Thursday, January 18, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Workers’ appreciation banquet set for Saturday
First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, began their January Bible Study in John 1, 2 and 3. Pastor Ron Finley is the teacher.
The annual workers’ appreciation banquet will be held Saturday, January 20, at Carey Chapel Baptist Church.
Love and sympathy are expressed to the Bumpas family and to the Tom and Mae Conner family in the death of their loved ones.
Mae Felts had eye surgery Thursday January 11. Please pray she will be better soon.
Congratulations to Mitch Stone and wife Annie Ruth. The homecoming festival at Potts Camp School honored him recently. My husband Campbell worked with Mitch for several years. He and Annie Ruth are dear friends.
I enjoyed lunch with my daughters Martha Fant and Kathy Goode, on Tuesday, in Holly Springs.
Thirty-four Keenagers, from Carey Chapel Baptist Church met January 2, at 11:30 a.m. for a day of fun. They enjoyed a variety of salads for lunch. After Christmas dinner everyone was ready for this type of meal. Denise Pence brought a green pea salad that everyone really enjoyed. Mary Graves made a shrimp salad that made everyone go back for seconds.
The fun day turned into an afternoon of comedy from the Keenager Team. First came a “Call from God,” by B.J. Clark who did a wonderful job. Next came Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s on First” by Gene Pence and Charles Boyd. Everyone agreed it had been a while since they had heard this one.
Minnie Pearl, played by Jane Wooten, showed up to emcee the afternoon events. She wanted some of Edna Joyner’s “tater salad” and June Clark’s “nanner puddin”. She also said she wanted some of Minnie Edward’s pineapple cake because she had heard it was the best in the South.
Minnie Pearl introduced B.J. and his “Country Cousins” from Possum Holler. They were on their way to Nashville to cut a record, but took time to stop off and sing a couple of numbers for the Keenagers. They had won first place in a band contest. They were the only contestants.
The cousins helping B.J. were Gene Pence, playing the drum, (a pan and spoon); Charles Boyd played the bass drum (a wash tub); Nancy Boyd played the rub board and Mary Graves played the horn. B.J. led the singers. The group sang Ray Stevens’ “Used Cars” and the “Squirrel Went Berserk in the First Self-Righteous Church in Pascagoula.” At the end of this song Gene Pence threw a rubber squirrel into the middle of the crowd. Mary Graves turned around and bent over. There was a patch on her overalls that read “the end”.
If you are looking for a day of fun, come and visit the Keenagers at Carey Chapel Baptist Church every first Tuesday of the month. February 6, will be our next Keenager meeting.
On February 10, there will be a chili supper from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Funds will be used to help pay off the church roof.
I remember Daddy had two bee hives near the front yard where the bees could roam in the flowers. He had cautioned us to stay clear of those bees.
One day my sister and I were out in the front yard playing. By accident a bee landed on my sister’s arm and stung her. Of all the screaming and hollering she did you would have thought she was dying.
Well, a little while later she was back in the yard and I sort of smirked. I told her I wasn’t afraid of those honey bees and I would prove it to her. (Another foolish time.) I ran up close to the bee hive and ran back. The next time I got even closer. To my surprise, the next time I got closer than I intended. All at once it was like the attacker bees were after me. Some got in my hair. I was running and slapping my head trying to get them off. Before the performance was over I had been stung several times on my hands and my back. My sister stood back laughing and said, “I guess you got closer than you intended. I’ll bet you were scared then.”
I was afraid to go into the house and seek comfort as Daddy had warned us over and over to stay away from those bee hives. So, as usual, I suffered in silence, accepting it as my punishment for being smarty with my sister and disobeying my father.
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