Thursday, April 19, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Carey Chapel hosts revival services
Twenty-nine Keenagers met for a covered dish luncheon on April 3, for their regular meeting at Carey Chapel Baptist Church. Everything was decorated for Easter. After lunch, the group enjoyed fellowship and games. They played “pin the tail on the bunny,” “ring the bunny” and a game that included throwing velcro balls at a bunny to make the ball stick to the bunny. Game winners included Pearl and Tony Kelly and Shelia Hudson. Lucky winners of door prizes were Dot Langston, Lillian Cargill, Edna Joyner, Tony Kelly, Peggy Hunsucker, Mattie Langston, Bernice Hanna and Pearl Kelly. Senior citizens are invited to the next fun meeting on May 1 at 11:30 a.m.
Ailee Coopwood visited Tory, Christy and Hannah Styers in Millington, Tenn., on Easter Sunday.
Barbara Ellis had several relatives visit in her home over Easter weekend.
A host of relatives enjoyed lunch Easter Sunday at the home of Ivy Wayne and Patricia Teel.
The family of Elsie Parks honored her with a celebration for her 105th birthday on April 15 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. A host of family and friends attended. When Miss Elsie lived here in the community, with her daughter, Fran Hilliard, she would call me two or three times a week. She loved talking about old times growing up. Sometimes she would sing to me over the telephone. I can say she lifted my spirits many a time. Thank you Miss Elsie for being my friend.
Juanita Langston is a patient at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. A get well wish is sent to her.
Barbara Ellis and Jason Little, along with his children, visited relatives in Columbia, Tenn. recently.
Charles and Nancy Boyd are both recovering from recent shoulder surgery. Hope they will both be well soon.
Revival services will begin at Carey Chapel Baptist Church April 22-25. Rev. Barry Littlefield will be the guest preacher. Jack Chiles will lead the music with Rose Marie Basden as pianist.
Daddy had a pretty horse named Roy. He was a saddle horse and Daddy would ride him everywhere. In fact, that was his only transportation. We were never allowed to ride him because he was wild and foxy.
One day, Daddy decided to hitch Roy up to a wagon along with one of his mules. Well, Roy didn’t like that business at all. He became real excited and began to buck, snort and balk. He was determined he was not going to help pull that wagon.
I’m afraid Daddy was just as determined that he was going to pull that wagon. He took his long whip that had a handle on it and he popped that horse three or four times to let him know that he meant business. But, Roy didn’t budge. Daddy then put a feed sack over Roy’s head. But, not an inch did he budge.
By now, Daddy had gotten really frustrated. He took his whip and popped Roy’s backside again. Well, I I don’t guess that felt too good, and poor Roy was confused with his head covered. In front of him was the pond. I don’t guess he saw it because of the sack over his head and he went charing off into the pond, wagon and all. He proceeded to balk. I felt so sorry for the old mule who was trying to do all the pulling.
By now, Daddy had lost his religion. He jumped out of the wagon, into the pond and grabbed up a hand full of mud and slapped it up into Roy’s nose. After that, business really picked up.
I think the horse forgot he was even hitched to a wagon, for he came out of that pond in a moment. He was snorting, bucking and kicking trying to get his breath.
After that episode Daddy never hitched him to a wagon again. I guess he was too good a saddle horse to punish so bad.
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