Well, folks, we’ve finished another month in 2010 and are steadily marching toward the halfway mark of this year.
For the past week, the Reilly Springs community has been sweltering, along with everyone else, in some unseasonably warm temperatures. Many of us were begging for temperatures like this, back in the winter when we were out in the snow and freezing rain, feeding cows or fixing broken water pipes, so I guess it all “evens out.”
Reports are that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day holiday and three-day weekend with lots of grilling and time spent with family and friends, with a few venturing down to Lake Fork or Lake Quitman for some boating and fishing.
I received an e-mail from a Yantis teacher, Carol Darlin, who has arrived in China safely and is enjoying her summer orientation and teaching assignment. She reports having jet lag and needing some time to rest. However, she sent word back that when your mother told you as a child to “eat your vegetables because some child in China was starving” that it was certainly a misnomer. Carol reports that the food is excellent, with the exception of the jellyfish that she promised she didn’t even try to eat. She expressed that every meal ended with fresh watermelon, kiwi or oranges, and that she was already missing her iced tea. Beverages of choice include juices, water, Coke, Sprite, and red wine.
Carol is enjoying her travels thus far but reports a number of cultural differences. She was headed to Tiananmen Square today and other points of interests. She promises to keep us updated.
Reilly Springs was abuzz with Terry and Leslie McCullough having an Estate Sale as they cleaned out some storage buildings they filled when when they first moved to Reilly Springs. Well, they’re going back to Dallas and cleaning out the remainder of the stuff and will be conducting another sale this Saturday, June 5. They promise to have another good selection of guns, antiques, housewares and hunting gear for the sale. Plan to be in Reilly Springs on Saturday, where you can shop in the comfort of the air-conditioned Gallery. You’re sure to find something you just can’t live without.
Sympathy is expressed to Traci Hooker on the death of her dad, Robert Burns, who passed away on Monday of this week in Paris Regional Medical Center. Visitation is scheduled for tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Our neighboring communities of Yantis and Como-Pickton will be holding graduation exercises for the class of 2010 on Friday night. Yantis will conduct theirs at 7 p.m. in Yantis, and Como-Pickton seniors will graduate at 7:30 p.m. in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Como-Pickton will also be hosting 8th grade graduation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Civic Center.
On Sunday night, baccalaureate services were conducted for the senior classes in both communities, and at other points in Hopkins County, where students were reminded of the new chapters that their lives are entering and the challenges that they will face as they advance to college, jobs, and family responsibilities. Congratulations to all of our seniors and best of luck to them in all of their many endeavors.
I heard from Enola Gay this week, and she related that she is planning another Reilly Springs Jamboree on June 19th. The show will start at 7 p.m. and the concession stand will be open for dinner and refreshments. The show will feature Roger Reed and the Sunshine Band, Lou Ann Petty, Mark Wright, Josh Davis, and Jason Keller, to name a few of the entertainers. Mark you calendars and plan to be in Reilly Springs.
The Fishers are busy planting vegetables this week and trying to keep everything watered. They reported a “hot” day at the Farmers Market on Saturday, and that thus far the things they have planted, doing well. They’ve got a large crop of tomatoes, are putting peas in the ground, and are harvesting cucumbers and squash. Make the drive to their place for your fresh “homegrown” vegetables.
I also visited with Rhandi Fails for a few moments and she reported that the Striblings and Fails met on Friday night for a family dinner with Mandi Walker Berger, who was back in East Texas for a holiday visit. They didn’t get their visit complete, so they all went to Burton‘s for breakfast, and then Debra, Rhandi, Case, Mandie, and Marcile attended Braydon’s baseball game. Everyone was excited that Braydon’s team won. Congratulations to Braydon.
Saturday night, was the weekend grilling at the Striblings, with plenty of steaks on the grill. Marilee Fisher joined them for a long overdue visit.
On Sunday, the Striblings and Fails visited with Joyce Gilbreath, and by Monday Rhandi said she was so tired that Case enjoyed an “outing” with Cody to watch the cows sell at Sulphur Springs Livestock. Sounds to me like Rhandi took a nap.
I haven’t talked to Vera this week, so that means she’s really been busy trying to get hay cut and all the things done around the dairy farm, and most likely she’s made a trip or two to Waxahachie. I did drive by on Saturday morning and found Vera out working on the tractor. She looked like she was doing “demolition duties” with the front-end loader, as she had a project going at the “Fielden Place” on FM 2560. As everyone knows, Vera is always busy at some kind of project.
Joyce McDonald is looking forward to a weekend visit from Jan Lawrence, from Muleshoe. Jan is arriving for a 3-D sonogram on Friday, to see her latest grandbaby. Of course, Danny and Shannon are excited to see what Hallie looks like. With today’s technology it’s amazing what all you can see. Everyone is excited and can’t wait to see the pictures. Jan will be accompanied by Landri Lawrence, who celebrated her 4th birthday last week, and is coming to Hopkins County to visit with family here.
Joyce has a doctor’s appointment in Dallas on Monday for some tests. Remember her in your thoughts and prayers, that she’ll get a good report.
Joyce was also in attendance at a pre-wedding planning “workshop” on Saturday, as friends and family met at Sheila Koon’s home to help Misty with her and Kyle’s upcoming wedding, in September. The summer will pass quickly for them, with all the plans necessary.
I visited with Yvonne King on Tuesday night, and she and Roy had been to their granddaughter, Natalie King’s T-ball Championship Team game. Natalie’s “Catacon” Team lost the match-up, but won second place in the city league, for the season. Congratulations to Natalie.
Until next week, try to stay cool and enjoy the summer season, that hopefully will be a little bit more relaxed, once we get everyone graduated. Remember our troops who defend our freedoms and ask for them an extra measure of safety and a safe trip 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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