Thursday, May 25, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Home and garden party benefits mission trip
Several in the community attended a home and garden party for Lisa and Bethany Johnson. The even was held at the home of Harold and Shirley Fortner and co-hosted by Greta Rich. Donations from the party will go to Lisa and Bethany Johnson as they prepare for a mission trip to Brazil to share the gospel.
Kelly, the social worker from hospice, visited me on Wednesday. She brought me a gift. It was a white porcelain dove to hang in my window. Wasn’t that nice?
Arnold and Kathy Goode traveled to Eminence, Mo. on Thursday to meet their friends, Charlie and Linda Grewell, from Oak Grove, Mo. They enjoyed sightseeing and celebrating Kathy’s and Charlie’s birthdays.
I received a Mother’s Day surprise. My son, Ivy, came to church and sat with me during the worship service. Afterwards I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with him, his wife Patricia and their family. In the afternoon Martha and Bobby Fant came for a visit. Madge and Johnny Winburn visited me on Thursday.
Elaine Goode, from Dallas, Texas, visited with Arnold, Kathy, David and Alisa Goode over the weekend. She came to spend time with her mother, Mable Paton, in Trinity Mission Nursing Home.
I had to carry my little dog Doodly to the vet last week. He stayed from Monday to Thursday. He has a ruptured disk in his back. There is nothing the vet can do for him.
Mae Felts had eye surgery on Friday. She is doing well.
Cordelia Stacks and Sue Sypis attended the graduation of Cordelia’s grandson in Oxford on Saturday.
Betty Guffy flew to Dallas Texas with her granddaughter Kaitlyn on Sunday.
In last week’s “Memories” I wrote about the old home place where I grew up. Another home place I would love to visit is my Grandma Gardner’s. My two sisters and I lived with her for about a year after my mother died and until my daddy re-married.
Part of Grandma’s house is still standing. The house was made of logs. I remember the big front and back yard. There was a big pecan tree that we played under and picked up many pecans.
There was a rose bush where Grandma spread small items she had washed to dry. There was the smokehouse where the good cured hams hung.
There was the chicken house for all Grandma’s chickens. Grandma, her sons and families had a herd of milk cows that they milked by hand. I remember the milk house where Grandma had a separator machine. That machine was a mystery to me. It separated the milk from the cream.
I remember the big orchard where the old billy goat chased me up a peach tree. That old goat was as mean as a yard dog.
Grandma was a good cook. I can just taste those good apple pies and peach cobblers now. I hope someday that
I can go see Grandma’s old place. My grandmother lived to be 101 years old. I hope I live that long.
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