Wonders will never cease, we woke up to rain Monday, not just a light shower but rain which started in the early hours. At noon the rain gauge showed 7/10 of the rain. Last week San Saba received showers but at the Bend not even a drop, so this rain is most welcome.
The July 4 celebrations were very safe and fairly quiet around the Bend. Heard some reports of fire works in the vicinity of the Winery and that was about the extent of the fireworks here. Everyone paid attention to the dry conditions, so there were no reports of a fire as a result of fireworks.
The Brister reunion that always takes place over the weekend of the 4th was a great success as reported by Charlene.
Friday they had an attendance of 145 people for lunch and Saturday Jackie fried fish and 160 people enjoyed that and the auction that was held to cover the expense of next years reunion.
Sunday church was held with 175 people there for the service. They came from all over to attend the event. There were people from Oregon, Connecticut, Kansas, Arkansas, California and from all over the state of Texas. There was some that stayed in the lodge, some in travel trailers so that everyone had a place to stay and a great time was had by all who attended. Each year it seems to grow.
Barefoot fishing camp was full over the weekend and with all the heat the ice machine couldn’t keep up with the demand.
No reports from Bad Bob’s as to whether he ran out of ice to sell at the store. With all the heat, there was a big demand for ice.
Pat and Bonnie Millican recently returned from a trip to Canada. They must have left all the cool weather there, as it was a scorcher here over the 4th.
Sunday Bob and Doris Poe of Lometa were out visiting Lola Morris. Doris brought Lola some sample jars of different kinds of jellies that she had fixed. Doris had recently injured her knee while gathering peaches (up in the tree), but she reported that it seemed to be getting better.
Doris is old enough to know better than to be climbing trees at her age, but you can’t teach an old mare new tricks. She reported that if there was a peach in the middle of a patch of grass burrs and she was barefoot, she would still go get the peach.
There is just something about peaches that Doris can’t resist. She also reported that a huge tree in their yard was uprooted, picked up by the wind storm that recently hit around Lometa and was carried away from their home landing on their fence.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Chelsea Lemons who will celebrate a birthday July 10, to Emerson Brister and Larry Brister who will be celebrating a birthday July 13.
Congratulations go out to Phil B and Winnie Lou McCoury who will be celebrating an anniversary July 10, and to Sammie and Bobbie Johnson who will celebrate an anniversary July 15.