Rosie’s Ramblings – Bethesda Church to host family activities
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Bethesda Church to host family activities
The summer moves along, now that we have celebrated the independence of America. The weather, which is the main consideration, stayed very enjoyable, although quite humid. Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed a happy July 4.
We used to love firework evenings, and many public places now offer a free show for us to enjoy. But, with dark-thirty coming so late and us not driving well after dark, we opted to have a quiet one at home. As long as the children get to feel the excitement of the sparkling skies, that’s a good thing.
Ron got a phone call from his baby sister, Katrina, who lives in Luverne, to wish us a happy Fourth. She is reaching out as we have not heard from her in many years, and like us, she has many health issues. We also just learned that her daughter, who lives 50 yards from her mother; has Graves’ disease. Katrina and her son are not speaking; families are so funny, aren’t they? Best at least that you try getting along and not have serious fall-outs.
Happy birthday to Kelby Jennings (Alex City), now turning 22 July 8; and July 13 brings the eighth wedding anniversary celebration to Cody and Kate Ott, the grands of Pete and Peggie Sue Ott of Nixburg. The young Otts are off serving for the Air Force. The Otts stay in touch by their smartphones.
July 16 is considered National Ice Cream Day; I know plenty of folks are looking forward to participating in that. I recently had butter pecan and was disappointed that it had plenty of nuts, but no caramel flavor. Tastes just change over the years.
July 11 The Church in the Pines at Children’s Harbor will take place between 9 and 9:45 a.m. The guest speaker will be Hamp Greene from the Church of the Highlands, Birmingham; everyone is welcome to attend the open air church in its shady setting.
Bethesda Baptist Church at 457 Highway 8 on Main Street, Equality, is inviting everyone for their planned family events and activities being held at the church. They will be ongoing throughout the summer. July 14: Summer Youth meets at 6 p.m.; then July 28 is Summer Youth/Family at 6 p.m., followed by another Summer Youth Family on July 28 at 6 p.m. So many things for youngsters and their families to do, including plenty of games, so if you have a special one, bring it along. Coming August 7 will be the first annual Back to School Bash. Homecoming is planned for October 21; plan to take a covered dish. For more details and information on how things will work, you can call the Activity Leader Becky Dansby at 334-293-1379.
Last Tuesday we had a doctor visit trip to Alexander City and decided to eat lunch at Sho’ Nuff BBQ, since I had such a hankering for some good grilled pork meat. Talk about good; everything was perfect, with some super lean tender pork and sauce that was perfect. They also serve great baked beans. The coup de gras was the fact that they serve Luzianne iced tea, which is our very favorite and what we make up at home. The portions are also plentiful, and I brought home what I had left for another meal at home. Now I can’t wait to go back for more!
I had to go to the Cancer Center this week for a special infusion and while waiting enjoyed a chat with the wife of a patient there for a treatment. She was in my age group so we thought a lot alike; I didn’t even get her name. Another lady who is also tired of the COVID-19 precautions, and the thoughts that there are too many preserving ingredients added to our foods that are just not good for us.
I had been thinking recently about Jerry Lewis and his TV work for muscular dystrophy. So much money collected for so many years. My cousin Yvonne (who worked as a nurse) died from that disease in her mid-50s, having no real help health wise; she just got worse and worse, then into a wheelchair, and with no strength, she died. The lab work continues, but no cures have been found since polio, and I think smallpox, as well, but that was in the mid-1950s. Let us hope and pray for some good curing results soon.
Until next week, we are expecting more rain. But, keep smiling.