Hay on the ground and warmer weather

Friday, May 23, 2008

Greetings: Good luck to all the folks cutting hay. I have noticed lots have been cut. One man told me he had 50 acres on the ground.

The rains have been coming pretty frequently it seems and the grass is really growing fast. This time last year we were having dry weather after March and hardly any rain the rest of the year. Maybe this year will be better for gardens and crops and a good fruit year.

The month of May is over half gone and the decorations of the cemeteries have been nice. Short Cemetery, Lone Oak, Old Orchard, Medium, Talley and Unity are over.

All the cemeteries are being well kept. Sunday we had some rain at the Talley Cemetery, but a good crowd attended and the graves were beautifully decorated. The rain had ended by the 2 p.m. service. Benny Burns was the speaker and Ray King the song leader. Joyce Burns is the treasurer and anyone wishing to send donations may mail them to her at 6969 Delina Road, Petersburg, TN 37144.

The fourth Sunday, May 25, decoration of the graves will be at New Hope on Fishing Ford Road near Talley Station and at Welch Cemetery, Fuss Hollow Road, Petersburg.

The Bledsoe (Po-Grab) Church of Christ invites everyone to a Gospel Meeting, June 8-11. The speaker will be Corey Barnette and song leader, Charles Gatlin. Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m., and worship services at 10:30 a.m. with a dinner following. The Sunday evening service will be at 2 p.m. (No night service.) Weekday services are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Larry Hastings is the regular preacher at Po-Grab. Bro. Corey Barnette preaches for Farmington Church of Christ and is a fine preacher.

We are enjoying the gospel meeting at Cane Creek Church of Christ. Bro. John Vaughn had a fine lesson Sunday night. Those from Catalpa attending were Meriel and Juanita Pack, Alice Pack, Doylene and I. We are dismissing our Wednesday night service to go to Cane Creek's service this week. I hope all the class will go.

The Diana Singing will be June 13 and 14 at 7:30 each night under the big Singing Shed at Diana.

The first Saturday in June will be the Morgan High School reunion. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with lunch at noon. Be sure to be making plans to attend. I'll keep reminding all of us of this great day, June 7.

Our morning market at Belfast on the porch of Tate's Store (Collector's Closet) had a beautiful day. We had several come by and we appreciate all who came by. We will have another morning market the third Saturday morning in June.

Collector's Closet is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come by for used furniture, appliances, antiques, yard sale items all reasonably priced, lots of books, magazines, pictures, glassware, lamps, and much more. Mr. Carl Poarch is there on Fridays to assist those looking for furniture. The phone number is 931-276-2675.

The second edition of Americana Magazine became available May 20. I have enjoyed the first edition that came out in November and I'm looking forward to this one and I'm glad the Lions Club in Petersburg will be getting them. The stories from Marshall County are so interesting. I still miss the Marshall County Post and have kept and enjoyed every copy.

The birthdays coming up soon are: Ricky Douglas, May 28; Jared Pack, May 30; Rebeckah Talley, May 30; Charlie Pack, May 31; and Pat Richardson, June 1. Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns to all. Happy Anniversary to Edwin and Alice Carpenter and the Church at Catalpa. They came to preach at Catalpa the first Sunday in June 1977. This year it will be June 1. I hope we have many more happy years together.

Their granddaughter Lindsey May Clouser was graduating Sunday from Madison Academy in Huntsville and they asked to be off Sunday. We were glad to have Charles Hardison from Ostella to preach for us. He had two fine lessons and also taught the Adult Bible Class. We were glad to have his wife Janice accompany him. We are happy to hear he will begin preaching at Ostella the first Sunday in June. The Church there is fortunate to have the Hardisons working for them. We were glad to have Dale Daniel of Nashville at church as our guest. We ate at Jo's Kountry Kitchen. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bedwell of Hazel Green worshiped with us Sunday and we had Tim Pack and Jordan Pack from Walter Hill at our evening services.

Our prayers are with Jared Pack and his mother Melanie Pack who will be in the mission fields of Nigeria for three weeks. We pray they have a safe trip there and back and that much good will be done for the Lord and His Church during those three weeks. We admire and appreciate them and others who are doing this great work from Walter Hill Church of Christ.

We were glad to have Dwight Fowler's daughter and grandbaby at the morning service and hope they will come back.

Congratulations to Brittany Taylor and Justin Murdock as they graduate from Cornersville High School May 23, also Matthew Tate. All three have attended church here at Catalpa and we love and appreciate them. The Taylor family still attends services at Catalpa and we love them all.

We were glad Tammy Keller was able to be at church Sunday, also David Hemphill. We hope they continue to improve. Our prayers are with Mrs. Sadie Hemphill, mother of our Gail Porter. She is at Gail and Bobby's home and Gail has taken a leave of absence from her work at Cosmolab to care for her. We miss them from church and also we are missing Nickey and William Foster from church due to their helping with William's parents, the Chapmans, in NHC Merihil.

The second Sunday gospel singing in June will be hosted by Catalpa Church of Christ June 8. Due to decoration in May the second Sunday singing was cancelled.

The Vacation Bible School at Catalpa Church of Christ will be June 23, 24, and 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tammie Calys of Leesburg, Virginia, came to her mother's, Alice Pack, to attend the graduation of her nephew, Jared Pack, at Siegel High School at MTSU Murphy Center in Murfreesboro. Several other relatives from here also attended.

I have had several calls about the Miracle Pie recipe and I am sorry for any inconvenience you may have had. The recipe should have 2 cups milk that somehow got left out.

This Mock Pecan Pie tastes great without the high priced pecans.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and pour the following ingredients into a 9 inch unbaked pie shell.

Mix in order given:

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup melted butter or margarine

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

3 whole eggs

1 cup red Karo corn syrup

1 cup raw oatmeal

Easy Dessert

Put pie filling (peach, apple or cherry) in bottom of Pyrex dish. Lay strips of bread all over pie filling. Beat 3/4 cup sugar, 1 egg and 1 stick of melted margarine together and pour over pie filling and bread. Bake at 350 degrees.

Pineapple Bread Pudding

1 cup butter or margarine

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup milk

4 cups bread cubes

1 large can crushed undrained pineapple

Cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs real well or use mixer; fold in bread and milk; add pineapple and juice. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour in a greased casserole dish.

Quick Casserole

4 potatoes sliced

1 can vegetable soup

1 can mushroom soup

1 lb ground beef

1 tsp. salt

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 tsp. black pepper

Mix all ingredients, pour into greased casserole dish, Bake at 350 degrees until potatoes are done. (Ham or sausage may be substituted)

The Memorial Day holiday will be May 26 and is a remembrance for those who died in patriotic service. I hope all will bave a safe holiday weekend.

I usually have barbecue pork, potato salad, baked beans, and hot slaw for our Monday meal.

Saturday, May 24, we hope to go over to Jo's Kountry Kitchen, Hwy 431, Petersburg. From 5 p.m. until ? they are having an Outdoor Grill-A-Thon with Baby Back Ribs and NY Strips with the fixin's (also door prizes). I read this in the Exchange and we are looking forward to going.

See you next week via The Tribune.