I remember that Buster Bowen used to request to sing this song: "Wonderful Words of Life". Sing them over again to me, Wonderful words of life, Let me more of their beauty see, Wonderful words of life. Words of life and beauty teach me faith and duty, Beautiful words, wonderful words, Wonderful words of life." Philip P. Bliss Buster was a veteran, rancher, and school board member, active in the Chivington Friends Church.
Bert and Maizie were down at the swimming hole on Lewis Creek the other day. Saturday it was. The sun was bright hot and these two lovers had found a nice patch of shade near the tire swing tree where they could sip iced tea and watch the youngsters.
"Love your neighbor as yourself" Matthew 22:39. Then Trust them, Thank them, and Value them. Let's make it a habit to practice the Golden Rule.
Several couples in our community have been celebrating that they have been married 50 or more years. Some whom I have visited with are Bob and Renee Woods -63 years, Orville and Rita Mousel-----, Dave and Diane Harrison--55 years and Louis and Lauretta Brown--50 years. We do congratulate them and many other couples who have had lasing marriages.
Billy had to get his chores done early. It was the heat, of course. Now that it's summer, he no longer has to escort the kids across the street while Martin holds the sign. No kids at the crosswalk for a couple of weeks now.
"Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind." I Peter 2:1. Every day we can reject destructive habits and experience new life in Jesus.
Windy Wilson was on the prowl, this beautiful Independence Day morning, searching the neighborhood for something to do for others. He decided to let his weekly day helping others come on the Fourth this week, because he was feeling very American.
Let's see ... he thought ... I can circumlocute over to Mrs. Hennessey's and see if her flower garden needs weeding. She's got very close veins and the sugar diabeets, and getting around ain't easy.
"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:4
Congratulations of Heath and Jaylin Spady who were married at the Haswell Methodist Church Saturday, June 24, with family members attending. In the evening they hosted a reception at their ranch home with extended family and many friends coming to enjoy cake and refreshments in an outdoor decorated area. It was a pleasant evening to dance or visit while listening to the music of Dee-jay, Darwin Nelson.
The closed-season school board meeting was called to order half an hour late by its chairman, J. Buckdancer Alcott, because the board members saw Windy Wilson sitting in the audience.
Windy had no children, and he sure as sugar wasn't a teacher, but he could talk. And he was patiently biding his time. Despite the board's foot dragging through the agenda, Windy didn't give up and go home.
The Eads Senior Citizens who came to the monthly lunch thoroughly enjoyed the beef brisket that Rod and Dana Brown donated to the group. Darryl Stolzenberger smoked the brisket for Gail to serve. She also made warm wheat rolls and baked cheese hash brown casserole. Joyce Berry gave us an update on the future Senior Center across the street which is now two vacant gutted brick buildings. She said that Cindy McCloud is working on some new grants.
Well, the bears are out now and will be until late fall, so maybe a bear tip might be in order. As a guide and outfitter emeritus - and emeritus is Latin for "I'm too danged old to pack moose meat out on my back" I'll talk a bit about ol' ursus.
If you're in dangerous bear country, some people tell you to wear a little bell that tinkles, and the bear hears this and says, "Oh, that must be a person, and I'll bet it's a nice person, too, so I'll just amble off this way."