“73 Years as Member” in the October-December 1992 issue of Tar Heel Homemakers
Mrs. Carrie Underwood Meacomes has been an Extension Homemaker for 73 years, having joined Bailey Home Demonstration Club as a charter member in 1919. She has held all offices and served on many committees in the club and on some county committees.
Mrs. Meacomes helped start the Bailey School Library and lunchroom, and planted trees on the campus. She helped raise money for the home demonstration clubhouse, gave materials for it, and helped put on suppers to maintain it.
During World War I, she helped make layettes and pack kits to send overseas. During World War II she served as air raid warden.
Mrs. Meacomes is also a charter member of the Virginia Dare Book Club and was active in it for 61 years. She is now an honorary member but still enjoys reading.
As a member of Bailey Baptist Church, Mrs. Meacomes was a Sunday School teacher for 35 years, clerk for 15 years, WMU president three times, Sunday School superintendent, deaconess, and served in many other positions. She still attends worship services, Sunday School and Baptist Women meetings regularly.
Mrs. Meacomes is noted for her talent in needlework, flower arranging and using seeds, shells and other natural materials in designing plaques and household items. She also writes beautiful poetry.
For many years, she has been a very successful gardener of flowers, shrubbery, and vegetables; experimenting with new varieties and canning and freezing for the family’s needs. She continues to share the fruits of her toil with friends and neighbors.