I heard a lady in the Wal-Mart parking lot say that she just couldn't wait for winter. This is one year when many people will be glad to see cooler and wetter weather. It has been a hot one! At least we have been lucky so far to avoid the extreme dryness farther south and the floods to the north.
There have been some nice colorful spots added to the area landscapes in the last few months. The Jetson-type light sculpture 'thingie' outside the Tastee-Freeze is really nice. Love it!
Driving near the Swope Art Gallery on 7th Street in Terre Haute is a treat, too. The painted ponies and colorful banners give the spirits a lift in the hot weather.
A business seems to be opening across from Wal-Mart in Brazil. I heard a new restaurant was opening near Mario's and the Coffee Company but have not heard the name. The many festivals this time of year add fun and color to several communities. Check 'em out.
Christine Clark went with me to Seymour, Ind. on Saturday. Officers of the United Methodist Women had asked me to give a report on my trip to the National Seminar in Tennessee the previous week.
Most of my week was spent getting materials together for a scrapbook to pass around to the ladies. Scrapbooking marathon style was needed to get started and finished in seven days.
Kathy White was nice enough to bring the book back to me so that we could leave the meeting a little early. Thanks, Kathy.
Son Josh met us at Fazoli's Restaurant in Bloomington on our way back home from Seymour. It was good to get to visit with him. He was excited about his new job. He has been a night auditor at a hotel and was looking forward to working in a branch of Habitat for Humanity.
Harmony United Methodist Women met at the church on Monday night. Carolyn Kumpf and Opal Schopmeyer prepared a delicious supper of sandwiches, fruit, nut mix, chips, cake, and cookies. Jean Rowings was a guest from Lena UM Church. I shared information about the Nashville trip as part of the lesson.
An Old Bag Auction is planned for Sept. 30. The UMW auction will be held after church. Ladies will place an item (items) in an old purse, paper, or plastic bag. Contents will not be identified until the bag has been purchased and opened. It should be a fun fundraiser for missions.
Our family has been trying to organize a family picnic in the park for sometime soon. We haven't had a chance to do that in years.
My grandmother Olyn Killion would organize get-togethers all the time when she was alive. Cousin Coleen has a wonderful picnic at her house around Father's Day.
It will be nice to have a fall reunion, too, if we can get it organized and get the info out to everyone. We have been considering the second or third Sunday afternoon in September. Cousins, aunts, and uncles let me know if that works before I send out notes.
Hi to Lauren, Todd, Brian, Natalie, Erin and all the kids in Orlando who go online to check out what is happening in Harmony.
Happy Birthday Jeni Bridgewater (30th), and Joey Evinger (31st).
Sept. 4 -- Harmony Town Council at Community Center 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 -- VB Volunteer Fire Dept Fish Fry at Carbon
Oct. 4 -- Operation Classroom Packing Day at Breden Memorial UMC in Terre Haute
Harmony United Methodist Calendar:
Sept. 2 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45
Sept. 4 -- Bowling Leagues at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 -- Christian Quilters 9a.m.-3 p.m.
Sept. 30 -- Old Bag Auction after church (possible breakfast,too)