June is busting out all over the county

Friday, June 13, 2008

"June is bustin' out all over!

All over the meadow and the hill!

Buds 're bustin' outa bushes

And the rompin' river pushes

Ev'ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill!

June is bustin' out all over

The feelin' is gettin' so intense,

That the young Virginia creepers

Hev been huggin' the bejeepers

Outa all the mornin'

glories on the fence!

Because it's June...

All June, June, June,

Just because it's June, June, June!

Greetings. We have had one whole day without rain and 90 degrees every day. The men folks have been "making hay while the sun shines." Lots of hay has been baled and I am happy for the farmers, but there is still lots of hay to be cut.

I appreciate the Tribune and the church bulletins printing our monthly singing last week. Our attendance at church Sunday morning was low and our singing at 2 p.m. was low but we had a good singing with nine leaders to lead beautiful songs. All the visitors who came were appreciated.

Many of our own members didn't make it. If it was due to illness our prayers are with them to soon be feeling better. We were glad to have Bro. Carpenter and Alice back and our dinner in the annex was to honor them on their 31 years of working with us. They began work at Catalpa the first Sunday in June 1977.

The Morgan/Petersburg High School Reunion held June 7 had almost 200 in attendance. There were 189 meal tickets sold. The day was a hot one and we were thankful for a tent. The registration began by 9 a.m. and we were kept busy on up to lunchtime. Olivene Pigg sold the lunch tickets again this year as she has done for several years. Doylene and I sat at the registration table. For the past 15 or more years I have enjoyed helping at the registration. Doyle never missed a reunion until 2007.

Morgan School was a great school in Petersburg from 1919 to 1950-51. Then Lincoln and Marshall County operated a public school until 1970. The reunion is now for the former Morgan students and the Petersburg High School. Mr. and Mrs Doug Rodes and Cecil Scott are the committee and are doing a fine work.

Turk Warren has been a wonderful help in keeping the reunion alive and everyone appreciates him. He was master of ceremonies Saturday at the reunion. Randall Watt spoke a beautiful innovation and the blessing for the delicious catered meal. An award was given to Margaret Sherrell of the adult class for women of 1938. Lonnie Nichols was given an award for the 1939 class.

A free will offering was taken and class pictures were made of different classes by George Warren and can be seen on the internet, www.phsbulldogs.net. His phone number is 659-9294.

Some events taking place this month I hope many will attend. Old Glory Days (Flag Day) will be on the square in Petersburg this Saturday night. Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. A bake sale by the Petersburg Senior Citizens and good music and singing by the Pickers who meet every second Saturday night in the Petersburg's Town Hall. Carry your lawn chair and enjoy the evening.

The great Diana Singing under the big shed at Diana will be June 13 and 14.

The morning market in Belfast at Tate's Store (Collector's Closet) will be June 21st from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the porch and anyone wishing to set up a table and sell items for a fee of $5. We usually have homemade bread, coffee cakes, canning, pies, ham, sausage and biscuits, and Bill Gold frozen meat. The Collector's Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The third week in June, Lone Oak Church of Christ invites everyone to their gospel meeting, June 15-18. Sunday night, Randy Davis; Monday night, Randy Davis; Tuesday night, Jared Pack; Wednesday night, Randy Davis.

Catalpa will have vacation Bible school, June 23, 24 and 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes for all ages, with refreshments each night. Speaker for the teenagers will be: Monday, Scotty Brock; Tuesday, Jeff Stewart; Wednesday, Marty Lowe.

I do not have the names of the speakers for the adult class but will write them next week. Please mark June 23, 24 and 25 on your calendars and come bring your children. Jared Pack will conduct the singing for the children.

Liberty Valley will have their gospel meeting the 4th week in June, the speaker Corey Barnett, the time 7:30 each night.

Vacation Bible school at Cornersville is Sunday night, June 8, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. thru June 12.

Cornersville's gospel meeting will be 2nd week in July, Don Hudson the speaker, July 13-17.

To those having special days, our best wishes for them to have many more to come.

Happy anniversary to Wilford and Della Rudd, June 10, and to Tim and Julie Murdock, June 24. Dan and Emily Ramey, June 25. Happy birthday to Blake Douglas in Mississippi June 17; to Dot Hastings June 20; to Karen Fulcher June 27.

Happy anniversary to Billy and Jo Muriel Pigg, June 13. We are sorry to hear that Billy has been sick recently but thankful he is improving.

Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Head spent last week in Buffalo, Texas, with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lennox. Mrs. Head's daughter and granddaughter accompanied them.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Polk. They have a baby girl but I don't have the announcement. If I do get one I will write about her. Tom and Tara have bought the Jerry Murdock house. We welcome them to the Catalpa community.

Frozen Lemon Pie

1 3/4 cups cold milk

2 pkgs. Instant vanilla pudding mix

1 can (6oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

1 9' graham cracker crust

In a large bowl whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes or until set. Add lemonade concentrate whisk for 30 seconds. Immediately fold in whipped topping. Spoon into graham cracker crust. Freeze until set about 25 minutes.

Another recipe similar (Lemon Icebox Pie)

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 graham cracker crust

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 (8oz) Cool Whip

Mix milk, lemon juice and Cool Whip in a large bowl until smooth. Pour into pie crust. Cool in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Strawberry Cloud

1 pkg. Strawberry gelatin

1 pkg. Cook and serve vanilla pudding mix

2 1/2 cups water

1 carton (8oz) whipped topping

In a sauce pan over medium heat, cook and stir gelatin, pudding mix and water until mixture boils, about 15 minutes. Cool until partially set, fold in whipped topping. Spoon into eight individual dishes. Chill until ready to serve.

Strawberries are so delicious in the store this year. I use them in recipes or just eat them raw.

Little Dot

1 1/2 cakes Baker's Dot Chocolate

1 can Eagle Brand Milk


Cut chocolate into pieces, melt in a double-boiler, add milk, stir until well blended, add nuts. Drop by tablespoons on to wax paper and cool.

Strawberry Salad

1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 small can crushed pineapple, drained

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1 carton Cool Whip or Whipped Topping (12oz)

1 (10oz) bag frozen strawberries, undrained.

Cream together cream cheese and sugar. Fold in pineapple, then nuts, mix in Cool Whip, Gently fold in strawberries. Pour into mold and freeze overnight. Turn onto serving dish just a few minutes before serving. Hope to see you next week. Stay cool.