Thursday, April 1, 1982
A Scott City Resident
Letter to the Editor
The Jimplicute, Scott
City, MO 63754
I would like to share with your readers an experience I had a
long time ago. It happened at Easter
time at the little Macedonia Church on the Commerce Road.
It was a memorable Easter for a group of young people who
attended Sunday School and church at the Macedonia Church back in the days of
the year 1903 or 1904. We had a basket
dinner on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Twice a month a visiting minister came to the Macedonia Church
to preach. It was a good time for the
people of the Macedonia community when church was held. Large crowds of friends and neighbors came
to enjoy visiting each other and to hear the sermon. There was Sunday School and many young people came to the class.
This particular Sunday, Easter Sunday, was especially
important. The minister gave a fine
sermon and everyone enjoyed the music recital.
However, the joy among the young people was the big picnic trip to
Graysboro. Everyone was talking about
the new time and the big railroad bridge just completed over the Mississippi
There were two wagons ready to take the young people and the
basket dinner to the picnic spot. The
wagon 1 Edna Williams road in had the following people: Jim Greer, Sid
Rochelle, Charles Baldridge. Others were
Maggie Baldridge, Julia Spradling, Grace Spradling, Belle Matthews, and Lois
Williams. It was a joyful trip.… It was
on Easter I could not forget.
Years have gone by and few of the person who took that trip are
alive today. Perhaps some of the
families living in the old Macedonia community remember other events that took
place at that church.