If you happened to have been driving close to County Road 267 in Northwest San Saba county on Saturday night you may have noticed that the beautiful old school house in Elm Grove glowed from afar as voices were lifted in song, rejoicing. You could almost imagine the old schoolhouse in days gone by, our ancestors singing those same songs as they rejoiced in song and fellowship. I like to think that if you listened closely you may have even heard heavenly voices singing the “good ole” gospel songs from long ago as they joined us in song. For example, you know Irene was certainly singing, and probably taking notes also. I am sure Jr. Evans, Wilma Lee, Jim and many others who loved Elm Grove joined us in song. I know many in attendance thought of their loved ones who have passed and knew they were with us in our hearts.
The father/daughter team of Wayne Powell and Kay McKee led the singing. We had people in attendance from Brownwood, Brady and the local area. Several singers blessed the group with “specials”, solos, duos, and trios. After an hour of singing we took a break for food and visiting. Gerald Weatherman blessed the food and sent up a special request for rain for our dry, parched lands. After the break it was back to the songbooks for more beautiful music. If you were unable to attend this time, mark your calendars for October 19th, our next gospel singing at Elm Grove.
There was an “unofficial” meeting of some Elm Grove area residents on Saturday. I attended an auction in Brookesmith and got to visit with many people from the area who are dear to my heart. A special shout out to “Joe’s” wonderful bosses during his high school years, Claude and Teresa Frost. Their first question when I see them is always, “How is our boy?” I am blessed as a mother to still have people in the area ask about Khalid and listen to them tell me what a great kid and hard worker he was and still is. (Khalid still serves his country in the US NAVY but plans to return to Texas, the good Lord willing, within the next year.)
Have a great week! It’s back to school for me and everyone else at Richland Springs.