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Weeky E-News

Weekly e-news June 7, 2019

CCC Admin

Hey, everyone!

School’s out!

Pool’s full!

Days are hot!

But the water’s cool!

(Yikes! I didn’t mean to bust into poetry…)

Altho’ that reminds me (now that it’s camping season!) of a poem on a gravestone in the cemetery at Elkmont campground in the Smokies I saw (and stood there and memorized!)…

It was for a married couple buried side-by-side in the graveyard up by the “m”,”n” and “o” campsites in the back across the creek from the restored Appalachian Club House…

“Once in your life you find someone special,

your lives intermingle and somehow you know.

This is the start of all you have longed for.

A love you can build on, a love that will grow.”

I love that! (sniff…)

Somebody thought a while about that one!

I remember reading about one gravestone that said…

“He saw the train and tried to duck it.

He hit the gas and then the bucket.”

Another said…

“Take heed all ye who here pass by.

As you are now, so once was I.

As I am now, so you shall be.

Prepare thyself to follow me.”

Underneath someone scratched…

“To follow thee, I’m not content

Until I know which way you went!”

Billy Graham’s wife always said she wanted them to write on hers what the sign says at the last of the orange barrels when they’re doing work along the interstate. And that’s what it says!!

“Ruth Graham

June 10, 1920-June 14, 2007

End of construction. Thank you for your patience.”

So, I decided what I want on ours if Tina and I go together.


“Tom ’n Tina

They loved each other and they loved her beans!

Just brown one pound ground beef

Add one half of a kielbasa

Seven cans of beans…red, black, kidney, you pick!

I/2 cup of ketchup

1/4 bar-b-que sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar

two table spoons molasses

splash of pickle juice (that’s the secret!)

a little chili powder

half an onion

pinch of cayenne powder

Crock pot for 4-6 hours on low…

…And he saith unto me, Take it, and eat it up!” -Revelation 10:9

I like it! (sniff!)

That way, when we’re gone, and it’s the second Sunday of the month, and y’all are having fellowship meal together after worship at Triple C like we’ve always done…

…and like we’re doing THIS Sunday(!!!)…

somebody can just go out, read our gravestone and know what to make!!

We’ll be gone but our beans will go on!

Remember! Fellowship Meal this Sunday!

Tina’s beans will be there!

Hope you will too!