Thursday, April 12, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Dr. Roy Fish to speak at Carey Chapel Baptist
The spring Marshall County Baptist Associational meeting will be held at Carey Chapel Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Roy Fish, interim president of the North American Mission Board.
The children at First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, enjoyed an Easter egg hunt at the church on Saturday, April 7.
Fred and Charlotte Brown along with their daughter Ester, visited relatives in Chicago, Ill. over the Easter holiday weekend.
Love and sympathy are expressed to Edith (Cothern) Cole and family in the death of her daughter Carla.
Kathy Goode is recovering at home after foot surgery at Germantown Rehab Hospital recently.
Congratulations to Ella Jean Loftin for her many years of service to the United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant. She was presented a beautiful engraved plaque at a surprise luncheon given in her honor.
Several from the community enjoyed the passion play presented at Slayden Baptist Church on Friday and Saturday nights.
The kids at school were spreading the measles germ around. All my brothers and sisters had the measles. But I was lucky. In fact they told me I was too mean to contact the measles. Mama and I were kept busy doing all the work around the house.
A week passed and my brothers and sisters were all well and back in school. The following week, on a Saturday morning, I began to feel bad. Mama felt of my forehead and diagnosed me with the measles. For the next few days I was really ill, but no rash appeared. Mama was worried because folks said it was dangerous if the germ didn’t come out to the outside of the body in a rash.
Daddy decided to try one of his home remedies to make the rash break out on me. He went to the barn and got some corn foliage. He put the foliage in a pan of water and boiled it for several minutes. No, it wasn’t to rub on my body, but for me to drink that awful stuff. But still no red rash.
“I’ll bet I will make it come out.” Daddy said.
Well, he left the house for about half an hour. He went to the neighboring black man’s house and returned with a half pint fruit jar of white corn moonshine whiskey. He put some in a cup of hot water and made me drink it. It tasted worse than the corn foliage drink. But it did the job. The next morning I was covered with little red bumps.
The next week I went back to school for one day and then I came down with an ear infection. I would lie in bed at night and cry. Of course, “Daddy Doctor” was called upon again. He would smoke a cigarette and then blow the warm smoke down into my ear. Then he would fill a Country Gentleman tobacco sack with hot ashes and I would lay my ear on the warm sack.
Daddy could think up pretty good remedies. I’m sure those remedies pulled us kids through lots of aches and pains.
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