Thursday, June 30, 2005


There's a lot to remember about Mom when it comes to Church. I wanted to remind myself of all the songs we used to sing. She always lead the singing with the children and normally played the guitar. (Nobody in the family ever picked up the guitar.) We used to sing all sorts of fun songs, especially around this time of year - Bible School. When Emma first learned to sing we taught her Deep and Wide. It was the first song Emma really started to sing. Back in Sunday School when we were little, Mom used to do Deep and Wide with everyone and then take out a word so everyone had to remember not to sing "Deep" - but just do the motions. It's kinda remarkable when you think about it since she wasn't really even a good singer? But there was always lots of singing around this time of year at Bible School -- and cookies too. Friday also including hot dogs and a party.

1 comment:

Janet Wettig said...

I also have fond memories of this time of year. Judi came into my life when I was around ten years old. Emory Church always had a Sunday school picnic and overnight stay at the 4 H camp in Rocks. We would lug all our blankets and clothes pins to make forts on the top bunks in the dorm. Your mom would bring the port a crib and set it up for you kids. At night we would have snacks and singing in the mess hall. Judi would have her guitar and sing all the typical kids songs. One song that sticks out in my mind is Plant a Little Watermelon On My Grave. She would also help with bible school at Highland Church and I remember going with her to help. We would sit out on the lawn and sing and do games with the kids. What a fun time we had.