I heard from the Fishers, and they reported that Bryant almost has his goat dairy ready to open. Maybe we’ll soon be able to get good goat milk made right here in Reilly Springs.
J.R. is cleaning out his greenhouses in hopes of getting a “head start” on the gardening and field plants. “I’m hoping to have some plants ready to transplant outside once the dangers of frost have passed,” J.R. said.
Marilee and her mom were in Mineola for lunch on Monday and planning to attend a function in Sulphur Springs today.
I saw both Blake and Kendra and Bryant and J.R. at the Northeast Texas Livestock Association’s Junior Livestock Market Show over the weekend. Kendra was helping some of her friends from Miller Grove in the concession stand, Blake was attending the goat show, and Bryant and J.R. served as ringmen for the Sale of Champions on Saturday afternoon.
I attended the wedding of Collyn McClendon and Brannon Tucker on Saturday night, as did a number of individuals from this community. It was a beautiful wedding full of happiness and joy. The reception was held at Hidden Lakes Hunting Resort in Yantis, and I can’t think of a more beautiful setting for a wedding reception. Billy Ray and Kathryn Burnett “rolled out the red carpet,” and everyone enjoyed a great time.
I had the opportunity to visit with my cousin, Susan Simco, and her husband, Richard, and daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Blake, who sat at my table. They reported that Earnest Mac and Sarah McDonald Boyd are doing better and enjoying living in the assisted living facility in North Dallas. “They’ve gotten settled in, met some great people from church, and are enjoying visits from everyone,” Susan said. “We invite anyone to come by and visit with them, or to drop them a letter of card. They’d love to hear from everyone.”
I also sat with Randy and Sheila Koon at the wedding, and they caught me up on their side of the family. Karmon and Brad Holland are still numb this week over the birth of their grandchild. “I think we’re going to all have to pinch them to wake them up, they’re so excited,” Sheila said. “Just like all of us, they’ve just discovered that grandkids are the greatest joy on earth.”
Vera Harrington reported that she and Bobby Price went to visit with their sister, Marie, over the weekend and had a very nice and enjoyable day. Marie lives in Wills Point now and was really glad to see Vera and Bobby.
Vera had the granddaughters and Mary as visitors over the weekend. Of course, anytime they make their way to Reilly Springs, Vera is happy for several days. She reported a great time, and the girls enjoying spending time outside with the daffodils and the other springtime plants making their presence known.
Little Jadi Jones celebrated her third birthday this week. I asked her grandmother, Judy, if she would celebrate it on March 1 or Feb. 28, since she’s a “leap year” baby, born on February 29. “I think she’s going to celebrate it on both days, and maybe even a couple of others, too," related Judy.
Happy birthday, Jadi.
Sympathy is extended to the Joe Moore family and Debra and Roger Thompson on the passing of their son and brother, Marty Moore, who passed away on Friday. Services were held this morning, with burial following in Reilly Springs Cemetery.
Until next week, continue to enjoy the spring. Remember our troops who defend our freedoms and ask for them an extra measure of safety and a safe return 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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