Thanks to Odena Harper for being a wonderful president for the Clay County Retired Teachers Association. She and the other officers did a fine job this past year.
One of my readers wanted to know about my doggies. She said I had forgotten to mention them lately. The "kids" are doing fine. Over a year ago, the Vet told me that Dusty's kidneys were failing. Dusty has been on antibiotics several times in the last few months. He can't hear well anymore and, when he whines, I know I should get him out the door pretty fast. Old age is really starting to show on him and I know he is going to break my heart one of these days.
Lady Pugsley is a sweetheart. She is my Humane Shelter adoptee. She sheds like crazy. I have never had a dog that sheds so badly but she is just so loveable that I pet her anyway. No amount of brushing solves the problem. Her favorite hangout is the swing under the tree. She jumps into it and gets it moving back and forth and waits for me to sit down beside her. Although she is really too big to be a lapdog, that swing brings out the puppy cuddles in her. By the time she gets tired of it, I am covered in hair from chin to ankles.
The two dogs are such opposites. Dusty never needs a leash. His exercise is circling the house trying to get back in. Lady P has to be on a leash all the time or she will go visit the neighbors. Her leash is 25-feet long and she will run back and forth as she takes me for a walk around the backyard. No walk is long enough and every "no" has to be tested. Dusty is the elderly statesman and Lady P is the teenager: bull headed, bundle of energy, aggravating and lovable all at the same time. If a dog can be quietly dignified, even when he is rolling in stinky, that's Dusty. One is deaf, the other jumps at the sound of a pin dropping. I wish dogs lived forever.
Jack Brammer made it to Washington D.C., and is now in Brazil to visit before heading back to California. I called as many classmates as I could catch at home or who had an answering machine. Some had moved or changed phone numbers. Harmony United Methodist Women will be putting together one last order of RADA knives. Try to think of all your upcoming cutlery needs, or possible gifts, and get those orders ready. We hope to finish this in the next week.
The Nativity Work Session will be June 13, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the church. We will need workers, drop cloths, painting equipment, sanding stuff, etc. Volunteers to make a dish for lunch would also be appreciated. Plan to help if you can.
Pastor Bob Kumpf and friends will be headed to an Indians game Friday, June 5. The group will carpool to Indy and stay for the fireworks after the game. We hope they have a safe and fun trip.
I had 16 friends and family over for a cookout on Saturday afternoon. The guys sat outside while they were cooking but we mostly visited out on the sun porch. Thanks to everyone who brought goodies and shared recipes.
A knot on my leg has kept me at home with my foot elevated. Dr. Johnson and Nurse Practitioner Leslie have sent me to the hospital for Doppler and made appointments at the vein clinic and with a surgeon. No one is sure what is causing the problem. I just want the aggravation to go away so I can get some yard work done and Lady Pugsley wants longer walks. Prayers would be appreciated. Thanks.
Happy Birthday to Ella Grace London on May 30.
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
May 31 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
June 3 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bible Study 9 a.m.
June 5 -- Indians Game
June 13 -- Nativity Work Session 9 a.m.-3 p.m.