I believe I told you that I drove a van with half of our ladies on it. There were fourteen that went to the conference, including a little bitty lady. Sis Ava, our Pastor's wife, is the one smiling in the back. Then Mrs. Weathers, Kelly, and Charity. Pam was in the front with me and the itty bitty lady had just finished eating and was snoozing.
We checked into our room in Winston Salem. This is Tammy.
One of my roomies.
Pam was my other roomie.
The theme of the conference was "Joy Bells In My Heart."
The first thing we did when we got to the church was fill out these
slips of paper for the bathrooms. Let me explain that! They had 12
bathrooms, each one decorated with a different theme. There was
a basket in each one that you would drop your slip of paper in with
your name and your church's name and at the end of the conference,
if your name was drawn you would get the prize set aside from that
This was a table of door prizes. There were several tables of door
prizes and if you preregistered, your name went in a basket for these.
BUT!we did not preregister. I am somewhat bitter about that, so we
won't discuss it now. LOL
The gymnasium had booths set up all around its walls. There
were lots of goodies and knick knacks to purchase. Avon and Mary Kay,
Home Interiors, people that made their own Apple Butters, etc. It
was a lot of fun shopping and browsing.
Then they fed us. I enjoyed this meal the most. I like simple
meals and this one consisted of GIANT croissants, deli meats and
cheeses, and chips. It was really good.
Some of us enjoyed the sandwiches more than others. LOL (oh dear, she's going
to get me for this.) :) Love you, Tammy!!!!!
This was our itty bitty lady that came with us. Everytime you see her
she's either eating or sleeping. Look at those little round cheeks. At this
moment she opened her eyes long enough for me to snap the shot and then she
was out again. She was such a good baby. She was recently diagnosed with being
deaf. She can only hear extremely high pitched sounds. Her mother has really been
through it emotionally and needed this conference and I'm so glad she was able to come.
One of the bathrooms was decorated as Tea Time in the Garden. They
had white lights everywhere in this bathroom and tea pots across the
counter there. A park bench and tons of ivy.
Pam and I stood under the archway and took our picture in the
This bathroom was my favorite. It was decorated as a spa. Pam
and I kept waiting for someone to do a massage on us. Imagine our
disappointment when we realized it was just for show.
As always, it was a blessing to hear the Hutson sisters sing....
and see Sherry sign. They have such a sweet spirit.
After Friday night's session, we went back to the gym for snacks.
Here is Mrs. Janet, our church secretary, and her mother
enjoying their chips and salsa and other goodies. (I really
wish you had preregistered us, Janet. But I'm not going to hold
Yes, this lady is in her bathrobe and curlers sitting on a toilet in
the church sanctuary. Relax, peoples, it was a skit! She was trying
to find a place to have her quiet time with the Lord but kept
being interrupted by her children at the bathroom door. Been there!
And this is a picture of me and Christy. Bless her heart. I miss her
presence at our church. We met a very long time ago when she was
working at the Library and then later we ended up at the same church.
Then her hubby's job took her away from us. :( They attended Brother
Steve Roberson's church when they left ours and now they are members
of Brother Chandler's church. He's the husband of Kay Hutson Chandler.
MOVE BACK CHRISTY!!!!!
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