We were awakened about 3 AM this Monday morning by a very loud clap of thunder followed by a loss of electricity. The kerosene lamps and candles were brought out.
It's amazing how we depend on electricity and how much we miss it when it goes off. All was well, though, because the coffee was already made when the power went off. We registered 3.4 inches of wonderful rain here in Richland Springs but only 1.8 at Elm Grove.
My granddaughter, Amy Tucker, said their rain gauge ran over in Brady with something more than 5 inches. We have a good chance of getting more this week.
We were very disappointed with the work day at the Holt Cemetery last Saturday. We gave up going to the great- granddaughter’s soccer game to be there, only to find out no officers would be attending so we couldn’t have the business meeting.
Kenneth Gober and his son, Bryan, of Zephyr were there and Bryan is doing a good job of taking care of the cemetery. He has gotten rid of the small mesquites which were trying to take over and the whole place looked nice. The work days are the last Saturday in April and the first Saturday in October. Mark your calendars and try to make it next time.
The Cox Cemetery work day is scheduled for this Saturday with the meeting at 9:30 AM. We hope to have a good attendance but if you cannot be there, memorials and other donations may be sent to June Beakley, 1557 CR 448 Rochelle, Texas 76872.
We attended Jaxon Tucker’s baseball game last Friday night. I went to my grandkids ball games for over 20 years and now I am fortunate enough to be attending my great-grandchildren’s games and I still love to watch them. Jax pitched the first two innings for his team and did a good job. I suspect there will not be any games in Brady for a few days since the fields are under water.
Remember the Ranch Rodeo at the Elm Grove arena May 2nd beginning at 6:00 P.M.
The annual Elm Grove Homecoming Picnic will be May 16th. We hope all of our old friends as well as new friends and neighbors can come. It is a great day for getting acquainted if you are new to the area. The list of working committees are as follows:
FINANCE: Bobby Deeds, Kitty Cummings, Jerald Weatherman , Wilma Lee
BEANS: Gloria Weatherman, June Beakley, Mildred Weatherman, Wanda Dennis
BUTCHERING: Charlie Cummings, Wayne Gossett, Lee Miller, Ben Dennis, Walter Charles, Steven Tharp, Jimmy Wyatt, Bobby Deeds, Phillip Taylor, Claud Frost, Casey Gossett, Chad Gossett, and Monty Cummings
MEAT: Andy Cummings, Jr. Evans, Carroll Teague, Charlie Cummings, Ben Dennis, Phillip Taylor
BARBECUE: Andy Cummings, Bobby Deeds, Ben Dennis, Craig Miller, Graham Miller, Carroll Teague, Randy Robinson, Ed Campbell
FIRE: Jerald Weatherman, Scott Edmondson
WOOD: Carroll Teague, Charlie Cummings, Andy Cummings, Ben Dennis
CARVING: Charlie Cummings, Wayne Gossett, Larry Cottrell, Steven Tharp, Phillip Taylor, Claud Frost
SUPPLIES: Valerie Gossett, Kitty Cummings, JoLynn Tharp, Kim Tharp
COFFEE: Wanda Dennis, Kitty Cummings, JoLynn Tharp, Kim Tharp
TEA: Yvonne Cottrell, Wendy Robinson, Valerie Gossett, Paula Miller
ICE: Larry Cottrell, Michael Suber, Glen Weatherman, Wayne Powell
ENTERTAINMENT: Curtis Lee, Kitty Cummings, Valerie Gossett, JoLynn Tharp, Bobby Deeds
FOOD: Gloria Weatherman, Irene Cummings, Marilyn Suber, Wanda Dennis, Bonnie Evans, Gladys Powell
HISTORY: Edith Gossett, Paula Campbell, Monica Edmondson, Mildred Weatherman
PUBLICITY: Irene Cummings, Marilyn Suber, Paula Campbell
PA SYSTEM: Wayne Gossett, Lee Miller, Carroll Teague
CLEAN UP: Jerald Weatherman and Co.-grounds, Gloria Weatherman and Co.-building
The grounds will be cleaned up on Saturday, May 9th at 9:00AM. The ladies will meet to clean the building on Thursday, May 14th at 5:00 PM. All help will be appreciated.
We will be looking forward to seeing you at the picnic.