Thursday, September 27, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Homecoming and Harvest Day planned at Carey Chapel
Bro. Jerry West from Potts Camp preached at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant Sunday morning and evening, Sept. 16. He was accompanied by his wife.
Homecoming and Harvest Festival Oct. 7, at Carey Chapel Baptist Church. Speaker will be Bro. Carl Teel.
Bro. O.E. Langner resigned as pastor at Carey Chapel. He and wife Melba will be moving back to Birmingham, Ala. to take care of their parents. They will be missed.
I enjoyed a vacation trip with my daughter, Madge; son-in-law, Johnny and grandson, Chris Winburn to the Smoky Mountains recently. We had a wonderful time.
Congratulations to Lauren Wilson and Casey Russell on their wedding Sept. 15 at Slayden Baptist Church. We wish them a long and happy life together.
Mike and Karen Richardson are the parents of a daughter. She arrived Aug. 30. She weighed nine pounds, seven ounces and was 21 inches long. Her name is Sarah Elizabeth. Grandparents are Terry and Mary Jo Richardson; great-grandmother is Bernice Hanna.
Pray for Philip Teel, who is in ICU in Baptist Desoto Hospital; also my friend, Edith Cole, who had surgery at Methodist North Hospital.
Barbara Ellis and Betty Guffey flew to Dallas, Tx., to visit Betty’s daughter and family recently.
In the fall when all the crops were gathered, Daddy would open all the gates and let the animals go wherever they wanted to roam. He would put a bell on one of the cows so they would be easier to find.
Mama and I were the ones who had the task of going to find the cows in the late afternoon.
I remember one particular afternoon when we were on our way after them, we came upon an old house place. The yard was all grown up with the weeds and bushes. It had an old piece of a plank fence around it.
Several horses and mules were grazing nearby; when they looked up and saw us they were surprised and became frightened. They lifted their heads, backed their ears and gave a big snort. I was sure they were going to attack us, so I ran and jumped up on the old plank fence. It didn’t take me long to realize I had landed in a thorn bush; a big thorn stuck in my leg above my knee. Oh, dear what a terrible pain! Mama was braver than I. She picked up a big stick and scared the horses and mules away. There I stood crying with a big thorn in my leg. I finally got the courage to pull it out and went on after the cows, hopping and hurting.
When we finally arrived home, my leg and knee had swollen something terrible. The first thing Daddy did was to find the turpentine bottle and he began to pour it over my leg. I wrapped it up tight, not knowing the turpentine would blister. You should have seen my leg and knee the next morning; it was all red and blistered. It was a week before I could walk.
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