“I can’t think that the good Lord could be blessing us more," continued Vera. “The grass has greened-up everywhere, we’re receiving some greatly needed moisture, and we’ve hardly had any winter.”
Vera reported that she’d visited the kids and grandkids in Waxahachie over the weekend and had a very nice time. She also allowed that she’d weaned her last baby calf. “I’m sure she’s going to be looking for me this morning with it pouring down rain," she said. “But it sure seems nice to not have to be feeding baby calves any more.”
Vera was pleased to witness that her granddaughter, Caroline, had been inducted into the National Honor Society this week. Congratulations, Caroline!
I visited with Mark McClendon for a few minutes this week, and he reported that Aunt Sybil and the McClendon family are doing well. He also reported visiting with uncle Ernest Mack Boyd and his daughter, Susan, as they made a trip to Sulphur Springs recently. They had made a day of visiting family and friends here in Hopkins County.
I heard from Marilee Fisher this week, and she was talking about the nice rain, as well. She related that J.R. and Vanessa had left for their new home and jobs in Washington State. It was to be a three-day journey to the Yakima Valley. J.R. will be a representative for Coba/Select Sires in that part of the country. Both J.R. and Vanessa are excited about the adventure.
Bryant Fisher is in Atlanta, Ga., this week at a Dairy Farmers of America meeting. Marilee and her mother, Mrs. Ethel Winton, were scheduled to meet her brother and his wife, Dennis and Diana Winton, for lunch in McKinney today. They were then headed to Bridgeport to visit with relatives and would make stops in Decatur and Boyd, where other relatives live. “We’re making the rounds and plan on being gone a couple of nights and about three days," said Marilee.
Blake and Kendra Fisher are back home from a short trip and had a great time. They’re holding down the fort while all the others are traveling.
A nice crowd was in Reilly Springs last Saturday night for the Reilly Springs Jamboree, and it was enjoyed by all. A long line of local talent was featured at the regular monthly venue. Enola Gay announced that she was planning a special “Valentine’s Show” for the Feb. 18 event.
I heard from Sandi Wallace this week, and she and Heather continue to endure the downtown square construction in front of their business. “We’re telling everyone to come in the back door at Plain and Fancy,” said Sandi. “If you can’t get in the front door, come see us from the back. We’re still open. Hopefully, the construction will be over with shortly.”
Sandi, by the way, has been appointed to a two-year term on the board of directors for the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum in Commerce.
Heather and Cody Salvarino and Slate and Kendra Daniels have enjoyed all of the new activities at the First Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center now that it is open. They expressed how much fun it had been to connect with people from the entire community there.
Have you seen Hunter Salvarino lately? He’s going to be quick to tell you about the nice deer that he killed in Reilly Springs. Congratulations to Hunter.
Heather mentioned that the Plain and Fancy Sandwich Shoppe in Commerce is “up and going” and invites anyone that is in Commerce to drop by. “With the nice warm weather, we have a great place to dine out on the patio," said Heather.
Speaking of Commerce, you might be interested in the Texas A&M University-Commerce production of the “Patsy Cline Story” that will be featured at the University Playhouse. It promises to be a great production.
Jandi, Landri and Sam Lawrence from Muleshoe were weekend visitors in Hopkins County with family and friends. While here, Jandi celebrated her birthday. Happy birthday to Jandi.
A party was hosted on Saturday night for Anndi Jones to celebrate her second birthday. Family and friends feted her well and enjoyed visiting with everyone.
As the rain continued this morning, many were reflecting on how blessed we are in Reilly Springs. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much rain, and the drought conditions of this past summer make all of us appreciate the blessings that God has given us.
Until next week, continue to enjoy the rain and remember our troops who defend our freedoms. Ask for them an extra measure of safety and safe return home to their families. 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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