Thursday, November 15, 2007

Best peanut brittle, ever !!

Gravelly News by Glenna Goodson

A brand new store just opened up in London that sells Husbands. When women go to choose a husband, they have to follow theinstructions at the entrance. "You may visit this store ONLY ONCE ! There are 6 floors andthe value of the products increase as you ascend the flights. you may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building. " So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. OIn the 1st floor the sign on the door reads : Floor 1--These men have jobs. She goes on up to the 2nd. The 2nd floor sign reads : Floor 2--these men have jobs and love kids. She continues up to the 3rd.--The 3rd floor sign reads--These men have jobs, Love Kids, and are extremely good looking." "Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the 4th floor andthe sign reads: Floor 4--these men have jobs, love kids, are drop-dead Gorgeous, and help with housework.--"Oh, mercy me,!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it !" Still she goes on the the 5th floor andthesign reads : Floor 5--These men have jobs, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with housework and are caring, sensitive lovers. She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the 6th floor andthe sign reads : Floor 6---You are visitor 31,456,012,065 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband store.

Mickey Austin is having diabetic complications and he is in L.R. Baptist hospital at this writing. To show love and support for this family--donations are being received at Bill Workman's store in Gravelly. Personally, I like this method of giving.What you give is between you and God and people are not saying,"do you know what so and so gave," and then proceed to tell you.So you can give in the big jar at Bill'sstore but any method you use to give is blessed by God.

Diana O'Bryant in Workman's store said those of us that had hit a deer, and especially those that had hit several, should hire out as a scout for the deer hunters--just tell them to folow us and the deer will smell our car and come running--then the hunter can shoot his deer.

Speaing of Diana, I was talking about a basketball game at F V. and she told me the funniest story about when one of her sons played basketball at Waldron, several years ago. Shewas watching the game and heard the coach talking to her son during a time out, and her son said to the coach, "That is stupid." Diana stood up and yelled her son's name and said ,"You go sit on the bench." The coach just looked at her but her son went to the bench. Later, the coach was sending her son back in and Diana stood up again and yelled to her son, "go back to the bench." And her son did as she told him too. When the game was over, Diana took her son to the coach and demanded he apologize to the coach for saying his instructions were stupid. She said "even if you thought his instructions were stupid, you are never to talk to a teacher or a coach in that manner. You are to respect them !"Gee, if only we had more parents like that now-a-days. Our world would be a better place.

We at Rover Baptist Church will have a note burning Dec. 2nd. Our bldg. is paid for now and we are so blessed !! If you have ever been in our bldg. you know we have a lovely church in which to worship. The sanctuary is just so great---the classrooms are spacious--our kitchen and fellowship hall combined is really something of which we are proud--our Pastor's study is really neat. God has been so good to us in alllowing us to have this lovely place of worship and now it's paid for !!Hallelujah !!

I was going down memory lane one day this week. It seems the older I get, the more I remember the past and wish for days like that again. I was looking at the former Ila Willis house here at Gravelly. I was remembering, especially, how Ila could makethe best peanut brittle, ever !! In thinking about the peanut brittle, my mind went back to when we raised peanuts. Daddy always had a patch of peanuts. When it came time to harvest the peanuts, Daddy would hook up one ofthe horses to the plow and plow up the peanuts. Then my mother, brother and I and usually some of my Highfill cousins would come behind the plow, pick up the peanut plants andthrow them on top of the tin roof ofthe barn. The sun would dry the peanuts after several days. Then Daddy would get them down from the roof and we wouldthen pull the peanuts from the vines and put them in sacks to store. Gee, how I loved for my mother to parch a big pan of those peanuts. And sometimes she would pop the pop corn and pour some of those parched peanuts in the corn. The "good ole days" were really good. !

Last week I went to see Betty and Hoyt Lampkin at Bluffton.I took them one ofthe Pizzas from the Promise Land at Wing. Betty kept saying how good the pizza was. Betty still can't walk without help but one of the dictors is working on a device for her leg to see if he can possibly find a way she can walk.

There are some people that say I drive too fast. It's really a temptation when you are on highway 28 and practically no traffic, so you can just zip along--except through Plainview--I always slow down in Plainview. But I have been trying to do better. In coming from Ola last week, I was going the speed limit of 50. It was about 3/30 when there was some traffic. EVERYBODY was passing me. What griped me were all those big trucks that takes awhile to pass me andthey could be meeting a car that they could not see and cause a terriable accident. But I'm responsible just for me, right?

At Bill Workman's store, I was talking to Ms. Broussard, (I probably misspelled her name ), her maiden name was Vaughn. This lady is a faithful member of Bluffton Baptist Church. They have lost their pastor andtheir attendance has dropped down to about 10 on Sundays. I was so sad to hear this because the church really grew for awhile. I just pray the people, although few in number, will keep going and keep on looking for a pastor. God can call a man that is either retired an does not need a salary, or a man that has a good job and can preach on Sundays. Or perhaps they can do as the Wing Community Church did about 4 years ago. The had no pastor and Edith Turner called me one day and said she had heard I loved to teach the Bible and would I consider teaching a Bible lesson for them. So a wonderful time was started.It doesn't matter if we have 4, 5, or 10, we sing, have a devotional, and i teach a lesson--we go through the Bible in teaching--since I have started teacing, we have gone thru the Bible once and now we are in the book of Acts for the second time to go through the Word of God. So I pray the Baptist Church ot Bluffton will just keep on keeping on and God will bless.

Larry Wilson called me today, the 15th. He is out ofthe hospital and they did put him in another pace-maker but they did not do the other heart procedure. When Larry goesback in 2 weeks we are praying the doctors will be able to charge his heart and do whatever it takes to make Larry's heart stronger.

Remember what Thanksgiving is really all about. It's supposed to be the giving of thanks forthe blessings we have.

In closing, remember the 10 commandments are not multiple choice.


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