Williamses Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

first_imgMr. T. Nelson Williams, Jr., Managing Director of the Liberian Petroleum Refining Corporation (LPRC), his wife Soni, and siblings, recently held a reception in honor of their parents, Mr. T. Nelson Williams, Sr. and his wife Mrs. Ethel Williams, in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. The program was attended by family members, friends and well wishers.It was marked by a selection of songs and remarks from family members and friends.Several distinguished personalities attended the ceremony.  They included  Ms. Euphemia Weeks, Chair of the Liberia  Telecommunications Authority (LTA); Dr. Ophelia Weeks, Dean of the T.J. Faulkner College of  Science and Technology, University of Liberia (UL);  and their brother, Mr. Rocheforte L. Weeks, Jr.    The Weekses are close relatives of the Williamses, since Mrs. Williams’ mother was a sister of the Weekses’ grandmother, who was also a Ledlow from Grand Bassa.  Among those who witnessed the occasion was Mr. Ben Tetteh, a Liberian architect, who was an early 1960s schoolmate of T. Nelson, Sr. at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon.Many who attended the program applauded the couple for their loving and sincere commitment to their marital vows, which they have been able to keep for over a half century. The speakers expressed the hope that the good Lord would grant the Williamses long life to enjoy many more anniversaries.Mr. Williams wedded his wife Ethel at the St. Peter Claver Church in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, on December 21, 1963.The marriage has been  blessed with four children—T. Nelson, Jr., Ulmaria, a daughter who is married and living in the United States, MP and Horatio as well as several grandchildren.T. Nelson, Jr. paid tribute to his parents for bringing up him and his siblings in the fear of God and love and respect for all people.  They taught the children to study and work hard and to be achievement-oriented. Young Williams stressed the importance of respecting time; a value their father instilled in them.  “Whenever we had to travel, we got to the airport at least four hours before departure, because my father insisted he did not want to be late.”  Speaking at the program, UL Science and Technology Dean, Dr. Ophelia Weeks, a neuroscientist, said the couple celebrating 50 years together was indeed commendable.“You have done very well by working together to make your marriage a happy one, so we say congratulations!”Kenneth Y. Best of the Daily Observer newspaper, who attended the Williams’ wedding ceremony in Buchanan 50 years ago, described the couple as role models for married people.“I am highly gratified that we can join you in celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary. Your living together for this period of time is a great example for others to emulate,” he told the couple.Mr. Best wished Almighty God’s continual blessings on them and their children and other descendants.In response, Mr. Nelson disclosed that their union has survived due to patience and hard work.“We learned and kept the ancient principle always extended to newlyweds that says two people should not get angry at the same time.  So I learned always to exercise restraint whenever Ethel, my wife, was vexed. This is what has kept our relationship going,” he explained.    For her part, Mrs. Ethel Williams recalled that during their regular prayer meetings in Buchanan her mother and grandmother always prayed that “God would send someone for me.” “The fact that we have been able to remain together for so long has little to do with us.  It is Jesus’ work.   We are grateful to Him and we praise and thank Him for that,” Mrs. Williams concluded. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The offseason upgrades to the Arizona Cardinals r

first_img The offseason upgrades to the Arizona Cardinals’ run game didn’t lead to much optimism heading into Week 1 of the NFL season — not that they weren’t positive improvements on paper.An injury to left guard Mike Iupati, the team’s biggest free agent signing, and suspension to right tackle Bobby Massie were assumed to put any judgment about those upgrades on hold. But the replacements have been surprisingly effective. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Keim will defer to Arians in making the final call, and that decision will be a firm one. There won’t be an open competition for the starting spots.“Once we decide it’s over,” Arians said Monday on the Bickley and Marotta show. “It’s a matter of just moving on.”The run game indeed has thrived behind the Cardinals’ offensive line. It’s helped Arizona also feels improved at tight end and running back from a year ago.Want the numbers?The Cardinals are averaging 4.4 yards per carry through two games, which is tied for ninth place in the NFL.In Arizona’s 48-23 win against the Bears on Sunday, Arians’ team rushed 28 times to 24 passing attempts. Without starter Andre Ellington, who is out with a knee injury, backup Chris Johnson carried most of the load, taking 20 carries for 72 yards.“For a slighter-built back, not only does he have great feet and patience, but the one thing he does is he can lower and finish at the end of the run,” Keim said. “When he gets out in space, he gets skinny and does some nice things with his run style, but his ability to finish between the tackles has been a pleasant surprise.” Arizona Cardinals’ Bobby Massie (70) blocks against Alex Okafor (57) during NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo At right tackle, Earl Watford has performed well in the Cardinals’ first two games. And left guard Ted Larsen has shown himself more than capable — he has experience at the position, after all.“I think they’ve answered the bell,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Monday on Arizona Sports 98.7 “Doug and Wolf” show. “A couple guys have stepped up. (Right guard Jonathan Cooper) coming back from injury has done a nice job, Earl has played well and I think Ted Larsen has stepped up his game. And then it’s nice, I think Mike Iupati might be ready to play this week, Bobby Massie is back from suspension. We’ll have some options and it’s nice to have that kind of depth moving forward.”Iupati will in all likelihood reclaim his starting spot, but Massie might have a more difficult mountain to climb. Watford’s play has forced a discussion about how the team will shuffle its first unit.“Coach (Bruce Arians), myself and (offensive coordinator) Harold Goodwin will have a discussion sometime today about that,” Keim said. “But I know this: Earl has earned the right to be on the field. The one thing I think he’s excelled at is the run game. He really does have snap and explosiveness through his hips as a player where he can create movement in the run game. He does a nice job on the second level.” Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Johnson has also been solid in blitz-pickup, Arians said, and that’s helped the Cardinals go two games without giving up a sack.On Sunday, rookie running back David Johnson added five carries for 42 yards — not to mention his opening kickoff return that went 108 yards for a touchdown. His role may gradually increase, but Ellington’s eventual return and Arians’ wariness about piling too much on the rookie could play a factor.But all-in-all, the results heading into Week 3 are promising, especially for an offense that should only add to its depth along the line that’s already over-performing the outside expectations. – / 44 LISTEN: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals general manager last_img read more