Hope everyone had a safe and happy memorial day. Monday, a prayer breakfast was held at the El Jalapeno restaurant for the veterans of the Wiley B. Murray Post NO. 27, and was well attended by the vets living in San Saba County.
The rain that fell this past week was really something else. There were reports of four to five inches that fell over parts of the county, but around the Bend it was sure a lot less, more like six tenths of an inch. The Colorado river was out of its banks for a short time, and some water gaps in the county will have to be worked on.
In last week’s column about the 100-year celebration of the Methodist church there was no mention of how many of the direct descendants were there to help with the celebration. Well, it now has been reported that twenty-seven attended. Everyone is still talking about what a great time was had that Sunday.
Phil B. and Winnie Lou McCoury went to Bryan Thursday to help prepare for the upcoming wedding of their grandson Curtis Lemons which is taking place Saturday, May 29.
Emerson and Gladys Brister of Thrall attended the Colony reunion that was held this past weekend. Some of the other Brister family members will be in getting everything ready for the big Brister family reunion which will be held at the Brister family home place in July.
Jackie and Charlene Brister attended the graduation of Josh Terry in Cherokee and then on to Rosenberg to attend the graduation of granddaughter Samantha Vashek.
This is the time of year when parents and grandparents are busy seeing kids and grandkids start a new page in their life. It is both a sad and a happy time for families. The kids are happy and some families are sad about seeing their sons or daughters starting on their adult journey, which now has so much conflict in our country and overseas. Some will be going off to college, others going to work for a time before going on with their education, others going into the service to help protect our country. Just a much different time for youngsters now than it was for their parents and grandparents.
Bill and Jo Price were in Hamilton Thursday attending an interesting workshop for three hours about making their reports on Long Term care to the
Regional Ombudsman in Belton. The reports have been modified and have a place for more details to be reported. A report by the local Ombudsman is to be sent to the Regional Ombudsman at the end of each month.
A Happy belated birthday goes out to Karis Hickey whose birthday was June 2. Happy birthday wishes go out to Josh McCoury and Jessica Price who will celebrate a birthday June 5, to Earl Ray Sutton who will celebrate a birthday June 6, to Kasandra Clark Burash who will celebrate a birthday June 7, and to Quintin Scroggins who will celebrate a birthday June 8.