The Life Stories of Leland Barney – Episode 2
Barney’s church Missions and his friendship with Johnny Franklin.
Hello there and welcome to this second episode of the life stories of Leland Barney podcast with your delightful host, Christine ReidHead.
Highlights from this episode;
- Barney talks about his friend Johnny.
- He explains how they were awarded for having the best Indian foster program family.
Barney Starts by addressing how he and his friend went to different missions. He says that his friend Johnny Franklin had a tough life and was mostly living in his house.
After the missions, Johnny moved to phoenix, this was after he got married. He says that Johnny was doing some investment business. Actually, he says that he made his first investment with him and received a 100% payout in a matter of seven weeks. About two years later, Johnny was given an eviction notice and he was missing for a while and he never came to the family reunions that he used to attend.
He remembers there was at one point where Leland asked several police officers if they had seen Johnny Franklin, and one day he asked two guys who he had never asked before about Johnny Franklin. Those guys just busted into laughter and replied to Barney that Johnny was their boss, that really left Mr. Leland pretty amused and a little bit surprised. They, later on, met in an auction shop with Johnny Franklin the following Wednesday, that’s where Leland just realized that Johnny was a Bishop.
Leland also talks up about how they were on a train, going back to New York City from their missions. He recalls how the missionaries were arguing with non-members on the train about Pepsi. Barney says that the argument aggravated him a little and during the entire journey he wasn’t happy with the conversations.
He also narrates a certain story where they were awarded the best Indian foster program family in Arizona. Tune in to the podcast episode and listen to some of the interesting experiences that Leland Barney talks about in this episode.