“The end of a matter is better than its beginning; patience is better than pride”
By Frances Brewer
Good morning! Okay whatever the situation might be indeed this quote can be applied anytime, anywhere, etc. Yet patience and love goes hand in hand. Why? What’s wrong. Okay here it is time for Monday morning therapy coffee, cereal, devotion, and yellow pad. No phone calls. Just run your mind back to the past week. Well for sure it rained on the just and unjust. Don’t think anyone in this area can find room to complain. Instead just be thankful and give the good Lord praise. Just think back “Oh my how we do need the rain.” Getting back to the quote the end of dry weather, looking forward having patience. Most of all love for one another. Just this past week all these things took place and being alone in this 2x4 split level with friends dropping in, the family members calling and doing things really all darkness turned into light. The daily paths were mostly filled with roses rather than thistles. Keeping busy dodging the recliner, cleaning windows! My after all rather than considering the matter put your work boots on clutter on and keep smiling.
Yes the community churches Trinity and Bethany both with good attendance with different events taking place. Pastor Jerry, as usual with an inspiring message plus the voices of two choir specials was indeed a blessing. We were thankful for family members of the late Mrs. Guinn attending services, teenagers now have families. The Guinn families live on Sugar Creek Road.
Pastor Greene from Bethany has visited Jack Stanley in a retirement home near Covington, yet is probably in his home with his wife Beatrice and glad to be back home.
Blanche and Jake Wilson celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past Tuesday, April 9. On Sunday their children and grandchildren put flowers at Bethany Baptist Church in their honor. Afterwards all of the families that live close by enjoyed lunch and being together at Bruce and Rachel Harper’s house. All of these years together started about 58 or so years ago when Blanche was singing in the choir and Jake would be out in the congregation winking at her. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then!
Bertie and Leon, nor Tim were able to come. We are wishing Tim Wilson get-well wishes, since he had the misfortune to break his leg this past week during an accident while on his job. He is due to have surgery on Thursday in Atlanta. He will be out of commission for a while.
Ralph Brewer is rather miserable. Why? Garden fever gets pretty high!
Tim Wilson is really suffering from a broken leg from an accident on the job. Jake and Blanche Wilson, his parents, keep in close contact.
Sadie Porter is back at her place she calls home at the Madison House having been in TCU for several weeks.
It seems as if a number are closed in. So do not give in to your complaints. In last week’s poem my how beautiful as if Col. Dan Hicky had been ill. Well how true. He recently suffered a light stroke. Trust he will recover yet he tells the editor he has numbers of poems all written.
Garvin Prickett has suffered from a stroke and was a patient in TCU bids the hospital staff goodbye and is now with his sister Grace in her home in Louisiana. The Gathering Place in Buckhead surely will miss him. He loved them and they loved him.
Marvin and Betty Inglasbe are the proud grandparents of a new granddaughter Lilly Beth born April 2 to David and Debbie Ingalsbe. Congratulations.
The Chuck Philippis had as their supper guests Thursday night Jonathan Philippi and Jenna Gray whose wedding date is planned on Memorial weekend.
Dorothy Bumgarner continues with her doctors’ appointments in Athens and at an early date in Alabama.
Lee and Sandi Sanford entertained a number of friends and relatives Saturday afternoon in their home on Bethany Road, the former Bob Bennett house.
Terry and Nancy Mitchell entertained friends from Covington on Saturday at the Granite Shoals restaurant on the lake.
We two ladies, chartered members of Trinity Church, enjoyed lunch with Gil and Fran Busenitz following the morning services.
Probably you’ll say my a number of closed in. No one knows what our tomorrows hold! But the good Lord holds the future in His hand.
Martha Sue Harper, no matter what comes along through her outlook on life comes through that smile.
Georgie Mae Carpenter’s family was rather concerned over the weekend yet they have their schedule on time.
For sure April showers bring May flowers.
Watch your step! Beware of the thistles.