Labor Day weekend is sort of a bittersweet weekend. It’s a lazy weekend that marks the end of the carefree days of summer and welcomes the fall. As I’ve said before I love the 4 seasons yet winter is my least favorite. I like it till Christmas then I’m ready for spring, but there comes January, February and March. Brrr!!!
We went to Atlanta for the weekend to visit my sister and went down to Shepherd Center to visit Lamont Cross. He was getting ready to be wheeled outside when we got there and it started to rain so they couldn’t go out at that time. We didn’t stay very long but it was good to see him sitting up. He has a long way to go but I am told he is in the best place for spinal type injuries. Please continue to pray for him and his family as they go through the healing process.
New Hope Baptist Church, east of Adairville, will be having Homecoming this Sunday, September 7th and would like to invite everyone to come, especially if you have ever been a member of the church and if you have never been a special invitation is extended to you as well. Sunday School is at 9:30 with Worship Service at 10:30. A potluck lunch will follow immediately after the service and Midstate Quartet will be singing following lunch at approximately 1:30 p.m. This is the church I grew up in so it holds a very special place in my heart. There are so many people there that helped form my religious experience and like the song “Thank You”, I would like to say that to these people. Come out on Sunday and join them as they celebrate Homecoming.
Don’t forget the City Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday, September 6th. It will start at 7 am. Many have inquired about setting up downtown and that is fine. I think there will be plenty of space for everyone. Just show up and first come, first serve as far as spaces are concerned. Anyone having one at their home should put up signs directing them to your sale. Happy selling and shopping.
Also, don’t forget the Remember the Monarchs at the Barn at Oakville Saturday night. This will be a fun night renewing old friendships, remembering back in the day and enjoying that old time rock n roll.
Bro. Brent Johnson said that Calvary General Baptist Church is hosting a youth concert on September 19th with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Finding Favour will be in concert that evening and they are a great group. Looked them up on YouTube singing “Say Amen”. I believe everyone that goes will be in for a blessing. The church is located on Traughber Road just south of Adairville. Everyone is invited.
Please remember the Davis family in your prayers. Mary Ann passed away yesterday after a long battle. She has been sick for so long, I know she is rejoicing today with the ones who’ve gone before. She will be filling Winnie in on all that’s gone on since she went home. What a glorious time she is having now. I know Charlie and the children are sad and will miss her as will all of us that knew her but we ask God to wrap His comforting arm around each of them now. My first day at work at Odom’s in 1975, I met Charlie, Mary Ann and Kevin. Before long Kevin and Chad became best friends and spent all their days playing together. Mary Ann and Charlie have always called Chad, Chester. Where that came from I don’t know but he answered to it. Mary Ann would laugh and say Chad would believe anything Kevin told him. They were going to Springfield one night and Kevin told Chad the lights of Springfield were New York City. Mary Ann would laugh and say Chad said, “Mary Ann, is that New York City?”. She said “No, Chester, that’s Springfield.” She and I shared so many memories of those boys growing up. I will miss her in the Hardware Store, down the street from me, and sharing those memories. Rest In Peace Mary Ann. Our prayers are with each of you.
Also, remember Joan Dixon. She is in the Medical Center in Bowling Green. She had a heart attack Wednesday night and they are running tests to determine the extent. Remember Elaine and Katrina as they tend to her. Prayers for all of you.
Coffee Bottom Girl
Since it’s homecoming at New Hope thought another story from there would be appropriate. Well, vacation Bible School was always a special time for county kids in the 50’s because you got to see other kids, play, have some of Mrs. Evelyn Trimble’s famous cookies and of course have Bible study. Anyway, every day at play time we would usually have a ball game. Our team had been in the field the first inning and we had just gotten in to bat. We were all standing waiting our turn and yelling for the batters and runners, when one of the older boys came up to bat right before me. I could hardly wait my turn when he hit with all his might and a foul ball came back and hit me right on the head. Down I went, not knocked out but saw a few stars. Needless to say, I never got to bat that day and was a little leery the rest of the week. Goose Eggs on heads are not pretty sights, but definitely a trial and tribulation of growing up a country girl.
A hui hou kāko
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”