Thursday, February 23, 2006

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Ricky Langston’s music show opens

Barbara Ellis and Ailee Coopwood visited Barbara’s brother-in-law, Stanley Terrell at St. Francis Hospital.

Don Bumpas enjoyed a fishing trip at the Gulf of Mexico last week.

J.C. Watson is a patient at Baptist Collierville Hospital. A get well wish is sent to him.

Our prayers are with Harold Fortner. He is having all kinds of tests as an out-patient.

Glenwood Cothern from Clear Creek visited Howard Gardner, Floy Wilson and me Wednesday.

Dot Langston, Debbie Gaines, Denise Boyd, Peggy and Rocky Hunsucker and several of their children and grandchildren traveled to Branson, Mo. to visit Ricky Langston and family. Ricky’s country music show opened February, 18. They all wanted to be there for the opening.

Phillip Teel is a patient at Baptist East Hospital. So is Melba Langner. A get well wish is sent to both of them.

“I Remember”

After my mother’s death, we three girls went to live with Grandmaw Gardner. I remember my aunt and uncle lived in Memphis, Tenn. They came for a visit. When they were ready to go back home, I begged Grandma to let me go with them. She finally gave in. My clothes were packed, and we were on our way to the big city with all the bright lights. I was so thrilled.

My aunt and uncle owned a café or a beer joint. They lived in the back of the café. I wasn’t allowed to go in the café. My aunt would bring me breakfast, dinner and supper. I felt like a bird in a cage. I could look out the window and see children playing on the sidewalk. One day my aunt let me go out and play with them. They had a big baseboard box. Each one would get in the box and roll down a hill. They let me try it out. Just as I rolled down the hill, up walked a policeman. He said, “You kids are going to get hurt; throw that box away.” He walked on down the sidewalk. It wasn’t long before he was back. He said, “If you kids don’t throw that box away, I’ll put all of you in jail.” That scared me so much that I went back inside. I didn’t have a thing to occupy myself. So, I decided to sleep late the next morning. That didn’t work either. My uncle came in and threw a cold glass of water in my face. He said, “That will teach you not to sleep so late.” My aunt didn’t like what he did, and I didn’t either. I was so glad that week was over. That taught me a lesson - not to beg to go home with them again.

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