Thursday, July 12, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Cothern family reunion July 21
Vacation Bible school was a big success at Carey Chapel Baptist Church last week. They had 106 enrolled; the average attendance was 99.
The Cothern reunion will be held at the home of Charlene Gill and Polly Saturday, July 21, 2060 South Slayden Rd. It will begin at 12 noon. Bring lawn chairs, covered dish or picnic food to share, old photos and memories. If you are a Cothern or kin to the Cotherns, you are welcome to come.
Kathy Goode from Sweet Springs, Mo. came and spent the night with me on Friday night. She came to attend her 40th class reunion Saturday, June 30 at Slayden Community Center. Several of the class members were missing, but they had a good time eating and reminiscing. Faye Sanders was the sponsor.
I enjoyed barbecue dinner with all the trimmings at the home of Ivy and Patricia Teel on the Fourth and also barbecue supper with all the trimmings at the home of Bobby and Martha Fant.
Bobby and Mary Barry from Carlington, Texas are visiting relatives here in the community and Slayden.
Codelia Stacks is home after a week’s vacation in Florida visiting her daughter and family.
My memory goes back to a time when I spent hours playing in the barn with my friends. This was such a nice place to play. That old barn had sheltered many animals through the years. It had weathered many storms, too. The main place we played was the hayloft. I remember this particular time when a friend and I were laying in the lofts. I asked her if she wanted to see me “skin a cat.” Of course, she said yes and added, “Let me catch you one.”
“It’s not a real cat,” I replied. “Let me show you.” Daddy had a 2x4 nailed across from one 2x4 to another for a brace. I grabbed the 2x4 swinging and locked my legs around it. I hung there with my head down. My friend asked, “Is that what you call skinning a cat? “Yes,” I said. “Do you want to do it?” “No,” she replied. “You do it again.” Well, I grabbed for the 2x4 to do my performance again, but this time, I missed and fell to the loft floor, knocking the breath out of myself. When I came to, my friend was standing over me, blowing in my face and begging me to say I was all right. I can assure you that was the last of the “cat skinning” for that day.
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