“The thing that goes the farthest and worthwhile is just a SMILE”
By Frances Brewer
Good morning! As usual first we awake at the breaking of another dawn flashing on the wall is Tri-Bee as if to say okay get your balanced breakfast, sip slowly with a word of prayer, then probably you can fill up the weekly column. I’m living in the “Boon Docks,” no way! Even I’m not on the outside walking around the farm like I once did. Yet there’s a bit of everything. No way can Tri-Bee get the outside duty out of my blood stream. So I’m making myself enjoy every minute of these long days. One thing I miss is what? Well, Mark doesn’t have his goats but the white sheep can be seen across the road headed for the lake. He has to give his horses exercise so down to the creek he goes. Well Tri-Bee who gives a hoot about your surroundings out there? This is one of the special ways I look at life. The good Lord made the heavens and the earth. We are His sheep and He is our shepherd. So let’s not let our light get dim but brighter!
Another wonderful homecoming for Trinity Church on Sunday with numbers of visitors. Yes 34 years of ministry has really been a blessing and continues to expand in different ways. Pastor Jerry Roberts is a real dedicated pastor to his flock. A special group from Tabernacle Baptist brought special singing. Another year, the two chartered members Estelle Slaughter and Frances Brewer continue to keep looking up. Estelle is a real dedicated Christian and really depend upon the good Lord for strength, as her daughter Susie’s health seems to be very low. Susie and her husband live in the Athens area. Well while we’re thinking about others our neighbor Nolan Watson is home now having heart surgery recently. We do send our prayers and concern to Ruby Stewart in the death of her brother-in-law Harry Healey. Ruby and Ed are regular attendants at Trinity. Also the Jimmy Bone families we again extend out sympathy to all of them in the recent death of Jimmy’s mother “Miss” Annie Bone. This lady was well known and loved by all of her acts of kindness and love shown to others. Jimmy continues to rather take his time rather slow yet Evelyn has the getup and go keeping check on their herd of cattle.
Mrs. Sybil Stone Cooper recently passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee. Memorial service will be in the Bethany Cemetery at a later date. Sybil’s late husband Bob Cooper passed away a number of years back. Her family the Stones and Coppers were once residents in the Bethany Community. The two sisters, Georgie Lee and Emily survive.
Rev. Myron and Dottie Philippi from Florida were guests of their son Chuck Philippi and family over the weekend. The family members attended the wedding reception for Jonathan and his wife in Snellville on Saturday evening in the home of a close relative.
Larry Brewer with his family attended the wedding of his son Andy in South Carolina on Monday. Andy and his wife will be making their home near Larry. Congratulations.
Ralph Brewer had a very strange visitor to come by. What! Wanting tomatoes or what? No as he goes out on the carport to relax in his favorite swing. Okay! There was this huge BLACK SNAKE as if to say, “Have a seat “ in which he did. They sat together, chatted a while then went on his merry way! So more power to both of them.
George and Becky Haley, my two great-granddaughters, Brook and Carley Seay shared their picnic lunch here on Thursday and a fun time.
No need to be concerned about “ole timers” for Col. Hicky as he continues even though his blindness keeps those beautiful poems going. You can readily know he really loves the Lord and gratefully depends on Him. We both have somewhat of the therapy that we get each week even tough we may have to go overboard to get things clicking, two hours or more then? Keep smiling.