Thursday, November 23, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Stacks receive cruise honoring anniversary
Twenty-five Keenagers at Carey Chapel Church enjoyed “Olde Fashioned Dress” with a covered dish luncheon Nov. 7 at 11:30.
Everyone was dressed in old fashion clothes. We sure had some good laughs remembering some of our yesteryear dress.
Michelle Holman, June and B.J. Clark’s daughter, entertained us in the afternoon with beautiful gospel songs.
Everyone enjoyed the music and the food. Come and enjoy our next meeting; it will be our Christmas meeting at the church. Bring a beautiful wrapped Christmas ornament and spend some time with the Keenagers at 11:30 on Dec. 5.
Carey Chapel Baptist Church enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall, and then on Sunday, Nov. 26 they will have “The Hanging of the Green” at 6 p.m.
Leonard and Marie Stacks were honored by their son with a Caribbean cruise for their 60th wedding anniversary recently.
Don Bumpus and family are enjoying a vacation at Disney World in Florida.
Funeral services were held for Lillian Wright of Mt. Pleasant at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven Sunday, Nov. 12. Dr. Rob Finley and Dr. Jimmy Sparks officiated. Burial was in Twin Oaks Memorial Garden.
Dr. Rob Finley, pastor at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant and wife Judy are on vacation. Rev. Bennie Jackson will be preaching Sunday morning and night Nov. 26.
Patricia Teel carried me for an eye check-up at Rayner Eye Clinic in Oxford Friday.
Kathy Goode is a patient at Baptist East Hospital. Kathy needs our prayers.
My memory goes back to a time when our mama and daddy carried us to the Rossville picnic. That was such a special thing to look forward to. We would have done most anything to get to go. All that week before the picnic, we worked our heads off, chopping cotton from sunrise to sunset. By the end of the week we were dead on our feet, but that in no way hindered us in our enthusiasm going to that special place.
Well, that morning finally arrived. We were so excited we could hardly eat our breakfast. Daddy gave us all a whole dollar to spend. A dollar was a lot of money in those days, especially for poor kids.
We dressed up in our Sunday best clothes and walked across the pasture to our uncle’s house. Daddy had already made the arrangement about carrying us. We all loaded in the back of his pickup truck. Now we were on our way. I remember being so excited my stomach had butterflies in it. Mama and Daddy would go to the picnic every year and leave us at home. I had always wanted to go and see what it would be like and now we were on our way. Gosh!
The first thing I saw were to men fighting. I was about ready to go back home, but off in the distance I could see a merry-go-round.
I soon forgot about the fight. I ran for the merry-go-round. I rode it a number of times. I am sure there were other rides. The rides were only five cents each. What a thrill for a country girl, all that beautiful music, the speed of the rides and the pretty, dazzling colors, plus watching all those different dressed up people.
Dinner time came, I bought a sandwich and a big glass of lemonade with lots of ice. It had been made in a #3 washtub.
My lunch only cost me 15 cents, so when I got back home I had some change left. All in all, I can say I really had a great time.
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