Thursday, December 29, 2005

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Special thanks to local congregations for baskets

Correction — last week the piano player was listed incorrectly. I’m sorry about the name mix-up.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, in Laws Hill, celebrated Christmas with an old-fashioned Christmas service, at the old Laws Hill Church, on Dec. 17. Jerry Abbott, of Mt. Pleasant, presented the Christmas music. He was accompanied on the piano by Yvonne Taylor. Arnold Goode is pastor. Several from the community attended.

Richard Langston is a patient at Baptist Hospital, Collierville. Philip Teel and Leroy Thompson are both patients at Baptist Hospital, Memphis. They all need out prayers.

A special thank you to Holly Hill Baptist Church and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church for fruit baskets. It was very thoughtful of them to think of me in such a nice way.

Howard and Carol Gardner spent Christmas in Nashville with their daughter Cheryl Greene and family.

Paul Goode, from Ozark, Mo., spent Christmas with his parents Arnold and Kathy Goode and his MaMaw Teel.

Love and sympathy are expressed to the Coopwood family in the loss of their loved one Jeff Coopwood.

Rev. Troy, Christy and Hannah Styers, from Millington, Tenn., honored Ailee Coopwood, Hilda Williams and myself to a Christmas dinner at the Dixie Café in Olive Branch on Wednesday. We had a wonderful visit.

David and Alisa Goode and sons traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to visit with Alisa’s family for Christmas.

My family celebrated Christmas at my house on Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful evening together.

I Remember

Back in the year 1931 my mother passed away just a week before Christmas. I was only 6 years old, but I still remember how she looked.

This “I Remember” story happened shortly after my husband and I were married. We went to spend the night with Daddy and my step-mother. We slept in the room that we called the front room when we were kids growing up. It didn’t take my husband long to fall asleep, but I lay there remembering all the good times we had in that room growing up. It brought back many good memories.

All at once an angel all dressed in white appeared and stood by my side of the bed. I wasn’t frightened at all. I was amazed. The angel looked just like my mother. She stood there looking at me for what seemed like a long time. As I stared back at her I reached out to touch her and the angel floated out the closed window.

The next morning this was still fresh on my mind and I wondered if this had just been a dream. But, I knew in heart it was real. I didn’t tell anyone, not even my husband. This was my very special secret.

Several years later I told my sister after she shared with me a similar experience. I can still see the angel who looked like my mother that came and stood by my bed that night. I will never believe it was just a dream. It was very real. I don’t know about you, but I believe in angels.

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