Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:04
It’s a Wonderful Time of Year
Well folks, I’m sorry for not putting my write up last week in the paper. I was sick, but I’m better now. Thanks for you that called asking about it. A lot of people are busy these days getting ready for Christmas. Buying gifts some people have already put up lights and Christmas trees. It’s a wonderful time of the year, a happy time for some, and a sad time for some. Folks don’t forget the season for Christmas, it’s our savior’s birthday. Lets all be thankful for all that we have. So much we can be thankful for.
A lot of people are sick, Edgar Lawson, Harley Sibert Waymon, Joyce Mills, Junior Mills, James Brown, Celia Mills, Delbert Collins, and Sonya Dezarn.
It was sad to hear about preacher Wade Hacker passing, he was a good man, a lot of times I would go away to his saw mill to buy lumber, he and I would talk about the Bible and about the land. So many each week. Brother Beve House passed this week, he and I was good friends.
So pray for the families. Our hearts go out to all of you. The best thing for people is to be ready to meet the good Lord when He calls. So many people put off getting ready, but one thing for sure, He will call for you, ready or not.
I sure like to talk about the good Lord and His love. We had a good time in Sunday school and church today and tonight good singing and good preaching.
Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to a handsome young fellow, Dakota Daugh Sizemore up Somerset way. He will be 10 years old. So Happy Birthday young fellow. Also Adam Eli Broughton, Kassie Williams and Carl Hibbard, so God bless you all from all of the family and friends.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May God richly bless you all and God bless America. May He forever hold you in His hands.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:46
Well folks, we have so much today. I remember when I was a boy growing up on the farm. At Thanksgiving, we never had turkey or dressing. We had chicken and dumplings and country ham and tenderloin because we killed hogs and we killed the chickens for dumplings. We raised about everything that we had to eat. We never went hungry.
Today, we go to the store to get our groceries. On the farms, we had meat and eggs and our milk and our veggies too. We grew our potatoes, both kinds of potatoes, beans, corn, cabbage, turnips, cashew, and pumpkins. We grew everything. We had shuck beans and we always grew white corn. We would shell the corn and take it to the mill and they would grind the corn for our bread.
Things sure have changed over the years on Thanksgiving. We had plenty to eat. Mother would bake cakes and pies, she would make apple stack cakes and pumpkin pies and they were so good. With buttermilk, we had apple butter and with black berries, jam and jelly. We had dried apples.
Today, the young generation don’t know anything about hard times. How many today know how to milk a cow or how to take a pair of mules to plow up ground to raise gardens or crops? How many children today would walk 2 or 3 miles to school? So you can see how things have changed so much as Thanksgiving is getting closer. So be thankful for what the good Lord has given us.
We wish Windell Wilson and Gary Roberts a happy birthday. May God grant both of you to have many more.
Remember the ones that are sick. Denver Smith, Edgar Lawson, Delbert Collins, Harley Sibert, and Waymon and Joyce Mills. So pray for them.
Remember the ones that have lost a loved one the past week. The woman and little child, so many each week. Pray for the ones in the hospital and the nursing homes.
Thank you all for reading my little column. I saw Stanly Sizemore today. I used to work with him. He said he had three boys and he named one after me. His name is Clay Boy Sizemore, that’s alright.
I got a call today from my friend Arlie Rhodes. He lives at Lyttleton down at Manchester. It’s always good to meet friends or get phone calls. They tell me they read my little write up.
I want to thank the staff at the Enterprise for all the help they do for me.
So I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and may God Richly bless all of you.
God bless America and may He forever hold you in His hands.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:40
A lot of people are sick. Denver Smith, Edgar Lawson, Waymon and Joyce Mills, and Harley Sibert, so when you pray, pray for all the sick, shut-ins, the ones in the hospitals, and the nursing homes. So many are sick. Pray for me and Gertrude, we have the flu. So people, be thankful for all your blessings each day.
As Thanksgiving is next week, a lot of people will be getting together, as they do each year. A lot of people from out of state will be coming back home for the occasion.
I want to say hello to the Smiths and the Pelfreys way up Virginia way. Also Daugh and Lucy Pearl Gregory in Michigan. I want to wish everyone a happy and safe thanksgiving. Remember all of our Vets and their families. Lets pray for all of our churches. Just a thought, if you don’t go to church on Sunday school, well folks just go. You might like it, you can’t find a better place to go.
Well folks, I’ll stop for this time. May God richly bless you, and God bless America. May He forever hold you in His hands.
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 13:34
The Gospel Travelers
Looking back in the past years, the Gospel Travelers formed a group about 37 years ago. Preacher Earl Hammons was the pastor at New Home Church at that time and he suggested that we start a group of singers, so we did. The names of the group were Clay Lawson, Imogen Lawson, Kim Hughes, Dillard and Amanda Couch, Bill King, Clayton and Dollie Gross, and Orville Mills.
