Good ole summer time seems to have set in. Blackberries are going to be later ripening, but with the hot sun maybe soon. Last year we started picking last two weeks in June. Now maybe after the fourth of July. Season has been strange.

James went fishing Friday morning, not much luck, but he enjoys it.

I enjoyed what Wilma Hampton had in the paper last week. Kids use to ride around the square. I don’t know if they still do or even allowed to anymore. The loss of their son has been hard as it is for all who lose children. Hard to give up loves ones, but for the young, some never had many years.

Saturday morning I heard Portia Potter’s mom passed away, Violet Hinote. My sympathy sent to the family.

Thursday morning we went over to Pauline Richards sale at Goodhope.

Rex and Shirley Halcomb attended her nephew’s weeding at Garden of Dreams (Honey Branch Cave) Saturday. They had a nice wedding and good food. Later they visited his sister, Sybil Harvill and her daughter-in-law, Debbie Harvill. They came on down and visited us. Crissie Coaltrain visited us Saturday evening. James and David Halcomb visited Friday evening. James and me stopped by Junior and Betty’s Wednesday evening on our way to church.

Coon Harris, Ronnie Maggard and Jerry Powell have helped Jerry Nelson put up hay.

Garrison Church had 57 present Sunday, June 30th at 6:30 p.m. The church will be having ice cream and desserts. Come join us.

Three joined the church and there will be a baptizing after 11 a.m. services next Sunday, June 30th.

Sunday, Ervin and Sandra Maggard and Valerie Austin visited and ate dinner at Iona Maggard’s. She receives lots of phone calls.

We had a nice Sunday dinner at Tom and Fay Stevens. He had cooked a pork loin and their kids were not going to be there so we did not turn it down. Mashed potatoes, salad, brown gravy, green beans, two cakes – chocolate and red velvet, tea and pop. It was very good.

Jolly and Teena Johnson stopped by Thursday.

A large crowd attended the memorial for Ethan Hutchinson. All proceeds went to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Lots of work in planning one. They had good food – pulled pork, chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad and lots of different desserts, tea and lemonade.

We appreciate everyone for their help and generous donations. Ethan would have been proud.