Thursday, March 1, 2007
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Carey Chapel plans benefit Saturday
A fund-raiser is planned by the senior citizens at Carey Chapel for the purpose of buying a bus. It will be held Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, at the parsonage across from the church, rain or shine.
Paula Miley had surgery Wednesday at Methodist Germantown Hospital. A get well wish is sent to her.
Christine McCandless was taken to Baptist Collierville Hospital recently. She is currently at home and needs our prayers.
Twenty-nine Keenagers met at Carey Chapel Baptist Church on February 6, at 11:30 a.m. for a wonderful “Red Valentine’s Meal.” All dishes were red or had something red in them. Everyone looked pretty and it was a beautiful sight to see everyone dressed in red.
David Ashly, from Elder Care and Senior Benefits in Oxford, spoke to the group on scammers that prey on senior citizens. He also shared information on HIIPA laws and estate planning. He also gave away a door prize, a telephone, that was won by Sue Scoggins.
The Keenagers also enjoyed a “cupcake walk.” The cupcakes were decorated in beautiful heart-shaped packages, baked by Mary Graves. The 12 winners were Sam Anderson, Lillian Cargill, Peggy Hunsucker, Myrtis Todd, Gene Pence, Charles Boyd, June Clark, Jarvis Lipton, Mattie Anderson, Jeanie Joyner and Sue Scoggins. Mary Ellen Godsey won the table decoration which was a white valentine teddy bear.
The Keenagers meet the first Tuesday of each month and all seniors are invited to come. The next scheduled luncheon is March 6. Bring a covered dish and plan to have lots of fun because there will be a hat contest. Dress up a hat and bring it along to enter a hat contest.
I remember in the spring of each year Mama would “set” a bunch of hens on eggs. In about three weeks the eggs would hatch and there would be a bunch of little fluffy chicks. Mama had a mixture of all kinds of chickens. One particular breed I remember really well was called game chickens. They were very mean and always wanted to fight.
One of the old game mother hens had “stolen” her nest off in the weeds. One day she came up with a bunch of little chicks.
Well, I decided I would catch one for a pet. I ran and grabbed one and attempted to leave with it in a hurry. It seems the mother hen had other ideas, for she came running with her wings all fluffed out squawking at me. As I turned to run, my feet slipped and I fell flat on the ground. You can guess what happened next! The mother hen jumped straddle of me. She was scratching, pecking and flogging me good. I can assure you that when she was through with me I was happy to return her baby.
After letting me know, in no uncertain terms, that no one was going to mess with her family she went on her way, clucking and gathering her babies back together. I went my way very disappointed and hurting.
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