Thursday, April 5, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Carey Chapel hosts Easter sunrise service
Carey Chapel Baptist Church will be having an Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 a.m. Sunday School will follow at 9:45 a.m. with the Easter Cantata scheduled at 11 a.m. Everyone has an invitation to come.
Martha Fant visited me Saturday. She, Kathy Goode and I visited the antique store in Mt. Pleasant and browsed around. Afterwards we enjoyed a visit with Morris and Annette Jowers.
Glenwood Cothern, from the Clear Creek community, visited in the Carey Chapel community recently.
Steve and Michelle Johnson and family, from Little Rock, Arkansas, visited Billy and Estelle McClure over the weekend.
Michelle Teel is recovering after surgery at St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday. A get well wish is sent to her.
Madge Winburn and her grandchildren, Wesley and Morgan Green, visited me on Friday afternoon.
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon; I had decided to go and visit my grandmother over the weekend. It was just a skip and a hop away.
As I left home Mama reminded me to watch out for the old billy goat. My uncle and his family lived with Grandma and the billy goat belonged to him. The old goat was as mean as a junk yard dog and you could smell him a mile away.
As I neared the rear of the house I was hoping the old goat would be in the pasture away from the house. The closer I got to the house the more cautious I became. I finally spotted him near the house grazing in the pasture. He saw me too. Then he came running.
I began to look for an escape. I started to run, all the while thinking to myself that if I could just make it across the fence and into the peach orchard I could climb a tree. Well, I did get across the fence into the orchard, but the goat did, too. As he was jumping through the fence, I was climbing up the peach tree. He walked around and around under that tree until I guess he decided I wasn’t coming down. He finally jumped back across the fence and went back to grazing. I waited in the tree until I thought it was safe to climb down. I then slipped through the fence and was almost to the house when he spotted me. I ran for dear life. Out of the corner of my eye I could see him gaining on me. I barely made it through the back gate and safely into the yard.
When I related my story to my grandma and my uncle they had a big laugh. I didn’t think it was a bit funny.
I could not enjoy my visit for dreading having to go back past that goat.
Well, I can say it worked out fine, for my grandma walked back halfway with me. Since the goat was my grandma’s friend, he did not bother us at all. I was real brave as I walked pass him as if to say, “I’m not scared of you!”
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