“Keep looking up ‘til the storm passes by then gets calm and give thanks”
By Frances Brewer
Good morning! Let’s get back to our quote. There’s an old hymn in which the Trinity choir sings quite often, “‘Til the storm passes by,” which has the exact words and meaning of which we can relate to the storms on Saturday while walking the floors and with the TV on. I know of someone coming up putting her in the basement. There they were upstairs could lookout and we just swizzle up. Okay, “Ain’t God Good”? Praise His name. Yet there are numbers without homes, lost loved ones but just stop and think the storm of life in which we all go through, they’re all different. Yet when things begin to brighten up we look outside or where ever do we just stop and say oh boy? It’s all over or do we pause and give thanks. Tri-Bee, where is your text taken from? It’s from all the stages of all these umpteen years. There’ll always be storms yet keep looking up! ‘Til the storm passes by. Keep smiling.
As usual following the storm and the Sunday morning sun shining were you among the ones to get up, go and praising the Lord that the storms had passed over and now getting out seeking a blessing. The Tri-Bee churches both will be presenting their Easter Cantata during the morning services. The communion service will be observed. In the afternoon the children will have their time of entertainment with an egg hunt.
The Ladies meeting met on Tuesday night for their annual meeting.
At this time the Fairview Community has lost one of their older residents, Mildred Hilsman. Mildred had surely had her share of aches and pains for a number of years. As long as she was able she always drove herself to Bethany, where she attended church she always looked forward to the church bulletin, which Blanche Wilson would always drop it off to her following services. Her two children Doris Clark and Dan Hilsman and all the grandchildren and other family members will surely miss her as her home was the gathering place. Even through her ailments Mildred always had that smile for everybody!
Now let us continue to check in on the sick ones. Sadie Porter is still out here in TCU yet she is coming along fine.
Then Martha Sue Harper is doing fine to the extent of her illness and is a patient in the hospital along with her family members who never lets anything go lacking. Martha Sue looks forward to the weekly paper.
In last week’s column I was aware of Garvin Prickett illness. At this writing he is out here in the TCU and his sister Grace is here and is at the point of making decisions for Garvin, which is very hard. The Gathering Place really misses his presence there in Buckhead.
Another couple that has been closed in is Earl and Elainey Dockery over on the Bethany Road. The flu bug really tried to get hold yet they were able to be back for services at Trinity.
Ralph Brewer enjoyed Crew and Hilda Crew spending Sunday afternoon with him. Hilda is trying to get ahead having had knee surgery. Larry has his weekly routine down with Ralph.
Frank and Peggy Armour are back home now having spent a week in Arizona with family members celebrating a number of birthdays. Peggy has family members scattered from everywhere, don’t believe they can keep up with that fast going Peggy.
The Dan Porters had their family members over the weekend. Jim and Kathy with the children form Knoxville, Sadie and Richard and family from Oglethorpe, Julia Gay Sabbadino from Greenville were with Nell for a few days. The family attended the wedding of Sally Porter’s nephew Merritt Ainslie on Saturday evening. Merritt is the son of Andrew and Carolyn. Congratulations.
It’s just come to my attention, I keep in contact with Gerald Cathey who recently had a type of back surgery, seems like they might have used a type of pitchfork to puncture his back. Anyway it’s suppose to have Gerald up and going in several weeks. He was an outpatient at Emory.
George and Becky Haley were here on Thursday and met with Curtis and Kathleen Bauchrum having lunch at Granite Shoals. Did Tri-Bee enjoy it too? Oh yes!
Dorothy Bumgarner continues to keep in good spirit; enjoy the few spring days as she once did.
Don’t forget “Good Friday,” planting time. So get the gears all oiled up, plus your get up and go. Watch your steps!