Thursday, April 6, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Check your local church for special Easter services
Carey Chapel Baptist Church will have an Easter sunrise service on April 16, at 6:30 a.m. The choir will present their cantata, “Amazing Grace” at 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, will present their Easter Cantata, “Who Do You Say I Am”, on April 16, during the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited to attend.
The children of Carey Chapel Baptist Church will enjoy an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. Contact Antha Jones if you can help.
A birthday party to honor Elsie Parks, on her 104th birthday, will be held at Trinity Mission in Holly Springs, on April 9, from 2-4 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. When Miss Elsie lived here in the community with her daughter she would call me two or three times a week on the phone. Sometimes she would sing or pray for me. She is a very special lady.
Kathy Goode had knee surgery at Baptist Memphis on Tuesday. Please pray for her.
Madge Winburn, my daughter from Hickory Flat, visited me on Monday afternoon. We visited Michelle, Hannah and new baby Noah Teel. We also visited Carey Chapel Cemetery.
Howard and Carol Gardner attended “Mule Day”, while visiting their daughter Cheryl, in Columbia, Tenn. over the weekend.
When I was growing up we lived about a mile off the main gravel road. My daddy made a living for his family back in the hills and valleys that are today Mt. Pleasant Valley Estates. Today you would think that it is a town. There are many beautiful homes up and down these hills and valleys. I have so many fond memories of growing up there. I remember the fun we had as kids playing in the old barn. It weathered many storms over the years. My son, who is a carpenter, burned the old barn to build a shop for the man who bought the old home place. A beautiful home stands where the old house once sat. The old cistern that Daddy built is still there. It bears his initials “CDG”.
I still remember when Daddy dug the cistern. He was way down in the hole digging out the dirt when I decided to have what I thought would be some fun. I threw a dipper of cold water down in the hole hitting him in the head. He hollered out something and they wasn’t “Sunday School” words. Then, I had the nerve to do it the second time. I didn’t hear him say another word until he came up out of that hole. Some of the other kids were standing nearby and he demanded to know who the guilty party was that had thrown the water on him. No one said a word. Then Daddy informed us that he was going to whip everyone if someone didn’t confess. I didn’t want the other kids to get a whipping for what I did, so I confessed my crime. Daddy got his razor strap and went to work on my bottom. I needed that cold water to sit in after he got through with me. This is a memory I will never forget.
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