“Do what you can, where you are with what you have.”
By Frances Brewer
Good morning! What? Yes I’m doing all I can do. Where? Here in the den following the same menu. Yet sometimes it takes more than two cups of coffee to get you going following breakfast with God. Then things begin to flow until my cup begins to run over. Truly this week our cup has run over until my hearts were broken, tears were flowing. Yet we did all we could do with love, concern and prayer over the loss of a very precious and loving good Christian person. Dorothy Bumgarner, who became critical ill at her home last Sunday night, having been a patient for a number of days in Athens Regional and peacefully passed away as if to say with that smile on her face, “Good night here but good morning up there.” Dorothy had been ill with a type of a very rare illness in which she had struggled for a long time. She never gave up, was always more willing to give than receive. She did all she could carrying her oxygen with her. She will be greatly missed in her church, community, so much by her loved one. God takes the best and never makes a mistake.
It seems as if a number of things are listed for the Trinity Church family; May 17 AWANA Carnival 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; May 20 on Tuesday Mother-Daughter Banquet at 6:30 in the fellowship hall; June 1- 34th Homecoming. You may think my! Well that’s what the Lord’s work is all about.
Oh yes there’s a time and place for everything. It was a very special Mother’s Day for morning service. As for the oldest one there, oh no, yes Tri-Bee and has been for a number of years. Our assistant pastor Tim Davenprot a very touching message on Sunday evening, “Why question God?”
Well as we all try to check in on the closed in ones, Georgie Carpenter and Martha Sue Harper who were classmates at Buckhead, and now in their early 90s are both ill. Martha Sue is at home with family members close by and the same with Georgia Mae. Mary Larman, Bethany Road, is to undergo knee surgery this week.
I just learned of the death of Everette Armour, 95, has passed away. What fond memories! As he and his wife operated the store Armour’s 5 and 10 Cent Store on Main Street for umpteen years. My what would we have done had it not been for the store especially school supplies? In fact anything. They both were due a wonderful retirement. Their daughter Rose Mary survives.
We offer our congratulations to Jed Hanes, son of Chuck Hanes and grandson of Jack and Louise Hanes of the Fairview Community, on his upcoming graduation from Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts in Charleston, South Carolina Saturday, May 17. He will graduate with honors. He has accepted a job at The Cloister Resort and Restaurant, a five-star hotel, on Sea Island near Brunswick. Chuck’s other son, and the Hanes’ grandson Luke Hanes called his grandmother to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. He is presently stationed in Okinawa, Japan with the U.S. Marines.
Rebecca Phillipi hosted a bridal shower for her future sister-in-law, Jenna Gray of Monroe Saturday at her parent’s house on Porter Road. Everyone enjoyed meeting Jenna and her family. She received many lovely gifts. Jenna and Jonathan will be married later in May in Destin, Florida.
Marty and Connie Fortson and all of their children and grandchildren spent a long weekend in Orlando, Florida at Disney World.
We know all mothers were highly recognized on this past Sunday. Jack and Joan Cathey had a number of families over the weekend. Friends and families delivered flowers at my door. Ruth Smith’s family continues to cheek on her here in the NurseCare. Gerald Cathey has thrown his aches and pains down the drain, back at work and playing golf.
Well my doors were closed on Sunday. Yet it wasn’t very far to go out for Mother’s Day lunch as James Melvin and Inez Brewer were the host and hostess in their home on Coon Creek with “Grandma”, Stacey and Rene Gray from Conyers, Keith and Ralph Brewer.
As has been stated time after time it doesn’t cost one single dime to apply for this weekly job and to let you know a head of time. You will not get one single dime to fill this column. No kind of a refund or retirement. Oh we know this is a hard decision to make.
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