I think I was looking in the wrong direction and missed my cloud, but I did not miss the rain! The weather didn’t mention rain in this area, but God fooled them all. Friday we had a little taste of rain at the school. The kids were as excited as they were when we had snow last year. Coach Burkhart let the PE kids play in the rain. I wanted to join them, their cries were so delightful, but I had face paint that would have run. The downtown pep rally was loud, boisterous, and fantastic. It’s really wonderful to live in a little town where school kids can take over the center of town and celebrate their football team.
We only had three beautiful nominees for homecoming queen instead of four since our freshmen class has no girls. Deanna Grady, Cheyenne Tharp and Sara Hedley were proudly accompanied by their families onto the field. All three girls were worthy candidates and show the world the quality of student we teach. Sara Hedley was crowned and the bright crown she will wear this year pales in comparison with her beauty, accomplishments and intelligence. She is a multi-talented individual and will represent our school well. All three girls were breath-takingly beautiful!
I didn’t say much about the game. Mr. Fowler will write about it in his article. I feel sorry for the teams that drive great distances and leave after the half. I was glad they scored. We had 70 points by the half. Kathy Brockman and Thurman Saxon were chosen as coming home Queen and King. Somehow or other we managed to keep the news from Kathy. She was surprised and delighted. Both Kathy and Thurman are active, positive forces in the community for our Coyote teams. Congratulations to both of you.
Sunday morning was the day after the rain. It’s amazing to me how clear everything becomes. The trees and grasses are all washed clean, the sky is a little brighter and the air smells so fresh. There’s more rain in the forecast so we’ll see how that turns out. I’m very thankful for the little we received. I hear Elm Grove had a bit more than we did here in Richland. Russ says when it rains and shines at the same time it means the devil is beating his wife. At least that is what he was told as a child. I didn’t get the connection, but it sure looks pretty. The sun is going down and the rain is coming down. My crazy husband is outside encouraging the rain to come down harder. I’m excited that it is raining. I thought everything would dissipate, but I’m being treated to a marvelous light show. Someone out there is getting a terrific soaking, but I’m watching the majesty of God in the heavens!
Marshall Slayton has joined a small band. Barry went to listen to them and said we missed a treat. We get to have him in church every so often. We wish him success in this new endeavor. News from our Early neighbors says the young man Jacob Allen, who was shot last week, has recovered well and is home with his family. Christie Speck will be headed to Abilene for some medical issues. Alfred Garrett is still in Brownwood hospital in room 510. I’m sure he’s looking for some home town visitors to relieve the tedium of the hospital day. There’s still no news as to when and if they will move him to Temple.
The Fellowship of Christian Women will meet in Richland Springs this Thursday. The ladies in their 60"s will be treated. Marshall Slayton will present the special music. All ladies are welcome. The menu is listed as a fall menu, so bring your favorite fall dish and come enjoy fellowship with the ladies of San Saba County churches. The shower for Cheyenne and Tommy went very well. Cheyenne was blessed with many beautiful gifts for her November angel.
The Smith's youngest son Lyle will join our list of young people who are headed for foreign shores. That makes at least 16 military members from this area alone. When I spoke to my son Scott, I had good and bad news. His training in the States has been moved up. That may not seem good, but it means he will have time to go home at Christmas, and be with his family before he is deployed for a longer period. That is wonderful news for his wife and children. It will make the horror of his being in danger go a little faster. All over the United States, families are faced with this heartbreak. Our soldiers and their families are paying a horrible price for our freedoms. I urge everyone to get out and vote next November.
I was told someone tried to break into Candi Lewis’ house. Dr. Huckstein told me about his house in Algerita being burglarized. Please be sure to lock your doors if you live by the highway, and check on your elderly neighbors as often as possible.
I hope everyone has a great week. Please pray for our government, our President and our country. Please pray for our precious troops and their families.
th grade will be selling chocolates soon. We’ve been waiting for the weather to get a little cooler. You should be seeing our little darlings wandering around with their boxes of goodies. They are earning their trip to the USS Lexington. We should have another great trip. I guess it’s about time to find another spot, but this one seems to be very popular. At any rate, please keep your eye out for the kids.