It’s Sunday and I’m snuggled under a blanket wearing a pair of sweats and socks! The first cold snap has struck! We even had a little rain last night as an added bonus. I am a wimp when it comes to cold. I attended the social event of the week Saturday, the Brockman/Oldham wedding, and I for sure froze. I know Kendra was proud to have her grandpa performing her wedding. I was determined to go out to Rob and Kathy’s home to attend the reception, but I am embarrassed to say I did not hang out for long. The Brockman’s have a beautiful hilltop home with absolutely stupendous views. Kathy’s table runners, a quilting retreat project, were a black and white delight. She had painted mason jars black, topped them with matching material and added the red to complete the “look” of the wedding. Red, black and white happened to be my absolute favorite color combination. You wouldn’t know that from the quilts I have been making, but they are. We had a delicious spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the wedding cake made by Kay McKee was a stunning, three tier white confection, strewn with red rose petals. Congratulations to the entire Brockman family as they merge their family with the Oldham family. We wish Kendra and Alex a long and blessed life together.I guess I should wish the Talla-dega drivers hearty congratulations for waiting until the last lap to have the big crash everyone was expecting. I was doing an impression of a butterfly in the cocoon on the couch. As I emerg-ed from my little chrysalis, the big crash happened. I hate to see all that money going to waste as those pieces fly around, but such is the sport of NASCAR racing. Those guys are truly amazing drivers. Most of us can’t keep our cars under control at 70mph, and 100mph would be game over. They amaze me with their control at near 200mph! It makes great white noise for an afternoon nap.I hope the weather is going to be cool but not freezing for this Friday’s game. They’re planning chili for the 5th Quarter and it needs cool weather to be truly appreciated. This team gave us a good run for our money last year, so I think we had better count on a longer and more intensely played game. I intend to bring my blanket, just in case! Just a little reminder, has everyone paid their booster club dues? I know I haven’t, so I guess I‘ll do that on Friday.Next Saturday is the Joey Lee Tharp Scholarship fundraiser. This scholarship is run by dedicated family members in honor of Joey. Each year they assist one or more seniors wishing to attend college. This is their way of perpetuating Joey’s memory. The event will be held at the Feed Lot in Richland. The entry fee is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children Horseshoes and washer games begin at 3pm.The evening meal begins at 5pm and is by donation. There will be live music and an auction following dinner. Music will be provided by Alton and Sue Watson, Wes Bryant and Band, Aaron Behrens and Camille Sander. Should you require more information, please contact Michelle at 325-205-3036. Please come out and support this worthy cause.Please keep the Cochran family and the Garland Ford family in your prayers. Garland graduated from Richland in1955 for those of you who knew his family. I had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman who graduated from Richland in 1949! He and Thurman had a small reunion of their own after the football game in Walnut Springs. I’m sorry to say I can’t remember his name.We still have many sick on our prayer list. Andrea Romero, Paul Gibson, Charlie Capps, Ottis Capps, Jason Lenz all are fighting horrendous battles. Please pray for them and their families. Many churches have banded together to pray for our country and the upcoming elections. If you feel strongly about the future of our country, you can add your pray-ers to theirs each day. Please remember our precious troops and their families. May God protect them from their enemies. May God please bless America. Have a great week everyone.