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Brrr…somebody forgot and left the refrigerator door open last weekend! I have cleaned my fireplace out three times this spring
thinking that would be the last fire for the season but we had it going again over the weekend, and it felt nice.
Bob and I went to the Beacon Park music park near Harrison last Friday night to see Unashamed Bluegrass and the Primitive Quartet. We go to concerts there a few times every year. It is a very pleasant park and we really enjoy going there to hear bluegrass or southern gospel concerts. You bring your own chairs and they have good concessions and nice restrooms. This time it was chilly so we dressed warm and took a quilt with us, but it turned out that wasn’t enough to make us comfortable. By the time we got there it was 50 degrees with the wind blowing around 10-15 miles an hour and a steady drizzle blowing over us. I had forgotten to put my umbrella back in the car the last time I used it so we tried to wrap the quilt around us to stay warm but after about an hour and a half we gave up and came home.
The next concerts are in the last week of June so I hope the weather has warmed up by then.
David left to go home to Maui last Sunday morning and got home with no problems. We wondered if there would be any obstacles since the terrorist alert was heightened after the killing of Bin Laden but David said everything went very smoothly. He was surprised to find out he had acquired a family according to the newspaper article that mentioned his being at the Walk/Run. He isn’t married and doesn’t have a family of his own yet, but hopes that someday he will.
Congratulations to the thirty-one Bradleyville seniors who graduated last Saturday night, including our grandson, Kyle Laughlin.
The gym was packed with family and friends of the graduates. Several graduates received scholarships to different colleges and several were awarded the Bradleyville Walk/Run scholarship. Mrs. Echo Combs, school counselor called two graduates up on stage and announced they had joined the military. Billy Beasley will be going to the Army on the 5th of July, and Nathan Luttrell will be going to serve in the Navy.
Both young men received a standing ovation.
Another standing ovation was given to graduate, Dane Humbyrd as he accepted a special award from Paulette Combs. Dane had serious medical issues when he was just a baby and doctors told his parents that Dane would not live past the age of five years old. Dane still has developmental problems but has attended school at Bradleyville since the second grade and has a wonderful personality and a big smile for everybody and is loved by all who know him. His dad Stan assisted Dane as he accepted his award and later his diploma.
There were also eleven eighth grade graduates, including my Granddaughter Courtney Laughlin. Congratulations to all the graduates.
The construction of the new bridge at Spring Creek has finally been completed and traffic won’t have to detour around through Hwy DD or through Rueter. Bob and I drove over to the bridge Sunday evening after having birthday cake with our granddaughter Danielle Crouch and saw that it was finished. We were wondering because they hadn’t taken down any detour signs yet and construction was beginning Monday morning on the low water bridge over Brushy Creek near Hercules Church, which was part of the detour.
New Mansion Church will be starting a revival on May 22 at 6 p.m. On the weekday evenings it will start at 7 p.m. The speakers will be Jeff D. Marsh Jr., Corbin Lux, Van Menzies, Josh Johannes and Josh Humes, but it was not announced which speaker would be on which night.
If you would like more information about it you can call Cindy Marsh at 796-2325.
Birthdays for the coming week include: May 19: Hayden Crouch,
Allen Swadley; May 20: Randy Haes; May 21: Dean Clark; May 23: Alvin Nelson; May 24: Caleb Blair, Ruth Hodges, Cameron Potter.
Anniversaries for the coming week include: May 20: Jeff D. and Dawn Marsh, Duffey and Susan Moon.