Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand..."

"...that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." I Peter 5:6-7
Today was a very early day, had to be at the hospital by 7 then the MRI early, and it was not so bad. Then to Sarah Cannon, blood work, and being checked on. The worst part of the morning was the three times the radiologist had to do the needle to get the blood draw. That hurts so bad! He finally got in on the third time. I took the Atavan so I would not dread the MRI then was so nauseous probably from that and I think next Tuesday at the next MRI I will just do without. It is really not that bad. They play Frank Sinatra through head phones and that is good.
John and I went to the library and he looked up the old house that stood across from his home when he was growing up. The original owner of the property was a pioneer with James Robertson, who founded Nashville. (Also remember that our first Grayson ancestors came across the mountains with this party and went to Alabama instead of Tennessee.)
The first house build on the land there on Gallatin Road (where later the Gates Rubber Plant was built) was built in 1857 of hand made bricks, yellow poplar beams and rosewood paneling. The owner was John Adam Payne. A town sprung up nearby called Edenwold. Later, many of John's relatives lived in this tiny "town" and one of Grandma's sister-in-law's had a general store there. She was Aunt Lizzie Patton, she was a tiny little woman, but she sure knew how to run a store and she always wore a gun on her side! I can barely remember her.
More tomorrow about Edenwold! I have five days without any chemo or treatment and that will be nice!!!Happy holidays!!!

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkJuly 1, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Oh, Bev, I cannot wait to hear more of the old home and Edenwold. I have some memory of Edenwold, basically the Edenwold Church of Christ. Wasn't it on Myatt Drive, or whatever that was called back then? I cannot fathom that we have so little foresight as to tear all these beautiful old homes away, but that is "progress". So please share more memories of this tiny "town" with those of us just a bit younger. Also, I want you to know that last night in our evening devotional, my children were all very curious about the experimental program you are participating in. They are totally confident that this is the ONE, and you will be the first in history to help knock out cancers of the liver. They are excited to hear the outcome as they KNOW it will be a positive one. As you know--"Out of the mouths of babes..."