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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Harmony United Methodist Women met in Fellowship Hall at the church on Monday, June 22. Someone was going to take notes for me but I have not made connections yet.

I had to miss the HUMW meeting because of an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon. The bump on my leg did not go away so the doctor will remove it next week. Being a wuss, I hoped the cyst would just disappear but the experts tell me that will not happen. It could cause more damage if I don't submit to the knife. Say a prayer for this coward.

I had an email from Jack Brammer. He will be in town to see the Van Dells over the July 4 holiday and hopes to make contact with old classmates. I will be hobbling around home, so say, "Hi!" for me if you see him.

The Roach, Killion, Clark, Sanders, et al, gathered at Cousin Coleen (Killion) Thompson's for a cookout last Saturday. It was such a good visit. Coleen is always the perfect hostess even if her grill turned enemy that day. Apparently, a hive of bees had taken up residence since her last cookout.

The warrior bees attacked Coleen when she started to turn on the gas. Her mom (Ann Killion) and sisters (Debbie Akers and Vicky Williams) came to the rescue.

After husband John overcame the warriors with his trusty bug spray, the cooks teamed up to prepare a delicious feast. By the time the rest of the guests arrived, Coleen was her usual smiling self even if she had a few welts that had not been planned.

We had the world's best pork chops plus burgers, hot dogs, and barbecued chicken. The casseroles, salads, taco dip, devilled eggs, tasty little bacon roll-up thingies and all the trimmings made for a full and satisfying main course.

Although none of us had saved room for dessert, most of us managed to sample all the sweets anyway. As the afternoon wore on and the dinner settled a bit, there was room for Travis and Emily's ice cream sundae bar, rich strawberry stuff, icing-filled chocolate cupcakes, fresh fruit, cake, pie, and raspberry cobbler. Travis always says he is glad to be in a family where people still cook. I'll second that.

Brother John Roach worked on Saturday and then headed to the airport to pick up wife Eva Kay as she returned from Florida. John had made me promise to bring him a plate from the family dinner. Being a good sister, I delivered two plates (one for dessert, of course) to sustain him on his trip to Indy.

Eva Trout Roach had spent last week with Daughter Erin in Orlando. They were busy getting Erin's wedding plans organized. I did hear that they had to take a day off from planning to spend some time on the beach at Daytona. And they had to take along their bathing suits.

Poor girls! It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it. Seriously, it was good for mother and daughter to spend some quality time with each other.

Carolyn Kumpf and I are getting together right after I email the Happenings to the Times. We will send in that final RADA knife order. I was proud that I was able to sell over $500 worth and help raise money for missions. However, it was not any real sales skill.

All I did was mention that we were selling them and anyone, who had bought them before, wanted more.

We will probably buy a few of the most requested knives to keep on hand in case someone needs one but forgot to mention it. The RADA order should come in next week.

Lena will host a one-day Super Saturday Vacation Bible School on July 11.

The Annual United Methodist Conference will start today and go to June 28 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Pastor Bob Kumpf will be at the conference.

Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Jim Pell (30th). Happy 4th of July holiday to everyone. I probably won't have a Harmony Happenings next week. Talk to you in a couple of weeks. Call me with news 448-8734.

Harmony United Methodist Calendar

June 28 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

July 1 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bible Study 9 a.m.