Thursday, February 15, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Daniel Skillman re-enlists in Marines; leaves for California
Funeral services were held for Rickey Mackey, Jr. on Wednesday, February 7 at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Odell Mackey officiated. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Funeral services were held for Grady Waddle on February 5 at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
Love and sympathy are expressed to both of these families.
Paul Goode, from Ozark, Mo., visited his parents Arnold and Kathy Goode last week. Several family members met at my house on Saturday, February 10, to have lunch with Paul, say goodbye and wish him well. He recently joined the army and will be leaving for Fort Benning, Ga. on March 1. Paul is my grandson.
Daniel Skillman, son of Jeff and DiAnne Skillman, has re-enlisted in the Marines. He left for California on February 6. He has served in Iraq.
Several in the community attended the wedding of Amanda Lynn Carpenter and Charles Wylie Thomas, at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building, on Saturday February 10.
I remember once when I got a big notion that I would like to be a cowgirl.
Daddy had several nice sized yearlings. One day my brother and his friend decided to catch them one a piece and ride them. They went to the pasture, drove them into the barn lot to make catching them easier. They then put a halter on each of them and led them out into the open field where they began their “rodeo.” The boys had a ball riding the yearling and being bucked off. It was a real little rodeo for us kids.
It took them a while but soon they had the yearling broke. After that they would catch them and ride every Saturday afternoon and sometimes on Sunday afternoon.
I had dreamed of being a cowgirl, so one afternoon after they had caught the yearling and were riding I asked my brother if I could ride just one time. He had refused for about the fourth time when one of his friends suggested that he should let me ride just one time. I turned just in time to see him wink at my brother. I knew what he was thinking.
Well, my brother got off the yearling and helped me up on it. The animal wouldn’t move an inch not even when I kicked him in the side. My brother informed me that he would get me started as he grabbed the yearling’s tail and gave it a twist. That did the trick! He began to run and buck!
Need I tell you what happened to me? Up in the air I went and, thankfully, I landed on my backside. You know my brother and his friend got a big laugh at my expense. Well, I can tell you that put an end to my cowgirl dreams.
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