Catalpa News

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hello again to all my readers. Seems like we have had a touch of Locust Winter this past weekend. With all the maple "helicopters" flying, it looks like it has snowed around our house.

We had a pretty good crowd at church last Sunday. We were glad to have Evan Watson with us. We miss his family worshipping with us now and are glad to have any of them come when they can.

The Genesco reunion is now history. There was a large crowd in attendance with several who do not usually attend coming to be with us. This was the 20th year that former employees have gathered on the third Saturday in April. Thanks to the late Julia Sampson, who organized the very first one in 1990. This year, the names of 15 former employees were read who have passed on since last year's reunion. Please make plans to be with us next year.

The Petersburg Senior Citizens will be having a Spring Singing and Supper on May 1st. They will start serving hamburger plates with dessert at 4:30 p.m. The Melody Five will begin the singing at 6 p.m. The Senior Citizens Center is located at 509 Railroad Street in Petersburg. For more information, contact Frances Welch at 659-9050 or Kay Boles at 659-9654.

Sheila, Kami, and Shawnee Upchurch went to the Nashville Zoo last week with their Girl Scout Troop. Bedford County schools were on Spring Break last week. They also made a trip to Atlanta on Friday for the Box Tops convention and stopped at Ruby Falls on their way home.

The school year will soon be over and lots of students will be having graduation soon. Congratulations to all of the future graduates. We want to wish them all good luck in the future. Jordan Pack will be having his graduation from Siegel High School on May 15th at the Murphy Center, Murfreesboro.

May will soon be here and that means decoration time at area cemeteries. Old Orchard in Petersburg and Medium (Delina) have theirs on Mother's Day every year. The second Saturday in May is always decoration at Short Cemetery in Spring Place. Talley will have their decoration on May 16th. Mark your calendars for these.

Thanks for all of the compliments on my news. Will meet you here again next week.


This poem by Helen Steiner Rice is called "Happiness."

Across the years, we've met in dreams

And shared each other's hopes and schemes.

We've known a friendship rich and rare

And beautiful beyond compare.

But you reached out your arms for more

To catch what you were yearning for,

But little did you think or guess

That one can't capture happiness

Because it's restrained and free

Unfettered by reality.