As the years went by, some went on to be with the Lord. Clayton died first, then Bill King, then Imogen also. Dollie next, now Dillard as he passed away this week. Four out of five died from cancer; Bill, Imogen, Dollie, and Dillard. A lot of things have happened since then. We traveled everywhere to churches to sing for the Lord.
We went to nursing homes and a lot of funerals everywhere. Later on Brother Roy Allen became our pastor at New Home Church and he joined the group to sing Bass, and Mike Cheek played the banjo for a few years. Sylvester Mills played the banjo with the group a long time. Lloyd Gibson played bass for the group for a while and Charlie and Darlene Hubbard sing with the group. We traveled many miles singing for the Lord. Today the group is now Clay Lawson, Gary Smallwood, and Robert Tuberfield.
I’ve spent most of my life working for the Lord and I don’t regret a mile traveling and singing for the Lord. I’ve had ups and downs, but through it all the good Lord has blessed me and I thank and praise him and to God be the glory.
I want to thank everyone for helping us with your support. We made records, eight track tapes, cassettes, and CDs. Brother David Lundy recording helped us with the recordings. A lot of people have been a blessing to me over the years.
Some people are still sick and need your prayers. Harley Sibert, Edgar Lawson, Waymon and Joyce Mills, and Denver Smith.
Happy anniversary goes out to James and Kim Hicks on the 6th of November.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Tina Sheets, Glenn Smith, Tabiathy Hubbard, Brook Desiree, James Hicks, and John Welley Sibert. So all of you have a great anniversary and birthday and may God bless you to have many more, from all of your family and friends.
As the elections come Tuesday, go out and vote. Vote for the one you think will be best for our county and state.
I’m getting a lot of calls from people that read the paper, telling me how much they enjoy it. Thanks everyone. A lady came by Saturday from Ohio, she said she was a Reed and that she married a Robinson. She said she was raised here in Clay County and she gets the paper. You all mean so much to me.
If you need fire wood for winter, Lee Hicks has plenty, just call 598-7812.
Well, I’ve had the grandbaby this weekend and we took him to Sunday school and church. He plays his little guitar. He is a sight, and how I’ve spoiled him.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May God bless you and may the good Lord forever hold you in His hands.
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 12:25
Well folks, seems like we are having a little cold weather lately. When I got up this morning, the ground was white with a big frost and there was ice too. Some states have got snow already and it won’t be long until we will get some snow too. A lot of people don’t have any electricity in the northeast. We are blessed here in Clay County.
Lee Hicks has plenty of firewood for sale, so if you need any as winter comes on, just give him a call. His number is 598-7812 and he will deliver it for you.
A lot of people are sick and in need of prayers. Dillard Couch is in the hospital at London at this time, and Denver Smith got out of the hospital yesterday, he had stints put in. Also, Edgar Lawson needs prayers and Harley Sibert, Waymon and Joyce Mills as well. So many each week. Pray for the ones that have lost a loved one this week, the Ida Brown family, the Curry family, the Senters family, and all the others this week.
Folks, don’t forget to pray for all those that are sick, the ones that are in the hospitals, the nursing homes, the ones that are at home and the ones that have lost a loved one.
The good Lord is so good to us all. If you have trouble, the Lord will help you through all your troubles and trials.
The time seems to be flying by. I got a call from my friend Gerldine Boots Smith. Thanks Boots for calling me, it’s always good to hear from your friends. Good friends are hard to find these days.
I’m looking for some Griswald Skillets, if you have any, call me at 598-6348 and if the price is right, I will buy them.
I want to say hello to Daugh and Lucy Pearl Gregory up Michigan way, they got the paper to keep up with the things here in Clay County. So many people from out of the state get the paper. I want to also say hello to the Pelfreys way up Virginia way. They truly are our good friends, and I want to thank them for all they have done for us.
So many people call me each week and say they enjoy reading my little column. Thank you all, I truly appreciate every one of you. The staff at the Enterprise are so good to me, and I thank them for helping me.
The grandbaby is growing up so fast and getting into everything. He likes to help me work on the farm equipment and he carries the tools out of the barn and leaves them everywhere. He is a sight! I can’t even tighten a bolt unless he’s right there trying to help me. He wants to fix everything, but I love him to death and I’ve spoiled him big time.
There will be a revival starting next week at Mt. Carmal Baptist Church. Landan McDaniel is the pastor, everyone is welcome to attend. Charles Gross is going to preach, it starts at 7 PM.
We want to thank everyone for coming out Thursday night at the Horse Creek Holliness church to support for keeping the Hima Post Office open. Aint it a shame that people want to take away every good thing that we have. Soon, we won’t have anything. It’s high time that the people should stand up for our rights!
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May God richly bless you and God bless America and may He hold you in His hands.
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