Sunday, February 6, 2011

Covington visit

Last weekend, after Saturday school (yuck), we loaded up the car and drove to Covington, GA for the 25th anniversary celebration of Mr. Billy's (a.k.a. the Reverend William B. Wade's) ministry at First Presbyterian Church. It was a whirlwind of a weekend. We had a wonderful dinner at the Wade's on Saturday night and saw many dear friends. We spent the night at the Krieger's and enjoyed catching up with them and watching Harding follow Ian and Anderson all over their house. We went to church Sunday morning, had lunch at my great aunt and uncle's house, then returned to church Sunday afternoon for the Mr. Billy celebration service. I was one of the speakers (along with my sister and my long-time friend Emily) and was incredibly nervous, but we did just fine and it was great being back at our home church and seeing so many people who have been influential in my life. If interested, here is a great article from the Covington News about Mr. Billy:
A quarter-century of service

On the way back, we drove by the house I grew up in to show Harding. It looked beautiful and I was happy to see kids playing basketball in the driveway. I hope they didn't notice me taking pictures from the car. I loved growing up in this house and seeing it brought back some great memories.We also drove by the two houses that Trip grew up in (his parents built both of them on their own), but I couldn't get a good photograph. Good times. What a nostalgic weekend!

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