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We are finally getting the sunshine needed for our gardens to grow and our hay to be mowed. My little tomato plants looks as if they might be coming out of shock from the cloudy, cold, wet, spring weather they have been subjected to lately. Sunshine is their only hope to grow enough to produce. It even affects our lives and how we feel. Our mood lightens up and our body energy seems to increase; which usually heightens the level of our work production.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday weekend. There were several out decorating the graves of their loved ones and visiting with others that were decorating too. Gary and I spent two days placing flowers on the graves of family members that have past on; some of which had fought for their country in a war. There was one cemetery that we didn’t get to go to. We had planned to barbeque yesterday, but the wind was blowing so hard that we decided not to.
Church attendance was a little lower because some were traveling over the holiday weekend. Gary Lirley opened the service at Red Bank by leading the congregation in hymns. Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome. A mission offering was given by Jerry Huff in honor of his mother and his twin sons who were born on the same day, and for his sister, June, who was also born in the month of May. Jake Hampton began the worship service by leading in hymns. The main Scripture chosen for the morning sermon was Matthew 10:32-33.
Jeane Huff started off our week in a nice way by sharing a video tape she got from the library for Gary and me to view. It was a movie derived from the book called, The Sin Eater. Gary had read the book and really enjoyed seeing the movie of it. I really liked it too. One can check the video out from the library in Ava.
Les Hallmark and his daughter, Miranda, spent a few days this weekend visiting with his uncle in Amarillo, Texas. Les said that we, hear in Missouri, should feel blessed that we have received plenty of moisture because around that particular area in Texas, the ground was powder dry and no grass was growing.
Les reported that he and his family also enjoyed being at a fish fry that was put on by the Jerry and Larry Maggard families Monday afternoon.
The pews in the Dogwood Nazarene’s new sanctuary were full and overflowing at the Fifth Sunday Singing held on May 29. Everyone was excited to finally visit the new church building and enjoy singing together again.
Maxine Lirley attended services at Red Bank Church with Jeane and Jerry Huff and then spent Sunday afternoon visiting in the homes of Gary and Alice Lirley and James and Debbie Lirley. Willene Adams also rode to church with Jeane and Jerry.
I visited with Pam Shell on the phone this week. She said that Bill was doing fine. He really enjoys being able to receive all the care he needs while living at home.
We have an acquaintance that was planning to have major shoulder surgery last week, but as a result of a stress test, his surgery turned out to be a four way by pass on his heart. The last news we heard was that he was doing fine. He was fortunate that his doctor decided to have him take the stress test because of some consistent pain he had been experiencing that he thought was caused from indigestion problems.
Remember that Summer school will begin shortly and there will be bus loads of children on the roads to look out for. I know that school will begin at Plainview on Monday, June 6.
Have a great week!