Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Homecoming and Harvest Festival set for Sunday
Bro. Don LaBelle from Collierville preached at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant Sunday morning and evening Sept. 23. He was accompanied by his wife.
Remember Homecoming and Harvest Festival at Carey Chapel Baptist Church, Oct. 7
Several ladies from First Baptist Mt. Pleasant enjoyed a fish dinner at the Storehouse Restaurant in Slayden recently.
Several from the community attended Grandparents Day at Rossville Christian Academy Thursday, Sept. 27. Each class from kindergarten up to fourth grade put on a wonderful program. The grandparents visited their grandchild’s classroom. The teacher had each child to introduce their grandparents and what they like to do with them. Cake and punch were served as refreshments.
A birthday dinner with all the trimmings honoring Ivy Teel Sunday, Sept. 23. A host of relatives attended.
Shirley Fortner had surgery at Methodist Germantown Hospital recently. A get well wish is sent to her.
Martha Fant from Holly Springs visited me Wednesday afternoon.
Those on the sick list are Philip Teel, Floy Wilson, Carol Gardner, Shirley Fortner and Hershel Cummings.
On Sept. 4, 25 Keenagers at Carey Chapel Baptist Church met for Western Round Up. Everyone came dressed in Western wear and brought a Western covered dish for lunch.
Bro. Frank Feathers and his wife were our guests. He came to play his guitar for us.
After lunch, we sang songs like “Clementine,” “Back in the Saddle Again,” “Yellow Rose of Texas,” “Home on the Range.” Without June Clark’s help we couldn’t have sung those songs. We went on to sing “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain,” “Knot on the Log,” and many more oldies. Boy, we had a good old time.
You should have seen the camp fires down the middle of our table and our horse and saddle set up on our barrel. Many rode “our horse” when they had their picture made for our memory board. What a sight!
What really was a sight was how our lady cowgirls looked and our men in their Western wear, boots, guns and all.
Everyone had a great day - cowboys, cowgirls and no Indians.
Daddy always raised a bunch of pigs and the lot he kept them in wasn’t in very good shape. The wire was rusty and the posts rotten. The pigs found out that with a little rooting, they could lift the wire and get out. They did this, it seemed, several times a day.
Daddy had a dog named Jack (he never tried my biscuits). Jack would run the pigs back into the lot time after time. All Daddy had to do was say, “Jack go get them.” Jack would leave the house running. In about five minutes, you could hear a pig squealing. He would grab a pig by the ear, hold on for dear life, and head him toward the house. All the other pigs were running trying to get back in the lot. Jack had every one of those pigs’ ears chewed up something awful.
Those pigs were too dumb or too scared to try and get back in the lot the same way they got out, so we kids had to go and open the gate. They were happy to get back in that lot when Jack got through with them. But, like kids, they soon forgot and out they would go again.
Each time they would get out Daddy would go by the stove wood pile and pick up several sticks. He would sharpen the sicks on one end, take his ax and drive it between the wire and into the ground. I guess he used a wagon load of wood around that pig lot. I wondered why he just didn’t build a wooden fence.
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