I remember Gram as one of the older kids in the neighborhood. Avis's big brother. I knew Avis well, but only met Gram once. He seemed very, very protective of his sister. Gram was in a local band that I suppose could have been considered the house band at his father's club, the Derry Down. I have nothing but good memories of the Derry Down. If we hadn't had a place like it in Winter Haven, most of us would have just been out getting in trouble. Avis (the sister, not the mother) was an angel. I don't know what else I can say about her. Her death was an absolute tragedy. I guess tragedy was a part of the Parson's family. May they all rest in peace.
Still waiting and wanting to know whose hair was Jennifer clutching?? Didn't the evidence state that it was NOT Noura's?
By Toby Sells
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