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Much to look forward to, enjoy
The rains did come and in forceful plentiful amounts; certainly the weather for which you’d like to stay home if possible.
I saw that “Woman’s Day” suggests June 27 as Ice Cream Day; a very kind, caring lady Betty Price of Hissop will celebrate her birthday on the following, June 28. Ms. Betty is always doing nice and special things for others. I hope that she has a happy birthday, full of love and super surprises.
This is the weekend for the first Rockford Summer Fest. It will be the happening place to be on Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., which are great “get folks out” hours indeed. I am particularly looking forward to smelling and tasting the Memphis-style barbecue. When the meat is lean, well-seasoned and tender and the sauce is spicy, for me, that’s perfect BBQ. Lots of vendors will be open, even homemade jam and fresh farm eggs for sale; please try to come out to downtown Rockford and enjoy the spirit of this special and well-planned day. You may just find a treasure.
Ron and I will celebrate our forty-third (43) wedding anniversary June 22. Our photo-less marriage was during my morning break from work and took place at the Montgomery Courthouse. Then we had a really special day, renewing our vows on our twenty-fifth (2003) at our home, “Summerdown Manor,” in our beloved Nixburg, at the arbor beside our pool. It was a wonderful and sunny day, leaving us with a welcomed set of lovely wedding photographs taken professionally by Glenn Baker from Photo Now. I look through the pages often. All of us looked so young then.
Pictures soothe my soul; I have always loved to look at our old family photos, even as a child.
June 27 at the Church in the Pines, Children’s Harbor, the speaker will be Lawson Bryan, Resident Bishop, South Georgia. The time is 9-9:45 a.m. in the beautiful open-air setting. Heads up, you may want to make your plans to also attend the Church in the Pines on Sunday, July 4, especially if you have visitors to your lake home, when the beloved John Ed Mathison of John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries in Montgomery will be the guest speaker.
We had a wild and crazy week. Ron had a doctor’s check-up with Dr. Edwards, and the Santa Fe was as dead as a doornail. So at the last minute I called my reliable sweetheart of a friend around the corner, Peggie Sue Ott, who ministers for the Nixburg Baptist Church. She was not only at home, but just said, “I’m on my way.” Such a blessing for us that she is such a good friend, but more like family. The next day we had planned a trip to Auburn, but then my friend Rose, down here visiting from Pennsylvania, had called for us to meet for lunch. None of that happened because of the car still being “dead.” Rose could not meet the next day, although I don’t like getting out in heavy or even lighter rains. Ron did get our new battery charger worked out and got the Santa Fe running, although we didn’t go anywhere. It is a terrible feeling to know that you are out in the rural countryside without a way to go anywhere, especially if you have an emergency.
Remember we are still in National Iced Tea Month, so share your Luzianne iced tea with a friend.
Food for thought: “It is not what you have that makes you special. It is who you are.”
Until next week, keep smiling.