Thursday, January 10, 2008
Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Jowers celebrate 52 years of marriage
The young married Sunday school class and several other members at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant went Christmas caroling Friday night, Dec. 21.
Thanks to Holly Hills Baptist Church for the fruit basket. It was so good of them to think of me in such a nice way.
Several from the community attended the Christmas program at Rossville Academy Thursday, Dec. 20.
Several in the community attended a Christmas program at Friendship Academy in Victoria Wednesday night, Dec. 19.
Cheryl Huckaby and family from Columbia, Tenn., came and had their Christmas dinner on Saturday before Christmas with Howard and Carol Gardner. Howard and Carol went back home with them to celebrate the Christmas holidays.
Ken and Betty Guffey had their daughter and family from Texas to visit them over the holidays.
I had my Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve night. A host of relatives attended.
The deacons and wives at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant enjoyed a fellowship at the home of Bro. Don and Pat LeBelle Sunday evening, Dec. 30.
Congratulations to Morris and Annette Jowers on their 52 years of marriage. I hope you will have many more.
Bro. Arnold Goode and wife Kathy from Sweet Springs, Mo., and other family members visited me over the New Year holidays.
Don Bumpas’s family visited him over the New Year holidays.
I had several people to tell me they missed my column in the paper for the past two weeks. You know, I had to have some time off to be with my family. I guess you would call it a vacation.
Funeral services were held for Claire (Sue) Schoggen at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel Dec. 28. Bro. Tom Summerall and Bro. Charles Boyd officiated. Burial was in Carey Chapel Cemetery. Love and sympathy are expressed to the family.
About this time each year, we think about a new start. For many of us the resolutions we make are often forgotten. A new start means to me an opportunity to love God more and leave the past behind. Have a Happy New Year.
As a girl growing up in the ’30s and ’40s, I believe the winters were colder than they are today. Maybe it is global warming.
I remember November, December, January and February were really cold months. Sometimes the ice would freeze so thick on the pond Daddy had to take his ax to break the ice so the cows and mules could have water to drink. I think we had more snow and ice too. There were no black top and gravel roads. You could travel on the roads good if they were frozen. But, they were a mess when they thawed, muddy with deep ruts.
The school bus driver had a hard time getting us kids to school. I had to walk a mile to catch the bus all bundled with two layers of clothes, coat and galoshes. I would get awful cold waiting for the bus and too, there was no heat on the bus. After getting to school it would take half a day to get thawed out. Then it was time to face the cold again. I don’t know how anyone learned anything. But we did.
I’m glad I was raised in the “good old days” as the people call it today. It makes me appreciate all the wonderful things I have today.
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