Weather in Mason was perfect for the Easter sunrise service in Ina’s living room at “The Farm.” Most of the congregation of the West Bethel Union Church gathered there for the service that pastor John Williams presided over just as the sun was peeking over the top of the trees on Meeting House hill. This service was followed by a potluck breakfast in the church basement put on by the Ladies Aide, supplemented by muffins and other goodies brought by the congregants. The congregation returned to the church for the regular Easter Sunday service at 9 a.m. to further celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
At last week’s choir practice, we (mostly the women) were chatting about recent goings on before practice. Sue Hanscom was laughing about an incident that happened to her when she attended the 7th- grade play put on at Telstar the previous week. It seems she was distracted while talking with others as she stepped through one of the exits from the cafeteria, where a small step went unnoticed – until she fell! Although Sue was unhurt, several other people were concerned and called for assistance, despite her protestations that she was okay. Someone insisted that she had hit her head when she fell. She said firmly, “No. I didn’t hit my head!” Before she could get up, a couple people came through one of the other doors with a back board! Finally, Sue rather loudly told everyone to step back to give her room to get up. As she got to her feet, someone asked, “Is anything hurt?” “Only my pride,” she responded.
Then Nancy Anderson said she had recently had an embarrassing incident happen to her. She was escorting a 4-year old boy (I didn’t catch the reason) across a parking lot, where she saw a dead bird on the ground ahead of them. Wanting to reassure the boy so that he wouldn’t be upset about the bird, Nancy observed, “I wonder what kind of bird that is?” The boy replied, “That’s a dead bird, you dumb broad!” Out of the mouths of babes---!