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Posted by: Steve Hardwick
Date: Jan 20 2022 8:38 PM

Gordy Hardy was one of my very best friends in the 9th grade...during the summer between the 9th and the 10th grade Gordy drowned while fishing in a local pond.


That was my very first experience losing someone very close to me...unfortunately it wouldn’t be my last.


Earl Hardy, Gordy’s dad, walked in my store about 3 years ago and sat down in front of my desk and he said he wanted to give me a donation for the Angel Of Hope.


Tears fell from my eyes...I hadn’t seen Mr. Hardy since Gordys funeral in 1973. I passed out at Gordy’s funeral.


I couldn’t believe after more than 40 years later, Gordy’s dad would be sitting in front of me at my office.


I gave him the biggest hug I had in me to give.


Several months later he visited with me again and later we met at the Angel Of Hope and holding Gordy’s picture together and thankfully a picture was taken of that very special moment in my life.


On January 17, 2021 Mr. Hardy and Gordy were together again in Heaven.


You never know when a moment can become a special memory.


That moment when Gordy’s dad sat down in my office will be a very special memory for the rest of my life.


Steve Hardwick



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