April Projects

This past week, we have been busy and full of activity.

Prior to leaving in January, Paul volunteered to find a home for the oak pulpit that West Franklin Baptist Church was no longer using. While at French Camp Academy, we asked around, and one of the employees at the academy attended a church in French Camp that could use the pulpit.

So on Tuesday, (much to our delight!!) we returned to French Camp, MS, to deliver a pulpit to the Mt. Salem United Methodist Church. They were SO excited about having it. And even were concerned another church congregation would see it and take it!!

In just that short time, color from March was gone, and new color was along the Natchez Trace,

Nate and Chris joined us, and we stayed the night at French Camp Bed and Breakfast, in a cabin at French Camp Academy.

After delivering the pulpit, we showed them around the academy, visited some of the folks we met while there, and relaxed. At breakfast, we met some of the other guests, and one couple turned out to be one of our neighbors, living five houses from us!! Small world…… an answer to prayer that we would meet more people in our neighborhood and Spring Hill!!
On the way home on Wednesday, we stopped in Tupelo, MS, to see Elvis Presley’s birthplace. We have visited before, and blogged about it, but Nate and Chris had not!

And in Tuscumbia, Alabama, we stopped at Helen Keller’s birthplace, which none of us had visited before. She was an amazing person! Both of her parents were college graduates…. back in the 1800’s, this was truly unusual.

The outdoor kitchen,

The actual water pump used to break through to her with water,

and the small adjacent house where she lived with her teacher, Ms. Sullivan.

Thursday was busy, with Paul and friend, Chuck, adding eight feet onto our deck, making it 24X14 feet. Although it seems like a short extension, it really has made the deck so much larger!

Our 39th wedding anniversary was on Friday. As I have said numerous times, time flies when you’re having fun!!
We truly are soulmates and have enjoyed each other throughout the years, working and playing! We celebrated by dinner out at Legend’s steak restaurant in Columbia. It is fun to be married to your best friend!

On Saturday, we attended the annual Bloomin’ Garden festival, giving us lots of inspiration for our yard…. then Sunday, we got two more plants from Cheryl’s yard. Over time, we have adopted plants that outgrow her yard. Makes it easy for us, LOL!! Thanks again Cheryl, we really do appreciate theml!

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