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Written by Dusty Garison - College Heights Friendship House

Happy Birthday, Dad

Harry Louis Garison, Sr. - known to his friends as "Buddy" - was born August 25, 1928, in Orange County, Texas, the second son of Stanley and Mazura Linscomb Garison. While he was still a boy, his dad - my grandad - built them another house on the same piece of land, and that's where my dad lived until he got married. He graduated from Orangefield High School in 1944 after completing the 11th grade - that was as far as they went in those days!

Dad served a hitch in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his time in the army, he moved back home and went to work as an auto mechanic. He and my mom were married in 1957...