Thursday, August 9, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Vacation Bible School well attended at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant
There were 28 children who attended Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant. Commencement was held Sunday evening, July 29 at 5 p.m.
A new Dollar General Store opened for business at Mt. Pleasant Friday, July 27. Sure is nice.
Glenwood Cothern from Clear Creek and daughter Rita from Waterford visited in the community recently.
Ken and Betty Guffey’s daughter, Shannon, and granddaughters from Dallas, Tx., came for a visit. The granddaughter will visit for a week.
Neon and Marlene Langston, Greg and Dawn Langston and family from Waxahachie, Tx., came to visit family and to attend the Teel family reunion.
Howard and Carol Gardner’s daughter, Cheryl, and grandson, Christian, from Columbia, Tenn., visited over the weekend.
Madge Winburn from Hickory Flat visited me Monday. We had a good time shelling butterbeans. Afterward we visited Campbell’s grave and went to see the new fellowship hall that is being built at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant.
Maykla Gardner from Louisiana is visiting her grandpa, Don Bumpas and other family members before going back to school.
My sister got a spanking because she was crying and didn’t want to get on the school bus.
Mama and Daddy had overslept. They were rushing around like mad, trying to get us kids to hurry and get dressed for school. It was almost time for the school bus to come. We were rushing about, throwing things coming and going. I know you have heard people say it was a “madhouse.” Well, that’s what this one was that morning.
My sister and brother made a bet as to who could tie their shoe strings the quickest. Daddy walked into the room and thought they were fussing. He grabbed my sister and spanked her. The school bus came and my brother ran out, he didn’t get a spanking. But my sister was crying and refused to get on the school bus. Daddy tried his best to make her; but she would not budge. She had made up her mind she wasn’t getting on the bus crying.
Daddy waved to the bus driver to go on. As the bus pulled out I was feeling so sorry for my sister. I just knew she was going to get a really big whipping, and she did.
I worried all that day at school. I kept thinking what I could do to make her feel better when I got home. About the last recess I came up with an idea. A boy my sister liked came up to me and asked about her. He wanted to know why she wasn’t at school. Of course, I told him she wasn’t feeling well, not the whole truth. Right then, something popped into my head. I’ll write a note and sign his name to it. I thought, she will never know the difference.
I knew what his handwriting looked like so I immediately went to work. After I finished, I folded it into a small note and put it in my pocket. I could hardly wait to get home to give her the note.
When I gave it to her she wanted to know who wrote it. When I told her, she had a real sweet smile on her face. That was just what I wanted to see, for her to feel better.
After she finished reading the note, I asked her what was in it. Naturally, she wouldn’t tell, for I had written a love note.
Years have passed, and to my knowledge, she never knew I wrote that note.
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