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21 Feb 2021 - Here is one of Reather's favorite pictures with her dad, Willie Joe from the mid-1960s. Here she is pulling a watermelon from the watermelon patch on the farm..
Here my mother, Reather, stands in front of the now modern Bethel Baptist Church and church bell (Oct 2015). The church bell was an integral part of rural life in Bethel, MS. in the 1940s and thus has high sentimental to my mother. When the need arose a decade earlier to donate funds to purchase a new church bell, my mother did not hesitate to send a donation to cover the entire cost of the new bell.