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Gohmert: ‘God has Smiled’ on Bullard’s ‘Undertaking’

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EAST TEXAS, October 6, 2010 | Kate Thompson ((202)225-3035) | comments
Since the beginning of time, even now in some parts of the world, wells have been the center of every community, the place where people gather to visit and to benefit from life-replenishing water.
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By CATHY KRAFVE
Since the beginning of time, even now in some parts of the world, wells have been the center of every community, the place where people gather to visit and to benefit from life-replenishing water.

Bullard is no exception.

Residents gathered around the historic well at Bullard Towne Center to hear a few words by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, the guest speaker at a dedication ceremony on Sept. 27.
If wells could talk, oh, the stories they would tell.

“Water gives life,” Gohmert said. “So many of Jesus’ teachings happened around a well.”

With civic leaders and citizens gathered, along with a contingency from the Smith County Historical Commission, the new marker was unveiled. It is mounted on a red-brick wall to the left of the door to Ra-K’s.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert talks about living in a community devoted to Christian principles during a ceremony commemorating Bullard’s historic well. DOC SMITH “Never in history had there been a country where people governed themselves,” Gohmert said. “God has smiled on our undertaking,” he added, referencing the idea that the original Bullard residents built their community on Christian principles.

Are we going to contin- ue to do selfless things, follow the rules that the Maker of all things put into place, and let future generations be blessed?”

The mood was festive as people celebrated with patriotic hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, and a few thoughts of their own.

“The well supplied water to the horses and people who came through,” said Dr. Marjorie Roper, who enjoyed the occasion with some of her family members.

“All of us think it is important to have the history written and posted so everyone in the future can learn from it,” said Sam Kidd, speaking for the members of the Smith County Historical society who attended.

“My wife is singing the Star-Spangled Banner,” said Josh McMurrey, with a big smile. He was escorted by their children, including one in a stroller.

“Plus, we wanted to support Ra-K’s,” added Christy McMurrey, his wife.

I’m here with my Dad to eat the awesome food and to celebrate the first well found in Bullard,” said 11- year-old Livi Abercrombie, who was also celebrating her birthday.
Her father, council member Jay Abercrombie, read the mayor’s proclamation during the ceremony.
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