[Letters of Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham] Page: 97 of 414
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WWC. OC. LILA.
July 11, 1921.
Dear Folks at home,---Another
wedding Saturday afternoon at 5 oolook
a week to the hour since the last oie. I had promised to
take Mr.and Mrd Mahaffey to the baseball fame at 4
when the oall oame to marry this couple at 6. I dot a1"
oar and took the Mahaffeys to the ball park s*Eain myself
till 10 minutes before 5,drove across town to the home
where they were waiting for me tho I was five minutes
ahead of time,performed the oeremon.,took some kodaks of
the couple and wedding party, ldidd a lot of them in the
oar and went back to the ball park where I had missed
only two innings of their game. Some how,while I was 0oAe
from the park it dot spread around to everybody that I
was done to marry a couple,so I was hailed with some ouricosity
some wanting to know who got married,others asking
how they acted,others where they went, eto.
One of the' members of our church died last Saturday
at 11 oolook A.M. I had been waytgin by his bedside for
a half hour or more,as I had do FCTr two weeks previous,
when I suggested that we have *ryt;. About a dozen of us
were peeeent and we all knelt around bhe bed for about
two minutes prayer,and when we arose he was dead. The vff
wife was the only one who witnessed the death
closest to him and never losing her eyes, His name was
A.H.Peden,and united wilh the Presbyterian chuorh at Westf
fork in Parker County where Irwin used to preaoh and
when Irwin preached there, one of Mr.Peden 's brothers
was an elder in that church. We buried him in rain
varying f*om a drizzle to a Dour-down.
We have had lots of rain in the last two days which
I'm afraid is foing to hinder the threshing so that we
wonthave a full attendance at the meeting at first. If
the weather had stayed pretty they would have gotten thru
in godd time. However,only a few will be busy at threshS
ing after the meetinO begins and if it clears off they
will be thru soon after the meeting begins.
If nothing happens to m . present plans I shall go
home Monday July 26th. Several men here who have been
down in that country lately say that I will get to go
all the was by rail by that time
.just two wehks from
M,.Mhaffe, is working on my voice a lot while he is
ie 'eoanes in the church and it is verb handy for
me to put in a little time occasionally. He is now
helpin' le work up a number of seleotions for use at
Kerrville where I shall need them every day and night
for the period of time I am there.
It rained so muoh last night that we had a very small
crowd at churh, so we dismissed and some of us went to
the Baptist ouroh where I told them they were not afraid
Lots of lcve to all
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