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Remembering Lewis Garrison: An early life lesson he taught

Lewis' entrance to a Glass House Restaurant made him a lifetime hero to kid six years younger than Lewis. About: Sad word of the passing of area leader. Lewis Garrison, 80
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By Ralph Waggener, editor, Its Just for a Smile News

I remember Lewis Garrison way back when he was driving his own straight truck. Lewis hauled a lot of fruit for Larue Jessie and you (my brother Ed) had an Isetta car.

Something was broken on this little car and it needed to be taken to New Albany, Indiana, to be repaired.

Lewis was to haul it on his truck. I was selected to go with Lewis for some reason or other and Lewis and I took off early one morning.

We were cruising up I-65 - the Kentucky Turnpike then, and just as we were passing the second Glass House Restaurant, Lewis spotted Larue’s truck at in the parking lot of the restaurant, and we where past the entrance, but not past the exit road.

Lewis came to a quick stop and we backed down to exit ramp, in order to talk to Larue.

Now, being a young boy, this was exciting to me. At my age then, I thought you must obey all laws.

Today, I know most laws are designed to be broken - like speed limits which say "55 MPH," yet you can drive at least eight mile over and be fairly safe! - Ralph Waggener

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