second addendum to Elnora at eight.

I had another birthday party. All of my girlfriends spent the night. Lemon asks my Mom if he could spend the night too. Mom is such a sweetie pie. Of course she said yes he could visit Bay Brother. Aunt Ruby always read us a story at bed time whither we had company or not. Bay Brother was invited to our room for the read. Bay Brother and Lemon were on their way to our room when Aunt Ruby saw what Lemon had on. She asked him: Where are your pajamas? Lemon said he was wearing all he had. Aunt Ruby said he could not go into the room wearing girl’s bottoms and a t-shirt. She found a pair of Robert’s old pajamas and an old bathrobe and told him to put them on and he could keep them. After Lemon put on Robert’s old pajamas & and old bathrobe, he and Bay Bother came into the room. Aunt Ruby read a chapter of the story “Heidi”. The story “Heidi” is about a girl who stayed up in the hills with her grandfather during the summer. He had goats just like us. She ate goat cheese and drank goat’s milk just like us. Later Heidi left the mountains to go to the lowlands to visit Klara. Klara was a girl Heidi had helped saved the summer before. Gifted with a loving character and a kind heart, Heidi inspired her ailing friend with strength, good spirits, and happiness. While Aunt Ruby was reading, Bay Brother became distracted. He kept looking at the wall. Aunt Ruby asks Bay Brother what he was looking at. Bay Brother said I see a fly. Aunt Ruby stopped reading and sang this song. Baby Bye… Here’s a fly…. We will watch him ….you and I…..How he climbs…up the wall…..Yet he never fall. Aunt Ruby finished reading her chapter book and took Bay Brother and Lemon

back to their room. I turned off the lights and locked our door. The girls and I told ghost stories until we got sleepy and went to sleep. The next day after breakfast, the girl’s parents came for them. I told Lemon he had to go home too. Lemon went home and stayed for a couple of hours then came right back and ask if Bay Brother was at home. Where did Lemon think Bay Brother could have gone in that short of time? My teacher always said Lemon was smart. However, I could not see it. Except for winning all of those games, Lemon always said the dumbest things. If I had to vote on Lemon’s intelligence, I would give him a no vote of confidence.
Usually we had Revival in the spring of the year. However, due to our unusual circumstances, we had Revival in late summer. In August, Pastor Hill told the congregation he had enjoyed being their substitute pastor, but his son’s wife was having a baby in Germany where they were station. He was sorry to leave them, but he and his wife had to go. His last responsibility would be to host the revival coming up in two weeks. Pastor Hill asked Evangelist Armstrong to run the two week revival.
I remember his first sermon, “Satan; we are going to tear your wall of terror down”. He told the people Satan had been building his wall all over this world. But, he was there to give Satan notice. Satan, his wall was coming down. A lot of people were impressed with Evangelist Armstrong. Many souls joined church that night including Lemon’s mom and his other sister. Lemon’s two little brothers did not join. They followed their mom. But, she would not let them join. Evangelist Armstrong always told us many parables. One that I cannot forget is the story of the “Stupid King”. The King was not only stupid, he was greedy. The king sent his maid to the goose house to collect eggs. She would bring back a golden egg each day. The King asks his maid to find out how the goose did that. As hard as she tried, she could not ascertain how the goose did that. The foolish King decided to kill the goose and dis

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