Thursday, August 2, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Drew Byrd celebrates 14th birthday
The young married Sunday school class at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant enjoyed a fellowship at the home of Jason and Doan Clayton Saturday, July 21.
Drew Byrd celebrated his 14th birthday with all the trimmings Saturday, July 21. He also attended the Knotty Bolden Memorial Rodeo with his brother Daniel and a friend.
Funeral services were held for Mildred (Harris) Philips at the Family Funeral Chapel in Memphis. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery. She was one of my best friends in school. Love and sympathy are expressed to the family.
Several from the community attended the Cothern’s reunion at Slayden at the home of Charline Gill and Polly Saturday, July 21. There were around 100 people who enjoyed the occasion.
Remember the Teel family reunion at Wall Doxey State Park Saturday, Aug. 4
Jammie and Amber Hailey and family, Cloise Hailey, enjoyed a vacation to Chattanooga recently.
Bobby and Martha Fant from Holly Springs visited me Saturday afternoon.
Daddy’s dog was barking not too far from the house, so I told my brother to come and let’s go see what it was.
We walked down where there was a briar patch. I told him to go around to the other side, and I would stay on this side. I said, “if a rabbit comes your way, you catch him and if he comes my way, I’ll get the old hare.”
The dog was barking like crazy and running around the briar patch. All at once, my brother yelled, “Here he comes.” I was ready for that rabbit! “Oh, shoot, he ran back the other way.”
After several of these running back and forward, the poor little rabbit became so frightened, he not only ran into my hands, but he just fell dead. I guess he was so frightened he had a heart attack.
I told brother we would have rabbit for supper. Mama could fix rabbit up good. She would parboil it until tender, then take it and batter it in flour, and fry until golden brown.
Then she would make some good thickening gravy. That was good eating with Mama’s fluffy biscuits.
But, that little rabbit was not meant to go on the table, Mama very quickly informed us. She was not going to cook a rabbit that died in my hands. “Why, he could have been sick,” she said.
We were disappointed, but guess who was made happy. The dog had quite a feast.
I guess he could have thought that he was the one who found him anyway.
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