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Hoping people will be considerate
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter weekend. The weather was lovely, warm, sunny, and pretty blue skies. The Nixburg Baptist Church was having services for the first time in a year since we were all in quarantine when the COVID-19 virus first took hold. Some churches opened up the doors too soon, and sickness spread among the congregation. But, in Nixburg, Rev. Peggie Sue Ott was extremely careful, sending letters to her church members, and waiting until most of the church family had been vaccinated before opening up; plus disinfecting very thoroughly, as that’s all one can do to work on being and staying safe.
Ron and I will get our second vaccination this week; we still never got a call from the state after being told that because of our underlying health issues we would go to the top of the list. Luckily we have great doctors that helped us onto a local list in Goodwater. Hopefully after we all (well, most of us) have been vaccinated we can rest easier and become more normal. I just hope the ones that refused to get vaccinated will not be spreading the disease. Let’s hope they will be considerate enough to keep masks on in public.
April is National Letter Writing Month, so be sure to brighten someone’s week and send them a quick note or a long letter; they mean so much to the person receiving them on the other end. April is also Confederate Heritage Month, so give a few thoughts to the brave men and women who fought for what they believed in way back in the 1800s. I always remember “Pete” (Henry Taylor) Richards, whose father built our house in Nixburg, and Pete joined the C.S.A. and was wounded in Vicksburg, then walked back home to Nixburg.
Happy birthday this month to Janice Jordan on the seventh, and on the ninth, Lori Ann McGrady of Sylacauga; she is a cousin by marriage to Ron and we have not heard from her in some years, so hope she’s doing okay. Also on the ninth is the 55th wedding anniversary for Wayne and Neta Stephens; they live just below the Coosa line in Elmore County, where Wayne is in recovery from an accident on his grounds last July 4, which injured his spinal cord, causing paralysis.
Alabama Power has had folks causing troubles for them, spamming saying they would cut off folks’ power; they want you to contact them if you get such a call. Good luck with that and getting to speak to someone. My power bill more than doubled at Nixburg House this past month, and I tried to call them. After getting no help and being on hold almost 30 minutes I hung up. They have closed so many offices and tightened down employees that there is almost no one to help customers anymore.
The Senior Center at the Sportplex in Alexander City is having a make-up trip for the Braves game that was originally set for April of 2020. The bus will take you on that day trip. I had signed up for us to go, but that was prior to my surgery, and now I don’t think I could make it for such a long day from early in the morning, and more than a 4-hour drive each way, so I know there will be two tickets available. It is set for April 15.
We watched the old 1965 film “Ben Hur” last Friday, and most of the “Bible” on Sunday; always nice to see the old celebratory films with huge casts and true meaning. The one that I loved the most was “King of Kings;” we didn’t find it this season.
“There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting someone up. It is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi.
Until next week, enjoy the pretty spring flowers and shrubs, and remember to keep smiling; it makes for a sunshine of a day.