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It was a beautiful day on first Saturday for all of the special events going on around the area. We’ve been so confined for so long, and now the COVID-19 and other strains are seemingly more under control, and mask orders are lifted, so we feel more free to get out into real life again. That is a wonderful thing indeed.
We happened to run across seeing one of the movie channels that showed “Jane Eyre” this week, and it was fabulous, being quite a recently re-done film – holding our attention and with such a sweet story.
My mother gave me the book when I was about 10. I loved the look of the paper cover on this hardbound treasure, but I found reading boring at that age, as I was into more active things like dance. Quite a chore these days to find interesting things to watch; most of my favorites are on PBS on Sunday evenings.
The one I enjoy the most is “Call the Midwife.” This takes place in the mid-60s, set in a small London town, and so reminiscent of my growing-up days as it depicts everyday life as it was then.
I had a good long chat with Pat Garnett in Odenville; we got caught up. We talked of memories from when she lived around the corner on County Road 63. Please keep Pat’s brother, Wayne Stephens of Equality, in your prayers. Wayne still requires a 24-hour nurse as he continues in recovery from that bad spinal injury almost two years ago.
Leaving from Alex City last Friday, an oil tanker was delivering gasoline, and on the side of the tank close to the driver’s door, it read, “Let’s go, Brandon” with some stars and stripes. It made me smile to know that there are still some other folks out there brave enough to believe they still have freedom of speech and don’t plan on giving it up.
You really have to be brave enough to tell the truth instead of saying what you think the others may want to hear. If untrue, it’s a lie; as my niece called them at 3 years old, “porky pies.”
A very big happy birthday wish to Ed Reid at Brown’s Nursing Home in Alex City; he adds another year on May 13. While my Ron was in rehabilitation at Brown’s after his DKA and strokes, Ed Reid was in the room next door.
Ed is almost the same age as our son, Jamie. Ed and Ron became good friends, having a lot in common. Ed had a bad spinal injury from a car accident some years back. The two talk on the phone, and Ron visits him occasionally so they can really catch up.
Happy birthday to Rebecca Shivers on May 17, a sweet caring lady from Kellyton.
A very special gathering will be taking place in Equality for Yvonne Myers, celebrating her 93rd birthday on May 15. Family will be coming in to join Ms. Yvonne who has lived in Equality for so many years and loves the area dearly, and all of her friends at Equality UMC. She always has a great story to share with friends.
Wasn’t that something at the Kentucky Derby; one of the horses set to run had an injury so was replaced at the very last minute, and he won it all. What a great surprise for all concerned for this “long shot.” He had run four races, lost two; then wins the biggest of all.
It was good for those that go to the races to be able to congregate and compare hats again this year. It seems there were big decorated hats, as well as the popular fascinator.
Until next week, 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.