“Those restful nights, early to bed and up by daylight”
By Lois Harper
Good morning June 23 and I do hope your gardens are doing well with the rain we’ve had. The German Queen and two Big Boy tomato plants that Dean set out in the backyard are thriving with his care.
We can purchase milk that does not taste like wild onions like sometimes our family cow got into them. Snow on the roofers will remember this; we simply ate more onions with our milk and bread solving it. At night we slept like babies all night. When my late husband couldn’t sleep for the night or two he wanted some onions steamed in butter saying they’ll make me sleep. Sure enough it worked, sleeping and snoring all night, working like a natural sedative. That’s why we slept so good eating onions to beat the wild onion taste growing up, I guess.
Those restful nights, early to bed and up by daylight and in the cotton fields from sunup until dark gave you stamina. While riding by the cotton fields, growing so fast makes me glad they invented the cotton pickers. There was a bright spot finding some Maypot vines with fruit like candy sometimes.
Rutledge lost a long time resident last week when Helen O’Kelley Collins Brown passed away early Tuesday evening. She had a great impact on the city. She was 91. Condolences go out to her son Buddy O’Kelley and other relatives.
Also condolences go out to the family of Harold Stanton King last week.
Sympathy goes out to the Ghann family in the death of a relative last week, also.
Congratulations to Amanda Michelle Greenway upon the honor of being a Dean Scholar at Piedmont College.
Friends of Kay Evans can see her at Lithonia on Evans Mill Road in a nursing facility.
Former residents of Rutledge Carol Latimer, Eunice Sims and Carl’s brother Howard Sims recently transferred from Jackson are in Madison rehab facility. Hubert Stanton is also in a nursing facility.
We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Andy Griffith to Rutledge renting Faye Payne’s trailer down the street.
The Hogans had a gala for acquaintances at their lovely home recently.
Richard and Linda Turk are celebrating their anniversary today the 23rd at their cabin in Jasper.
Ma Bell must be on vacation she hasn’t called this morning but if you have news call 706-557-2877 or leave note on porch.
Baptist Church News
Our service was uplifting with good attendance. It was senior day in the choir and the theme was focusing on Jesus to hold my hand, emphasizing that Jesus is everything to me, finding victory in our hearts when letting Jesus come in and an invitation to only Trust Him.
Wayne’s sermon was taken from Ecc. 7 focusing on the Word of God as a guide and rule book. People have forgotten the way to true happiness letting things come between that does not satisfy still leaving emptiness.
This old world has become a scary place sometimes and we don’t know what to do. God knows when a tiny sparrow falls, and still in control. Keep thy foot from wandering, stepping in devotion to God the way we go. This is only a brief summary of his total powerful sermon. Come hear him in person.
The lovely flowers were placed in memory of Helen Brown by her son Buddy O’Kelley. Her funeral was held Saturday at the church. The red roses I believe were in honor of someone’s anniversary.
Eighteen seniors from the church met at Bonner’s Restaurant hearing Gospel music and having a wonderful time Saturday night.
There will be games for the kids Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. through the summer.
Birthdays coming up for the rest of the month are Anne Moody and Lindsey Partain, today the 23; Jules Astin the 26, Sami Bryan the 27, Betty Conner the 28, and Charlie Peterson one year old on the 29.
Anniversaries Mike and Rhonda Roebuck, Robin and Peter Benkoski on the 29, Dianne and Sydney Hensler had theirs on the 20. Best wishes to all of them.