Golden Agers enjoy gospel singing of ‘Bo and Joe’
Published 6:50 am Tuesday, June 18, 2013
By JEAN OUZTS
At the June 12 meeting of the Climax Golden Agers, everyone enjoyed the gospel singing of “Bo and Joe,” as they were introduced by program chair Sandra Sirmons.
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Sirmons said the pair was otherwise known as Sam Sirmons and Joe Salter, “one Methodist and one Baptist.”
Both Salter and Sam Sirmons were members of the Hymn Masters gospel singing group for many years. Several sang along and kept time with their hands and feet as the pair gave a wonderful program of music.
Before the program, president Bonnie Maloy read a poem in honor of all Fathers for Father’s Day. The poem, which is called “My Father” and whose author is unknown, is as follows:
“When I was four years old — My daddy can do anything.
Five years old — My daddy knows a whole lot.
Six years old — My dad is smarter than your dad!
Eight years old — My dad doesn’t know exactly everything.
Ten years old — In the olden days when my dad grew up things were sure different.
Twelve years old — Oh, well naturally Dad doesn’t know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
Fourteen years old — Don’t pay any attention to my dad. He is so old fashioned!
Twenty-one years old — Him? My Lord, he’s hopelessly out-of -date.
Twenty-five years old — Dad knows a little bit about it, but then he should, because he has been around so long.
Thirty years old; maybe we should ask dad what he thinks. After all, he’s had a lot of experience.
Thirty-five years old — I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad.
Forty years old — I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise and had a world of experience.
Fifty years old — I’d give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him.”
Maloy also read from the gospel of John, chapter 14, verse 27, for the devotional. The guest this month was Billie Joe Greer and her daughter, Ivy.
‘Get well’ wishes
Everyone sent get well wishes to secretary Alma Hart, as she is sick. Prayers and best wishes are also sent to April Phillips, Debra Hatton and Catherine Drew.
Celebrating birthdays in May and June are, May: Glenna Harrell, Joe Plitnick and Ausmus Betts. June: Rita Dodson, J.D. Harrell, Evelyn Hutchins, Bonnie Maloy and Alma Hart. Rita Dodson won the door prize.
In July, the club will have a star spangled cookout — no covered dish. There will be hamburgers, and hot dogs with all the trimmings. It is rumored that the men will be doing the cooking. Mark your calendar for July 17 — the Wednesday after the second Sunday — and bring someone with you to the Golden Agers’ July cookout. The Climax Baptist Church will be hosting.
The Golden Agers will also be sponsoring the Grand Old Opry once again this year, on the Friday night before Swine Time.