George Washington Lane
9 Jan 1859 - 4 Mar 1920
This is a story told to me by my Great-Aunt Dorthy Lane.
One day the doctor was at George's house checking on him.
George sort of laughed Martha asked him what he was up to.
He said, "I will tell you after the doctor leaves." After the
doctor left, he said that he and the Lord had a talk while the
doctor was there. He said the Lord asked him if he wanted
to draw three breaths and die or if he wanted to live a little
longer. George said he wanted to live for one more year.
This was granted to him. He wanted to teach Bill about
business. (George had always taken care of things.) Exactly
one year from that day, he said, "My year's up." He told
them, up to the minute, what time he was going to die. He told
Martha that Bill and Dorthy, and Susie and Virgil were going
to get married and for her not to hinder them, because they
were the ones for each other. Martha turned the clock
around, hoping he wouldn't see, George said "You did that,
didn't you?" When the time came that he said he would die,
George passed on to be with the Lord.
Contributed by Edith (Lane) Fuller
Great Granddaughter of George and Martha
Contributed 11 November 1999
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