Thursday, November 15, 2007
Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
A large crowd enjoyed the stew at the firehouse in Mt. Pleasant Saturday night, Nov. 3. There were several who won prizes.
The United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant held their Fall Festival Nov. 3. Proceeds will go to missions.
Patricia Teel attended her sister’s birthday celebration at the home of David and Sandra McGregor in Victoria recently.
Jane Abbitt will have knee surgery at Baptist Collierville Hospital Tuesday, Nov. 13. Our prayers are with her.
Howard and Carol Gardner’s children and friends will honor them on their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 17 in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church Mt. Pleasant from 2-4 p.m.
When my husband was living, he always raised a lot of cows and calves. I always hated to see the time come for them to be hauled to the stockyard. I’m telling you we had some wild ones. My husband made a cow poke out of me in the pasture running and heading trying to get them in the barn to load.
I remember money was short and he decided to sell a cow and her calf. We loaded them in our old pickup truck to take it to the stockyard in Memphis. The frames on the old truck weren’t in very good shape. Anyway, he left hoping everything would be all right. Well, when he stopped at a red light on Parkway, the old cow lifted up the back frame and jumped out and ran down the street bawling for her baby. My husband said to himself, “What is this country boy going to do?” The old cow ran behind a filling station. There were several men standing around. They saw what happened. One came and got a rope off the truck. They caught her and told my husband to back up to that front yard. They loaded her on the truck with her calf. He had just a dollar in his billfold. Giving it to one of them, he said, “That’s all the money I have,” and thanked them.
He made it to the stockyard without any more trouble. After the cow and calf were unloaded it was too late for them to be sold. So he gave the stockyard all the information. They told him they would be sold and the check would be in the mail the next day.
He left the stockyard and went by his sister’s home to borrow some money if something happened before he got home. His sister wasn’t at home, so he headed home without any money.
But, he made it home OK, only embarrassed about the cow running down the street in Memphis.
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