Sunday, April 9, 2017
What Are The Chances?
When we left for church this morning I had no idea who would be visiting from all over. One lady from San Antonio, several from Fort Worth. and several from out of state. All with the last name Briggs. Their relative started this church many years ago. So happens my first grade teacher was Miss Winnie Briggs but everyone just called her Miss Winnie. This church is just south of the town I grew up in so I ask a lady if they were kin to her. She didn't know but thought it quite possible. Out side I ask a gentleman and he confirmed they are kin to her. He was surprised she was my first grade teacher. I told him how I used to ride my bike past her house in the hot sun and she would come out on the porch to shake her finger at me and say "young lady go home and get your bonnet on". He ask if I liked her? Yes I did, even though she was strict. Back then kids were used to strict. He was surprised to learn that Miss Winnie was Methodist as he said he is and I told him I am and went to church with her back in the 50's. This little historic church is Baptist. This church is being remodeled on the inside and has already been remodeled on the outside. It doesn't look like this picture. The add-on, on the left is gone and a new room added for Sunday school, social occasions and a small kitchenette in the back. On the right is nice modern restrooms where before they were like built on outhouses, but with flushing toilets. The only draw back is they found matching rock and put it on the first add on. They didn't know they had to notify the Historical Society. On the second round they were notified and would not permit the rock to be used. Since they didn't want to be stripped of their Historical status they went by their rules. In my opinion it would have looked so much better and matched so well with the rock on both sides. I'll try to post a picture of the way it looks now . Anyway it was nice to meet relatives of my first grade teacher and share memories.