Steve Austin Archive

  • Birthdays in the Durdle household came every two weeks. Or at least they seemed to. Ray Durdle was born on October 10, 1932. His wife, Ettie May, was born on November 5 that same year. November 19, 1969, Ray Jr, came into the world. Eleven and half months earlier, on […]

    The Birthday Parties

    Birthdays in the Durdle household came every two weeks. Or at least they seemed to. Ray Durdle was born on October 10, 1932. His wife, Ettie May, was born on November 5 that same year. November 19, 1969, Ray Jr, came into the world. Eleven and half months earlier, on […]

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  • If you’ve never grown up in the Salvation Army tradition, I suggest you try.  They have a pretty unique worldview as far as religions are concerned. Nobody dies in the Salvation Army; they are all “Promoted to Glory”.  I grew up in the Salvation Army, and I hesitatingly say I […]

    The Six Million Dollar Christmas

    If you’ve never grown up in the Salvation Army tradition, I suggest you try.  They have a pretty unique worldview as far as religions are concerned. Nobody dies in the Salvation Army; they are all “Promoted to Glory”.  I grew up in the Salvation Army, and I hesitatingly say I […]

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