Home again, home again jiggitty jog. I left Canada in 61 degree weather, and landed in Houston to a scorching 101. Russ tells me it has been over 100 since I left. I can’t say I’m sorry I was in Canada during that time. I love the heat, but it does wear on you after a while. I had another beautiful flight home. Cape Air and Southwest are super airlines. You leave on time and arrive on time or early. I’ve never lost luggage with Southwest and I’m suspecting, due to its size, that you don’t lose luggage on Cape Air. I strongly urge you to try out Cape Air. They fly in the Miami/Keys area and the Caribbean, as well as North Eastern United States. They even fly in the Missouri area. They were just wonderful. You couldn’t ask for better service.
The alarm went off at 4:00 a.m. Friday morning. We had to be in Watertown by 6:00 a.m. to catch the flight to Albany. I can tell you that Watertown has a very thorough security check in. I even had my hands dusted for residue! They checked my bag twice. Can you believe I had forgotten about my little all-purpose knife? Fortunately, my sister Dee was still there, and I was able to pass it to her. I’m fond of that little tool. I had fellow passengers on this trip, but imagine my delight when I was greeted by my former pilot, Jessica Klee. Don’t stop there; imagine how wonderful it was to sit in the co-pilot’s seat and watch the instruments. Jessica fixed my panel so that it read like hers. When not on the headset talking to the tower people, she gave me a run down of all the instruments. She called it a mini flying lesson. I was delighted, and repaid her by making sure my hands and feet stayed away from any moving parts! It turns out Jessica has her own recording studio in upper New York State. Those of you who are aspiring artists should contact her and rent some studio time. She is an artist herself, and her product is very polished and professional. Her website is www.jlkproductions.com. We exchanged some touring stories while we soared above, and amongst the clouds. I thought my first flight was great, but this was even better. I laughed over some of her bush pilot landing stories, but it explains why she is so good at what she does. We just slid in to that airport, with nary a bump! Thanks Jessica and ground staff for a delightful experience.
VBS is off and running again. We had 13 children and about 20 adults and teens in service. I have to give them a great big high five for getting there at 9:00 a.m. in the morning. We had clouds of forgiveness for our snack. Chocolate grahams represent the sin in our lives. The sin is covered with red cherries, representing the shed blood of Jesus, and the mixture is topped off with whipped cream to show we are under clouds of forgiveness. Bev Cohn explained the yummy concoction to the kids, while Pansy Fikes and Louise Hyman helped pass out the goodies. Next week we are having share kabobs. These are fruit pieces on skewers. We have almost finished the blankets we are sending to needy kids around the world. I hope everyone who has come in the past will be there next week. That will be the last one before school starts.
Friday is Meet the Coyotes night. Activities will start at 6:00 p.m. I hope to see everyone at the concession stand. We’re looking forward to a great year in football, and I know we will continue to improve our TAKS scores. Mr. Fowler told me we were just a hair under being recognized. Way to go everyone! Let’s go for the gold academically as well as athletically. School starts next Monday, if you are having supply problems, there are several groups who have donated supplies for school kids. Mrs. Brockman has graciously offered to oversee those supplies donated by church members. If you would like to donate supplies or you need supplies; she is the one to call.
Alfred Garrett was taken to the VA hospital in Temple. He is reported to have suffered a stroke or mild heart attack. Bro. Barry visited him on Sunday and reported that he was doing much better. He is scheduled for an MRI this week, to determine the extent of the damage if any. Bobby Soto is still hospitalized in the Fort Worth region. He is not recovering as well as they want, so he may be there awhile longer. Beatrice has her hands full. Her mom is not well either. Please lift her up in prayer as she faces these health problems with her family. Jessica Argote came by to give a report on her mom. Mrs. Patino will be moved to a room shortly. She and her family need our prayers for a full and speedy recovery.
The Fellowship of Christian Women will meet at the First Presbyterian Church in San Saba on August 26
Please continue your prayers for our distressed nation. God bless our precious troops and please God bless America. Have a great week everyone.
th. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend since school will be in full swing. I hope those of you who can attend have as good a time as I did last month. Ladies quilting and Bible study will begin on September 1st. They will be making a sampler quilt and using the book, Women of the Bible. I guess I’ll be there for the fellowship and Bible study. I’m not keen on sampler quilts because they are so busy, but I’ll "get ‘er done"! There will be an anniversary fish fry for Dell (Becker) and her husband Jerrell Sagebiel on August 28th. I’m not sure of the details other than it will be from 6-8 p.m. Dell and Jerrell have been married one year and want to share the joy of their union with their family and friends. Congratulations to the two of them. Although it’s a little early, Monday Church will begin on September 13th, immediately after school. This is a great after school program for k-6. The kids are fed a light meal and dessert is the Word of God. We finished off last year with over 25 kids.