Catalpa News

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hello again. Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. Several people have already started their gardens and all of the trees and flowers are so pretty. This should be a good year for fruit if we don't get a late freeze.

On Sunday, we had some of our family spend the day with us. Connie and Jim Davidson came down from Dickson for a visit and Sheila, Terry, Kami, and Shawnee came over after church. We all enjoyed cake and homemade ice cream for Kami's birthday.

On Monday, Sheila and her girls carried me and Meriel to Nashville to see a couple of doctors. Keep me in your prayers that there will be some improvement in my condition soon.

Speaking of birthdays, Frances Welch is having a birthday on the 14th. I think she will be 80 years old. She is a good friend and neighbor to all of us and we want to send her birthday greetings and best wishes for many more.

Ladies' Day at Lone Oak seems to have been well attended but I was not able to go this time. There was also a big crowd at the Pickin'n'Grinnin'. If you haven't been you need to check it out next month on the second Saturday around 5 p.m. Petersburg Baptist also had a singing that night with the Revelators as the featured group. Sorry that I didn't know about it in time to put it in last week's news.

The Genesco reunion is this Saturday, the 17th. Mr Gene Parsons always does a good job in planning this. I hope all former employees will come be with us. Five Points will be having a supper this Saturday night as well. They usually have a good turn out but they will be glad to see anyone who can come.

Again a reminder that Boonshill will be having their "Opry" and Homecoming on Saturday, April 24th. Supper at 5 p.m. and Opry at 7 p.m. Donations will help retire the debt on the community center. For more information, call 931-732-5214.

There have been several deaths these past few weeks around our area. Sincere sympathy to the families of Mrs. Mollie Lane of Delina, Ricky Wells of Petersburg and Becky Gleghorn of Boonshill. I know their families will surely miss them.

We'll talk again next week.

For every one who has lost a loved one in the last few weeks, here is a good thought to keep in your heart.

There's a lot of comfort in the thought

That sorrow, grief and woe

Are sent into our lives sometimes

To help our souls to grow.

By Helen Steiner Rice

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