June 29: Laughing and Loving for 75 Years

The first time Van Harris saw Shirley, she was just 10-years-old and punching a bunch of boys who had taken her hat off her head.

“I said, ‘Geez, I’d like to meet a girl like that,’” Van recalls.

Well, they did meet—and eventually married. The two even worked together as comedians in the Catskills in New York.

Talking on a radio program about the colorful characters they met in their Brooklyn neighborhood, the duo found much to smile and laugh about.  “It turned out that all our children have a great sense of humor as a result of being surrounded by [our old Brooklyn friends],” Shirley says.

How blessed we are to be loved by others and to know of God’s boundless love, which is truly a reason for daily rejoicing!

We know that all things work together for good for

those who love God.  (Ephesians 8:28)

In the joyful moments, and in sorrow, You are always with

me, Lord.


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