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Rev. Author Chambers and his wife Myra

Marion County Folks Tell the Jimp
About Dealing with Unusual Times

By BOB PALMER
Jimplecute News Editor

JEFFERSON – Although it has been almost 70 years since the Rev. Author Chambers served in the U.S. Army, he still remembers some of the lessons he learned as a young man.

If you expect trouble, get ready.

If you and the guy next to you do your part, you can get through this.

“Right at the beginning we started buying extra things that we needed,” Chambers said. “We have no business at our age, 87 and 81, getting out and moving around.”

It was part of a plan.

“The best thing that we could do is get enough food here that we could take care of ourselves,” Chambers said.

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But that doesn’t mean that it is easy.

“Myra and I have been staying in the house, isolating ourselves,” he said. “I don’t particularly like it. I keep praying we get a solution.” 

While in the service, Chambers helped build bomber bases in England.

“I saw how efficient [soldiers] are. They never took ‘no’ for an answer. We just did it.”

Chambers also drew on what he experienced during World War II.

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“As a little boy in World War II, I saw men and women go to work. Everybody would work together,” he said. “I believe that is what is going on right now.”

That sort of attitude can have only one result.

“We’ll solve this problem,” Chambers declared. “We’ll come out better in the long run.”

Chambers is concerned about the future.

“I think about my grandchildren,” he said. “I want them to have the same thing we had.”

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The man who still occasionally fills the pulpit at the Assembly of God believes every “Christian man and woman should be praying about this problem.”

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