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Looking forward to Summer Fest
The Church in the Pines will again be open to serve you on Sunday, June 13, from 9-9:45 a.m. with guest speaker being Keith Thompson of Canterbury UMC in Birmingham. Everyone is welcome to this wonderful open-air setting that is casual and friendly.
Happy birthday to Jan Hare; her day is June 11, and that is also the day that happy anniversary wishes are in order for Wesley and Kelli Friday. It will be their tenth. They live just south of Equality, on past the Grangers’ homeplace on Alabama Highway 9, with their two sons. The twelfth will also be 28 years for our son, Jamie, and his wife, Lisa Germany Morgan, in Opelika.
Sending all good wishes to Wayne and Neta Stephens; they live just over the county line in the great looking modern Victorian style home. It will soon be a year since Wayne had his spinal cord injury accident. They have help at home to maneuver him to and from therapy in his wheelchair. It has been a very stressful, trying, and hardworking year for this family, but love and prayers keep them going. Wayne and Neta were high school sweethearts and have always taken care of each other.
I got some good news myself, as I have basically no side effects from the home IV infusions, the lab has cut my time from 16 to 12 hours. So I have even more freedom and only have to be connected while I sleep, which is a wonderful improvement for me while I add back the pounds.
My sweet friend Pat Garnett called over the weekend; she was like a sidekick when she lived on Highway 63, but since she moved to Odenville we got into COVID-19, which did lonesome things to relationships. It was great to catch up with her, and I hope we can actually “see” one another later in the summer.
Sometimes you run across folks that seem to be angels in disguise, and I found one of those over the past weeks, and she sent me a friend of hers that cuts grass. Our grass went from waist-high to very decent, and the old farmhouse gets the justice it deserves.
Rockford is doing a wonderful job coordinating a Summer Fest for Saturday, June 26, making something great to look forward to attending. We are planning on attending; there will even be Memphis BBQ and so many other things. Vendors signed up are already totaling 31, and if you are interested in a booth at $25, you will need to call Jennifer Tindall, the town clerk of Rockford, at 256-377-4911. So mark your calendar for June 26, and come and enjoy the good day planned for you, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., which are excellent hours for those of us that are not used to getting out at the crack of dawn. I hope to see you there.
Flowers are pretty blooming, making the flower beds come alive, and let’s not forget the Queen Anne’s Lace on the roadsides and the lovely hydrangeas. All sent by Mother Nature for our enjoyment, so do take the time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak.
Until next week, keep smiling.