Thursday, May 3, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant to build new fellowship hall
First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant has been blessed with a vision to build a new fellowship hall. A special offering was taken on Sunday, April 29 to purchase the contents for the kitchen.
My neighbors, Dan and Norma Gill, are in the process of moving to Pennsylvania to live near their grandchildren.
Love and sympathy are expressed to Harold and Shirley Fortner and family in the death of their loved one.
Bob and Mary Lou Barry, from Dallas, Texas, have been visiting relatives in the Slayden and Mt. Pleasant communities. On Tuesday evening Mary and Bob Barry, Arnold and Kathy Goode and myself, enjoyed dinner at Barnhill’s Restaurant in Collierville.
Jacob and Marty Cunningham visited Bonnie and Paul Keith over the past weekend.
Our house was surrounded by woods. There were all kinds of interesting things to see and sounds to hear. The changing seasons were beautiful. I think the fall season was my favorite. There just seemed to be a magic touch applied to every leaf, plant and flower. As I watched the leaves change into all those lovely colors, it was like a picture being painted. I have always loved the closeness of nature. It always made me feel close to God. I believe this experience can only come to its fullest through living and working on the farm.
We kids enjoyed wandering around the woods just to hear the dry leaves crackle under our feet. We would pick up hickory nuts, scalabarks and chestnuts to have to eat during the cold winter days and nights as we sat around the fireside. We grew our own popcorn and peanuts and there were several walnut trees around our house. Grandma had a huge pecan tree. The only cost was that we had to pick them up. We really enjoyed doing that anyway. It was fun to see who could find the most nuts.
My, how times have changed since I was a child. You can now go to the store and buy all kinds of nuts. They are already shelled and packaged for you. Yes, some are even roasted and seasoned. Popcorn, particularly around Christmas, is sold in big cans already popped with several seasoned flavors in the can. To me this takes all the fun out of doing it yourself. I can never forget the excitement of being a farmer’s daughter.
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