Thursday, April 20, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Morris (Honey-Dump) Jowers honored on 91st birthday
On Sunday, April 9, the members of The United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, honored long time member Morris (Honey-Dump) Jowers on his 91st Birthday. Mr. Jowers is a wonderful asset to his church and his community. Congratulations and I hope you will have many more birthdays.
Love and sympathy are expressed to the family of Richard Loftin who passed away on April 15. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 18, at the United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
On April 9, Shirley Fortner celebrated her birthday, at her home, with all her children and all the birthday trimmings. God bless you on your special day.
Peggy Hunsucker celebrated her birthday on April 4. Hope you had a wonderful day Peggy.
Dr. Ron and Judy Finley, pastor of FBC, Mt. Pleasant, are rejoicing over the birth of granddaughter Elizabeth Kate, who was born April 12, at Baptist Women’s Hospital, Memphis.
Mr. and Mrs. Josh Tipton are the proud parents of a daughter born April 11, at Dothan Alabama Hospital. Amber Leeann weighed seven pounds, eight ounces. Grandparents are Felicia and Clayton Tipton. Great-grandparents are Mary Ellen Godsey and Jarvis Tipton. Several family members traveled to meet the new baby.
Mike and Mable Cothern attended the graduation of Drew Cothern, from The Walter Sate Regional Law Enforcement Academy, on April 7. Drew was awarded the “Defensive and Tactical Driving Award.” Drew’s brother Brant Cothern and family, from Louisville, Ky. and his mother, Chris Cothern, were also present for the ceremony.
Elaine Goode, from Dallas, Texas spent Easter week-end with Arnold and Kathy Goode. While here she visited her mother, Mable Paton, at Trinity Mission. She also visited relatives in Cornersville and Ashland. On Sunday her daughter-in-law Jennifer Goode and twins Sam and Will, from Signal Mountain, Tenn., joined her at the Goodes’ and visited with Mable Paton again.
Glenwood Cothern from Clear Creek Community, visited in the community Monday.
The chaplain from Unity Hospice, Olive Branch, came by for a visit and time of prayer with me on Friday. My grandson Chris Winburn also spent the afternoon with me.
Thirty Keenagers, from Carey Chapel Baptist Church, attended the “Hippity Hoppity “ luncheon at the church on April 4, at 11:30 a.m. The church fellowship hall was decorated for Easter. After a wonderful meal the group was visited by the famous “Peter Cottontail,” who in tradition, came hopping down the bunny trail happily handing out chocolate Easter eggs to all. The Keenagers were each given an Easter basket and told to follow the Easter bunny down the trail, while the song “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” played. “Peter Cottontail” lead the group to the front lawn of the church where 117 eggs had been hidden. The Keenagers were taken back to “yesteryear” when they had all hunted eggs as children. Everyone found eggs that held a small chocolate egg plus a note with the name of a grocery item listed that they were able to redeem in the “Bunny Store.” Some found many eggs and came away with many items. Carrie Walker found the “Queen Egg.” She received a basket of groceries that contained many items she eats, especially peanut butter. Everyone had a wonderful day even if “Peter Cottontail” was a little under the weather. Pictures of the event are posted at the church. Stop by and see the Keenagers hunting eggs and having fun. Age will never stop this group from enjoying life and having a good time.
I was honored recently when two of my “I Remember” stories were printed in the Marshall County Genealogical Society News.
As Linda writes…we also lived “Close to Nowhere.” Daddy put our mailbox on the main gravel road and we only went for the mail every three-four days. Back when I grew up we didn’t get bills like we do today. Once a year Daddy went to the bank and borrowed money to plant a crop. In the fall, after the crops were harvested, he paid the money back.
Back to the mail…one day I told Mama that I was going to get the mail because it had been several days since we had gone to the mail box to pick it up. I always had fun skipping along, picking wild flowers and picking up rocks. I visited with my aunt and uncle and she fixed me a cold drink as I cooled and rested. I finally made it to the main road, picked up the mail from the box and headed back home. I came to the wire gap and instead of opening it I decided to crawl through. Just as I crawled through the fence there lay a blue-racer snake. He raised his head high up in the air and we were looking eye to eye. I quickly found a stick to kill him, but he started sliding after me. I ran as fast as I could, but was afraid to look back. I still had the stick in one hand and the mail in the other when I got to the house. I was hot and out of breath, but I had out-run that snake. Wasn’t I the brave one?
I told Mama about the snake chasing me and she said she had always heard that a blue-racer snake would chase a person.
It was several days before I had the courage to return to the mail box. I really watched my P’s and Q’s when I came to that section of the road.
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