Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Afternoon Memories

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When I was a child, on Sunday afternoons we'd all pile into the car and go for a drive out in the country. At that time Alpharetta was small, but the neighboring communities were tee-niny! While sightseeing in Shakerag, Ocee, Crabapple, or Frogtown, folks we didn't even know would throw up their hand and wave.

Weather was nice in Georgia in the early fall. We were close enough to walk to Sunday night service. We might stop at Brady's filling station and get a bottle of Coke out of the ice-filled cooler. Then we would pause to gaze up through the colorful branches of the row of towering maple trees that lined the church property.

Fifth Sunday night was Hymn Sing. People in the congregation would call out the page number of their favorite hymns. I liked it when we sang in harmony acapella.

The day would end with a family or two dropping by our house for Mother's pound cake and coffee.

On the seventh anniversary of Mother's death, I am especially thankful for family and restful Sunday afternoons.

For You, O God...have given me the heritage of those who fear, revere, and honor Your name.
Psalm 61:5 Amplified

11 comments :

Denise said...

Such beautiful family traditions, you were blessed.

joy said...

Very nice post:)

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Beautiful memories.

Betsy Adams said...

Very similar experiences here while growing up... Big Stone Gap was a small community but Appalachia, Stonega, Wildcat, Frog Level, Southern, etc. were definitely tee-niny!!!!!

We'd take Sunday afternoon drives in the country.. SO much fun... Church services were on Sunday nights --and we also sang old hymns from the Cokesbury Hymnal... I have such great memories of my childhood... Thanks for helping me remember that today!!!!!

Gorgeous header photo...The colors are awesome.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

Just going down my memory lane too - such a lovely place to visit! Maybe we're creating the same kind of memories for our kids and grands! Have a blessed week-end!

Maple Lane said...

Such fond memories. So thankful for family and the simple pleasures of growing up in a small town.

L. D. Burgus said...

These are such great memories of a different time. I am trying to think of a cold chocolate drink that existed back then. I know chocolate milk but nothing chocolate carbonated. A great blog down memory lane.

Daisy said...

Lovely post and sweet memories, Karen.

Beautiful photo in your header today too!

Arlene said...

Families are missing those Sunday Rides these days Karen. Our family did that as well.

Susan said...

Wonderful memories that made me feel as if I was right beside you ... a great way for me to begin my week :-) Have a blessed week!

Daisy said...

These are such lovely memories.