7.21.2010

the third bible (bibles xi)



Leaving the Primary Department for the Junior Department was a great step. The structure of the classes was different. Boys and girls were separated and men taught the boy’s classes and women taught the girls. There was a general assembly for all the classes and then break out in small groups in rooms separated by accordion folding doors, beige vinyl. We were in the fourth grade and we were each given a new bible. Hard back, no pictures. Qualified for serious study and sword drill competitions. Good maps though, my favorites being the route of the Exodus...seemed so silly i.e. nearest point between here and there...and the four journeys of Paul seemed like cool trips.



Those who signed my third bible we all teachers in successive years in the junior department, including or visiting ministers holding annual revival services or missionaries, home on furlough, preaching on Sunday morning, showing slides on Sunday night offering up reports for offerings.


Mrs. R. Homer Andrews
Superintendent Junior Department

Mr. And Mrs. Andrews sat in front of my family in church, about five rows from the front on the far right side of the sanctuary. We would slide down if others arrived late. Mr. Andrews would not. He would stand up, allow them to enter, and than take his seat, but would not give up his end place on the pew and his ability to lean one are up and over the end, helping to keep him awake. Of course Mrs. Andrews sat with him.

A. Warren Huyck
Inscription: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3: 1-2

Frank H. Sells
Inscription: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12

Bennie Overman
Clayton J. Cammron
Jane McRea
W. Randall Lolley
Robert L. Clegg


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