The family cow, margarine, picnics, anniversaries and more
By Lois Harper
Good morning June 2 and a wish it will be a good week for you in every way possible.
Being country born and still that way my eyes have been feasting on how scenic the county is getting to be after rain sent down from God. Those beautiful bales of hay are a sight that I wish I could paint but I’m not gifted like that. These bales are so welcome to the landowners knowing their cows will have forage for the winter. The green pastures and contented cows grazing hungrily is like a balm to sooth the soul with so much going on so upsetting on a daily basic. We could take a lesson from them; the creator looks after them like He does us.
Dependence on the family milk cow goes way back in history in a vital way. When one couldn’t get a gallon of milk or butter at the convenience store like today. Our milk factory was Old Blue, a jersey. We moved around a lot growing up and no pasture for her. So a long rope served her in a grassy patch somewhere. She was well looked after like a member of the family. We made a move where we couldn’t take Old Blue finally so she was sold and we cried.
Margarine has taken the place of butter now but we sure did like butter in a hot biscuit with sugar, if no syrup for breakfast was gourmet food and so tasty. Mama cooked cornbread for dinner and we slept like babies after early bedtime. They say early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise. The cotton fields beckoned early and we were wealthy being together and work sure kept us physically fit.
In her lifetime mama made a lot of biscuits and cornbread among other things. She was born June 1, 1892 and made it until February 1992, a long life. Mama I know you had a happy day up there with so many family members with you.
Eunice Sims is still in the Madison Rehab Nursing Center so is Howard Sims, Carl Sims’ brother being there about a month.
Remember these Nursecare patient, Bonnie Moss, Annette Wiley, Hazel Conner, Hubert Stanton and Carol Latimer.
Faye Payne’s daughter Cindy from California is visiting her for two weeks.
Michelle and Wesley Stephens, along with Ann and Bob Helriegel gave Tony and Louise Hensler a birthday party at their home in Madison. Around 50 guests attended the festivities.
A stock the pantry, new house warming shower was held for Willie Mae White June 2 by the Women’s Ministry at the church. She moved recently into the James Street Apartment Complex.
Condolences go out to Grace Healey and her family in the death of Harry Healey.
We hope Diane Malcom does well after having surgery last week. She is missed at the center. Pray for her recovery.
Holly Chastain is having health problems, keep her in your meditation.
Those attending the Tri-County picnic from the Senior Center were Mary Cicero, Rosemond Anderson, Lois Harper from Rutledge. Three van loads attended the gala at the Civic Center in Covington last week. There was dancing, bingo games, good food, door prizes and a lot of laughter. Greene County, Newton County, Loganville and Morgan County seniors were there, 350 in all. See what you miss by not partaking of senior center’s daily benefits planned for the aged, 60 and over.
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June birthday are Louise Hensler and Glena Nelms, both June 6; Peter Benkoski, June 7 and Richard Turk June 10.
Anniversaries, Sarah and Ernest McCullum on the 3; Pam and Terrell Cannup on the 4; and Gerann and Steve Blanton on the 6.
Baptist Church News
We had a great service with good attendance spiritually revived after a week away from God’s house. The flowers were placed by me in memory of my mother Mrs. Lula Wilbanks on her birthday.
The choir was excellent as usual. Ronnie Almand’s piano prelude was uplifting so beautifully played and Linda’s organ accompanying was excellent. Gerann Blanton, music director chose songs of praise and others emphasizing the majesty of God. Their special was “In the Garden,” which was my mother’s favorite getting a little teary.
Wayne’s sermon was taken fromm Ecc. 3. The theme, “It’s about time.” People are looking for something to fill an empty feeling, seeking peace in all the wrong avenues that beckon in the topsy-turvy world, not finding peace becoming hopeless in attitude. It’s about time to look toward the true source of happiness making a change in the right way; seeking God is the answer. Christians shouldn’t look at what’s wrong with the church, but try to do the right things to please God.
He asked the question, “What do we do each time in a given day? Do we share with others, telling about God’s goodness and mercy how Jesus died to save us? From birth until death we are responsible and accountable for our lives.
We were happy to receive Ray and June Rosso and Willie Mae White as new members.
Announcements are the senior associational will meet each first Thursday of each month for breakfast. They are meeting at the Cracker Barrel in Madison at 8:30 a.m. on June 5.
Closing with this thought – “When things seem impossible so gloomy and dim remember all things are possible, miracles do happen through Him.”