Rain, rain, and more rain that's about the word for Reilly Springs this week. But we're not complaining. We needed the rain and it puts us ahead of the game for the summer months. Reports are that we received approximately 8 inches of rainfall in the community, in the past week. The stock ponds, lakes, and creeks are full, but many still can't get the drought of two years ago out of their minds and feel that too much rain is still better than none at all.
Birthday greetings are extended to Vera Harrington, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, and continues to celebrate this week. Friends were taking her out to eat at The Winery.
Vera's earlier birthday plans had to be cancelled on Saturday because of a an old, uncooperative cow who decided at the last minute to have a calf, coming backwards and upside down.
Just as Vera was planning to meet Mitzie and Mary in Arlington at Lone Star Park, the old cow decided to thwart the plans. As the old adage states, “You can never make plans when you have cattle. ”
Vera took the cow to the veterinarian and had to play nursemaid to her as the vet delivered the calf. So much for watching the horses run toward the finish line.
Reports are that Sandra Glenn has finally gotten moved into her new home in Reilly Springs. She's been dodging the rains and slowly getting her stuff moved into her new house. Welcome to Reilly Springs, Sandra.
I heard from Debra Stribling and she reported that she and Rhandi made the trip to Canton over the weekend. They couldn't let a little bit of swine flu keep them from shopping. Reports were of a wonderful day of looking for the bargins.
Then, on Saturday, Debra and Alexis enjoyed a birthday lunch at Chili’s. Happy birthday to Alexis. She's definitely becoming a young lady really fast.
I've visited with Yvonne Miller King a couple of times this week, as she and her committee are attempting to complete the plans for the Reilly Springs Memorial Day Service on May 17. The committee has met and they are attempting to contact those that will appear on this year's program. It sounds like they've got a great day planned for all of us to celebrate the rich, rich heritage that we have here in Reilly Springs.
The Fisher family is making their best effort to get things planted despite the heavy rains in our community. “We've got green beans, pinto beans, and corn, already up,” said Blake. “We've had to 'mud-in' most of the tomatoes, peas, and squash, and hope that they don't rot in the field with all of the rain. ”
This has definitely been a trying year for our community gardeners, as they attempt to get something growing. Late freezes and frosts, dry conditions, and then, now, wet conditions have all been factors in getting gardens established. Here’s hopin things will settle down and some warm sunshine will develop.
I attended the SSHS All-Sports Banquet and saw our own Brittany Crawford receive some awards for her efforts in softball. She is a graduating senior this year. Congratulations to Brittany.
Jana DeWitt was returning to Muleshoe with Landri and Jandi for a visit as Weldon was going to be out of town for work for a few days.
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