“Screen porch sitting” brings baby birds, chipmunks, squirrels
By Lois Harper
Sunday was such a perfect afternoon for screen porch sitting and it’s amazing how many different tones the birds call to one another and trills. I have had a front row seat to something I’ve never seen before. A baby bird hidden away in the azaleas at the porch unseen before so still is being fed by red bird parents with collected food both flying in at different times with food in their bills. This baby bird is being well fed apparently the only one hatching.
Some people may not like the swift moving chipmunks but they are so beautiful in color chasing each other and hanging around the front steps. Apple peeling thrown out there is appreciated.
Every once in a while a squirrel will jump from the roof onto the red brick top being chased by an angry black bird. Don’t know why. This is entertainment where no suitcase needs to be packed, very inexpensive. Try it sometimes it’s so relaxing at your house.
Walking to church Sunday morning I took a good look at the painting on the building where the Wellness Center is. They depict Rutledge as a thriving place when cotton was King here and the railroad meant more than freight trains speeding through like now. Thanks Mike and Molly.
Saturday, May 10, 9-5 our small tour town will be filled as our annual Country Fair is being held. There will be a parade, arts, crafts, live band music from the bandstand, country, gospel, classic, games, rides for children, contests. The parade is at 11 a.m. and if you are in it be there by 10:15 requested by Valerie.
The Hard Labor Creek Park Beach opened May 1.
Angel Food Ministries order dates are May 10, pickup May 24.
I see by the Rutledge Rooster the Georgia Gourd Society Workshop will also be held May 10 at the Sun Flower Farms.
We’re so sorry Kaye Evans fell and broke her ankle, among other ailments. Remember her.
Helen Brown is sort of housebound now, needing oxygen. Remember her.
Condolences go out to A. M. Henson and Mary Jim in the death of their brother Roy Henson last week and to their families.
We’re happy Mary Cicero is doing well after surgery last week.
Condolences go out to Beverly Bailey in the death of her brother Charles Sunday, and to other relatives.
Tony Hensler wishes to thank everyone for the prayers and cards, as he was in the hospital last week.
Remember Ray and Mary Bruce in their illness hope recovery comes soon for her being the caregiver for Ray also.
Baptist Church News
We had a large attendance today and a special events as two babies were dedicated to God as the parents, grandparents, great-grandparents were present. Blake Parks Atkinson and Lee Moody were dedicated. Rev. Ghann gave instructions to the parents and read scripture. It was a moving ceremony. The hymn “Jesus loves the little children” sung was very appropriate for the occasion.
Wayne’s sermon was taken from Deut. 5 and was entitled, “God plan the Home.” Children are to be taught at home the commandments laid down by God in His word, the Bible with both parents cooperating form the cradle to when leaving the next, being examples in future life.
This is hard in today’s tempting times when parents aren’t allowed to spank without being accused of abuse by the kids. Drugs, alcohol all other ways of temptation are even in schools, prayer taken out of schools, a Bible reading and praying teacher was what was an inspiration to me. Kids are missing that.
The flowers were placed by Dora Clark in memory of her husband Clifford Clark and his mother Arue Clark.
Next Sunday is Mother’s Day so bring her to church. We would love to meet her if in Heaven rejoice in the memories.
Next Monday our yearly Daughter-Mother Banquet, Sister or Friend will be May 12 at 6:30. Ladies from the church are asked to bring a small gift for door prizes. Also the women’s ministry is providing the meat, covered dishes brought in by seeing Brenda or Linda for the sign up sheet.
Closing with this thought from Lottie Moon – Walking from place to place I hear the Master’s voice saying, “I am with you always, even until the end.”