Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007
Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
First Baptist-Mt. Pleasant homecoming Sunday
A group of senior citizens from First Baptist Mt. Pleasant enjoyed a trip to a fall festival at Whiteville, Tenn., Saturday, Oct. 6.
Several members from First Baptist Mt. Pleasant participated in Life Chain in Collierville Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7.
Remember Homecoming at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant Sunday, Oct. 21. Former pastor Rev. Jimmy Sparks will be the guest preacher Sunday morning. A singing is in the afternoon.
Howard and Carol Gardner attended Annie Cook’s birthday celebration at the country club in Holly Springs Sunday, Oct. 7.
Gary Machille, Hannah and Noah Teel enjoyed a 10-day vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., recently.
Ralph and Ella Jean Loftin will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant. Hope you will have many more years together.
I had the prettiest cucumbers in my garden almost ready to eat, until an old groundhog came and ate all the leaves and cucumbers. That’s the second one this fall. They must like my garden and shed. My son carried him to Coldwater Bottom and let him go. I’m hoping he won’t be back.
Carey Chapel Baptist had 23 Keenagers attend a covered dish luncheon Oct. 2 at 11:30 at the church.
They also held a “Carey Chapel Olde Time Baby Contest” with baby pictures from their childhood. There were 20 cute baby pictures to judge from. Some couldn’t turn in pictures because either homes had burned and they had no pictures to turn in to judge, but they still had a good time with the others. Our winner of first place was so cute - Kathryn Lewis; second place was Edna Joyner and coming in third place was Ruby Anderson.
Then the group spent a time of telling about funny things that happened to them when they were children. Boy, did we hear some interesting tales.
Minnie Edwards told us about when she got married. That really enlightened all of us. But she’s been married 67 years.
Pearl Kelly told us when she was young she and her brothers and sister put her young sister in a forked sweetgum tree, so she couldn’t get out because they wanted to play. That was a good babysitter until their grandmother heard her crying and came to her rescue.
Sam Anderson told us about his father getting a new billfold and then taking the old one and tying a string on it and placing it in the road. When someone came by they were going to jerk it in. The first car didn’t stay. The second car did but it was a very important man in the community. He didn’t want to pull it but the man saw the string and just smiled. He knew what they were going to do. Sam couldn’t do it anymore after that.
Edna Joyner had to bounce her little brother on the bed and get him to sleep, then she could go ride her horse or play.
Ricky Boehm’s dad, George, said he used to watch Western movies. He was in the hay loft one day playing and the mules were eating hay down below. He said he had seen cowboys jump out and land on horses so he did. It scared the horse and it took off. He held on to its mane for dear life. It ran for miles. He said he couldn’t sit down for weeks and he didn’t try to do that again. He decided he wasn’t a cowboy.
These were just some of the tales. It was a wonderful day. We all laughed until we almost busted our stitches, as we used to say.
Come see us on the first Tuesday of each month. We always enjoy ourselves and have a lot of fun.
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