Thursday, December 20, 2007
Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
McClure home setting for Sunday school class Christmas dinner
A group from First Baptist Church Mt. Pleasant attended the Christmas cantata “The Singing Christmas Tree” at Bellevue Baptist Church Monday night, Dec. 10.
The young married Sunday school class at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant enjoyed a Christmas dinner at the home of Kevin and Amanda McClure Saturday evening, Dec. 8.
H.W. Byers Elementary School presented their Christmas program Thursday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. Several in the community attended.
Love and sympathy are expressed to the Pannell family in the death of their loved one and also to Aileen Coopwood in the death of her aunt.
Herbert Brewer had surgery at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville recently. A get well wish is sent to him.
Howard and Carol Gardner and Allene Teel visited Floy Wilson at Baptist DeSoto Hospital Monday night.
I hope each one will keep the Christmas Spirit, not only at Christmas, but all year long. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Christmas was always a special time when I was growing up in a community called Wildcat. I never knew why it was called by that name. Wildcat still exists today. It is about five miles from Mt. Pleasant.
My family did not have much of this world’s riches. But we were happy. I remember back in the ’30s and ’40s during the Depression all families were in the same boat. We had more at Christmas than any time of the year. Santa brought us apples, oranges, hard candy, nuts, sparklers and firecrackers. No toys. I didn’t even get a doll.
I attended Mt. Pleasant School. I remember before school was out for the Christmas holidays, there was always a Christmas program, singing Christmas songs and exchanging gifts. We had two weeks out of school for Christmas.
For Christmas Mama would cook one of those good country hams that hung in the smokehouse. She cooked several kinds of cakes and pies and there were several vegetables on the table.
I remember our granddaddy from Slayden had a 1939 Model Chevy coupe and it was yellow. He came to get us three girls to spend a week for the Christmas holidays with them. Grandma always gave us a gift. That showed she loved us. I remember her fruitcake soaked in rum, Jello and her good vegetable soup.
The uncles, aunts and cousins would come. We would have a ball playing with our cousins upstairs, sometimes outside.
Before the week was over our aunt from Waterford would come and get us to spend some time with her and family. She then would take us back to Granddaddy’s and he would bring us back home to Wildcat.
Christmas holidays were over and back to school we had to go.
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