Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Walk down Memory Lane

Our family moved to Brent, AL to pastor the Bible Methodist Church when I was 7 years old. We moved away when I was 14. Consequently many of my childhood, growing up memories were made in Brent and in Stanton, where I attended Christian School.

Marc, the boys and I drove to Brent yesterday to see the house where we lived and the church my dad pastored.




We ate lunch at Twix and Tween - one of a kind barbecue joint. It is lip smacking good with it's own signature sauce - I couldn't resist and bought a bottle of it!


We also drove around town a little and looked at lots of things I remembered. We stopped by the nursing home to visit Sis. Virginia Vernon. We had such a good time visiting with her and her daughter, Rosalind. Cameron played his guitar and we sang for her, chatted awhile and had prayer together. Sis. Vernon has prayed for many years for Bible Methodist Missions and the pastors and people in Mexico. She knew us almost right away as "the people from Mexico" and called Logan by name, asking how he was doing. It was so good to see her again. We love you, Sis. Vernon!


In Stanton, we drove to the spot where the building stood in which I attended school from 3rd to 9th grades. It was so sad to see it gone.
We also visited the Ebenezer Cemetery where my great grandparents, Jesse B. and Effie Davis are buried. It was so special to show my boys their great great grandparents' graves. This would be the parents of my Granny, Ruby Mae Davis Agan.



6 comments:

Tamra said...

Thanks for including us on your "memory lane trip". Interesting. The Brent church is really pretty.

The Millard Family said...

I know the boys are filling their heritage memory cards (if that makes sense) with those kinds of trips, visits and memories. Good parenting!!!

Nancy said...

I love seeing your pictures! So nice of you to update us with where you all go for your services! So interesting!

Missy said...

I actually have quite a few "young" memories of that house. I remember it being such a big house. lol! It is very little, isn't it? lol! Thanks for showing the pics of the house, church and school. Great to see what it looks like now. Lv...

Vonnie said...

How interesting!!

David and Sarah Fry said...

Oh... I have tears in my eyes. Lots of them. We miss that place!