By Margie Holloway
Special to The North Jefferson News
I met Dennis Gamble, who lives in north Gardendale, at last month’s Magnolia Festival.
He was seemingly distracted not by something, but a wandering mind. You see, he loves to go on mission trips and one had just left that day for Nicaragua, and he wanted to be going along. However, duty calls and this was his day for the festival.
He was very nice to give me a brief interview.
As many of you know, Gamble has a wife named Denise, and five sons. He said half his family was at the festival and half at the A-Day game in Tuscaloosa that day.
Dennis owns Gamble Bedliners, which I did not know. His very favorite place to be is at home.
He has a lot of friends and most of them all grew up together. He is such a likeable person he knows just about everybody. He graduated from Gardendale High School, and enjoys watching the new school go up and is proud to have graduated from the old school.
He and Denise attend Gardendale First Baptist Church. I was interested in knowing something a little more personal about Dennis. I asked him about his favorite hymn, which he said is “Standing on the Promises,” though he said he couldn’t sing any of the music notes.
This is a great old hymn, and we can all sing it. It says a lot about a person who loves it.
As I was just about to get his picture, he gave me the most interesting piece of information about himself yet. He used to freelance, like me, as a North Jefferson News photographer while in school. He worked for Gary Gamble (no relation).
I was rather excited about that, since I am just beginning. This is one article that may be short, but means a lot to me.
By Margie Holloway
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Gardendale native Robert E. Lee is revered as “The General of Recruiting” as the president of the Gardendale Civitan Club.
Lee has led the club for more than 20 years and he’s recruited about 200 people into the organization. “There’s a secret to recruiting for Civitans and I’m one of the few people that knows it,” he said. “The secret is a-s-k. You just have to ask people to join.”
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July has brought many new members to the center.
We are so very happy to see folks come in to enjoy our various programs and activities.
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Lillie Y. Patterson has lived in the North Jefferson area for 63 years.
A retired teacher from the Birmingham City School System, she tutors in her spare time.
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My niece Maria and I went out for a girls day several Saturdays ago and ran into a delightful lady, Erin Sullivan.
Mrs. Sullivan grew up in Morris and has many friends in the Morris and Gardendale communities.
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