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In Years Past

August 14, 2014

In 1914, the Rev. Mr. Smith, pastor of the Baptist Church at Sykesville, was traveling Saturday last and had occasion to stop at Falls Creek while changing cars for his destination. At the same time, Miss Simmons, stenographer, was also traveling to visit friends. The reverend and Simmons were strangers to each other, but their suitcases were exactly alike. When Smith's train arrived, he gathered up a suitcase and departed. Simmons did likewise. When the reverend arrived at his destination to fill a Sunday appointment, he opened his case and was considerably surprised to find it filled with women's wearing apparel, none of which he had any use for. Eventually the mixup was cleared up and everybody was happy.



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