March 12, 2009
Daylight Savings Time is once again thrust upon us – even here in Spearsville. For retired folks it wouldn’t matter, except it’s church day. When I rolled out I called to Muffy, my little dog, that it was time to “up and at ’em”. He lifted his head and gave me a look that said “You’ve got to be kidding” and immediately snuggled back down and slept for another hour. Too bad those powers that be are not as smart as Muffy. Oh well, such is life.
Oda Rockett told me yesterday that she had a delightful visit with Flo Martin and Chi-Chi Grafton the other afternoon. These are two remarkable ladies and such an inspiration to their families and friends. Wish I had been there.
Clyde Barron had some good news at prayer meeting; they have a new great grandson, Eli. Ramona & Scott were walking 10 feet high as this is the first grandson. Tiffany and Eli are doing great and are at home. Congratulations to them. Eli couldn’t have been born into a better family; he has a head-start already.
Ann and Johnny Heard as well as Patsy & J. T. Saunders are busy going to the ballgames of their grandsons. Chandler, the grandson of Ann and Johnny, played in Bastrop, Sat.; Danon, the grandson of Pat & J. T. , played in Marshall, TX. It’s wonderful to have grandparents who are so encouraging. What a difference it makes in the life of a young person to have loving, caring family and extended family.
It was good to have Shirley Miller back in church Sunday. We are so thankful for the improvement in her health, through therapy from such competent doctors. Johnny Heard and Efton Rockett were back, as well, in their usual places. Wilbur Upshaw is not only back regularly, but is singing in the choir. We need his beautiful bass voice.
Kelli, Jeremy and Jacob Caraway visited with Bruce & Betty Barron over the weekend. Jacob will celebrate his second birthday on the 15th of this month. I am happy to report that with the help of therapy, his aunt on her walker, and the encouragement of parents and grandparents, he is now able to walk, on his own, using his walker. This just lets us know the power of prayer.
Chelsea Shoemaker took advantage of the beautiful weather and the March wind, on Sunday, and tried to fly a kite. She didn’t have much luck getting it up in the air but Jordan & Carlos had a great time playing with their mother as they tried. It thrilled my heart to see a mother enjoying her children. They are truly, building memories-wonderful memories. No doubt these will be replayed many times as they grow older.
Dale & Roy Holloway, Ned & Mary Barron, and Bruce & Betty Barron went to the wedding of Whitney Haynes on Friday night in Monroe – held in the American Legion Hall. It was very beautiful with flowers from Hawaii. The groom is from Hawaii and his parents provided the traditional leis for the wedding party. The women had leis of white tube roses and the men wore leis of greenery and rose-red flowers of some kind. This tradition represents “respect, honor, and love”. Congratulations and Best Wishes to Whitney & Jason for a long and happy life together.
Let’s remember to pray for those who are affected by the downturn in our economy. Especially remember those who are connected with the poultry industry. They, our friends and neighbors, are just devastated as they look at a mountain of debt with no way to pay. It will, ultimately, affect all of us.
ONE OF GOD’S PROMISES TO US, HIS CHILDREN
“The Lord said,” I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you” Psalm 32:8
Barbara Walton is a resident of Spearsville and has had a column in the Bernice Banner for several years. She writes about the People and Happenings of Spearsville.