Thursday, November 10, 2005

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Keenagers from Carey Chapel Baptist enjoy tour and lunch in Somerville

Rev. O.E. Langner, and wife Melba, attended the Mississippi Baptist Convention in Jackson last week.

Fourteen members of the Keenagers group, from Carey Chapel Baptist Church, enjoyed a trip to Somerville, Tenn. They toured the Dalce Boutique, The Olde Time Farmer Hardware Store and the court house. Afterwards then enjoyed lunch at the Sippin’s Café. They were fascinated by all the antiques in the restaurant.

Barbara Ellis and her sister attended a musical concert at Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett, Tenn. on Sunday night.

Love and sympathy are expressed to the Carpenter family in the loss of their loved one, Travis Carpenter.

The Hospice social worker, from Olive Branch, visited me on Tuesday. It was good to see her. We had a really nice visit.

Helen Gregory is home recuperating after surgery at Baptist Hospital, Collierville.

Philip Teel is a patient at Baptist Hospital, Memphis. He is scheduled for a heart catherization.

Dixie Bumpas is a patient at Baptist Hospital, Memphis undergoing tests.

Bobby Tollison, from Millington, Tenn., visited in the community Saturday afternoon. He is the son of the late Claude and Orene (Teel) Tollison.

A large crowd attended the benefit barbecue Saturday, at Carey Chapel Baptist Church, for Dallas and Christy Hunsucker. If you weren’t there you missed a treat. The food and music were great.

I Remember
During the Depression years Mama would send us kids to pick blackberries and wild plums to make jam and jelly. Sometimes she would can the berries and plums to make cobblers. In those days wild plum bushes grew all along the roadsides and the ditch banks. Those days are now gone.

Many years ago Daddy planted an orchard with different kinds of apples and peach trees. There was plenty of fruit to dry and can. The dried apples and peach fried pies sure did taste good. Mama would have them ready when we got home from school hungry and looking for a snack.

Our parents raised chickens for eating and also for the eggs. Daddy always had a bunch of cows for milk and butter. Pigs were raised for meat and lard. The sausage and hams that were cured and stored in cloth bags sure did taste good.

After Daddy had his cotton ginned he would bring back 2-3 loads of cotton seeds for feeding the cows. The piles of seeds were stored in the barn. During the winter months the jams, jelly, canned fruits and tomatoes were kept from freezing by placing them down into the cotton seed pile.

At the end of the summer season dried peas and butterbeans were picked and put into tow sacks to be beat out of the hull. After beating the sack for a length of time the peas or beans were poured into a tub. Afterwards they were held about 8” high over another tub for the wind to blow the trash out. Mama would then put the seeds in a hot oven for several minutes. Mama said heating them would keep the weevils and worms out. After cooling they were put in cloth sacks to hang on a nail.

Daddy would dig a hole in the ground to put potatoes and turnips in for the winter months.

He would put hay on top and then cover the hay with dirt. He would then lay a piece of tin on top so the rain and freeze couldn’t get to them.

In later years Daddy dug a cellar under the house to keep the potatoes and canned goods.

I am so glad we had parents who provided for us in such a special way.

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