114th Old Folks Day Singing at Morning Star

Morning Star United Methodist Church
Dutch Cove Road, Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina

Sunday, September 12, 2004

All selections from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint).
Singers usually led two songs at a time.

After service at 11, and a bounteous 'dinner on the grounds' at noon, the singers gathered in the church about 1:30 pm. We were welcomed by Mr Bill Thompson, who also offered the opening prayer; we were asked especially to remember those persons in Canton and Clyde, and elsewhere in Western North Carolina, who had been flooded out by the remnants of Hurricane Frances. He then turned the singing over to June Smathers Jolley.

88, Pisgah - June Smathers-Jolley
159t, The Saint's Delight
129t, Coronation - Scott Swanton
128t, Ninety-Fifth
51, Lonsdale - Diane Eskenasy
89b, Northfield
215t, In That Morning - Dorothy Lane
204t, Prayer Meeting
268, Come Ye to the Waters - Mike Nichols
255t, Watchman
55b, Idumea - Ken Shimizu
117, Angel Band
245t, Bozrah - Mary Baumeister
287, Indian Convert
59t, Mear - Jane Spencer
116t, The Finest Flower
381A, Not Made with Hands - Carl Blozan
359, Wondrous Love
299, Green Meadows - Sarah Jane Thomas
339, Samanthra
226t, Rock of Ages - Martha Fields
214, Hosanna - Lucy Sandidge
153, Columbus - Dan Huger
77t, Rockingham (First)


Closing Prayer, Zeb Jolley
200b, Parting Hand

There were about forty persons present, of whom some thirty were singing. We had fine September weather.

Afterwards, a group of ten paid a visit to Mrs Sue Smathers (widow of Quay Smathers, and mother of June Jolley) at her nursing home. We sang for about an hour, and the only songs we repeated were Pisgah, Northfield, Lonsdale and Angel Band. Miss Sue said she enjoyed the singing, but that she missed one voice in particular.

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