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Sorry I missed last week, but there’s part of an old song, “Eight days on the road and I’m going to make it home tonight.” That might be my version, but that was me and my mama!
We left on Tuesday, September 6, and got home late Tuesday night, September 13. We traveled the back roads mostly, especially going through Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota. Also, the adjoining states on our route going and coming home until we got on the interstate in Arkansas, so we get home.
These states were on both our bucket lists. So, when your 91-year-old mama (her birthday was Wednesday after we got home) says she wants to see those states mentioned above, you try to fulfill her dream. She has a few more bucket list items that we will try to fill as her health holds up (and mine, lol).
We saw the Geographical Center of North America in Rugby, N.D.; Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Mount Rushmore; Crazy Horse Indian Monument; and other points of interest.
We were disappointed the only buffalo/bison we saw was in the national park. However, we saw a lot of deer, antelopes and prairie dogs. We had a good time and made many memories, but we were glad to cross the river into Coosa County!
Since I didn’t have a column last week, I have a little catching up to do. The Richville Volunteer Fire Department had a great Boston butt sale Labor Day weekend. They sold close to their record set before COVID-19.
They appreciate everyone that bought and want to say thanks. Mark your calendars for Memorial Day 2023 when they will have their next sale.
Mama and I had devotions every morning on our trip. We would take turns praying before we left, then Mama would read from the Open Windows for the day.
I usually use an app on my phone for mine, so one for the last week was Romans 12:10 which reads, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
God’s love for us was shown by Jesus dying on the cross for each and everyone. This verse tells us to be committed to other Christians regardless of position, status, race, or culture. In God’s sight, all Christians are equal.
We should act selflessly toward others. That’s much easier for me to write than for me to do. Sometimes being humble is seen as a weakness, but it’s really a strength that we receive from God because we are part of His family.
Continue to keep those who have lost loved ones recently in your prayers. There are several in our community that are not feeling well, so please pray for their healing in God’s will. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!
Organizations in the area, as well as churches, I need your events! If your family has some news or an event to share, please contact me. I would prefer text to 334-414-7147 or emails to email@example.com, but phone calls will be fine, too. If you don’t get me when you call, be sure to leave a message.