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Thoughts: Teeny’s Barber Stop was closed on Sundays. So was Violet’s Beauty Shop. Likewise closed were the Friesenhengst Dry Goods, Mac’s Grocery, the Ritz Movie Theatre, and Gibby’s Tavern.
Bun’s Filling Station and Harry’s Gas Station, both on State Highway 150, took turns staying open on Sundays.
All five churches – Pilgrim Holiness, Christian, Catholic, Church of Christ, and Methodist – were open for Sunday morning services and Sunday evening services.
Big Sunday dinners were prepared on Saturday, and usually there were guests for Sunday dinner. “Don’t worry about the dishes,” my mother would reassure the guests. “The girls will do them.” The girls had un-Christian thoughts.
Sunday afternoons were spent visiting, reading, writing letters, and playing Bible Lotto.
“. . . the heart of me weeps to belong to the old Sunday evenings at home . . . My manhood is cast down in a flood of remembrance. I weep like a child for the past.”
Discussion: How have your Sundays changed through the years?
Activity: Try recreating one part of your childhood Sundays.
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