Many of our good neighbors on Jackson Street had their mailboxes knocked down when they woke up Wednesday morning.
Patty Escott said one of the street signs was down, too. The vandals started at Jack Harper's and left a path of destruction to the Davis property.
People who are battling bad backs and rainy weather don't need to have to reset mailboxes in the mud. Jeff Schopmeyer propped up his mother's and Clark's boxes long enough to receive the mail that day. Clark's fell back on the ground before the mailman had gotten to the end of the street. Each box had to be reset.
The culprits committed a federal crime but what is worse is the moral crime. I just don't understand why someone felt it necessary to make more work for mainly older people.
The criminals should have to make the repairs so they would think before committing the crime again. The law enforcement officials can't make them do it, but it would be some justice to see the lawbreakers out there slopping in the rain to set a post in concrete.
I didn't hear who did the dastardly deeds but the grapevine said that the criminals had gotten stuck in a field near Richard and Darlene Clark's home on Harmony Road.
The grapevine said Wayne King bought the abandoned property behind us. It is good to know that the land is in good hands. It looked like the King's were already cleaning brush near Harmony Road.
We hope they leave the nice stand of trees along the fence next to us. One of the trees turns an absolute glowing red in the fall. It is so gorgeous. The trees also make shade on our side of the fence. I plant more trees every year but it will be a long time before we get adequate shade out in the back yard.
Harmony United Methodist Women met in Fellowship Hall on Monday evening, March 31. Treasurer Carolyn Kumpf conducted the meeting. President Kenda Dierdorf was ill and had to stay home. Opal Schopmeyer and I fixed supper. Opal's pecan and coconut pies were the big hits. She also fixed delicious pimento cheese sandwiches. I made spinach balls, turkey tidbits, and chicken salad.
We drew trees as part of the lesson. Trees, branches, and vines are often used in the Bible to help us understand what God is telling us.
We hope to be a living branch rather than an old withered one to be thrown into the fire. Our mission is to grow and to share the nourishment of the "Living Water". The drawings are to be reminders to spread the good message with our family and friends.
All the ladies did such a good job on their sketches even though they all told me that they could not draw trees. I had various art supplies, stickers, and rub-ons for them to embellish their creations. It made me feel good when a couple of ladies said they had enjoyed drawing the trees.
Christian Card Nights will continue through April. Opal Schopmeyer said she had so much fun at the last game night that she did not get home until 11 p.m.
Sister-in-law Eva Trout Roach and her mother Kate Trout have been busy getting ready for our final garage sale. The weather person said this would be the best weekend for it so we are planning to be ready by Friday.
We usually start later on Friday and go until dark. We then plan to open up at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
If anyone else on Pinckley Street near Bethel Church is planning a sale for this weekend, let me know. It helps to tell people about other sales that are going on down the street or around the corner.
We'll be at 1017 Pinckley hanging out in Kate's garage. Hopefully, I can get some my items tagged by that time. Come on down.
Carol Nickey called to see why I didn't show up for painting at the Senior Center on Tuesday morning. It was part of my plans. I had pulled out three paintings that needed to be finished and rearranged my schedule to be there.
The furnace changed all my plans when it decided to play dead. Mr. Stevenson kept it going one more time and gave us some advice on our gas log in the family room. I am looking forward to painting with the ladies next week.
Carol and I did have a nice chat about Rockville. She suggested some restaurants and the exhibit at the depot. The Smithsonian Covered Bridge Display is still up until later this month.
We talked about the Gourd Lady and her website. Carole said everyone likes to visit the store that is much like the dime stores of yesteryears. It sounded like a good plan for a ladies day out for lunch.
Clay County Retired Teachers will have a meeting and chili supper on April 29 in the Riddell National Bank basement. Various people have been asked to bring soup, crackers, and finger foods.
Odena Harper has an antique plow she will donate as a prize. I am donating a small painting. Other prizes will be available to the winners, too. Money raised from the tickets will go for future retired teacher activities.
Happy April Birthday to Peggy Evitts (4th), Crissy Pell (5th), Patty Escott & Mayme Johnson (7th), Danielle Brinson (9th).
April 29 -- Clay Community Retired Teachers Meeting & Chili Supper, Riddell Bank
Harmony United Methodist Calendar:
April 6 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
April 8 -- Bowling at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.
April 9 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m. -- 3 p.m.