Thursday, March 8, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Sunday evening discipleship class begins at FBC in Mt. Pleasant
Several in the community attended the funeral service for William Allen at Holly Springs Funeral Home, on Sunday, February 25. Love and sympathy are expressed to the family.
Rev. Rob Finley, pastor of FBC, Mt. Pleasant, will be conducting a seminar through his prayer resources ministry at East Zion Baptist Church in Baldwyn, MS on March 9-11.
A new Sunday evening discipleship class, for girls and ladies (ages 10 and older), will be taught by Judy Finley beginning March 4, at FBC, Mt. Pleasant.
Ailee Coopwood attended the 40th wedding anniversary for Ken and Marilyn Ware on Saturday, March 3. The celebration was held in Bartlett, Tenn., at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home activity room.
When I was about 13 or 14 years old I begged Mama to buy me a tube of lipstick. I told her all my friends at school were wearing it. She insisted that I was too young to be wearing make-up. I told her all my friends’ parents were letting them. But, with Mama it just went in one ear and out the other. I decided that I may as well forget it and continue to borrow my friend’s at school.
The following week my uncle asked us kids to chop cotton for him on Saturday. He promised he would pay us fifty cents for the day. The very first thought I had was that I could buy me a tube of lipstick.
I worked hard all day on Saturday. At the end of the day, when the sun was setting, our uncle paid us fifty cents each. We went home feeling that we were rich.
On Monday, when I went to school, I gave the fifty cents to one of my friends and asked her to buy me a tube of lipstick when she went to town again. She always went on Saturday with her family. The following Monday she brought me a tube of the prettiest red lipstick she could find. And, when I say red, I mean red.
I had to be very careful to keep it hid from Mama. I didn’t dare put the lipstick on until I was at school. Several weeks went by when one day I decided to put some on at home, just to see what Mama’s reaction would be. Well, she didn’t put up a big fight. She wanted to know where I got it, etc. However, I was still not ready to let Daddy see me with it on.
Several days later I left my lipstick tube, with the top off, laying on the dresser. Daddy had a mean little pet squirrel. That little rascal climbed onto the dresser, grabbed my lipstick and ran with it. I was right in behind him, but he took off into the attic. I found a flashlight and persued him, but it was too late.
What a sight to see! A painted squirrel! He had eaten my lipstick and had it smeared all over his paws and mouth. I would have liked to choke him to death. But, I couldn’t let Daddy find out about the lipstick. I had to try and clean up that squirrel. Have you ever tried to clean lipstick off a mean squirrel? He was mad! I was mad! Before I knew what was happening he bit me really hard. I slung that squirrel across the attic. He was gone for several days. I was wishing he would never come back.
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