Thursday, December 7, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
“Family at Christmas” will be presented Sunday at First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant
On Sunday, December 10, at 5 p.m. The Brad Family will present “Family at Christmas”, at FBC, Mt. Pleasant.
The Sarah Sunday School Class at FBC, Mt. Pleasant, enjoyed a Christmas dinner at Hazel’s Restaurant in Olive Branch, on December 2.
Annette Jowers is a patient at Baptist East Hospital. My prayer is that she will be feeling better and back home soon.
Billy McClure had medical tests on his back recently.
Rev. O. E. Langner and wife Melba visited relatives in Birmingham, Ala. over the Thanksgiving holiday.
A host of relatives enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Ivy and Patricia Teel on Thanksgiving Day.
Ken and Betty Guffey had their family home for Thanksgiving dinner on Friday.
A host of relatives enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my house on Saturday.
Rev. Tommy Goode and wife Elaine, from Dallas, Texas, visited relatives here over the Thanksgiving holiday. Their son Cory and wife Jennifer, from Signal Mountain, Tenn., along with their daughter Emily and husband Gabe Drummond, from Warrensburg, Mo., surprised them with a birthday party at the Waterford Community Center on Friday, November 24. A host of friends and relatives attended.
Neon and Marlene Langston, from Waxahachie, Texas, visited relatives here in the community last week.
Rick Langston and family from Branson, Mo., visited relatives in the community over the Thanksgiving holiday. His mother, Dot Langston, returned to Branson with them for a visit.
Lara Cummings is a patient at Collierville Nursing Home while she is taking physical therapy after falling and breaking both arms and her collar bone. A get well wish is sent to her.
I.J. Hurdle Jr. is a patient at Baptist East Hospital after a stroke. Hope you will be well soon and back home.
Congratulations to Jerome Teel for publishing his first political thriller novel, “The Election.” A book signing will be held Tuesday, December 7, from 4-7 p.m. at Jennie’s Flowers and Gifts in Holly Springs. Jerome is my nephew and I am very proud of him.
As I go back in time I can well remember how my daddy loved to hunt and fish. Quite often he would come home from a hunting trip with some kind of wild animal to train for a pet.
I remember a particular time when he brought home a baby owl. He had the little owl stuffed in his coat pocket. He took him out and perched him on the back of a chair. He was really a cute little thing.
The owl became a pet and he began to take interest in everything that moved. We would pick at him a lot like mean kids do. One day, I got down and looked him right in his eyes and blew my breath in his face. This evidently made him angry, for he jumped in my face, attacking, pecking and scratching me. I finally got him off and he flew to the top of the window, as usual.
Here came Daddy to see what mischief was going on. After I told him he got the little owl down and perched him on the back of the chair. “Now,” he said to me, “Would you like to blow in his face again?’
Of course, I assured him I would not. He just gave a big laugh. I think he was the only one who thought it was funny.
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