This is my mom Dorothy Beam Moody and one of my favorite people in the whole world, her brother, my Uncle Ed Beam. Ed was one of those people that everyone wanted to talk to. He could make you laugh at your lowest moments and a dependable soul when you were in need. Im real big on judging a man by his heart. We tend to judge people on the mistakes they have made or what they may have said or did to us in a specific moment in time. I believe you have to look past the moment and look at a person's heart before we judge. Was their heart filled with meanness or just reacting to life's circumstances? The Bible says forgive 7 x 70. When we pray we ask God to forgive us over and over and over. I feel like we should do the same. Sometimes we have to keep our distance from people to protect ourselves from the dangers or difference of lifestyles. But the heart of a person, no matter what the differences, is where you find truth. Life is to short to miss a moment of time being mad at someone you love. My Uncle Ed Beam, Mom, Granny Lemer Beam, and My Aunt Hazel Harnage is where I learned to be caring, loving, understanding, and have true empathy for others circumstances. I've had a few mentors in my life and they have taught me how to do alot in this world. I lost one of my greatest mentors of the heart, Uncle Ed in January of 2006 in a freak accident. Ed was the son of Carl and Lemer Beam and from the Salem Community.