Thursday, August 10, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Keenagers enjoy Hawaiian luau
After prayer service on Wednesday night, a watermelon cutting was enjoyed at the FBC of Mt. Pleasant.
Arnold and Kathy Goode traveled to Oak Grove, Mo. last week to be attend the memorial service for Alivia Barbosa, the infant granddaughter of their friends, Linda and Charlie Grewell. While there they visited their son David and family in Belton, Mo. and their son Danny and family in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
The Stacks family reunion was held at Wall Doxey State Park on Sunday, August 6.
One hundred twenty five relatives enjoyed the Teel family reunion, at Wall Doxey State Park Lodge, on Saturday.
Thirty-one Carey Chapel Keenagers enjoyed an Hawaiian luau on Tuesday, August 1, at the church. Hawaiian music was played during the day to set the mood. Tables were decorated with hibiscus blooms. There were huge flowers and palm trees throughout the fellowship hall. A large banner hung on the wall that said “Let’s Luau.” There was a beach scene that Mable Cothern really enjoyed after lunch.
Each lady was met at the door with a silk ruffle petal flower lei and a silk hibiscus hair clip to adorn her bright colored clothes or flowered attire that she wore. The men wore a lei, a bandanna and a straw hat.
Lunch included chicken, pork, ham and vegetables along with pineapple cakes, banana-pineapple pudding, Jell-o salad, fruit salads, watermelon and Hawaiian rolls.
After lunch the group played pin the monkey on the coconut tree. Minnie Edwards won the game by pinning the monkey right in the center of the coconut. Delia Hurdle won the hula-hoop contest.
We can’t wait to see our pictures because we did have some grass skirts show up. Everyone said that this event was as close to Hawaii as they will ever get and all had a good time.
I remember many times when growing up that we needed a whipping. Daddy wouldn’t stop what he was doing to administer a whipping when it was needed, but would make us go in the house and sit on a pillow. Now, I know you are thinking, how on earth can sitting on a pillow be punishment? Well, all I can say is I never really understood it myself. I guess it was a form of shame. Maybe like sticking your nose in a circle on the chalkboard at school. For a frisky kid like me having to sit still for a long time was punishment, pillow or no pillow.
I remember one particular time my sister and I were playing in the yard having a good time when Daddy called for one of us to come and help him saw wood. Daddy had a cross-cut saw with handles at both ends. I tell you pulling one of those saws was a very hard job, especially for a girl.
My sister and I began to argue about who should go and help him. Finally, Daddy settled the matter by calling my sister to come and help him. Boy, was she mad at me. Then Daddy said, “Allene, you can take the wood in the house.”
Each time I would come to get a arm load of wood to take in the house I would crook my finger at my sister. That meant “goody, goody.” I must tell you that I crooked my finger one too many times and Daddy caught me in the act. He stopped the saw and said, “All right young lady, go in the house and sit on a pillow and you had better be sitting on it when I come in the house.
I reluctantly dragged myself into the house, got my pillow and sat on it. Of course, Mama wanted to know what I had done this time. Of course, I gave my usual answer of “not a thing”.
It wasn’t long until my sister stuck her head in the door and crooked her finger at me. I turned my head and pretended I didn’t see her.
When Daddy came in he told me I could get up, if I thought I could behave, but I just kept sitting on my pillow. He told me the second time that I could get up, but I continued to sit on my pillow. I looked at him and said, “ I don’t know if I can act right yet, so I’ll just stay put for awhile.”
I know you must think I was nuts, but I knew that if I got up my sister and I were in for a free-for-all fight and I would be right back on my pillow.
I decided sitting on the pillow wasn’t so bad after all. I sure liked it better than getting a belt to my backside.
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