We have so far escaped the severe thunderstorms that have been predicted and rain is in the forecast for the rest of the week. All the vegetation is so pretty and green. Vegetable gardens are doing well in our area. We had our first mess of squash out of our garden today.
The bluebonnets have just about all gone to seed and grass has covered them up along the roadway. There should be a bumper crop of seeds for next year.
We had perfect weather for the Homecoming Picnic Saturday. Light jackets were out early in the morning, then the sun came out and warmed things up nicely. Weldon Faught was kept busy giving rides in his horse drawn wagon. Weldon and his pretty horses are the highlight of the day. I think my great grandkids had at least three rides and would have gone for more if time allowed. Our crowd was smaller this year for various reasons but those in attendance really enjoyed the day. We were glad to see E.G. Beckham and his family from Oklahoma there. His parents were Elm Grove residents for many years.
We enjoyed the music provided by a group from the Brady area. Some of the "usuals" were not able to come and there were some new performers. Mr. Earl Ray has been coming for several years. I like to hear him sing. Others performing were, Tom Bishop, on the banjo, Marilyn Powell on keyboard. There was a good fiddle player and another on the guitar and I failed to get their names. We enjoyed it and welcome them back next year. On behalf of the community club, we thank everyone on the working committees who helped to make the day a success and issue an invitation to everyone to come back next year on the third Saturday in May. It was good to see Clayton Miller helping with the barbecue. I like to see the young people getting involved. We need their help if the picnic is going to continue.
The next community event to mark on your calendar will be the fish fry and fundraiser for the Elm Grove VFD on June 12th. Be sure and come to that for some good food and fellowship and help out our local VFD.
Then, we will be gearing up for the rodeo August 5,6,& 7. The rodeo has become another homecoming event for a lot of folks. It began with the original roping club which was organized in the 1950’s. We are now watching our great grandchildren perform in the rodeo and still enjoying every minute of it. Hope to see you there.
I have to brag on my great grandson, Jaxon Tucker, from Brady Elementary. He and his team mates placed third out of 37 teams at the State Robotics competition last weekend in Seguin. Jaxon is a fifth grader and the contest included through 8th grade. The top three places went to Brady teams. I think this is great.
Jesse and Georgia Tucker spent the weekend with us while their parents, Amy and Rex, accompanied Jax to Seguin. We had a great time. After the picnic, Georgia and her Mamo Suber made a quick trip to Brownwood to check on sick folks. It was a busy, but fun, weekend.