Sherry and I looked at the old frame house. It had running water and electricity possibilities. We could live in it with a good out-house. It had been abandoned for years, so we started making plans to clean it up and move if back off the road.
(Rough plans, the original garage is in black, red is additional foot print, YES I got a building permit!)
Both our boys thought it was cool planning to live in a house with an outhouse. We were all enjoying the adventure. I have always enjoyed my work, so the building and fixing up the house was fun. But come September JACK got in big trouble. I did not quit work until late. I forgot our anniversary and showed up late besides. OUCH.
But forgiving, Sherry is , by Christmas she had most forgotten all about it.
We did not spend much money on the house because we had plans to add to the church. We were going to do a dual purpose addition after we got the church started. We would first live in the addition and later build a detached parsonage.
These are the only pictures I can find now, this was before any landscaping.
This was a new wrinkle. We were fortunate two or three churches of our denomination had members in the area and gave us their blessings if those members wished to join with us. The Robbie Hicks , Hubert Duncan and Grady Allen Families were from one church and were there for the first service and became charter members.
They were all absolutely wonderful folk and remained at the New Hope Church long after I was gone. The Hicks family did not own a car. They walked thru the woods for every service. Sister Hicks is the last charter member in that area still attending, among the hundreds who have been and gone. They were all friends for life. They all remained much more faithful than I, to a church they had helped birth.
I don’t remember a funeral at New Hope. But I do remember the one Marriage. Steve Thompson came to take Linda Allen to be his wife. They later moved to SC following work and Steve has a good career with Duke Power.
This entry is so unique,we had dinner with Steve, Linda and Mazie (Allen), here in Anderson, SC, last Sunday. It is Mazie’s 87th birthday on April 15th. she was a charter member of the New Hope church. She is still a beautiful lady, lives alone and manages very well. It was such a joy to see her again.
Oh yes, and Jackie Jr. entered the first grade at the New Hope elementary school.
Sherry taking Jackie for his first day at school. We were still at Dad & Mom’s cabin on the camp ground. Note the wagon wheel in the back ground. One of those he was so proud of that I hauled from Missouri.
Sherry was now working so Mark and I spent a lot of time together with Jack Jr. in School.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Nite Ships log.
We had the world by the tail, the church was growing pretty fast from 12-15 to start, we were up to 50 and climbing.
The T-bird The Chrysler Salon
The amazing 1964 1/2 Mustang
The 1964 Pontiac Goat, And one of my all time favorites the amazing Corvair. (Nasty's to Nader)