“Turning gray is the only part of aging that doesn’t hurt”
By Frances Brewer
Good morning! Whoa, what does the quote say ‘bout again? Well Sunday is a day, which is indeed one of the most in which honor is shown and should be given to all mothers. It seems as if there are younger mothers now than ever before. Way back when a mother passed the age of 40 or 50 whoa, my I’m getting old and look at the streaks of gray hair. This old, old hymn about mothers, “She’s a little ole fashion in her ole fashion way. Yet she grows sweeter every day.” Back then if their hair began to turn gray – “just aging” – now it turns over night either color you prefer. Oh well time turns with the tide. Many, many precious mothers have gone on to their mansion. Give honor where honor is due. As age is creeping up very rapidly still there’s something left to do. Yet let that, whatever it might be pleasing to the Lord whether you’re a mother, grandmother or whatever. Let your light continue to shine so it will lighten up someone else.
Well what kind of a week have you had? Did I stop long enough to get up and go to church and get a blessing and blessed enough to pass it on? If we go seeking a blessing surely we’ll get one.
The Trinity Church had visitors. Dr. Bill Shade was back returning from a mission trip in India. Pastor Jerry, as always, delivered very touching sermon, morning and evening.
A bridal shower was held in the fellowship hall Sunday form 3 to 4 p.m. for Jenna Gray and Jonathan Philippi given by the Trinity ladies. A new couple, Richard and Lisette Rushing opened up their beautiful house on Crawford Road for a house warming Saturday afternoon. A number of friends and relatives from Covington attended. Frances Brewer, Nell Porter, Gil and Fran Busenitz enjoyed the tour. This couple has united with our church.
We continue to check on the closed in ones. Martha Sue Harper continues to be a patient here in the hospital. Some days are not going well. Yet the closely-knit family is always at her bedside.
Dan Hilsman is doing real well following surgery several weeks ago.
If you’re not reading Col. Dan Hicky each week you’re missing a blessing. Even doing his recent illness he always looks on the bright side.
Mrs. Johnson, who lives on Cedar Grove Road, continues to endure quite a bit of pain since her fall. Nell Porter visits quite often.
Dorothy Bumgarner enjoys her many friends dropping in for a visit. Dorothy has quite a number of rough days. I have just received word that Dorothy is a patient in Athens Regional Hospital following surgery.
The Bearden children recently enjoyed lunch together in Commerce, Elizabeth and Guy Thurmond, Joyce Bearden, Barbara Walker, Franklin and Stacy Eaton and Mary and Frank Eaton.
Mary and Frank Eaton enjoyed having their children, Franklin and Stacy of Gainesville, spend last weekend with them.
Little Jackson Thigpen, son of Stewart and Karen Thigpen of Statesboro, turned two this past weekend. His parents entertained at their lake house on Lake Sinclair with a cookout. Marty, Connie, Zach Wilson and a friend, Blanche and Jake Wilson, Stewart’s mother, Mrs. Thigpen from Cochran, Marc, Laurie and Peyton Fortson and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fortson from Social Circle were among the guests to help Jackson celebrate.
My what’s that running outside sounds as if it might be lawn mowers? Our neighbor Mark plus my grandson Keith keeps the place manicured.
We’re thankful to learn that Jack Stanley is home now. He has been a patient taking therapy.
Ralph Brewer and James Melvin Brewer visited Jack and his wife Beatrice near Covington Sunday afternoon and visited with Crew and Hilda Brewer near Conyers. Crew and Hilda are improving from their ailments.
My I appreciate those who help with my column each week. Blanche Wilson. Rachel Harper and Mary Eaton.
In fact at the time Miss Genie Maude Wilson called me to begin the Bethany column. Well at that time her column was the Fairview News and is still the Fairview Community as the ladies continue with their monthly club. However, the older ones have passed on. In year’s passed Fairview School and Fairview Church is where Trinity is now! Probably Harriett Wade is the oldest one. Harriett continues to keep on. So not only our column is Tri-Bee probably we’ll come up with a new title. Fairview still remains a good community with Trinity Church in the midst. Keep looking up.