It was great to have some "home folks" in the house last night. We had a delightful supper visit last night from Jim & Gail Warren from Clinton, SC. They are originally from Davidson St. Baptist Church, but Jim most recently pastored Highland Home BC in Gray Court, SC. Jim also works at Belk in Laurens while Gail has about a year and a half left to retire from Whitten Center in Clinton. Jim has been interviewing at churches in this area so that he can move up here and complete his M.Div. at Southeastern.
In the South, we tell stories about people in order to talk about issues. That's the way we have always done it. And that's what we did last night. We talked about people Jim and Amanda knew from Belk in Laurens. We talked about people and churches back home. We talked about friends and neighbors. We talked about folks I hadn't thought of in years. We talked about folks from Clinton as if we saw them yesterday who have been dead for ten years or more.
It was a great South Carolina, Laurens County evening, and Jim & Gail are wonderful, down-to-earth friends.