We had very nice weather for the Homecoming Picnic last Saturday. The crowd was smaller than usual but everyone seemed to enjoy visiting.
Many of the Elm Grove pioneer families were represented. We sure enjoyed visiting with members of the Gilbreath family. All five children of the Shut Gilbreath family were there. Shut was one of a large bunch of children that Mr. and Mrs. Gilbreath raised in our community. All of the boys played musical instruments. Shut was the fiddler of the group.
We also enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Van Gibboney and her daughter, Debra, from San Angelo. Mr. and Mrs. Gibboney were residents here for several years before he passed away and she had to move to San Angelo due to health problems. She looks real good and we were happy to see her there.
Edith Gossett came back home for the picnic with her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and James Waller. They all now reside in Brownwood.
Another old friend that we had not seen in years was Leon Nance. He and his wife were there from San Angelo. The Nance family were friends and neighbors of the Cummings family many years ago.
We only had one musician to entertain us but, Benny Deeds is so good, he didn’t need any help! Nine men showed up for the breakfast. These guys enjoy having breakfast together while they are getting the meat on the pits. I hear Wayne Gossett can really make good biscuits!
There are several others that I have not mentioned but we were glad to have everyone there. The Elm Grove Community Club sends out a big "Thank You" to all of those who helped in any way. We will look forward to seeing you there next year on the third Saturday in May.
We drove over to Brady last Thursday night to attend Jesse Tucker’s baseball game. Amy Tucker and Jax, Georgia and Jesse and Lindsey Roberds joined us for supper at El Flamingos after the game. On Saturday, Marilyn and Bethany took in Georgia Tucker’s last two softball games.
I hear that the fundraiser for Paul Gibson was a huge success. This is why we love living in a small town. Everyone comes together to help out. Paul has been dealing with some serious health issues but I think he is doing better. We send him our best wishes and will keep him in our prayers.
I hear that Emily Mask is continuing to improve. That is good news and we are all pulling for her.
I believe this is the last week of school for most folks around here. I don’t know who is happier, the kids or the teachers! I hope everyone has a good and safe summer.