Thursday, October 27, 2005

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Benefit planned for Dallas and Christy Hunsucker

The members of First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, honored their pastor, Bro. Jimmy Sparks, with an appreciation fellowship after church services Sunday night. Cake, finger food and drinks were served.

On Saturday, November 5, beginning at 5 p.m., there will be a benefit for Dallas and Christy Hunsucker. The benefit will be held at Carey Chapel Baptist Church. Barbecue with all the trimmings will be served. There will be a gospel singing with proceeds going to Dallas and his family. Dallas was injured recently in an automobile accident.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1-3 p.m., the children at Carey Chapel Baptist Church have planned a Harvest Festival. There will be a hayride along with food and games.

The youth at Carey Chapel Baptist Church are having a Harvest Festival from 7-10 p.m. on October 29. A bonfire and hayride are planned.

Several from the community attended the wedding of Emmily Thomas and Nathan Hurdle at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. (Chuck) Thomas Saturday, Oct. 15. A large crowd attended the occasion.

Dixie Bumpas visited her sister in Memphis recently. She also made a doctor’s visit while there.

Gary and Michelle Teel honored their daughter, Hannah, on her 4th birthday with a Cinderella birthday party. She had a surprise visit from Cinderella herself. She received many gifts. A host of friends and relatives attended the celebration.

Martha Fant visited me on Saturday and we attended the birthday party for Hannah Teel.

Ricky and Joyce Langston, along with their daughter Melody and children, visited in the home of Richard and Dot Langston this past week-end. 

I learned something new last week by reading “Pages From the Past” in the South Reporter. The paper is 115 years old. After the death of columnist, Lottie Todd in 1958, I began writing this column. Editors I remember are George Yarbrough, Walter Webb and presently Barry Burleson. The South Reporter is like a visitor in my home. I read every page. Thank you staff. Keep up the good work.

I Remember

Near our home, where I grew up, was a place people called the Hendley Hills. Every year in the fall someone would set those hills on fire. There were no firemen or fire trucks in those days. The hills would burn for several days and nights. The fire would light up the whole countryside. Back then it was really scary for a country girl like me. It was hard for me to sleep thinking the fire might get to our house.

Rain, or shine Daddy had us up at 4 a.m. I sure hated to crawl out of my warm bed. It was the same routine every morning. We had to get up and do our morning chores like help with the dishes, make our bed, sweep floors, fix our lunch and then walk a mile to catch the school bus. Sometimes we would miss the bus.

Daddy also had his chores to do. He would feed the mules, cows and pigs. I remember when he walked to the barn he would give two or three loud “woo whoa” yells. You could hear him for miles. I think he wanted to wake the neighbors. Daddy was also a whistling man. While he walked he whistled the same little tune. I never did recognize the tune, but I guess he knew what it was. This was back in the Depression years. I think about these little things now and treasure them all. Even getting up at 4 a.m.

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