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Unfortunately the fifteenth annual gathering for Bark in the Park, set for September 19, had to be canceled and a new date set for Sunday, September 26. Please make a note of this change. Everything else remains the same, the contests, great prizes, doggie parade, blessing of the pets, food items, and the silent auction. Bring your dog; when we just had one dog (part schnauzer), he loved this outing and all of the attention, water holes and biscuit pile. Gates open at 1 p.m.; you’ll want to be on time to catch the Blessing of the Pets at opening.
And the rains did come in massive amounts, didn’t they? Can you believe we may have had around 4 inches here locally? My old house is on a rise, so excessive rain is not a worry, but you cannot do anything outside as far as yard work, and our dogs don’t like rain or storms and want to “see” thunder.
Seeing those with flooded homes is the saddest sight, and we have more rain coming through this week. I used to think that most of the rains went to the British Isles, particularly Ireland. But, these past six to eight weeks seem to have proven me wrong. I can say this, there were no school buses, and parents didn’t take kids to school. In the first two years (4-6), my mum walked with me. Most kids find a group to walk with and back home. I often took extra shoes as my feet got soaked, and I seemed to walk so that the snow would flip up into my calf-high boots. Moving to high school at 11 was when I got my bicycle; my travel for education was roughly two and a half miles.
Roll Tide, and y’all have a great week and weekend.
The Church in the Pines at Kowaliga/Children’s Harbor will hold its last gathering for the summer this Sunday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 9:45. The guest speaker will be Mike Holly from Bluff Park UMC in Birmingham. As always, everyone is welcome whether you live close to Kowaliga, visit occasionally or are a guest of a lake resident.
Wishing a very special birthday to my sweet friend and the pastor of Nixburg Baptist Church, Peggie Sue Ott. Peggie is a loyal and dedicated friend, just as she is with her Nixburg church and her church family, plus she is just a plain good person to the bone.
Jean Baker lives around the corner and is a fine lady, celebrating her birthday on the same day. Then November 1, Jackson Jennings will have a birthday, and that same day his uncle and aunt Michael and Yvette Hampton will be toasting their wedding anniversary.
It was so pleasant to run into Ronnie Joiner, our commissioner for District 4. He is not only a strong, hardworking man in his commissioner position, but also an excellent contractor. You may have seen some of his work on Main Street in Rockford. And the big plus is that he likes dogs.
It’s the season now for spider lilies to bloom out of nowhere; they are so amazing, so check out the deep pink jewels when they catch your eye.
We’ve not been out much as the meetings I used to attend haven’t been rescheduled because of the uprising COVID-19/Delta strain, and that’s almost to be expected. The television news reported that more people died last year in Alabama than babies were born; those are terrible statistics.
Until next time, keep smiling.
Remember, if you have news to share or a celebration, just call me at 256-234-0957 or send me a short email to Smanorlady@gmail.com. I will be happy to share with the readers.