Thursday, October 12, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Dr. Bill Hardin to speak at Carey Chapel’s harvest festival
Remember homecoming and harvest festival at Carey Chapel Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 15. Dr. Bill Hardin will be the guest speaker.
A large crowd attended the gospel singing at the United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant Sept. 30.
The senior citizens of First Baptist of Mt. Pleasant traveled to the Mennonite Community in Whiteville, Tenn. Saturday, Oct. 5. They enjoyed eating, crafts, an auction and many other entertaining things.
Those who are in the hospital are Maucie McCalla, St. Francis; Clyde Joyner, Rehab, Collierville; Lois Anderson, Tupelo; Robbie Smith, St. Francis; and Eugene Edwards, St. Francis. They need our prayers.
We send our love and sympathy to Vera Tucker in the death of her sister.
Howard and Carol Garner visited their daughter and family in Columbia, Tenn. recently. They attended the baptism service for their grandson, Christian.
Ted and Cheryl Whitten and family from Phoenix, Ariz. visited Preston and Jean Dunn recently.
Thirty-eight Keenagers enjoyed a Mexican-American covered dish luncheon at Carey Chapel Baptist Church, Oct. 3 at 11:30. It was called “Cracker Jack Surprises.” The surprises kept popping up. We had people who had never been. They liked it enough that they said they would be back. Then they were entertained with 14 songs from solos, duets and trios by DiAnne Skillman, Nancy Boyd and Dean Bumpas. One song had a very special lady join in it, Kathryn Lewis. She received a standing ovation. They sang a lot of oldies. Everyone had a great time. We are planning a churchwide yard sale on Nov. 3 and 4 to help raise money to buy a bus for our Keenagers. If you have anything to donate call Nancy Boyd at 851-7588 and be sure to come to our sale at church.
Our next Keenagers day will be Nov. 7 at 11:30, “covered dish.” Come and enjoy a time of entertainment with us. By the way, we all enjoyed “Cracker Jacks.”
Since we didn’t have radios and TVs and such, for our entertainment when I was a girl growing up we had to find ways to entertain ourselves. We would swing on grape vines, climb trees, play in sand ditches, make play houses, play with paper dolls (which were cut from the big Sears Roebuck catalogues) and many other things using our imagination.
This particular company came to visit, so we carried them to the woods where we had cut a grapevine. It was like you would see in a “Tarzan” movie. We would swing from one long hill to another, over a deep valley.
To impress my friends I ran ahead and grabbed the vine and didn’t get a good grip. My hands slipped and I went falling in the valley. From this fall came a sprained ankle. Oh, it hurt so bad. I had to lay there on the ground for a while before I could get up. Then, I had to hop and crawl back to the house. The distance seemed more than a mile because of the terrible pain. By the time I reached home my ankle was black and swollen.
When I tried to explain to Mama what had happened, she replied, “That’s what you get for showing off.”
I sat with my foot in hot water for the rest of the day while the others were having fun.
When Daddy came home he wrapped my ankle in brown paper soaked in vinegar. I might say I learned two lessons from this; one, not to try to show off; and two, that I wasn’t Tarzan (not even Jane).
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