Thursday, December 14, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Choir to present Christmas Cantata
A Christmas cantata, “His Very Own Star,” will be presented by the FBC, Mt. Pleasant choir December 17, at the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Billy McClure is the director. Everyone is invited to attend.
Carey Chapel Baptist Church Choir will present their Christmas cantata, “Something About That Name,” on December 17, at 5:00 p.m. immediately following their Christmas fellowship.
The mixed adult Sunday School class, at FBC, Mt. Pleasant, enjoyed a Christmas dinner at the home of Harold and Shirley Fortner on Friday, December 8.
Several in the community attended the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Hardy and Mary Kathryne Skelton, at their home in Collierville, on Saturday, December 2.
Monty and Katie Skelton, from West Va., visited relatives here in the community recently.
Cheryl Huckaby and family from Columbia, Tenn. visited Howard and Carol Gardner for Thanksgiving. Other guests were Marty Gardner and family, Jimmy Bell, Doug Bell and family, Ted and Linda Bell and Annie Cook.
Leonard Stacks had surgery at Methodist Germantown Hospital on Friday. A get well wish is sent to him.
Randy Mayer, from Potts Camp, came by to visit me last week.
It was cotton chopping time on the farm and we had been chopping for about two weeks from morning to night. Back when I grew up there were no grass killers and the cotton really got grassy, especially during a wet spell. There would actually be times you couldn’t see the cotton for the grass.
One day I was so tired I made up my mind that I was going to figure out a way to get some rest. So, when we went home for dinner that day I began to plan. The first thing that popped into my mind was to fake being sick.
Daddy was outside sharpening the hoes, getting them ready to go back to the field. I eased into the kitchen, grabbed a cold biscuit and packed it into my mouth. Then I went to the water bucket and filled my mouth with water. I ran outside where Daddy and Mama were and went into my act. They thought I was really sick seeing all that stuff come out of my mouth.
I heard Mama say to Daddy, “If Allene is really sick she had better stay at the house this afternoon.”
That was just the news I expected. The other kids were not a bit happy. The next morning I was refreshed and ready to go back to work.
Mama stayed home that morning and cooked dinner. When we came home she had cooked some fresh English peas. Boy, how I loved those peas. I ate and ate. I guess I ate too many. That afternoon I did not have to play sick. I was really sick. And, I mean sick. While I was chopping cotton in the sun I told myself this was my punishment for faking the day before. Until this day I don’t care for English peas.
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