Praise God for the rain! Although the amounts differed for each area, it seems as if everyone had at least an inch. We came home from Fredericksburg in the pouring, and I do mean pouring, rain. You could barely see the road in front of you. San Saba’s football game was postponed until
Saturday. We received a notice from the Master Naturalist group. It seems trees are dying from the drought and heat. They said to put five gallons of water for every inch in diameter and put mulch around the tree. I sure can’t
afford to do that for all the trees, but I can at least water the ones
around the house. We lost four in the back yard. It’s going to leave a big hole when we cut them down this winter.
The Coyotes did not bring home a win on Saturday. Fortunately this is pre-district meet, so we can work on correcting the areas that caused the loss. This Friday’s game is a home game so there will be a 5th Quarter at the Baptist Church. When you live in a town with no restaurants open in the evening, you just have to make your own restaurant. I love the 5th Quarters. They are like the 3rd Sunday free meal put on by Arlene Stratton and her helpers; just plain community fun.
I attended Jerry and Shirley Benton’s anniversary party on
Sunday. Shirley told me they have been a couple since her sophomore year in high school. This was their 50th anniversary. I call that special in and of itself! Jerry says he’s doing fine. The chemo knocks him out for a few days, but then he feels better. I know many people have lifted his name in prayer. They are a unique and wonderful couple. I’m sure they were pleased at the turnout for their special day. Ginger Skelton spent quite a bit of time balancing the really cute table decorations. Little Maggie Bryant enjoyed the cake icing and the little bottles of bubbles. God bless you Jerry and Shirley.
This Wednesday was the beginning of the Christmas musical practice. If you couldn’t get away this week, don’t panic. Come on out next week. The more the merrier; we need lots of voices to really make this music shine! Mary Kate is in charge; just give her a call and she’ll be glad to save you a spot. This is open to all singers in the community, young and old. Practice starts at 6:30pm.
Friday is September 11th. I’m sure many of you have received emails about flying the flag. I usually fly my flag anyway, but the reminder was good. Kathy and Rob Brockman saw their son Robert off to New York. He is headed to Afghanistan, not as a soldier but as a civilian contractor. That doesn’t make it any less worrying. Our prayers go out to all the families here, who have loved ones in harms way. Have you ever been in a group of people when you become aware that someone doesn’t like you? I was at a gathering and someone made a rather nasty remark to me. It’s not the end of the world but I didn’t even know this person. I can’t off the top of my head even remember exchanging words. It would be so much better to go to someone and discuss the problem with them. Instead, we toss off hurtful words and no one goes home feeling good. It goes back to that civil society thing. We cannot keep our society alive if we don’t have respect for one another.
The Baptist Bible and Quilting group has resumed its meetings.
Everyone is welcome to attend on Wednesday at 4:00pm. It usually lasts until 5:30pm. The ladies will be working on a log cabin quilt and studying from the book, When Women Pray. Whatever your skill level you will be cordially greeted.
Pearl Cantrell called me this week. She wanted everyone to know she is now a great-great-great grandmother! Apparently a handsome young man came into the world last week. Pearl says she doesn’t know what his name is yet. She’ll let me know when she finds out. Here I was so proud of the fact I am about to be a great-grandmother. I can’t even begin to get a handle on three greats! I wonder what this new baby will call Pearl? Congratulations G-G-G-Granny Pearl!
Bev Cohn had her family in for the weekend. Her daughter Mary Williamson came with her grand-daughter, Katie and her husband, Scot Bingham plus their daughter Sophia. So Bev had three generations with her. Family gatherings are so much fun! Alan and Donna Taylor brought their beautiful baby girl Sarah to church for the first time. We all took turns cooing over this precious bundle of humanity. She has her nights and days mixed up, so mom and dad are a little worn on the edges, but enjoying every moment of their newly delivered joy.
I’ve been missing the Snoddy horse for few weeks now. Call me
weird, but I identify with that poor old horse. On days that I’m tired and worn out I think how he must feel after all his years. When I’m grumpy about life and how I think I’m badly done to, I look to him to set my thinking straight. I imagine myself old and helpless like that poor old fellow. I wonder if I will continue bravely until I die in peace on my own farm. So for those of you who wonder if I am a little bit strange; yup, I’m crazy as a loon. Just let me die in peace!
Our prayer list is still long. George Martinez is going in for
surgery. George and Donna Hill went up North to visit his dad who is not doing well.
Praise God David Evans received a good report from his doctor. Jim Ralston is doing well after his visit to his doctor. Donald Skelton is still being tested for kidney functions. Elisa Draper needs our prayers for her healing. The list is long. Brittany Bush needs prayer for a complete recovery of her foot.
I don’t know how long we’ll have this cool snap, but I intend to enjoy it as much as possible. I hope everyone has a great week. Please pray for our legislators, our President and our wonderful troops. We just want them home safe. God bless America.