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September 6, 1921.
Dear folks at home,---Picked
up a fine bargain in a Dodge Car last week
a oar that hadn't been usdd long and taken good care
v of by the *wner,for $700. I am well satisfied with its
running Qualities so far,and I am e.joioed at the prospects
of its usefulness in my present work as well as
its indispensableness in the work I am planning to do
thruout the county in carrying on missions in neglected
portions of the county. Of course the Baptists and Metl
odists are strong in many parts of the county,but
there are places where even they have not gone. I am
going to have conferences with the Baptist County
-Missionary and with the Presiding Elder ast9he places
I should go and not conflict with their work.
Yesterday and today are big days here.. The big annt
si Labor Day picnic. It started out yesterday with a
a parade in which all the business firms in town had
decorated floats add automobiles. The band led out
with the boys scout band following (We would play
a number and the boys would play one, the two bands
together numbering about 100 instruments) Then the
Boy Scouts proper came next with the mounted troop
from Wolf Ridge first. I am real proud of the troop
from Wolf Ridge, just organized it last Friday night
and they were here in full force mounted on the finest
kind of horses. They made thb greatest hit of the
whole parade I think. All the town boys are talking
about it,and wishing they could be in a mounted troop.
Today there will be a stunt actor from Ardmore
here in his air-plane. He does all sorts of stunts
while speeding thru the air. I think he is just as
clever as the famous Looklear was who lost his life
doing those stunts. This man may not lose his life
at it but I would be awfully afraid to juggle myself
around like he does. I have seen him twice before.
We are to have Presbytery here in our church
next Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday and we are rather
busy preparing for them. We are making a special
effort to hive all the church membership present at
next Sunday s services so that we may boost up the
attendance at Presbytery too.
Summer has been demoralizing to church work and
it looks like it is hard to get the church going as
it should again. About a dozen of our leading young
people have gotten married in the last Six months and
no doubt that is having something to do with it. The
% president of our sboiety married the chairman of the
music Committee, and so on around until almost all the
former officers are out of the work. Semms that gettir
married graduates them from doitg anything in the
at least for the present.
Love to all
Here’s what’s next.
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