Preachers’ Kids and All Day Meetings

Ann H Gabhart Heart of Hollyhill 2 Comments

October 3, 1966 Jocie Brook, preacher’s kid, reporting here from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Have you ever been at an all day church service? I mean literally all day? Morning till the sun goes down? If not, you must not be a preacher’s kid. Preachers’ kids spend a lot of time at church. A lot of time. Preachers’ kids are expected to …

Do You Cheer on Your High School Team?

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September 22, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Do you like football? High school football? Holly County High School has a football team. We’re not big time winners or anything, but Dad says the boys try hard. I don’t think that counts on the scoreboard. Whether we score or not, we keep cheering them on. Last week they …

Slingshots and Giant Killers

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September 14, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Dad preached yesterday about David and Goliath. I’m sure you know the story. I certainly do. I’ve been hearing it ever since I can remember in Sunday school and Bible School. But I can’t remember Dad ever actually preaching a whole sermon on it. When I asked Dad about that, …

The Two Best Days of School

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August 16, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. School starts tomorrow. Dad says I should be excited. He even preached on being excited about learning on Sunday. Of course, he was talking about learning from the Bible or learning more about Jesus. Not school. Maybe I used to get excited about starting school. Back when I was just …

Reaping What Others Sowed

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August 10, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Here we are about two weeks away from starting school. Scary! Summer is sliding away into the shadows. My trip with Wes last week was about the only fun thing I’ve done this summer. Well, I did finish writing Bailey’s Bug. Guess that was something. I even got it all …

Jocie Reporting on Blackberries and Chiggers

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July 20, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. I’m a little itchy tonight. That’s not right. I’m a lot itchy tonight! Have you ever gone blackberry picking and come home with more chiggers than berries? I think I did this weekend. I love blackberries. They have that special tart taste like no other berry and a blackberry cobbler …