Church in Adel, GA

I went to West Side Baptist Church in Adel Ga. Our Family were all members there, and what a fine Church it was. The Preacher there was magnificent! There was one thing you did not do in his Church, and that was to go to sleep! But you know how young boys are sometimes. If he caught you nodding he would get louder with his preaching. I think he wore leather soled shoes with steel caps on the heals, because when he came down the stairs off that Podium and was walking down the isle (ON THE HARD WOOD FLOOR!), you knew he saw someone nodding a little. He would say “Young Man, are you going to sleep in my Church”? Then he would smile, turn, and return to the stage never missing a word in the sermon he was preaching. He knew how to keep your attention! I really enjoyed going to the West Side Baptist Church. I certainly thank my parents for taking me and my Sisters there. “Amen!”
My sister Wanda Gail and I sang in the choir, and what a great time we had. We also took singing lessons that were provided by the church. Singing in the choir was great. I remember Gail leading a song one Sunday. As I was standing there singing along with the congregation I looked up at her and she gave me that little smile of hers. I knew she felt like she was standing on top of the world. Gail and I would practice singing gospel songs at home. Just to mention a few were “Daybreak in the Glory” “Never More to know Sorrow or Die”.

There will be singing and shouting in victory up there in Gods beautiful sky! Gail and I could harmonize together pretty good. Another one was, “Will the Circle be Unbroken”. The song I love best is “Amazing Grace.” Gail and I wanted to write a song some day but as time went by we never did, and the sad thing about it my sister Gail passed away a few years back. I loved her so. She was seven years younger than I. Today I think about it, and I decided I would write a song some day with her in mind.

I can not think of the Preachers name at the Church right now. I just want to say “Thanks!” that he gave me and Gail the opportunity to learn life’s way.

“Oh” by the way, I am not going to tell you who the young man was that he asked, “are you going to sleep in my “Church?”.

“What a wonderful Lady she was.”

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4 Responses to “Church in Adel, GA”

  1. persistentillusion Says:

    LOL, what a great way to handle people who fall asleep in church! I’ll bet he had a great sense of humor.

  2. Johnnie Lou Getz Says:

    I sent this story on to a few friends and family with little tears coming down my face. Write more stories about Wanda Gail so we can enjoy them. My favorite song she used to sing me to sleep with was: (Link Opens in New Window)CA SARA SARA BY DORIS DAY…

  3. The Old Man Says:

    The old Man says Ms. Persistentillusion “that statement” you could take to the Bank.

  4. The Old Man Says:

    The old Man says thanks Ms. Johnnie Lou for sharing the story about “Wanda Gail” with your friends.

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