That saying was told to me by my stepfather Richard Gerald Hood as he believed you should enjoy them while you are alive. He was one GREAT GUY for a stepfather.
Notes for RICHARD GERALD HOOD:
He was killed in Evans, Ga. at the home of my birth mother Francis June (Harris) (Powers) Hood. She had gotten a peace bond out on him because he drank and they were separated at the time. We were visiting her and Richard wanted to see our baby and she wouldn't let him in. While I was getting the baby he busted in the door and she grabbed a near by gun and shot him as he came through the door.
Richard Gerald Hood Sex: M, Race: W, 30 Jan 1965 Died in: Evans, Columbia Co. Ga. Age: 37 years Certificate: 001839 Residence Co.: Richmond Co. Ga.
Social Security Death Index Search Results: HOOD, RICHARD 000-00-0000 Place Died: Evans, Ga. Birth: 2 Jan 1928 Died: Jan 1965
More About RICHARD GERALD HOOD:
Burial: Oconee Memorial Park, Walhalla S.C.-Services by: Rev. Elmo Bowen & Rev. Thomas Clark.
Military service: Served 18 years in the Army and was a Veteran of WWII. & was a Cabinet Maker.
Religion: Member of Hepzibah, Ga. Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
Richard served in the United States Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia
This photo is : Number 1 of 2 photographs 09-057-286-1/AJ-61 Ft. Gordon, Ga. Explaining the benefits of reenlisting in the Regular Army to Sgt. Richard G. Hood, 41st. CA Co. are 1-r: SFC Leigton S. Vaughn and SFC Franklin Driggers, career counselors assigned to Post Reenlistment Office. Date: 18 Apr 1961. Photo by Johnny Irby, Post Signal Photographic Laboratory