Greetings from our small community. This week we’ve had lots of thunder and rain, maybe spring is really here. Bob always liked to do some garden planting on Good Friday, and that is the 18th. Easter Sunday is the 20th.
On Monday morning arriving from Louisville was our cousin Sherry Harris. We always enjoy her so much. Coming later were Sue Fuller and Louise Henderson. We had lima’s, cornbread, vegetable salad and taco soup, boy was that good. We had dessert as well. Sherry stayed with me till Wednesday morning before returning to Louisville. Tuesday she visited awhile with her cousin Joe Harris. Sherry and I drove down to Shady Cliff and had lunch, then later in the afternoon we went to see Sue and James. James is just not feeling very well yet. Then early Wednesday morning, Sherry headed back home to Louisville. We appreciate her visiting with us.
Last week I mentioned Rattler the dog, this week I’m going to tell a snake story. It is true. After we moved to Spa, we still raised tobacco a few years, then we decided to raise a strawberry patch. One morning while wading through the dew and picking berries, all at once this berry began to feel “funny.” Well, I kept picking and thought, gotta see what is wrong with this berry. You are right, it was a big snake in my hand. I was like Wendy Bagwell, I bout died. I started through the patch screaming. On my way yonder, away from the patch, Bob finally caught up with me to see what was wrong. You know what? That snake never moved, even after me running and screaming, Bob had time to go get a hoe and kill the darn snake. It was the most awful feeling thing. I never want to hold another one. That is one reason I don’t like snakes, yew.
Saturday afternoon, Martine Brown of Russellville, picked me up and we drove up top George and Bev Whitson’s, however, we did not see George. Daughter Julie Ellis and new 12 week old Finley Grace were there and we had the little Miss a shower. She got lots of beautiful dresses and other goodies. There were at least 25 people there, including her sisters, Ginger Hammock and Gracie Beth of Warren County, some I didn’t even know. Also there were Freddie and Barbara Borders, Barbara Wood, Donna Scott and daughter Angie Dudley and of course Mindy and Windy and the girls. If I missed you, oops. Of course Bev was there too. We had a good time. I sure was glad to see Ginger and Julie, it had been quite a while since I had gotten to see them, and the baby was so sweet. I got to hold her.
Judy Jernigan and I went to Lewisburg to city hall Sunday afternoon to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of Kenneth and Martha Williams. There was a big crowd. Met some people I had known by name only, now I know their faces. I met a personable young man named Paul Offutt and his wife. He was a very nice man and a joy to meet.
I got to see several I knew at the anniversary celebration including, Jeannie Slaughter, Pat and Truman Johnson, Oleta Offutt, Pam Appling, Joanne Henderson, Bobby and Linda Gant, Loyd Houchens, and many others. I knew I should not begin trying to name some, so if I miss you, sorry.
Heard in church this morning that Shirley Coursey is in the local hospital. She should be home in a few days, we hope.
See ya next time!