Thursday, September 14, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Kathy Curl celebrates birthday with lunch at Red Lobster; Team Kids begins at FBC
Barbara Ellis visited her sister in Oakland, Tenn. during the Labor Day holiday.
Several in the community attended the Hummingbird Migration celebration at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center over the weekend.
Kathy Goode and Kathy Curl enjoyed lunch at Red Lobster, in Southaven, on Thursday in celebration of Kathy Curl’s birthday.
Marty and Melissa Pannel will be moving into their new home on Wild Cat Bottom Road soon.
Team Kids began at FBC, Mt. Pleasant, last Wednesday night.
My son-in-law, Bobby Fant, was a patient at Baptist East Hospital for several days last week. He is home improving.
Monday was usually wash day on the farm. I remember once that our well had gone out and Daddy didn’t have the money to have another one dug, so we had to carry our water from a spring about a fourth mile, up a hill, to the house. For that reason it was easier to take the laundry to the spring than to try and haul that much water to the house.
Daddy would take an old black wash pot, a couple of tubs and old chairs to the spring by putting them on a slide for the mule to pull.
There were a lot of dead tree limbs to use to build a fire under the black wash pot to heat the water for washing and boiling. Then Daddy tied clothes lines between the trees and it was there that our nice clean clothes hung to dry in the fresh breeze.
We would sometimes stay a half day at the spring washing clothes, enjoying the fresh air and observing the beauty of nature. It always made us feel so good to hear the birds singing their tunes.
When we weren’t using the tubs to wash and rinse the clothes they had another purpose. We would fill them water and let them sit in the sun until it was nice and warm. We would then take a bath in the warm water.
Late in the afternoon I would sometimes be the one to go and gather the dry clothes and while there I would take my bath. I still remember the fragrance of the honeysuckle blossoms.
I have always loved the closeness of nature. I believe all these experiences can only come to its fullest through living and working on the farm.
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