Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Chandelier

In 1950 Holy Oak Baptist Church was approaching the 100th anniversary of its founding.  Its white clapboard walls and faithful congregants were typical of rural South Georgia.  There were a dozen children of various ages, and 50 or so adults … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 7 Comments

Cleaning Out Gutters

It’s amazing how much debris can accumulate in a gutter over fifteen years.  Until the first Saturday in April, I don’t think we had cleaned out our gutters since they were installed.  The coronavirus pandemic has necessitated most of us … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 8 Comments

Open Windows

By the time I was born in the fall of 1952, I had been attending Harmony Baptist Church for nine months.  During my early childhood there were only a few steps separating Harmony’s sanctuary and that of Smyrna United Methodist.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 6 Comments

Bumper Sharks

I’m not sure what year our family encountered bumper sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.  Several of us were playing in the clear waters off St. George Island.  Melanie, our second grandchild, was probably seven or eight.   She’s sixteen now, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 8 Comments