I’m in sunny San Antonio spending a little quality time with my grandkids. Jason is with me since he was at loose ends in Dallas. He doesn’t see his younger cousins very often, so we will have a great week. I’m writing this a little early so that I can send it before I leave on Sunday.
We had 1.7 inches of rain Tuesday! What a blessing!
I ran over to Hair It Is to get my hair cut. I met a charming lady called Novalene Dowe. She said we were related some how, some where. I’ll have to ask my sister-in-law Bobbi, she knows all that stuff. Novalene was talking about her enjoyment of genealogy, and I had to agree with her. It’s interesting to see where you came from, and who passed through your family lines. My family seems to be just regular old folks, but according to Bobbi, the Ransoms, Alexanders, Lockers and Maps have some hoity-toity folks as well as down home folks back in the background. At any rate I sincerely hope I can be as bright and aware as Miss Novelene, when I reach my 90’s. It was a pleasure sitting and talking with her while Marilyn finished up her perm.
I have to say it was nice to have an appointment I didn’t have to make between classes. Marilyn is always good to find a spot for me in her busy days, at the last minute, I might add!
They’ve been sprucing up the front of the old bank. It sure looks spiffy! The flower shop is coming along as well. I wish I had the money that San Saba has to fix up our little town. We need some businesses open that could offer employment to some of our local citizens. That would help keep our kids here. I heard several more are moving to Brady and Brownwood. Times are tough everywhere!
My garden is bursting at the seams! Since I have not spent time before working a garden, I didn’t exactly know how many plants to set out.
As a result, I have many squash plants producing their little vines off! I shall have cucumbers out the kazoo, and cantaloupes could overtake the entire garden! My peas have given me two batches. I just love this gardening thing! Half of the fun comes from giving some of it away.
Summer school starts on Monday. Letters will be going out this week. I have spoken with my parents, so no one will be surprised. I hope everyone has a good month. It would be better if it was in July, by then the kids are bored and looking for something to do, but oh well. Give it your best kids!
I had a call from Mary Katherine Cox on Friday. She was asking if Russ was related to the Georgetown Ransoms and of course he was. His Aunt Etoile has since passed away, but his cousin Dorothy Ann is living in I believe, Kingsland, not far from Llano. It is Dorothy Ann’s grandson who plays for the Houston Astros, Lance Birkman. He doesn’t know us, but we know him. Anyway, I had a lovely talk with Mary Katherine. She had spoken with some folks who voted against the bond and wanted to pass on some of their reasoning. It was pretty much what I had heard, but it was nice to get a confirmation. She had also heard that Mrs. Roberds was transferring to San Saba to teach Science. I hate that a whole bunch, but I fear she is correct.
I know the seniors could not have made it through the year without her motherly assistance, and constant bailouts. She will be sorely missed.
Valerie Gossett called me to say that although her mom was doing much better; she is not yet considered in remission. The results are very positive, but it is still too early to say that she is in remission. She was organizing the desserts for the Elm Grove Fish Fry to be held on Father’s Day weekend. I hope everyone runs out there and supports the VFD. I know I had a blast last year, and they raised a bunch of money for their volunteer fire department.
Russ has been at the Post Office the last few days. Lara had a goat tending accident, and had to take a few days off to visit the doctor.
Russ says she seems to be doing much better. She hasn’t received the results from all her tests, but at least she doesn’t feel so terrible. I am praying extra hard for our President. I would like him to get a better feel for how wonderful our country is. I am a little tired of his cap in hand apologies. We are a Christian nation, not a Muslim nation.
We are a generous and courageous people. We are not colonizers, and have no need to say I’m sorry for being Americans. So please pray for our government, our President and our precious troops. If you are given the opportunity; encourage a soldier’s family. Have a blessed week.