Everything is saturated around here with all the rain we have had and to anyone that has had or does have cows knows all about the mud associated with them. They can really cut up a barnyard. This summer we will probably be praying and hoping for some rain, but God knows best. This is the last full week of March and I don’t want to jinx anything, but we have had very little “March wind.” Now, I am very thankful for that; I do not like a fierce, cutting wind; it can really wear you out in a hurry, fighting against it.
We have been having some nice spring-like days and everything around me is telling me I need to get spring fever, but I am sorry to say, it hasn’t hit me yet. I am still moving slow, it seems; like I have been in hibernation! We have several in our community that are under the weather. Raymond Gilbert has been having some hard days, so we need to remember him in our prayers. Raymond is an outdoor man and a hard-working man, so I know he is anxious to feel better so he can get out and do things again. We all pray you will soon feel better, Raymond! Bob Moorhead is a patient in an Athens hospital where he, too, has been under the weather. We do hope, by the time this paper comes out that he will be back at home. We also need to remember Michael Humphries, the husband of the former Lisa Van Dyke, who is now home on Crawford Road after spending a little over a month in the hospital with heart and lung problems. We certainly need to remember all of these men in our prayers that God will be with them and that they all will have better days ahead. John Biddy is still receiving therapy in the Transitional Unit at Morgan Memorial. He should be home soon, we pray. Ralph Johnson of the Broughton community is now a resident at The Madison House.
The Fairview Club met on this past Wednesday at the lovely home of Esther Curry on the Eatonton Hwy. Around 15 ladies were able to attend. Teri Hilsman of the Jim Boyd Agency talked to us about all kinds of insurance; health, property, life, and long-term and of course, how Obama-Care has changed everything. It is a lot to keep up with and we were full of questions that she very capably answered. She is very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed her taking the time to come and talk to us. After the program, Esther and Carolyn Campbell served delicious refreshments. We are planning on having the April meeting at the home of Emily Brewer on the Pierce Dairy Road.
We all want to congratulate Jessica Bruce as she received the Atlanta Police Department Female Leadership Award this past week. This is a great honor. When I watch the Atlanta news on the TV, I honestly don’t know how she does it. Good job, Jessica!!
Bill and Debra Bonner along with Jane Laseter attended “Grits and Grands” at the First United Methodist Church Preschool this past week with their grandson, Brooks Bonner, son of Molly and Dallas Bonner. John Maddox also attended “Grits and Grands” with his granddaughter, Emmie Maddox, daughter of Sallie and Davis Maddox. Grits and Grands is a little breakfast the Methodist Church preschool puts on where the grandparents can come and have breakfast with their grandchildren. So sweet!
Esther Curry, Ellen Bruce, Jennifer Dean, and Mindy Chandler all went to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday to hear Joel Osteen preach. They all really enjoyed it! Sandra Brown and Laurie Lewis attended a birthday party on Saturday in Good Hope for Sandra’s great-grandson, Hudson. Hudson is Richie Davis’ daughter, Katrina’s, son. They all enjoyed the day. Sally Hensley and her grandson, Christopher Morgan shared a birthday on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. They all celebrated by going to Steak and Shake after school for snacks and milkshakes. Christopher wanted his traditional Shamrock Milkshake, of course! Happy Birthday, Sally and Christopher! Ben Porter supplied the breeding ewes and pigs for the state livestock judging contest in Athens last weekend for the 4-H and FFA judging teams where they had over 200 kids in attendance.
So, everyone will know…next week is the free county spring clean-up week where you can take things to the landfill free of charge with a few limits of course. It begins on Mon., March 30 and goes until Sat., April 4. From 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. through the week and from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.