell Learning Center at Lander University was dedicated in his honor. Wherever I go people ask me about my brother. I have long since stopped correcting them and just accepting the compliment. Jack Bass, the author/reporter now in residence at the College of Charleston, told me once. “Marion is someone you can depend on. If he tells you, he will do something you can count on his word.” He did tremendous work with the South Carolina Highway Commission. Thanks to him, I got to tour the Arthur Ravenel Bridge before it opened. Marion and Sarah make a great couple. Today on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for my brother/cousin Marion Carnell.

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Thankful Thursday – Christina Carnell

            On this Thankful Thursday and on every day I am thankful for my granddaughter, Christina. She is celebrating her birthday on Saturday. She is  the daughter of Michael and Nancy and sister of Colin. She enjoys reading and drawing and working with the babies at her church. She is in the Teacher Cadet Corp and loves it.She plans to major in Early Childhood Education in college. ”Tina” is into the history and intrigues of the English monarchy in a big way. She will graduate from West Ashley High School in June. She has a great relationship with her Aunt Suzanne and enjoys trips to Edisto with her Baldwin grandparents. Naturally she gives her brother a bad time, but wraps her dad around her fingers. On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for the blessings that Christina brings to my life.

            Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to celebrate the presence of someone in your life and to let him or her know about your gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a Lifter. You will be glad you did.

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