Thursday, April 13, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Travelers are happy to be home
The children at First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, enjoyed an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 8.
Rebecca Hilliard Bourgeois, who lives here in the community, is available to teach voice lessons at her residence. If you are interested you may contact her at 662-851-7210 for more details.
Clyde Joyner is a patient at Baptist Collierville Hospital. A get well wish is sent to her.
Patricia Teel took me back to Oxford to the eye clinic on Monday. I received a much better report this time, the pressure in my eye had gone down. I will return in four months for a check-up.
Randy Mayer, my grandson from Potts Camp, came by to visit me recently. He went to the lake with me and kept me company as I fished. He was too busy on his cell phone to fish.
I put out my hummingbird feeders this week, but so far no hummingbirds have arrived.
Matthew Caleb West was born March 29, 2006. He weighed eight pounds, 14 ounces. Parents are Allyson and Grand West. Grandparents are Brenda and David Brannon. David is minister of music at Carey Chapel.
Bo and Judy McClure are the proud great-grandparents of Taylor Kay Sullivan. She weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1⁄2 inches long. Proud parents are Amy and Eric Sullivan.
As a child growing up in the 1930s I remember one year that Easter came on the last Sunday in March. On that Easter came the biggest ice storm I had ever seen until the ice storm in 1994.
When we woke early that morning we knew that we would not be able to get outside to hide or hunt Easter eggs. Mama solved that problem for us when she said we could hide them in the house. So, we got busy boiling eggs and coloring them with Mama’s cake coloring. When we finished they looked beautiful. They were red, blue, green and yellow. We took turns hiding them. We were a happy bunch of kids. The ice storm didn’t hinder us a bit.
After I married into the Teel family I became a part of the family Easter tradition. After we all attended church together on Easter Sunday, there would always be an announcement at the end of service. “Easter Egg Hunt at Mattie Teel’s house at 2 p.m.” Everyone was invited to come and bring eggs for hiding. The yard would always be filled with kinfolks, neighbors and lots of children. The men would go out behind the house and hide eggs in the wooded area.
That’s what the “good old days” were about, family and friends getting together to fellowship and have fun. Many of you who read this will remember coming to some of these Easter egg hunts.
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