“May is a very deceitful month”

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The blanket on our bed sure did feel good last night and it would have felt really good the night before that and the night before that, but I just couldn’t get my sleepy and lazy self out of the bed to get up and get it, so there you go!  Some people even built a small fire to take the chill off!  As Grandma wrote a few times in her column, “May is a very deceitful month.”  It really is!  School will be out this week and all of my grandchildren say they will be so happy!!!  They are just tired of the routine and homework.  Grandma will try to help them have a good summer.

When Maggie is here in the afternoons, she will get a book and read to me or will read her schoolbook for her homework assignment.  I have been really impressed!  She has come across some hard words for a first grader (at least I think so!), but she will study it and work on sounding it out and if she doesn’t come out with the exact word it is really close.  She has had Mrs. Teddi Sue Wilson for her reading teacher this year.

She really likes her and I can tell Teddi Sue has done an excellent job with her students.  I and all of my classmates had her mother, Nancy West, for English in high school and Lord have mercy, all of us heard a lot about  “Teddi Sue!!”  The boys, especially, in my class, showed no mercy to Mrs. West or Teddi Sue, who we had never even seen!  But as you know, it didn’t take much for high school boys to grab a hold of something and just not let it go!!  Mrs. West was a tough but good teacher and she really, really tried to keep us all in line.

It’s a wonder she didn’t throw in the towel for what all they put her through!  Teddi Sue was an only child and was the apple of her Mama and Daddy’s eyes.  I never even saw Teddi Sue (I don’t think) until she married my cousin, John Wilson.  But Mrs. West, you did good…..I can tell Teddi Sue is an excellent teacher and my Maggie loves her.  Teddi Sue had some big news for her class the other week–she is going to be a grandmother and Maggie said she is so excited about that.  She told her class she will now be a part of “Grandmother-land.”  She and John’s son, Jock and his wife, Emily (Peters) are expecting a little girl later this year.  Congratulations, Teddi Sue!

We want to send out big congratulations to Katy Bruce as she now has been awarded her Doctorate Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from Georgia Tech.  Katy is a very smart, hard-working, and dedicated young lady.  She is now interviewing for jobs most probably in the teaching fields.  Well done, Katy!  We also want to congratulate Sarah Ann Schmitt, daughter of Bunnie and Jim Schmitt and the granddaughter of the late Sadie and Clay Porter here in the Bethany community.  She was awarded her MBA degree from Georgia State last weekend.  Congratulations, Sarah Ann!  Sarah Ann owns her own company, SAS Music in Atlanta.  Several from the community attended the combined reunion of the Morgan County High School Classes of 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 this past Saturday down at Bonner’s Restaurant in Buckhead.  They were served an excellent buffet of Bonner’s specialties of BBQ, stew, fried chicken, and fried fish with all the trimmings with several fruit cobblers for dessert.  Everyone enjoyed visiting with one another.  Bethany Baptist Church hosted a going-away luncheon which was catered by Annette Eaton for Ann and David Kindness of the SOLM who will soon be moving out of state to be closer to their family.

They have been a great asset to Bethany during their time here.  We wish them the best.  Brain Thompson, the director of the Madison Discipleship School, was the speaker at Bethany on Sunday night.  The dates for Bible School at Bethany have been set and it will be held on July 11, 12, and 13 this year.  I will have times later.  Mark these dates on your calendar.  The Awana children’s group of Trinity Baptist Church put on a special program in the Sunday morning service on Sunday which everyone enjoyed.  Antioch Baptist Church in Godfrey will be having their revival meetings starting on June 15, in the morning service and continuing through Wednesday June 18 at 7 p.m. Pastor Minton Wood, a former pastor at the First Baptist Church in Social Circle will be the guest speaker and James Butler, the music leader at Brownwood will be in charge of the music.  Antioch Baptist is hosting a wedding shower tonight (Monday) for Garrett Vick and Brianna Alexander who will be married in June.

Jeanie Acord helped an elderly friend out last week by driving her to Virginia in order for her to attend her 60th class reunion.  They were able to see some pretty sights while there including Williamsburg and Chesapeake Bay.  Roy and Karen Lindsey of Douglas were weekend guests of Tommy and Raynor Cathey last weekend where along with other Adair cousins attended the wedding of Bobby Newsome and  Andrea Sikora.  Bobby is the grandson of Chunk Newsome, Beryl Newsome and Mrs. Freddy Bell and the son of Pam and Marvin Newsome.  They were married in a lovely outdoor wedding on the Newsome Farm, which made his granddaddy very happy.  Bobby and Andrea are both pharmacists in the Augusta area.  Dale and Howard Thompson along with Amanda and Derrick Mealor attended graduation ceremonies at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens on Friday night for Christopher Epps.

Christopher is the grandson of Dale and Howard and the son of Dawn and Tony Epps of Athens.  Christopher was also recently honored by the Masonic Lodge in Athens for attaining Eagle Scout status.  Congratulations, Christopher!  Ginny and Joe Gregg of Monroe entertained family and friends on Saturday night with a cookout honoring their daughter, Sarah Lynn who recently graduated from North Georgia College.  Harriette Wade, Sally and Tony Stephens, Sandra and Jerry Brown, and Chic and Laurie Lewis were among those attending.

Sally Stephens along with Sandra and Jerry Brown attended Wade Lewis’s piano recital on Sunday afternoon up at Centenniel Baptist Church.  Martha Sue Dotson of Chatsworth and Sarah Mills of Florence, Ala., were guests of their sisters, Lynn Hanson and Sybil Bradbury this past weekend.  Martha Sue and Sybil attended their class reunion that was held at Bonner’s on Saturday.  Ben and Will Porter will be among those honored at the Morgan County Commissioner’s meeting on this Tuesday night as they have attained Master 4-H status.

Congratulations, boys!  Beth Watkins of Watkinsville honored her son, Wesley, with a graduation party at her home on Saturday night.  Wesley graduated from Oconee County High School.  Sally Porter, Sadie and Mary Elizabeth Carver of Perry, Scott and Madeline Porter, Mrs. Mary Ainslie, Mary Jo Prescott of Jefferson, Jan and Vernon Mullins, Matt and Leslie Watkins and children, along with Amy Cartlidge and her children were all on hand to wish him well and much success as he enters a new chapter in his life.  Sadie Carver. Sally Porter, Scott Porter, and Mary Jo Prescott all attended Sunday services at the United Methodist Church with Mary Ainslie and then enjoyed lunch afterward.

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