Thursday, February 22, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Love and sympathy extended to local families
Funeral services were held for Ean Anderson, at Slayden Baptist Church, Sunday February 11. Rev. David Bishop officiated. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
Funeral services were held for Myrtis Todd, at Carey Chapel Baptist Church, on Sunday February 18. O.E. Langner and Rev. Charles Boyd officiated. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
Love and sympathy are expressed to each of these families.
Patricia Teel took me to Rayner’s Eye Clinic, in Oxford, for a check-up on Friday. I received a good report.
My daddy really liked to cut wood. Every year he would cut enough for our family and as much as ten cords to sell. One day a friend of his came by to buy a cord of the wood. He arrived just as Mama was putting dinner on the table, so they invited him to stay and eat.
After we were all seated at the table, Daddy asked the visitor to ask the blessing. Since we were not in the habit of hearing a blessing, this was interesting and new to us kids. When the friend was about half-way through his prayer my brother and I peeped up, looked at each other about the same time and both got tickled.
Back in those days when I grew up there were no screens on the windows or doors. My brother was sitting near the window so he jumped out and I let out an even louder giggle. After the blessing was finished and heads raised Daddy gave me a real dirty look.
“I’m fixing to catch it,” I thought to myself.
After dinner Daddy and the man talked for awhile, loaded the wagon with the wood and the man left. All the time I was praying and hoping that Daddy would forget what had happened at the table. But, no sir, not Daddy. As soon as the man left Daddy called us both into the house and made us sit down. By the time he was finished shaming and scolding us I would have rather had a tanning. I’m sure it would have not been any more painful.
From then on I am sure I was more courteous when a blessing was being delivered.
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