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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Maundy Thursday and Fasting

Here in Collinsville, I have a Muslim Friend; an international who rode with me to Selma first Sunday in March this year.
He texted me this morning wanting to know the Meaning of Easter. I explained the best I could apologizing for the Tea Party not understanding better even though Dietrich Bonhoeffer drove through here in April 1931
I called a Yale Grad, and the Son of Nixon's Barber to see if my explanation to him was adequate.
Still I was chastened a little about his Fasting Question; at same time there was some humor; especially for those who knew my Father.
In 2006 I went to the Maundy Thursday service at the Collinsville, Baptist Church where my Mother was baptized.
I haven't been back since.
Tribalism masquerading as Christianity there; even so there is the legacy of John Jeffers and my Mother; and some others have come through who got enough of the Spirit rightly divided and have blossomed elsewhere.
Pray for those at the service this evening in Collinsville, and their hard hearted hearts.

2 Comments:

Blogger mtnman said...

Yo daddy Billy, the most open-minded Baptist pastor in Gaffney in the '70s? Craig Weaver --- knew billy '71-'76 there and for another 10 yrs or so, after I had moved to Chlt. Would see him occasionally, when he came to see one of his members in a Chlt hosp.

3:24 PM  
Blogger foxofbama said...

Uncle Prentice:

What would Crocker and Lolley and Pastor Rick of FBC Aberdeen think of this shenanigan?

3:45 PM  

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