By Lois Harper
Around 1985, after moving to Rutledge operating our little produce stand there was a group of retired gentlemen that gathered around 11 a.m. with my husband under the tree in front and in conversation fought the war all over again, or just seeing who could tell the tallest yarn, or all talking in friendly arguing sometimes. One just threw his hands up saying, "I got to go they’re too much for me," beat out by somebody’s taller tale. Another one would look at his watch saying, "The old lady’s got dinner ready," going home and they all left.
But Paw wasn’t alone long for a feisty squirrel that he was making its home in the produce house roof scampered down, running to a chair, just setting there looking at him. How I wish a picture had been made of this, quite a comical sight and eye balling each other as squeaky the squirrel seemed to say, "I’ll keep you from being by yourself." If moved only when he left his chair or a customer drove up.
The gentlemen’s company was good for paw being suddenly medically retired, missing his job and farm crew, being new here.
Now they are all gone and I wonder if they are gathering up I friendly argument as before.
Sometimes I think I see squeaky sitting on his favorite limb. It looked for his pal sitting on a chair, after illness forced closing the sop. Paw passed away March 8, 1990.
Listening to some of the gentlemen’s war experience’s and Paw’s being in battle and today being the deadline for another war to begin, I pray God will intervene and our military over there will not have such horrible recollections of battle. Nothing is impossible with God.<
It’s barely two weeks until the area’s largest yard sale; booth space is $10. Call 557-9020 for information coming up April 5 in the park.
Volunteers are needed to get up entertainment in games for the country fair May 17. Everything is going good in plans except this. Contact 557-9020. April 3 is deadline for booth reservations for fair in May. Call Diane Masters 557-8685.
The Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt will be April 12 at 10 a.m. Dotty Span is in charge of this in the park.
We are happy Doris Jones is almost home, in T.C.U. in Madison, becoming a resident last Wednesday.
Bobbie Kaur, sister of Mrs. James Francis was injured badly in the wreck last week and is in Grady Hospital. She is some better and hopes she can come home soon. Pray for her.
The Methodist Church Youth group in honor of military persons put those yellow ribbons placed in the park there, overseas.
Services were held for Ophelia Hitchcock last Wednesday. Condolences go out to Helen Brown, as this was her sister. Lunch was served for the family at Rutledge Baptist Church.
We hope Rhonda Roebuck improves rapidly and can be out and about again soon.
Michael Beal celebrated his birthday on the 14th by being home with Mom Kathy Beal from North Georgia College.
Lottie Kimbell reported last week that although she doesn’t get out much she is busy as plans are being made for two weddings up-coming in later months.
Ma Bell hasn’t run much today
being rainy probably snoozing in bed. The only thing going on now is birds flying in to get the bread placed on the back porch, showing plenty of action.
For news of your actions call 557-2877 or drop a note.
BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS
We had a large attendance with visitors, flowers were placed by Beatrice Astin and Helen Brown.
Our choir director opened the service with singing Acapulco; "It is well with my Soul." Denise can make the piano talk, playing as the congregation like "Love Lifted Me," sang beloved hymns.
Russell Smith conducted the Children’s Church asking have you ever made something for mother or father and they cried from happiness given from the heart?
The choir told in song, "Somebody Loves Me," lifting us all spiritually and our Pastor Wayne Ghann, dynamically left no stone unturned, taking his scripture from 1st Peter 5-7 emphasizing that God can help if addicted to drugs, alcohol and can overcome, giving courage to face problems; Isiash 41:10 to understand James 1:5, to endure Phil. 4:13 to wait; Psalms 46:10, Isiash 40: 31.mere words can not describe his powerful sermon and if anyone left unsaved it was t heir choice. We welcome you to our church if you are looking for a church home and warm loving members.
A wedding shower was given for Michelle Greenway Sunday afternoon at 3p.m. She received many gifts.
The Women’s Ministry, Prayer Chain will meet at 11 a.m. March 24; March 29th Michelle and Wesley’s wedding at 2 p.m.
Closing with this thought: "People are like tea bags you have to put them in hot water to see how strong they are."
font face="Times,Geneva">SENIOR CENTER NOTES
The official opening of our new Center will be April 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Last week our exercise regimes started up again. Plans are for this twice a week with more space this is easier.
Some of the ladies enjoyed using the game room last week playing rook, others enjoyed the recreation room in fellowship.
The only thing not ready last week was the ceramic room and it will be opened as soon as possible.
The new location is so nice, being handy to our doctors and the hospital and I know the van drivers appreciate this.
Closing with this thought — a shareholder once asked Warren Buffet, "Now that you’ve become wealthy what is your next goal?" Buffet replied "To be the oldest." Getting older means more time to smell the roses, enjoy a cup of coffee, things not done in life before. So busy come on down has some fun. Call 342-1614.