Thursday, March 2, 2006

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Pannells honor widows with Valentine’s dinner

A host of people enjoyed the annual wild game supper at Carey Chapel Baptist Church, Saturday, February 25, at 6 p.m.

Claudie and Sarah Pannell honored the widows of First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, with a delayed Valentine’s dinner at Barnhill’s Restaurant on Saturday, February 25. Ten widows enjoyed the event.

Max Goode, son of David and Alisa Goode, fell and broke his arm last week. Wandra Byrd had the misfortune of breaking her foot. A get well wish is sent to both of these.

Funeral services were held, at the Memphis Funeral Home for Stanley Terrell. He is the brother-in-law of Barbara Ellis. Love and sympathy are expressed to the family.

Love and sympathy are expressed to Lee Curtis and family in the death of their loved one.

Claudie and Sarah Pannel and Arnold and Kathy Goode enjoyed dinner at Seafood Junction Too, in Byhalia, on Friday night.

Delia Hurdle had surgery on Monday, February 27. A get well wish is sent to her.

David and Alisa Goode and boys enjoyed a family get-together this past weekend in Washington, Mo. with Alisa’s father’s family.

I Remember

As a girl going to grammar school at Mt. Pleasant we had chapel service every morning. We would line up outside the school and march into the auditorium. There was no running or talking. Some of the songs we sang were “Onward Christian Soldiers”, “My Country ’tis of Thee” and “Jesus Loves Me”. There were others, but I just can’t remember them.

After singing, the principal would take the Bible and read scripture verses. Then he would pray. Sometimes other teachers would take charge of the chapel service. Afterwards we would be dismissed to our rooms to have class. My, times have changed. There is no reading of the Bible or prayer in schools today.

I remember there were children’s programs all during the year, especially at Christmas and at the end of the school year. Daddy and Mama would not let us kids be in anything because they did not have the money to buy or make the costumes.

I remember once when one little girl was sick and the teacher asked me to take her part. She was a fairy. Her mother had already made her costume and we were the same size. All I had to do was follow the other fairies, wave my wand and dance around on the stage. That was really a thrill to me.

I wanted my kids to be in everything at school. There is one thing that stands out in my mind. There was a band called the Kiddy Band and I made all their costumes. The costume consisted of a white blouse, navy blue skirt and cape. The boys had navy blue pants and a white shirt. Each child had an instrument to play. Through their grammar school and high-school years all four of my children played ball, were in plays and all sorts of other programs.

It always thrilled my heart to see them perform because it was something I always wanted to do and didn’t get to when I was in school.

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