I recall the evening invocatory call to the will of the 'Almighty' by a visiting Pastor .. Ladies with fans , gentlemen waving hats .. Thunder hammering the next county over to the west , streetlights filled with bugs and the occasional brown bat ... Babes crying out , children becoming restless , his oratory becoming louder with each concurring "Amen' from the crowd .. Tent ***** swaying ever so gently , the sweat on Dad's forehead and the smile on Granny's face , a stick of gum from Mom to get me through the evening sermon on a humid southern night .. Tables lined end to end filled with potato salad , fried chicken and baked beans .. Ambrosia , peach pies and cakes .. Sweet tea ... Evening dinners with gospel quartets and old time bluegrass bands .. The kids receiving their Vacation Bible school certificates after the congregational feast .. The drive home ..Carried indoors , tucked away in bed with fond memories ..
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