The heat is about all everyone is talking about in Reilly Springs this week. Hasn’t it been miserable? But then again, it’s August in Northeast Texas.
I’ve managed to escape most of the severe heat, as I’ve been in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. While everyone was experiencing “record breaking” heat here on Monday night it was 49 degrees and raining in Idaho Springs, Colo. I went into a small restaurant in the little gold mining town, and they had a fire in the fireplace. I guess it is all a matter of just where you happen to be. I highly recommend a trip to the cooler part of the nation, during this time of the year. The temperatures are much more agreeable and the scenery is wonderful.
I arrived home last night after midnight, so I haven’t got a full account of the Fisher-Dannheim wedding, but reports are of a very beautiful ceremony, and that Blake and Kendra are honeymooning on a cruise this week. Bryant thinks Ol’ Blake will be back in time to milk by the weekend, or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on his part, what with the intense heat and all.
Meanwhile, the Fishers are gearing up for another wedding, as J.R. is getting married in about 10 days.
Vera Harrington reported that Caroline celebrated her 12th birthday last week in Waxahachie. Vera attended the party and visited with the entire family as they helped Caroline celebrate. Word is that she has added to her collection of Breyer horses, and being that I’m an avid collector, I’m going to have to make the trip and see all of her new additions.
Word is floating around Reilly Springs that Josh and Tye Boatman are having a little boy. Congratulations to them; everyone will be awaiting his arrival.
Speaking of arrivals, Danny and Shannon Lawrence are still counting the days for little Hallie to arrive. She’s due next week, and the entire family is on pins and needles until she makes her appearance. Regardless of all the modern technology, it seems that some things just have to take their course and arrive whenever nature decides. Everyone will be shouting with joy upon her arrival.
Meanwhile, Vera reported that Jose Olivera Bravo and his family, of Reilly Springs, have opened a new business next to the Pit Grill in Sulphur Springs. They have fresh fruits and vegetables available at the location, called Mary’s Fruitera.
Also, Tony Bravo is at soccer camp this week.
I also received word this week that Sarah McDonald Boyd and Earnest Mack Boyd have successfully moved to an assisted living facility in the Dallas area to be near their daughters. Having lived in Big Spring for a number of years, this is a big adjustment for them, but one that has begun remarkably well. I’ll have an address in weeks to come, and then you can contact them at their new home.
The Koon family, meanwhile, is busy planning Kyle and Misty’s wedding for mid-September.
Thanks to all of you who sent me birthday wishes last week. Those things seem to come quite regular, and all I can say is, “Keep them coming, because I certainly don’t like the alternative.”
Give me a chance to unwind from the trip and I’ll try to be back on schedule for next week if everyone will send me their news.
Until next week, continue to stay inside and escape the heat, unless you just have to be outside. Remember our troops who defend our freedoms and ask for them an added measure of safety and a safe return trip home. Pray for love in our hearts, harmony in our community, and peace in our land. God bless Reilly Springs, Hopkins County and America.
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