“Let’s get a no-cussing area in our day and time around us”
By Bettty Moore
Don’t forget the singing at Grace Bible Church on Thursday night. Come and join them.
Johnny and Donna Johnston and family of Desdrahan, Louisiana visited Chuck and Miriam Foster. Donna is the Fosters’ daughter.
Margaret Bell had the Bell, Hunnicutt and Alliston families for Easter Sunday.
George and Laura Lohr had their daughter, Elizabeth and two children from Cope, Colorado to spend a few days.
Natalie Wheat had supper with Josh and Laura Wheat. They had an egg hunt and cooked on the grill.
Gwen Alliston talked to Frances Huff Harmon on Saturday. Frances had a hip replacement on Friday but sounded fairly good on the phone. Frances lives at Ormond Beach, Florida.
Edna Smith’s niece Linda, who lives at Covington, will have both kidneys removed and have to have dialysis to live. Her kidneys are diseased. It is something that several of her family members inherited. She is in rehab.
John Milliken spent Easter at Sugar Hill with Susan and Marlene Blackburn. They were joined by Susan Davis and family of Newborn.
Bill Bonner said that a crowd with many out-of-towners joined them for Sunday lunch.
Joyce Lietz spent the day with Darlene and family on Brownwood Road. All of the children and grandchildren were there. They had an enjoyable day.
The Buckhead Baptist Church had sunrise service at the Saffold Cabin on Lake Oconee. The church is enjoying the music ministry with Rev. Fred and Marti Poplin.
Grayson and Frieda White were with Mrs. Parsons on Sunday. They were joined by Christie White from Atlanta. Mrs. Parsons fell a few weeks ago. She is slowly being able to walk once more. She was badly bruised. We hope that she will have continued improvement.
The Buckhead Baptist Church had a good bake sale Saturday with a good time at the egg hunt.
A good crowd of children came to the egg hunt at Swords United Methodist Church Saturday.
The Lake Oconee Baptist Church had a big crowd at Lamar and Hallie Hickman’s house for the sunrise service. There was the empty cross-situated right where the sun rose just behind it. It was very impressive. The Sunday school and church services were well attended.
I read something of interest in the Atlanta paper. At South Pasadena, California they recently had the first week of March to be declared as a cuss-free zone. There was a proclamation designated this to take place. They said that even if someone cuts you off in traffic, or the dog barks, or anything you are to not cuss, even though people might glare at you. The mayor said that this provides people to remember to be more civil and to elevate the level of discourse.
All of this started because of a 14-year-old boy. He founded the no cussing club last June because his parents taught good morals, good values and not cussing. The club was founded at the South Pasadena High School.
You know I really enjoyed reading this. I grew up in a house with no cussing (cursing) and no vulgarity. It really gets me to hear so much of it these days everywhere you go. There was a time that if someone on TV used a bad word it was blipped. Not too much anymore. No matter how much you hear it it still does not make it easier to listen to.
There is a gospel tract that is on my refrigerator and I’m about to summarize a little more. This tract says, “Contrary to popular opinion God’s last name is not damn.” Using those words is plain out sin.
Lets get a no-cussing area in our day and time around us. It sure would be nice to go places and not have my ears singed. End of sermon for now.