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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Several folks have asked if the pig found a home --apparently not. The roaming pig has been spotted at a couple of different households this past week. He is still alive and doing well. I hear that he has now become afraid of humans. That is probably good.

Some of you may remember that I reported a few weeks ago that a friendly little pig coming up to our back fence as if to say, "Hi, feed me." He was on the abandoned 6-acre side of that fence and I wondered how he had gotten there. Mostly I worried about his safety, especially since pigs are not allowed in Harmony. The little porker does not appear to be the kind farmers fatten up for market but is one of those pot-bellied pigs some folks keep as house pets.

I hope Pork Rind (he needed a name) finds a good home somewhere or that the owners recapture him. I haven't heard of him doing any damage. He is just hungry and cleans up under various bird feeders. He is a cute little guy even if he is a pig.

Correction: I had the name wrong for the person who donated the figurines at the Clay Community Retired Teachers dinner on April 29th. Odena Harper sent me a nice card and gave me the correct information. Hazel Miller provided the beautiful statues that were used in the raffle. Sorry, Hazel.

The Mother/Daughter Banquet at Harmony United Methodist Church was held on Monday evening, May 12. More than 50 ladies attended the event. Goodies Galore provided the roast beef, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Attendees brought covered dishes and desserts. It was a wonderful supper.

Mayme Johnson and Betty Jarvis had the tables decorated in this year's Mother Goose theme. One table was Mary, Mary Quite Contrary while another was Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater. All eight tables were very cheerful.

Marsha Nicosin had made the title cards for each centerpiece.

Vanita Moore entertained and inspired the group after the banquet. Dressed as Mother Goose, she invited the young girls to help with some old time favorite nursery rhymes before launching into stories to warm the soul. Thanks, Vanita, for sharing your time and talents with us.

Kathleen Sanders won the prize basket prepared by Debbie Gottsche. Debbie had filled the basket with items inspired by the nursery rhymes. Kathy will share its contents with her grandchildren.

Members of Harmony United Methodist and Lena Churches are considering having a family photo album made. No one is obligated to purchase additional photos but may if so desired. A sign up sheet was circulated at church. Anyone interested should contact the church at 448-2917.

Danielle Brinson has been putting together a presentation of materials from her mission trip a few weeks ago.

She will share this information this Sunday during Worship Service at Harmony.

Congratulations to our graduates from Harmony United Methodist Church. Forgive me if I don't get this right.

Now that I write the Happenings at 5:00 a.m., I can't call folks to clarify info: Michael Maurer will graduate from Rose, Amy Morgan finished her nursing degree at Vincennes, Mayghen Mayfield and Danielle Brinson will graduate from Northview.

Vacation Bible School is in the planning stages. Anyone wishing to help should contact Sarah Lawrence. There was some discussion of a co-op with another church to have one week there and one week at Harmony. The workers would help each other. The VBS may be held in the evening to make it accessible to more children.

The very young Mazo Modesitt will celebrate her 103rd birthday on June 7. For those few that may not know her, Mazo still runs her own household, bakes homemade rolls, and makes lap quilts for the nursing homes. She admits to slowing down a bit but she still gets more done than many people. Happy upcoming Birthday, Mrs. Modesitt.

Jean Modesitt called to tell me about Mazo's birthday and we had a nice little chit chat. Jean's granddaughter had spent almost two weeks in Asia working with the SMILE program. This mission does surgeries for children with cleft palettes. They endured the 30-hour flight to perform over 133 surgeries. It warms the heart to know there are good people out there helping other people.

I am always amazed to hear stories my cousin Kathy Sanders tells about her trips to Haiti where she and her friends have helped the sick. There are so many people who have much worse burdens than just higher gas prices and a tax hike. We need to remember those who are in the poor areas of the world and those struck by hurricanes and earthquakes these past few days.

Jean Modesitt also talked about the quilting tradition at Harmony UMC. She said the ladies have quilted for 50-60 years.

She has photos of some of the originals members of the group. She said that a Chicago newspaper had run an article about them several years ago. We hope Jean will share those photos and clippings.

There are good honest people living in Harmony. A wallet was found in Harmony but there was no identification in it. The person who found it would like to get it and its contents back to the rightful owner. If you think this is your lost item, call 443-2033 and describe it.

Denny decided to spoil me on Mother's Day and I am always glad to take advantage of a little spoiling. We went to St. Mary-of-the-Woods for early brunch. It was so nice. The food was good and the jazz ensemble made it perfect. Later, we went to see "What Happens in Vegas." It was a cute, light-hearted movie, just what we needed.

When we left for St. Mary's in early morning, it was fairly warm but the winds were howling by the time we came out of the matinee. Neither of us responsible adults wore a coat. We were so cold that the rest of the day's plans were replaced by visions of recliners and a couple of warm blankets. Still, it was a good day.

Cousin Coleen Thompson called to say she was having a family get-together at her house on June 21. She and her husband do such a great job of hosting us. It has become an annual tradition near Father's Day. We have such a good time. Thanks, Coleen.

Happy Birthday to Eric Bowman (18th), Bob Nicoson (23rd), and Ella Grace London (30th). Happy Belated Birthday to Caleb Kumpf. Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clausen (26th).

Area Calendar:

May 26 -- United Methodist Men at Peniel Church 6:00 p.m.

May 30 - Picnic for Seniors at Forest Park starts at 10:00 a.m. (Last day to have $7.00 reservations in is May 23)

Harmony United Methodist Calendar:

May 15 -- PPRC Meeting 6:30, Admin. Bd. 7:30 p.m.

May 16 -- Indianapolis Indians Game

May 18 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

May 21 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m.