Thursday, November 9, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Andersons host newcomers’ party
First Baptist Mt. Pleasant held their Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 28.
Several from the community attended the Harvest Fest on the square in Holly Springs Saturday, Oct. 28.
Roberta Anderson gave a welcome party at her home for the newcomers in the Coldwater Hills subdivision Saturday night, Oct. 28. Ivy Wayne Teel was the guest speaker. He spoke about the Slayden/Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department.
Jason, Laura Little and kids Barbara Ellis visited Barbara’s daughter and husband in Columbia, Tenn. for several days recently.
Funeral services were held for Robert (Bobby) Tollison of Millington Saturday, Oct. 28. Rev. Arnold Goode officiated. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery. Bobby was my nephew.
Funeral services were held for Dorothy Bryan at Memorial Park Funeral Home Oct. 28. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Funeral services were held for Mauce McCallar at Memorial Park Funeral Home Monday, Oct. 30. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Love and sympathy are expressed to all of these families.
Kathy Goode is a patient at Baptist Collierville Hospital. She needs our prayers.
Johnny, Madge and Chris Winburn treated me with a vacation to Gatlinburg for several days. Oh, how pretty it was. The leaves on the trees were turning all different colors. It was like a picture being paint right before your eyes.
We stayed in a cabin up in the mountains at Dollywood. The cabin was called “God’s Little Corner.” It was really nice. A missionary owned it. We went sight-seeing to Cade’s Cove. On our way we saw a black bear in the woods and two little deer.
We had plans to go up into the mountains the next day, but the rain and fog stopped us. So we went shopping at the mall, went to the old pottery and Bass Pro Shop and several other places, after having dinner at Golden Corral. We went back to the cabin to pack for an early start back home.
I enjoyed my vacation so much, but it was good to get back home.
As a girl going to school, we didn’t have all the fancy book satchels and lunch boxes like kids have today. I carried my lunch in a half-gallon molasses bucket and my books in a satchel that Mama made from a white flour sack. I would take off for school with the satchel thrown over my back and the bucket in my hand. We kids had to walk a mile to catch the school bus.
I assure you the bus we rode on was not a fancy one either. It was a model T Ford. We had to sit on plank seats. There was sure no way the driver would break the speed limit. About 10 miles an hour was the limit that it would go. Sometimes we kids would go up to the front and pull the leaner down to try to make it go faster. The bus driver had a lot of patience with us. He would say, “Now, you kids don’t do that, you might make us have a wreck.”
We would finally make it to school and go into our rooms. The teacher, Mrs. Sarah Karr had a special place for us to put our lunch buckets. This was on top of an old bookcase. Those who brought their lunch in a brown paper bag could put theirs in their desks.
I remember one day when I went to get my lunch it felt awfully light. I opened the lid, and to my surprise, it was all gone. I knew Mother had put in two or three sausage biscuits and a half moon dried apple pie. Someone had stolen my lunch. I put my head down on my desk and cried. A girl who sat across from me asked, “Why are you crying?” After I told her what happened she divided her lunch with me.
I had always thought this girl was stuck-up and rich because everyday she would bring cheese and crackers, or peanut butter and crackers in her lunch. Sometimes she even had a sandwich made with lightbread (bought in a store). All I had was sausage or ham biscuits and a half moon fried pie. Which lunch do you think our kids would like best today?
That girl made a good impression on me that day and we became the best of friends. You know, sometimes we make wrong judgments about people.
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