Thursday, September 13, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Martha Fant honored with retirement reception
Rev. Gene Gafford from Millington, Tenn., was the guest speaker at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant Sunday morning and night, Sept. 2
Regina Faye Teel and Earl Grant Feathers exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Sept. 8 at the home of her parents, Warren and Jenelle Teel. We hope they will have a long and happy life together.
My grandson, Lieutenant Paul Ivy, came by for a visit Saturday on his way back to the Army base in Fort Benning, Ga. He called in time for me to make his favorite cream pie.
John and Pam Wilson had a cookout at Wall Doxey State Park Sunday afternoon, Sept. 2. A host of relatives attended.
Philip Teel is a patient of Baptist DeSoto Hospital. He needs our prayers.
Billy and Estelle McClure visited Steve and Michelle Johnson and family at Little Rock, Ark. over Labor Day.
Barbara Ellis entertained family over Labor Day weekend.
Martha Fant visited me Sunday afternoon. We made a visit to the cemetery, then to the antique shop in Mt. Pleasant.
Emma Davis, Dewey and Faye Pannell enjoyed a vacation to the Smoky Mountains recently.
I can well remember our first TV. One day my husband visited his buddy he was in the Army with. When the buddy came home he went to school under the GI Bill to learn to work on TVs. He and a friend went in business together repairing and selling TVs.
After visiting he was ready to leave. The buddy asked him about buying a TV. He told him he couldn’t afford to buy one at that time. The buddy said, “Just take it home, and try it out. If you don’t like it, bring it back. Well, my husband decided to bring one home.
The kids and I were really excited. We were the first family in the community to have a TV. Words travel fast. The Teels have a new TV. Kinfolk and neighbors came almost every night to look at TV. Sometimes they would stay until 10 or 11 o’clock.
It was in the fall of the year. My husband drove the school bus and there was cotton to be picked and corn to gather. We had to get up early.
We kept the TV about a month. My husband carried it back and told the buddy he wasn’t interested in buying it. We had to get some rest and sleep.
I can tell you, there were some unhappy kids around our house for a while. Years later when most everyone in the community had a TV, my husband bought one, too. He could turn it on or off whenever he was ready.
(Intended for last week)
The members at Carey Chapel Baptist Church enjoyed an ice cream and cake fellowship Sunday night, Aug. 26.
Edith (Cothern) Cole is a patient at Methodist North Hospital. Edith was one of my best friends. We were in the same grade at school. A get well prayer is sent to her.
I attended my daughter Martha Fant’s reception for her retirement from the Division of Medicaid Holly Springs Regional Office Thursday, Aug. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery in Holly Springs.
Preston Dunn is doing real good after surgery at Methodist North Hospital. He still needs our prayers.
I had a problem with a ground hog. He made his home under my shed. He was eating my garden and flowers until my son, Ivy, brought his wire trap and caught him, and carried him to Coldwater bottom to let loose. I hope he doesn’t come back.
Twenty-three Keenagers from Carey Chapel Baptist Church went to a surprise luncheon in Memphis Aug. 7. No one knew where they were going to eat, all they knew was that they were to sit in a place of history.
They rode down by the river and arrived at a warehouse, The Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant on Huling Ave. in Memphis, Tenn.
To everyone’s surprise they sat in an old trolley car located inside the restaurant and ate there lunch.
Sam and Ruby Anderson said years ago they bought furniture in that same warehouse.
Mary Godsey remembers shopping at Goldsmith’s.
Dot Dorris used to go to Ellis and Son’s Seed Company to get her seed while she waited on her husband to get off work. She also, went to “Lady Ores” every Friday to buy a couple pair of hose for her and her mom to wear to church. She also remembers a store, “Mr. Peanut,” on Main Street, where you bought peanuts. Everyone was just remembering years past. Some said, “I haven’t been downtown in 30 years.”
B.J. and June Clark used to sit on a park bench by the old Holiday Inn that overlooked the river.
Edna Joyner said she lived in Memphis and used to shop at Gerheis, Lowenstein’s, Kress’s and Black and White Store.
Carrie Walker worked at Julie Lewis clothing store, also at a candy factory on Vance Street. She got a job there the day the war was over. She was a payroll clerk. Carrie ate lunch at Woolworth’s, meat and two veggies for 35 cents.
Everyone really enjoyed the day, remembering yesteryears.
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