Frances cooked a wonderful meal from this venison! In the above picture I had begun cutting the meat from the bone. By adding two small pork roasts, then covering the deer with a pound of bacon it was cooked in the oven for two and a half hours on low heat. It came out sooooo tender and good!
While we were working on the meal on Saturday, this lovely bouquet of roses came from our youngest daughter (Tabitha) who lives in Watertown New York! Wish you all could have seen Frances excitement as she opened them.
Another scene of meat preparation.
I took Mom with me to Church Sunday Morning to the Tellico Plains Church of God. She is always such a blessing and is loved and respected by everyone there. She then joined us at our dining room table for the Mother's Day Meal. Our daughters (Frankie and Ruthie) and their families were also there for the meal in honor of their Mother, Frances.
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- Fred Alton
- Cleveland, TN, United States
- I am Fred Alton Brannen, the son of Louis A. Brannen (deceased) and Bonnie Jones Brannen, Louis was an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. Bonnie is an Ordained Licensed Minister and at 89 years of age is still actively engaged in speaking and singing engagements. I am married to the former Frances Hildreth. We celebrated 53 years of marriage this past June and we are the parents of 3, grand-parents of 10, and great-grandparents of 10. I pastored in Tennessee for 24 years and served the Church in some capacity in missions for over 23 years. I retired from full-time ministry in August of 2008 but remain active, speaking and singing and teaching whenever opportunity affords itself. In January of 2010 I received a letter of commendation for having been credentialed as a minister in the Church of God for 50 years! My family is very important to me. Our get togethers are always noisy affairs and most times will include family sing-alongs. The children love their Mom's cooking so we have the privilege of seeing them regularly! WE LOVE having them over.