Just a short(?) note. We had a great trip with a couple friends when we went to Anderson yesterday.
We had a wonderful visit. Linda was her old self and also cooks great. The family sings and as a treat for us the pastor called them up to sing, and sing they did. I guess it is called Southern gospel They get into the spirit of worship as they sing. My pictures did not come out too great.
Dinner at their house was great followed by a visit to their marriage album remembering the great day. One of my more questionable decisions as a pastor; agreeing to perform the ceremony and marry these two 17 year old kids.
(17, marriage license in hand getting into a borrowed car!)
I guess a lot had to do with remembering. Remembering, because just a few years before I had been 17 and Sherry agreed to marry me.
(Yeah that is me, praying, Note: I had HAIR!)
Back to the dinner (lunch to some). Roast Beef, mac & cheese, creamed corn, fresh green beans, squash, rice and gravy. Served with rolls and Iced tea. Everything was delicious.
Then followed by this fresh Strawberry cake, moist and delicious.
(She is from a cake baking family, their cakes bring near $200 at auction.)
Linda played some on the piano, with a little singing. Steve and Linda took us around the town showing us their kids houses and some of the area. Oh, Linda’s mom (A dear friend) also lives in Anderson, but she was not home. Would you believe they took us by her place, took us in (sin)? BUT mama’s house looked like it had been cleaned and prepared for a visit by dignitaries. All in all it was a great day.
You know I had to do it: BEFORE……..
AFTER…………………………(45 YRS LATER)
It does you good to see a success story.
(Steve, Linda, Me, Ann (Linda’s aunt) and Elmer (BIL)
(Ann & Elmer rode down with us)
Thanks for coming this way,
Tablet........................... A small table
PS2: today’s car: Chevy Caprice.. think the car Steve borrowed for their honey moon: