I hope everyone had a nice Fourth of July.
My Independence Day celebrating mostly consisted of going to our church (Brashear Baptist) for the events that they had planned. There were so many folks there, I never dreamed the outpour of people would be so huge. I think everyone there had an enjoyable time.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, sides and desserts were served in the Family Life Center and live music was performed outside by Lou Ann Petty along with Psalm 100. After the live music, there was a slideshow honoring veterans and military personnel. I left as the fireworks were beginning.
I did get to see several MG folks there that night. Faye Tipps, Patsy Yates and Stevie Tipps all came out to enjoy the afternoon. I also saw Kasey Burns, Victoria Lytle, Marcell (McWilliams) Romack, Kevin and Leanne Bryant, and so many others that I could not name them all.
I think the volunteers that helped put the entire program together did a super job and I’m pretty sure they’ll be planning another big Fourth of July for next year.
This past week, I visited with Mary Lou Akins and her daughter, Carol Dunn. I stopped by Mary Lou’s one afternoon after work and had a really nice visit with her. She told me all about their recent trip to Hawaii. Mary Lou, Carol and Mary Lou’s granddaughters and great-granddaughters all made the long trip to the “Big Island.” They told me all about seeing the sights, walking all over the island and all of the delicious food that they ate. I think after seven days of fun they were all ready to get back to Texas and to their homes. I’m really glad that they all enjoyed their trip together as a family.
Saturday, my mom’s side of the family met together for lunch at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery’s memorial service. We had lots of good food and enjoyed getting to see each other and visit for a while.
Happy birthday to Oma Lea (Garrett) Nelson, Dakota Regan and Ernie Weaver on July 7; Rodney Millard and Marty Miller on July 8; Carol (Akins) Dunn and Chris Bullard on July 9; Randy Millsap on July 11; and Katie and Sarah Moon, Samantha Tipps and Kallie Mabe on July 13.
Happy 42nd anniversary to Johnny and Kathy Lennon on July 13.
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