“It’s so soothing to see a wet earth again.”
Oh how wonderful the sunshine is today. One of the ground hogs helped some; anyway but the good Lord sent the warmer blessings. The birds sure were hyped up this morning; the pigeons were cooing softly somewhere and the red birds were so beautiful sitting in the cedar tree a picture perfect camera shot.
It’s so soothing to see a wet earth again. This brings back a saying of my Grandpa Hooper. He said rain in wintertime put moisture in the soil; crops would be good and gardens too.
Going along with this I looked up in the Almanac about more folklore, planting pointers best done when the signs of Scorpio, Pisces, Tourus or Cancer these are in the feet, neck or breast. Plant above ground while the moon is growing in size and underground plants while the moon is waning.
He always planted his turnip patch August 19 saying when it got big enough to eat the bugs wouldn’t be so bad.
Someone told me once that if late planting beans wet them in some plant food and water, plant while wet. They would be up in three days. Well I tried it out on some butter beans and it worked. My husband had to see them to believe.
Our first salad of the summer was lettuce, cutup onion blades, radishes, hot fat back drizzled over them and a piece of the Tennessee chicken and corn bread; sure was tasty. Later on when English peas matured we ate them until gone because mama put them on the table. My favorite was English Pea Dumplings. We knew better not to say we didn’t want them.
The cost of groceries is going up but when seeing produce in plenty is a blessing from God at Ingles.
Holland Adams is home now from the hospital, glad of that.
Susan Briscoe is in the care of her mother Gertrude Plungis at her home recuperating from surgery.
Kathy Beal went through surgery recently and is at home now.
Prayers go out to Carl and Eunice Sims in the illness of his daughter Vicky
Remember those in NurseCare Bonnie Moss, Annette Wiley, Hazel Conner, Hubert Stanton and Carol Latimer.
If you saw or found a very small brown dog wandering around Sunday in the vicinity of 155 West Main Street, or have the dog notify Betty Edwards, as this is her granddaughter’s dog who has asthma and needs it.
Ray Bruce is having good days at home now.
Lonzo Clark has recently been in the hospital and glad he’s recovered and out on the job again.
We shall miss Rosa, a member of the senior center in Madison. Condolences go out to her family.
Carolyn Wood is missed also and we hope she recovers from her illness real soon
Baptist Church News
We were spiritually uplifted to be back in God’s house. We had around 19 in the ladies Sunday school class present. Mary Bruce taught a wonderful lesson, so come join us.
We sang the old beloved cross hymns.
Wayne’s sermon was taken from Luke 23, continuing on the cross emphasizing that Jesus was nailed to the cross between two thieves that were paying for their crimes and sinless Jesus one made fun of him and the other believed wanting to come into His kinsman at death. He went to paradise with Jesus that day.
A thousand years before Jesus came to earth God knew our sins, sending His only begotten Son to pay our sin debts. Don’t wait until a deathbed comes to make things right, we only have one day at a time the minute the hour. This is only a short summary of Wayne’s total message comes hear him in person
The lovely roses were placed by Brenda Thompson for their 30th wedding anniversary.
Announcements are quarterly Brotherhood supper February 7 at 7 p.m. at Gibbs Memorial.
Valentine party Saturday, February 9 at 6:30 for adults.
The Senior Banquet will be held February 23 at 6:30 in New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville.
February birthdays Mary Kate Allgood 10, Mary Ann Pascal 12, Mary Sauls 13, Jamie Simons 17, Cyndi Allgood 18 and Rosemond Anderson 24.
Our special Pastor’s Appreciate Day is February 17 with covered dish lunch afterwards. “Home Land Boys” singing.
Don’t let God throw a brick at you when you’re not got time to listen. It’s our choice, listen to Him when He whispers or wait for the bricks.
We welcomed Tommy Harvey into our warm church family giving himself to Christ. A wonderful day for him.