The rain this weekend left more than one half of an inch around the Bend and over an inch in some places. It came at the just right time to benefit the gardens and make the grass grow so no one will get out of practice mowing. After the rain it seems to grow a foot overnight (a bit of stretching the truth), but sure everyone knows it seems that way.
It may have put a damper (no pun intended) on some of the biker’s plans for the long weekend. The streets of San Saba were covered with bikers Saturday, but their parade had to be cancelled because of the rain.
As of Monday morning a few of the bikers were still in San Saba and for those that braved the weather over the weekend the day turned out beautiful.
Barbara Jones' son, Gary and his wife, Julia were in last week visiting and doing odd jobs that needed to be done around the place for his mother. They had to return to Mesquite Wednesday. Julie's mother was to have surgery Thursday and she wanted to be with her.
Recent visitors were Gene and Annette Head who at one time ran the café and Colorado Bend store. They visited with some of their many friends before returning to their home in Refugio where Gene is a preacher.
Friday Andrew Houdyshell’s class held a field day at his school. Everyone enjoyed all the different events that were held.
That same afternoon at 2:15 p.m. William, Jane Clark and Jamie Houdyshell attended a musical program that the second grade students presented. Their grandson A.J. played Cotton-Eye Joe on his fiddle and then joined the others and danced to a CD playing Cotton-Eye Joe.
After the dance he played his fiddle again as the program ended. The Bend community may have someone to play the fiddle for some of their community meetings on the hill. They are always looking for different kinds of entertainment and it would be good experience for A.J.
George and Toni Mayben had the pleasure of having their grand kids’ Anna Kate and Samuel Goodson of Fredericksburg Friday and Saturday. It is always nice to have your grandchildren for a couple of days, spoil them and send them home to parents. That is the job description of all grandparents or at least it should be.
Mebbie Eckhoff reported that Donnie and Rachel Eckhoff just returned Sunday from Dublin, Ireland where they spent a week visiting a friend and seeing all the sights there. Saturday they met up with brother Robbie and his family and they all went out to eat and visit before returning to Leander Sunday.
Tommie and Jane Tinney had family members that visited over the long Memorial Day weekend.
A large crowd of veterans attended the annual Memorial Day Prayer Breakfast honoring those who gave their life for their country. The breakfast was held at the Lunch Box Restaurant in San Saba Saturday. Attending from the Bend area was Jerry and Charlene Reavis, Bill and Jo Price, George Dennis along with a group from San Saba and surrounding communities who also enjoyed the wonderful breakfast. Casey Clement of the Church of Christ was the guest speaker.
Lillie Belle Marley reported that her great grandson Holden Tower played in the little league base ball team in Lampasas and was chosen to be on the all state base ball team at Round Rock. What an honor, congratulations to you Holden.
A belated happy birthday goes out to Aidon Hickey whose birthday was May 11. Happy birthday greetings go out to Michael Anthony Henniger who will celebrate a birthday May 29, to Dean Brister who will celebrate a birthday May 30, to Jesse Clark who will celebrate his birthday June 2, to Kris Hickey who will celebrate a birthday June 3.
Congratulations go out to Lloyd and Pam Henniger who will be celebrating an anniversary May 30, and to R.J. and Patsy Henniger who will be celebrating an anniversary June 1.