Thursday, May 24, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
First Baptist of Mt. Pleasant honors mothers
First Baptist of Mt. Pleasant honored several mothers with beautiful corsages and others with bookmarks on Sunday, Mother’s Day, with Jean Dunn pinning the corsages on the mothers. Fran Hilliard, the oldest; Amy Potts, the youngest; Allene Teel, the most children; LeeAnne Edwards and Allene Teel, the most children in the services; mother with the youngest baby was Bro. Rob and Judy Finley, daughter Faith.
Bro. O.E. Langner, pastor at Carey Chapel is a patient at Baptist East Hospital. A get well wish is sent to him.
Charlotte Brown is home from Baptist Collierville Hospital after a brief stay.
Bro. Arnold and Kathy Goode left moving to Sweet Springs, Mo. They will be missed in the community, especially by me.
Bro. and Mrs. Doug Bell and son Jimmy Bell, Annie Cook, Howard and Carol Gardner enjoyed a Mother’s Day dinner at the home of Ted and Linda Bell.
A Mother’s Day and moving away celebration were held at my home Saturday, May 12. A host of relatives attended the occasion.
Ken and Betty Guffey enjoyed dinner with their son and family Sunday in Olive Branch.
As a young girl growing up on a farm, I remember the spring when the orchard was all pink and white with peach, pear, apple and plum blossoms. This was such a beautiful time of year for me. You could see the many different kinds of bees and hosts of lovely butterflies in every color of the rainbow, flying and fluttering about from one flower to the next. All the birds would be singing, making joyful noises of every sound. A mocking bird had built her nest in the apple tree outside my window and I would wake during the night to her singing.
I have often wondered how my Daddy plowed those hillsides where we lived, with his old mules to make a living on the farm. Making a living on a small farm of today is a thing of the past; too many things have changed. But the memories I have tell of times when life could be lived to the fullest and peace was a reality.
Many times in my memories I have mentioned that I am glad God made me and placed me in a home on a farm, so close to nature. Growing up on a farm was a delightful experience and full of joy, but at the same time there was definitely a lot of hard work involved. So, I still say that farming was a wonderful life and I am happy to have been a part of it.
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