Some of the lucky people around Bend received rain. Dickie Eckhoff was one of the ones that received the most rain. He received just more than three inches at his ranch, the Stinnett ranch received more than 2 inches and the Meischen place well over an inch and on the Phillip Morris place nine-tenths and south and west didn’t receive but 6/10 down to 3/10 inch. Words of Wisdom from the guru of Bend with the initials P.M. who lives on a hill (which doesn’t in this case stand for the Latin phrase Past Meridiem), says "you just have to live right in order to get a good rain." Wonder what he says when he doesn’t receive a good amount of rain and everyone around him does?
Now if we could start to see some cooler weather it would really be good. It goes without saying a big general rain that is needed by everyone would certainly be appreciated.
Everyone be sure and stop for a school bus picking up children and watch for children walking to and from school as it is that time of year. Drive carefully.
Last week Jane Clark was in Lampasas baby-sitting grandchildren while the parents’ Doug and Kristi Messer was preparing for the opening of school in Burnet. Doug’s birthday was Thursday, so Jane helped Jordan and Jaylee bake the birthday cake for their dad and shop for his gift, wrap and decorate with balloons. It was a big surprise for their dad when he returned home from Burnet.
Jane Clark was in Taylor Friday visiting Emerson and Gladys Brister. They drove to Austin and picked up Elsa Dean Shirley who flew in from New Mexico to attend the Albert family reunion that was held Saturday at Taylor. Those who attended from here were Jack and LaNell Daniels and Lloyd and Pam Henniger.
Sunday a birthday lunch was held at the home of William and Jane Clark for Doug Messer. Those attending were Stan and Shirley Skinner of Hideaway, B.F. and Ginger Underwood, Doug, Kristi and children, Jamie Houdyshell and sons A.J. and Andrew.
R.J. Henniger returned this last week from a trip out to California where he visited his daughter Pam Harrington and her family. Sunday Micky and Jill Henniger of Cedar Park, Toni Mayben and Penny Pierce from Bend enjoyed lunch with R.J. and Patsy.
Oscar and Lorie Williams and their daughter Christianna of Katy visited grandparents Rufus and Tommye Cobern over the weekend. It was their last visit before school starts.
Rufus reported that Tommye finally received her new deepfreeze. The first one that was delivered in June had a large dent across the top and the second one that Lowe’s reordered for her had the same problem. Early Sunday morning Lowe’s called and delivered a deepfreeze that didn’t have a dent on it. Now Tommye has started the process of returning all the frozen food that was stored in different locations to the new freezer.
The monthly meeting of the Family Council of Eventide will be Saturday, August 28, at 10:15 a.m. in the Rylander library. Everyone who has a friend or relative in the nursing home is urged to attend. The meetings last about an hour or less. Take a few minutes of your day to attend.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Kristi Messer who will celebrate a birthday August 27, to Debbie Herd who will celebrate a birthday August 29, to Eric Hernandez who will celebrate a birthday August 30, to Nancy Hicks and Charlie Graham who will be celebrating their birthday August 31, and to Penny Pierce whose birthday is September 1.
Congratulations go out to Rufus and Tommye Cobern who will be celebrating their anniversary August 30 and to George and Mary Jane Dennis who will be celebrating their anniversary September 1.