Thursday, May 11, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Keenagers enjoy trip to Casey Jones Village in Jackson
Sunday, May 7, at 5 p.m. the Team Kids at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church presented a wonderful program. Afterwards they enjoyed refreshments in the fellowship hall.
Philip Teel is home after several days as a patient in Baptist Collierville Hospital.
Love and sympathy are expressed to both Hilda Williams and Eva Harris in the death of their loved one.
Kathy Goode is on the sick list and has had several medical tests at Baptist Collierville recently.
Ken and Betty Guffey visited relatives in Paducah, Ky. over the weekend.
Jean Dunn is on a two-week vacation visiting her daughter, Cheryl and family, in Phoenix, Ariz.
My grandson from Potts Camp, Randy Mayer, visited me on Saturday afternoon.
Twenty-six Keenagers, from Carey Chapel Baptist Church, traveled to Jackson, Tenn., for breakfast on May 2. The group enjoyed a buffet breakfast at the Olde Country Restaurant at The Casey Jones Village. Rev. Carl Teel met the group, brought a devotional and shared about some of his mission trips. Carrie Walker said it reminded her of her mission trip to Montana. After breakfast the group enjoyed shopping at the village shops. Ruby Anderson added “Crystal Spring Anderson,” a beautiful doll, to her collection.
It took five cars to transport the group on their trip. They decided the Keenagers need a “Keenage Bus.”
My grandma loved to quilt. In the fall of the year after the cotton had been gathered and before the cows were turned into the fields, Grandma would get a cotton sack, go into the cotton fields and pick the scrap cotton. She had two quilting cards that had handles. The cards had some sort of wire stickers inside of them. She would put a small amount of the cotton in the cards and rub them together to separate the seeds from the cotton. The cotton looked so pretty and fluffy when she had finished. It took a long time before she had enough to put in between the lining and quilt top. The quilt top that she worked on was in a quilt frame that hung from the ceiling in the house. It was amazing to watch her quilt.
In the spring I remember when her cabbage was big and ready, she would cut the heads into small pieces and pack them very tight into a stone churn with salt. She would then tie a cloth around the top of the churn. Whenever she wanted to make kraut she would rake the top back and dig down into the churn and bring out the prettiest cabbage to cook and serve.
My grandma also made hominy out of mule corn. She would soak the corn overnight in water and ashes to get the hull off. The next day she would wash the corn several times, changing the water each time. I can see her now as she drew the water out of the well in the back yard. Grandma also made her own soap out of grease and lye. It’s been so long that I don’t remember quite how she made her homemade soap.
But back in the good old days, as they call it, we had to make do with what we had. Most families back then had eight, ten or even more children to provide for.
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