Another blistering week of heat under our belts! We had a nice
unexpected rain that gave us about 1.7 inches. The rain was not consistent over the area. Floyd Gossett had about .2 inches, as did the Behrens. The Hills had the 1.7 that we had here at the house. My dead grass is trying to be green again.
Next week is school for area kids. I’m sure everyone is right with me when I say this summer has just flown past! It’s hard to believe it is almost September with Christmas peeking around the calendar. I’m a little antsy because my kids will leave in Late December, early January. I’m thankful I have had a full granny fix of kids this summer.
I heard that Brittany Bush broke her ankle. I hate to hear that since this year she is eligible to play junior high sports. Hopefully she will heal quickly and be on the court by early October. I can guarantee she is one tough little scrapper!
My son Scott gave me a computer camera. I am high tech now. I can video call him when he is in Germany. It’s not perfect, but it sure is fun to watch them on the screen. The boys went home and Heather took them for haircuts. I could see that clearly on the screen. I’m sure it will help during the long months of not seeing them in person.
I have my two Dallas girls here this week. Danielle and Sarah are going to help me with some room rearranging and filing. I’m still dog-sitting for my San Antonio kids. They want him out of the house since the house went on sale Friday and they are expecting people to come check the house out. Coda doesn’t exactly like strange people showing up at the door. So the poor dog gets to stay with Granny. He’s really good. Unless I’m out there, he doesn’t even get off the porch. Mind you, he’s an indoor dog and now he sleeps on the front porch. I’m sure he’ll be glad when the house receives a contract for sale!
We had a short service in church Sunday evening. Cason Fikes filled in for his Dad. He showed a video of youth camp and brought some of the kids up to give a short message. It just fills your heart with hope when you see and hear young people talk about the Lord. I think they did a great job in spite of an initial shyness. Haustin, Brooklyn, Brandon and Elbert all gave their personal view about their camp experience.
The kids are watching Happy Feet, a most delightful movie. Like
most movies, it has a lesson. Acceptance of others and their differences is the moral of this story. “Mumble found a place away from prying eyes where a funky little fellow could be himself.” It’s a modern Ugly Duckling story. I
guess the theme never gets old. We all look for love and acceptance from others.
I had the pleasure of meeting Arlene Stratton on Sunday at the
free Sunday lunch. She told me they had over 200 people last month and it sure looked as if they were going to meet or beat that number! That was some great spaghetti sauce! I’m not sure what led her and her group of helpers to
present the community with this gift, but I for one am totally thankful for her calling. Judging by the happy and contented looks upon the faces of the diners; I’d say a number of people agree with me. Thank you Arlene and friends, for serving our community.
Don’t forget that the first 200 people from San Saba County can
get free school supplies if they go to the Civic Center on the 21st. Check the events page in the paper for more details. Teachers check in on the 17th to get the school ready for our wonderful students. I get to teach Science this year so that will be a new challenge. Our kids did very well on the TAKS this year, so we’re walking tall! Kathy Brockman and I are going to try to get our 4th through 6th graders closer to commended status this year.
Bonnie Burkhart, Linda Harris and our new teacher will build our lower elementary program. My granddaughters tell me the Dallas school system is having money
problems as well. I don’t know what to tell our voters. I know that most of us don’t trust our government officials and it looks as if that may be our school administration.
I think the answer will be to have another meeting to clearly, and I do mean clearly, explain the tax issue facing us in November.
So I encourage Mr. Winn to gather the people that can present this to us in a clear format. I thought our last meeting was very productive. The people chosen to speak answered all questions clearly. The bond only failed by 10 votes so hopefully the tax issue will pass and allow us to run the school in the black. I believe the same tax rate is being proposed by San Saba and other area schools.
I hope everyone has a great week. We have a number of sick that need our prayers.
George Hill is waiting for his doctors to tell him what has gone wrong with his system.
David Evans is still undergoing cancer treatment and Elisa Draper is gathering her strength to undergo gall bladder surgery. Many others need our prayers as well.
Mary Kate Adams has put out all call to all community members who would like to be a part of a Christmas musical. Call and leave her a message if you are interested. Please pray for our country; we are at a serious crossroad in our history. Pray for our precious troops and their families. Say hi to your neighbor and share a smile. It’s amazing what a little smile can do for someone’s week. Bless you all.