Thursday, June 28, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Ivy Wayne Teel honored with birthday dinner
Vacation Bible school began at Carey Chapel Baptist Church Sunday evening, June 24 at 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The commencement service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Southern Homes invited KIX 106 Radio crew to come to Coldwater subdivision and to have a showing of their beautiful homes recently.
Patricia Teel carried me to Rayner’s Eye Clinic in Oxford for a checkup Thursday. I received a good report.
Christine McCandless is in ICU in Baptist Collierville Hospital. She needs our prayers.
A group of ladies from First Baptist Mt. Pleasant dined at Pounder’s Restaurant in Southaven recently.
Gary Teel and Ginger Byrd honored their father, Ivy Wayne Teel, on Saturday afternoon with a cookout. A host of relatives attended.
Ken and Betty Guffey’s daughter, granddaughters and a friend from Texas visited in their home for several days recently.
Bro. Arnold Goode left for Sweet Springs, Mo., after spending several days with me. He had to take care of some business.
Barbara Ellis attended her great-granddaughter Regan’s birthday party in Rossville Saturday.
Bobby and Martha Fant from Holly Springs visited me Saturday afternoon. We carried flowers to the cemetery to put on Campbell’s grave.
Stone and Michelle Johnson, Faith, Christin and Drake visited Billy and Estelle McClure over the weekend.
Ken and Betty Guffey and granddaughter visited their daughter in Millington, Tenn., Sunday afternoon.
Twenty-three Keenagers met June 5 for a covered dish luncheon at Carey Chapel Baptist Church.
Roger Brune, the administrator from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford, came with Melinda Gorden, the market manager. They presented all the doctors the hospital offers.
They also explained that new equipment was being installed at the hospital and a lot of the hospital was under remodeling and updating many areas.
Baptist Memorial Hospitals of Mississippi now even offers breast MRI exams for women who are particularly at risk. Go to www.herbaptist.org for more information.
Oxford will soon have dual roundabouts built on Lamar Boulevard at Highway 6. Construction started mid-May to help traffic.
This information was well received from all our members.
We also had a skit on Groucho Marx, played by Roger Brune, which everyone really enjoyed, especially Edna Joyner, B.J. Clark, Dot Doris and Charles Boyd, who participated in the game.
I remember a pet of mine that was very special. Mama had “set” an old hen on 20 eggs, but after three weeks “setting” period was over, only one little chick hatched from these eggs. So, mama gave him to me to have as a pet. I loved that little chick very much. I named him Tugar. I put him in a box and kept him in the house. Well, Tugar soon got too big for his box. He began to fly around the house and follow me every step I made. One day he was getting on my nerves really badly, so I picked him up and threw him out the kitchen door and yelled, “I wish you were dead.”
I had no more gotten the words out of my mouth when a big rat ran out from under the house and bit Tugar on the head. The hide and feathers were all skinned off down his neck. All my hollering and screaming scared the rat off, but it was too late. When I picked Tugar up, he was dead.
Well, it was time for a funeral. I found a shoe box to put him in, and went to the tool shed to borrow Daddy’s shovel. From there I went to the orchard where we kids had our pet cemetery.
I officiated at Tugar’s funeral. This is the sum of what I said: “Tugar, I didn’t mean it, you know I didn’t mean it, but I know it is too late to tell you that now. I sure hope you will forgive me when you get to pet heaven. I love you so much and you were the greatest pet.” I shed some tears as I lowered Tugar into the ground and even more as I covered him up. I picked some wild flowers to put on his grave. I was more careful from then on never to wish death on anyone or anything.
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