The April showers bring blooming flowers and singing birds
By Lois Harper
Good morning April 28 after a night of blessed rain falling so abundantly. Thanks to the new roof put on last week there are no leaks. The hail damaged the roof pretty bad.
There is one happy bird twittering away telling the news to others. They have sung so sweetly this spring, or maybe I just noticed it more.
They say April showers bring May flowers. My English dogwood tree is so beautiful now. The azaleas have been gorgeous at the porch planted by my son who loved even a weed growing somewhere blooming.
Ladies, Paul has an abundance of flowers now in addition to vegetables sure does bring on a hankering to set out a lot of them, but can’t only having a few pots of geraniums, petunias, etc.
Those inviting ponds are filing up and of course it brings on the urge to drop a baited hook in and pull out a broad bream. They bite good in April, which is almost history.
Thinking about tomato plants, I remember they gave my husband a whole flat of them. He brought them home thinking they were too big to set out. Not so to my way of thinking, digging a trench, laying them in it the way my brother Herman did his. To make a long story short we had abundant tomatoes all summer. The variety was American and has never seen any since perhaps they go by another name now.
I was pretty dirty after setting out that whole flat but loved it. The best therapy possible getting grungy in God’s creation, dirt.
The banners are up at the bandstand announcing our annual fair May 10, which is only 12 days ahead. In last week’s column there was a run down of all the day’s events. The fair opens at 9 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. Entertainment for all ages, all day. Valerie has gotten up a large parade.
Bandstand entertainment will be the Grand Oak Boys doing country, rock and classic music.
Uncle Pen, famed fiddler in the Hall of Fame, country singer Rusty Wright, Barefoot Hookers; activities for the kids, so summing it up a great day for fun, music, crafts, tunes of the battle field. Parade and food all day. Come out and enjoy this annual event. It’s going to be great.
Susan Briscoe seems to be doing better Louie said while meeting him as we were walking in the evening.
We are happy to know Debra Pace is recovering from an appendix operation and is doing fine.
A group of 16 friends enjoyed going to Pigeon Ford last week having a very good time. Did not get all the names, as they weren’t mentioned.
Dean and Betty Edwards met Margaret and Ed Fitzpatrick and Joe Edwards at Rock Eagle for lunch on Sunday.
Congratulations to Amanda Green away on her piano recital at Piedmont College during the weekend.
Judy Murray spoke at Village Baptist Church in Destin, Florida at a Women’s Conference. Her topic was a “Woman’s Heart.” She shared her testimony, emphasizing that God is faithful in all circumstances, encouraging the women to keep their eyes on Jesus. Fifty ladies came. Her scripture was Hebrews 10: 19. She is also a nurse.
Condolences go out to the Lewis family at Maysville and Commerce in the death of Jeff Lewis last week. He is my great nephew.
A group of 25 adults and teenagers left last Thursday from the Baptist Church camping in the mountains Thursday night and Friday night. For your news notes call 706-557-2877 or leave note on table on porch if not at home.
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We had good attendance with the seniors in the choir on our appointed day each month. Our theme was “Service to God,” and appropriate hymns selected opening with, “We’ll work till Jesus come,” and the special, “Where ever He leads I’ll go.”
Wayne’s sermon was taken from Jude on the Second Coming of Christ.
Some don’t believe that Christ will come again but He is coming at a time we don’t know and we must be ready; if not when facing the judgment unbelieving it’s too late to atone. We can come to Him, just as we are and leave our burdens there.
Announcements are May 12 our Mother-Daughter-Friends Banquet will be at 6:30 at the church.
May will be a busy month as we are having baptism, baby dedication, and shower for the children adopted by the Autrys. Baskets are placed where any household articles can be placed each Sunday.
Closing with this thought – There is none of us perfect with each one different. God doesn’t want perfection but only the best we can do.