Thursday, December 1, 2005

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Glynn Gaines spends Thanksgiving with family

My family enjoyed Thanksgiving at my house on Saturday, Nov. 26. All four of my children, several grand-children and several great grandchildren were present. I am expecting four new great-grandchildren to be born in 2006.

Glynn Gaines is home from Iraq and is spending Thanksgiving with his family.

Gae Lynn Anderson, from Nesbit, attended worship service at Slayden Baptist Church last Sunday. Afterwards she visited friends and then came by to visit with me.

Howard and Carol Gardner spent Thanksgiving with their daughter, Cheryl Green, and grandsons, Christian and Hunter, in Columbia, Tenn.

Charlie and Linda Grewell, of Oak Grove, Mo., visited Arnold and Kathy Goode over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Harold and Myrtis Todd enjoyed Thanksgiving Day with their daughter, Peggy Hunsucker, and family in Collierville.

Delia Hurdle visited her daughter and family in Rossville, Tenn. over Thanksgiving.

I Remember

We only lived about a mile from my grandmother’s home. We had a path worn from our house to her house. We had to climb through several barbed wire fences along the path. I would love to walk down that memory lane again. Have you ever been cut on a barbed wire fence? Or, have you ever been caught on a barbed wire fence? I have and it is not a good feeling.

I loved visiting Grandmaw. She was a good cook. I can just taste those good apple, peach and buttermilk cobblers. At Christmas time she made the most wonderful eggnog.

Grandma lived in a log house. Her son and his family lived in one part of the house and she lived in just one room. There was a hallway between them. The old house was all logs until it was remodeled. I don’t remember anything about my grandpa. I was only 2 years old when he passed away. I remember a story Daddy told me about him. Apparently my grandpa bought the first Model T Ford in the community. He went to a big rose bush in the front yard, pulled out a money bag and paid cash for the car. Things have really changed. No longer do people hide money in rose bushes, but most go to a bank and borrow money for a car.

Grandmaw had an old pump organ. Before you could play it you had to pump the pedals up and down, with your feet, before it would make a sound. I learned to play “Three Blind Mice” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” with one finger. I loved that old organ and often wonder whatever happened to it.

Some day I hope to see grandmaw’s old homestead once again.

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