Saturday, March 23, 2013


Joe Dan Boyd Performs @ Winnsboro Center for the Arts

At the "Blessed by Bonny" event, a benefit for the family of Bonny Ramsey, Joe Dan Boyd picked and sang one song and recited prose by his late daughter, Tara Boyd Prior

Color photo of Joe Dan Boyd by Michael Alford.
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Black & white photo by Kevin Tinney.
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At this event, Joe Dan Boyd sang Mother, The Queen Of My Heart with his 8-string Mele bari uke and recited a shortened version of "King of shreds and patches," a prose piece by his late daughter Tara Boyd Prior which was a tribute to her maternal grandfather, told in the words of "King," her grandfather's working dog, a Border Collie.


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Sunday, March 17, 2013


Linda Burdett Reaffirms Her Baptism which happened 15 years ago @ Tinney Chapel

Rev. Carl Sterling, Pastor, officiating

Linda is supported by Jackie Ford and Karyn Burdett

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The following is excerpted and adapted from the following link as an aid for readers of this weblog who may not be familiar with the reaffirmation of baptism ceremony/liturgy. For more details, please go to this link:

"Remember your baptism and be thankful."
A newly confirmed youth sprinkles water on delegates as they reaffirm their baptismal vows during the 2008 General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
A newly confirmed youth sprinkles water on delegates as they reaffirm their baptismal vows during the 2008 General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
United Methodist services may include... a reaffirmation of baptismal vows. The celebration of Jesus' baptism used to be marked at the beginning of Epiphany on Jan. 6, at the end of the 12-day season of Christmas. The ancient church conducted baptisms on that day, following preparation for the sacrament during Advent, explained the Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards, director of worship resources for the General Board of Discipleship.
The "remembering" is about recommitment.
"It would be better if our ritual had translated this as ‘remember that you are baptized and be thankful,'" Burton-Edwards said. While not everyone can remember the occasion of their baptism, "we can all remember that we are baptized and be thankful for that."
United Methodism teaches that baptism initiates people into the faith community and into a covenant relationship with God and God's people. Reaffirming their vows enables Christians to renew their commitment to discipleship — with the help of the Holy Spirit, Burton-Edwards said.
While people fail in their attempts to live as faithful disciples, "God has done God's work in the covenant," he explained. Thus, The United Methodist Church does not rebaptize.
The reaffirmation ritual is appropriate for those who have been baptized and wish to recommit themselves to Christ.

Readers of this weblog are also encouraged to search this blog,  
using keywords such as 
"remember your baptism" for previous 
posts here when that service has been performed at Tinney Chapel UMC in the past, especially under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Sue Gross, 2008-2012.


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Saturday, March 16, 2013


"Only Ukes" Performs @ Tinney Chapel Praise & Gospel Concert 03-16-13

"Only Ukes" is Shannon Monk, Joe Dan Boyd & Bill Bennett 

Featuring a variety of ukuleles

Bill Bennett joined "Only Ukes" just before this concert began

Sorry, none of our photos show Bill Bennett's face. We will work on this next time.
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Among the ukulele instruments used in this concert:

8-string Mele baritone
4-string Silvertone baritone 
8-string Oscar Schmidt tenor
4-string Oscar Schmidt tenor
4-string Oscar Schmidt concert
4-string Martin soprano (vintage 1971) 

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Friday, March 08, 2013


Centennial Celebration For Bobbie Craddock is Saturday, March 9, 2 pm to 4 pm @ 592 CR 4815

Come and go between 2 pm and 4 pm, Saturday, March 9, @ County Road 4815 to celebrate 100th birthday of Bobbie Edmonds Martin Craddock

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See Bill Jones column, "Historical Reflections: Member of historic family from area turns 100 on Saturday," in Winnsboro News edition of 03-07-13, for more photos and more commentary.

"Interviewing Bobbie":

She sits in the home she and Joe Bailey built
Soon after they married in Nineteen Forty One
When Bobbie’s age was 2 years shy of 30: 
A lap robe keeps her warm
Born in 1913, Bobbie’s first Century ends in March,
Prompting historian Bill Jones’ interview today.
He is soft-spoken, gentle and calls her “Bobbie”
He has done this long enough to master The Way:
Where did you go to school? Quitman and Mineola.
Teacher names unremembered, but they left a mark
As did a bad case of influenza after the Great War:
Among things recalled by a centenarian matriarch.
She worked at the Agricultural Adjustment Act office
As did Joe Bailey: There they met, married, bore fruit.
He became a prominent farmer of Webster Community
Stubborn soil and society: Idleness did not compute.
She recalled travel on unpaved Wood County roadways
When it was common to mire in either mud or deep sand:
Long, narrow bridges of tempered steel and iron
Life always tough, occasionally oh so grand.
Bill Jones’ targeted questions, ending at length:
Bobbie, the centenarian, still alert and spry,
Her century-honed smile still warm, yes, still wide
A hundred years of twinkle shimmering in her eye.
For 10 full decades Bobbie has graced this ancient earth
Mostly doing what comes naturally: Just being herself.
No one would dare to put Bobbie in a category,
And don’t even think of putting Bobbie on a shelf.

---Joe Dan Boyd, at Live Poets Society meeting, Art & Espresso, Winnsboro Market Street, Third Friday Art Walk: 01-18-13 & published in Winnsboro News, 03-07-13 edition.



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