We had some rain last week. We received about 1/2 inch and the ground was pretty muddy. My rain spotter out in Elm Grove reports that we registered 23.3 inches for 2009. For the first part of January we had record low temperatures and now they are record highs. That is Texas weather for you.
There were only five members present at the Busy Bee quilting last Tuesday. Fay and Gloria Lusty, Grace Hardman, Carol Orr and Marilyn Miller all worked on the quilt for the VFD fundraiser. It was not finished so the ladies will work on it again in February. Irene Hammett was present but did not feel up to quilting. Her work is missed because she is a fast quilter.
Thirteen folks came out for the community meeting last Saturday night. Officers elected for the coming year were president, Jerald Weatherman, Vice-president, Carroll Teague and secretary-treasurer, Bobby Deeds. For the 45th year, yours truly was appointed community reporter. After much discussion about how to improve attendance at the meetings and perhaps stir up some interest, it was decided to have speakers or some type of program at each meeting. It was also decided to play 42 or any other type of games after the meeting is over each time. Refreshments will be served. A list of hostesses is posted at the community center and I will try to remind you each time. We all agreed that we need to continue the monthly meetings in order to maintain the community center as well as the activities.
We enjoyed having Bethany Suber and her two dogs, Amos Moses and Bobby McGee, here for the weekend. She will begin classes again this week at Tarleton in Stephenville.
We had a nice visit Monday with Armand and Amanda Bonvicino from San Antonio. Armand is a new reader of this column and we appreciate that.
Recent visitors with Curtis and Wilma Lee were Danny and Mindy Lee, Tatum, Trajan and Griffin. They are from Grapevine where Danny is a coach and athletic director.
I would like to say hello to our friends and former neighbors, Rita and Kenneth Petersen, in Palacios. Rita and her sister, Jean, grew up just across the pasture from us. Kenneth has been having some health problems and we want to send our best wishes to them. I also appreciate the nice things Rita says about the column. It is folks like these who make it worth the effort.