This being Father’s Day, the Old Fool should say a few words about his father. J. Irvin Lehman was born on October 31, 1895 and died 89 years later. He was a minister of the gospel. During my childhood he was away fron home half time for evangelistic meetings or Bible teaching. At home, my father was thought of as a liberal. Away from home he was appreciated as a conservative. He was also a writer, editor, and quick learner.
- My father was an organic farmer before organic gardening was popular. When asked for a reason his answer was simply, I am a christian, and I don’t want to put poison on God’s earth. My father was also a bee keeper, He and I kept bees together for a while with more than 100 colonies between us. I had several colonies most of the years we lived in Tampa.