I had a very good birthday last week. I received many cards, Facebook messages, and birthday wishes from students, friends, and family. The fourth grade students all made birthday cards for me and Mrs. Parrish (the fourth grade teacher) made me a huge card with
several different candy bars attached to it. That afternoon, Nathan Petty and Colten Baylus took me to eat at Genghis Grill in Rockwall. It is Mongolian food and you get to build your own stir fry. I had never eaten there before but it was pretty good. You get to pick out the different types of raw meats, vegetables, sauces and rice and then they stir fry it all together on a big grill and bring it out to you in one big bowl.
A big congratulations to Katelyn McCreight, Miller Grove Senior, who was awarded 10th place in the State Golf meet. She actually tied for 10th place, but that is still amazing to me. She represented Miller Grove School and community very well and we are all proud of her!
The cemetery’s Memorial Day festivities went well this weekend. The major question each year surrounding the day is: “Will the weather be nice enough to eat lunch outside?” The answer this year was “Yes.” Even with the breeze it was very nice outside. The cemetery grounds looked well maintained and many friends and family members came from near and far to gather together and remember their loved ones who have gone on to their reward. It always warms my heart to see those steadfast people that are there from year to year like Jerry and Betty McGowan, Duane and Shirley Marable, and Della (Wheat) Loane, just to name a few. Della and I visited for a while and talked about her sisters, Bonnie and Mrs. Velma. What precious memories we all have of them. The Garmon family were the special music this year and they sang as beautiful as ever. June Garmon played
the piano while her granddaughters (Sara, Cheryl, Christi, and Lori) contributed their harmonizing vocals. Bro. James Waskom brought the message, Woody Garmon lead the singing while Garth Looney played the piano and then a short business meeting concluded the morning services. After the dinner on the grounds there was a short Trustee meeting and singing in the afternoon.
Saturday was a busy day for me. My niece and nephew had a joint birthday party at Brashear Baptist Church’s fellowship hall that afternoon. Several of their friends and family came and enjoyed cake, ice cream, and playing on the church playground.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the End of School Stew that is set for Friday, May 31. I will report more about that in the next few weeks.
Happy birthday this week to Tara (Russell) Spencer, Kyle Smith (MG math teacher), and Angela Pitts (MG art teacher) on May 5; Dianne Sparks on May 6; my nephew Brody Darrow and Seth Roberts on May 7; Madison Rater, Yan Heijligers, and Donna Poteet on May 8; my mother Lynda Darrow and Jalayne (Boggs) Minter on May 10; and Travis Lennon on May 11.
Happy fifth anniversary to Tim and Melanie (Lynn) Clem on May 10.
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