Who is the most memorable character you ever met?

@worldwise1 (14890)
United States
June 14, 2007 12:19pm CST
Thinking back on my childhood(which I seem to be doing a lot of lately), it occurred to me that there is one person that my thoughts always go back to more often than anyone other than family members. He was a preacher who, more often than not, always held our revival during the summer. His sermons were very interesting. He used visuals to help in getting the message across to us. He was also in charge of our Vacation Bible School. What an exciting time we kids all had. He made it so for us. He would challenge us by giving us things to search for in the Bible, and we would be rewarded with a shiny silver dollar if we found the right answers. Needless to say, everyone threw themselves into it wholeheartedly. He was still coming to our little community after I had grown up and married with a couple of kids. His influence is still with me to this day.
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@carolscash (9503)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I also have fond memories of a preacher and his family who used to cme to our church that I was very inspired by. His son and I were friends and I got to see him not long ago as he is now touring and singing gospel music with a group that he is head of. I also have a close friend that I adore to this day and that I think a lot about as she and I were always together and then she moved and it hurt so bad! I also had a youth director at church that I was very much inspired by and he was one of the biggest influences on my life as a teen.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Doesn't it make you feel great to think back on fond memories? Sometimes that's all I need to lift my spirits, carolscash.
@cblackink (969)
• United States
16 Jun 07
The most memorable character I ever met was a man who was an ex-Nazi soldier. He was about 70 years old at the time I knew him and I was about 28 and he was my boss at work. He fled Germany with his wife and sister and went to France, then the U.S., where he lived out the rest of his life. He was an officer in the Nazi army. He had to run because he was considered a "traitor" because in the end, he couldn't stomach what he was being asked to do. I think maybe he was the most heroic person I've ever met.