We finally received 1.5 inches of rain, falling on Christmas Eve. There is more rain in the forecast this week. We have had some heavy frost several mornings. Winter officially arrived on the 21st (when the temperature was in the 80’s). January is usually the coldest month. Looking ahead on the calendar, I see that Easter falls on the last Sunday in April, two weeks later than usual.
Our Christmas parties began with the Busy Bee quilting party on the 14th. Carol Orr provided a delicious casserole for our brunch and the rest of the ladies brought a variety of side dishes. Gifts were exchanged and a good time was had by all. Members attending were, Irene Hammett, Fay and Gloria Lusty, Carol Orr, Grace Hardman, Billie McKinnerney, Marilyn Miller and Irene Cummings. Visitors were Nancy Slaughter and Marilyn Suber.
On December 18th we had the Elm Grove community Christmas party. Gloria Weatherman had 10 children to act out the Christmas story. Santa Claus arrived with a sackful of goodies. Everyone had a good time visiting and enjoying the good food. Gloria Weatherman and Monica Edmondson and her girls decorated the tree and the school house. It was very festive.
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Mildred Weatherman in a San Antonio hospital. Services for her were held Tuesday at the Mercury Baptist Church with burial at the Cox Cemetery. Mildred and Glyn were faithful workers in the community. We send our sympathy to the family.
We also received word today of the passing of the former Jean Chamberlain’s husband, Louie McFeron. His services will be held Thursday at the Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna, Texas with burial at the Red Bluff Cemetery in Jackson County. Jean grew up in Elm Grove and was the youngest daughter of the "Preacher" Chamberlains. She can be contacted at 122 Litton Lane, Cedar Creek, Texas 78612.
Mike Beakley was a Christmas dinner guest of his mother, June Beakley.
We had a houseful on Christmas Eve. Those attending were Stacie, Santos and Sophia Elizondo of San Angelo; Amy, Rex, Jax, Georgia and Jesse Tucker of Brady;Roger and Martha Tucker of San Angelo; Myrta Overby of Brady; Dick Moore of Brady; Marilyn, Michael and Bethany Suber and myself. Nonie and Santos Elizondo had to cancel as she was bitten by the stomach bug at the last minute.
Marilyn Suber is back at work at"Hair It Is" at least part time. She is having to take it kind of slow, so if you don’t catch her there, feel free to call her at home. Right now she is just doing haircuts and sets and waiting a little while longer before she starts rolling perms.
My great grandson, Jaxon Tucker, called home a little while ago to report he had shot an 8 point buck at Auntie Myrt’s place in Eldorado. He was very excited.