“You don’t start laughing because you’ve grown old, you grow old when you stop laughing”
Good morning! Okay as you read the quote again the old saying you’re as old as you feel not as old as you look so let’s all (especially us older ones) just keep looking up and enjoy the day. If at all possible try and act your age. Looking through the cracks and crevices, well what? Things seemed to be changing including flipping through the faded columns, which I have written in the late 50s and early 60s. Tons of water has really gone under the bridge. By the way speaking of the weather and rain here on Coon Creek we had three inches of rain. My! Other places more. Let’s forget about the weather. Speaking of age if you catch yourself thinking of those even in their prime of life get yourself in the mood of doing some type of therapy, which Dan Hicky has a poem running through his mind all the time. (Read his poems) Tri-Bee’s therapy is more or less the Monday morning therapy. Sometimes a vessel gets clogged up! Any way keep smiling.
Yes I know most of you who have been in Morgan County a long time knowing the meaning of our column Tri-Bee. Yet numbers of new ones have moved in and still coming in. Okay sometimes I may get out of my territory. The two churches and community, Trinity and Bethany Churches and over on 441 where the Trinity church is well there in the midst is the Fairview Community. At one time a school and probably a church. The Fairview club continues to have their meetings. Okay, both churches continue to grow in attendance, numbers of visitors.
Following the Trinity morning service a baptismal service was held with one adult and two younger ones being baptized. The fifth Sunday night singing was enjoyed by the choir and other specials.
Okay here I go back to my early childhood. Here at Bethany church, no it wasn’t a Baptist rule just a habit. What? Well there were two isles the ladies would go down the left isle and the men on the right, never sat together. The back bench was always left blank. Why? Cause the men would all lay their hats down there and when service was over there the men were trying to find their own hat! We only had the pastor to speak once a month.
Probably when my column is slack I can relate back to the old times. Too by the way the economy is going we may be back in the old timey footsteps. So we too may have to come down a notch or two and not get choked on our pride. You know the old quote is “Pride cometh before a fall.”
The Bearden children recently enjoyed lunch together in Commerce, Elizabeth and Guy Thurmond, Jim and Carrie Bearden, Joyce Bearden, Barbara Walker, and Mary and Frank Eaton.
Martha and Sandy Maddox and family spent the Easter weekend with their parents, Mary and Frank Eaton, and Sandy’s mother in Cordele. Matthew and Mary Martha spent their spring break with their grandparents last week and Mary and Frank took them home over the weekend and also visited Franklin and Stacy in Gainesville.
Well we know the smiling lady Martha Sue Harper is thankful to back in her home on Seven Island Road knowing that she pulled through some rather closed in days in the hospital. Her loved ones so closely-knit together are always there. We really appreciate Martha Sue’s comments and most of all way of accepting her life style.
Ralph Brewer is not out in the garden getting ready to plant. Having spent several days in St. Mary’s Hospital going through a number of tests and is now at home. Crew and Larry are trying to “rule the roost.”
Jewell Alford I understand is not feeling her best at times yet Harold stays close by.
Dan and Sally Porter enjoyed the weekend in Knoxville with Jim Porter and his family.
Earl and Elaine Dockery are keeping in contact with Earl’s sister in Winder.
Mrs. Holland, a Cedar Grove resident, is recuperating at home.
Let's keep our eyes and ears open and be ready to accept whatever life has to offer.