Thursday, September 28, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Area churches celebrate homecoming soon
First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, October 8. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. Pastor Ron Finley will preach the morning message at 11 am. There will be dinner in the fellowship hall at noon, with singing in the afternoon. There will not be an evening service on Sunday evening. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Carey Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, October 15. Dr. Bill Hardin will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service. The annual Harvest Festival has been joined with the Homecoming celebration to make for an outside casual day. After morning worship, weather permitting, everything will be outside. There will be dinner on the grounds, music from several groups, games for children and adults. There will be something fun for everyone.
Ivy Teel celebrated his 60th birthday, with all the trimmings, with a get-together with several family members last Thursday night. I hope you will have many more.
Our prayers go out to the following sick of our community Phillip Teel, Clyde Joyner, Ennis Joyner and Ruby Wells.
Daddy had an old mama sow that weighed about 400 pounds. She was a vicious-looking creature. Daddy had warned us kids to stay away from her pen, especially when she had a litter of pigs.
The hog lot was about an acre in size. Right in the middle of the hog lot was a big apple tree. The apples were just beginning to get ripe and I wanted one of those apples really badly. So, I decided to venture into the hog lot. The mama sow had made her bed for the babies not far from the apple tree. I looked around, but didn’t see the mama sow anywhere.
The little baby pigs were all lying in their bed sleeping. They looked so precious that I just couldn’t resist picking one of them up to love on. When I picked him up he began to squeal. I looked up and here came the mama sow with her mouth wide open. I threw the little pig down and went scampering up the apple tree.
I ate all the apples I wanted and threw down a large number for the mama sow to eat. I was trying to get on the good side of the Mama pig so she would let me down out of the tree. As she was eating I hurriedly slipped down out of the tree. In doing so I landed on a board with a nail sticking out of it. It stuck in my foot and I couldn’t get it pulled out. As I went towards the house I was hopping, screaming and crying. All this time fearing the mama sow was going to catch up with me.
Daddy heard the commotion and came out to see what was happening to me. He pulled the nail out while I screamed to the top of my lungs. He then got the kerosene jug and poured a generous amount over my foot. The next day my foot was swollen something awful. It was several days before I could walk at all.
I never told Daddy what exactly happened, but I would not have needed his scolding to keep me out of that pig pen. You could say I received myself another “bought lesson.” Besides learning to listen to my parents, I also learned not to pick up a baby pig when his mama is around and to look before I jump.
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