Quay Smathers Memorial Singing

Shook-Smathers House, Shook Museum
Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina
Saturday before the Fourth Sunday in June

All selections from William Walker's 'The Christian Harmony' (Carolina book, 1874/1994)

June Jolley brought the group to order. Docents Sharon Shook and Sara Queen Brown gave a brief history of the Shook-Smathers House. June explained basic rudiments, then opened the singing with
88, Pisgah
and led in prayer
80t, Caddo - Don Wiley
307, True Happiness - Ken George
206b, Supplication - Mary Baumeister
151, Sweet Prospect - Jane Spencer
318, The Martial Trumpet - Dan Huger
204t, Prayer Meeting - Diane Eskenasy
248t, Inley - Shannon Primm
327, The Christian's Hope - Claudia Dean
132, Damascus - Julianne Wiley


June brought the group back with
360, The Saints Bound for Heaven
35b, Boylston - Karen Reed
115b, It Is I - Leslie Booher
150t, Salvation - Chris Wilhelm
66t, Balerma - Claudia Dean
198, Creation - Tina Becker
248b, Union - June Jolley
231t, King of Peace - Don Wiley
381-C, Twilight is Falling - Ken George
300, Desire - Mary Baumeister
217, Jerusalem - Jane Spencer
87b, Hick's Farewell - Dan Huger

Lunch Blessing: Dan Huger

64t, The Penitent's Prayer - June Jolley
140, Edom - Diane Eskenasy

Museum Director Jerry Tate welcomed the group and spoke briefly about the museum.

231b, Indian's Farewell - Shannon Primm
215t, In That Morning - Julianne Wiley
89b, Northfield - Karen Reed
146b, Bangor - Leslie Booher
60b, China - Chris Berg
135, Raymond - Scott Swanton

Memorial Lesson - June Jolley, who gave a brief history of Quay Smathers learning to sing by following singing teacher Terry Singleton of Asheville to singing schools in Western North Carolina

299, Green Meadows - June Jolley
70b, Brown - Don Wiley
55b, Idumea - Ken George
279, Oliphant - Mary Baumeister
175t, Breaker - Jane Spencer
332, Babylonian Captivity - Dan Huger


144b, Walk With God - Shannon Primm
51, Lonsdale - Diane Eskenasy
322t, Little Worth - Claudia Dean
281t, Mount Vernon - Tina Becker
339, Samanthra

June introduced Julian Smathers, great grandson of Levi Smathers who had lived in this house.

245t, Bozrah - Julianne Wiley
381-D, Holy Manna - Karen Reed
328b, Pass Me Not - Leslie Booher (by request of Julian Smathers)
200b, Parting Hand - Scott Swanton
Closing prayer - June Jolley

We adjourned to the chapel on third floor of the house where we sang
106, Sweet Rivers - June Jolley
359, Wondrous Love - Scott Swanton
105b, Resignation - Jane Spencer
157b, Hallelujah

At some point during the singing and various discussions it was decided this singing should be called the Quay Smathers Memorial Singing: for June, for the house, for the pictures of Quay at singings at this house, for Quay - who kept the tradition alive when it went through its low point here in Western North Carolina.

Minutes by Chris Wilhelm

June 2010

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