Pastor Bob Kumpf and Carolyn returned from their vacation last Friday. Both looked rested. Carolyn said that she and her five books had found a nice, warm sunny spot to read and relax. We are glad they are home safely.
Congratulations to Amy Morgan and Cody Tucker. They have announced their engagement. We wish them all the best.
The United Methodist Men are having breakfast every Saturday morning throughout Lent. Forty-four Christian gentlemen ate together at Harmony UMC last week. They will gather at Epworth this Saturday at 8 a.m.
The UMW finished 12 scarves at the last meeting and I delivered them to the Hux Cancer Center last week. The Center had been completely out of just plain old square scarves. Sheila Termeer found a couple of pages scarf tie illustrations. They suggested the wearer put a headband on first so that the scarf would stay in place. I copied the sheet from the Internet and enclosed it with the scarves.
The lady in charge at Hux searched around for the more traditional turban, that cancer patients often wear. She wanted to show me what another church makes for them. She had only one of those left. If you make turbans, they are almost out of them. There were several really pretty hand crocheted caps, and various colored wigs, but those would be hot in the summer. It was good that we were able to get the cotton scarves completed in time for warmer weather. We will try to do another batch for fall.
The Hux Center maintains a room, of various headwears, for any cancer patient that needs it. The building is located just behind Union Hospital. There is no charge to the patient. The American Cancer Society is supposed to have a similar service but I haven't been there.
While I was in Terre Haute, I stopped by to see good friend Debbie Hood. She has been under the weather for a while and was feeling much better. We unfolded the Grandma & Grandpa blanket I made them for Christmas. Delivering a Christmas present in February seems to be my regular pace anymore. I hope little Warren enjoys it. Debbie and I had a nice visit and I got to see pictures of that new grand boy.
The Clay County Christian Quilters are starting their first evening bee on Monday, March 15. They hope it goes well and they have lots of interested participants.All those folks who have wanted to learn to quilt or are experienced quilters have a chance to work with the group. If there are enough folks coming to the sessions, they will continue to meet every other Monday from 6-9 p.m. They will also meet every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aunt Christine Clark and Sister-in-law Karen Roach went with me to my doctor appointment at Vincennes Tuesday. The new allergy doctor was having me to go through that full battery of allergy tests again. It had been five years since the last invasion. The nurse kept saying, "Girl, you have some allergies." Then she would measure another welt where she had previously put in injection. "Wow, you are really allergic to that." She was a sweetie but I was glad to get it over with for the next several years.
Yes, I have the dreaded allergies. Considering some of the awful health problems some people have to deal with everyday, I am really pretty blessed. Generally and knock on wood, I am pretty healthy.
Someone just mixed up the noses when I was born. My proboscis was supposed to be placed on some pudgy baby in New Mexico or Arizona. Somehow it ended up on my Hoosier face and has been complaining every since then. If the rest of me could run that fast, I'd be a size 5.
We ladies made a day of it. Vincennes is a nice little town to visit. I had not been there since eighth grade field trip. Usually, it is just the place we pass through going to Evansville. There were all kinds of cute shops and a fun restaurant called Pea-fection. The owner' last name was Pea. We had such big sandwiches that we had no room for sweets. Some of the masterpieces that passed by to other tables made us drool.
We should have read the Pea-fection motto first. It was on the menus and printed on the wall. We did not pay attention. Next time we will know: Life is Short, Eat Dessert First.
Karen, Christine, and I made it to two antique shops, too. I found several pieces to go with my dishes. Karen bought hand crocheted doilies. Mostly we just looked. It was 20 to 5 o'clock by the time we made it to the second shop, an antique mall. It deserved hours rather than minutes. The folks were so nice that they stayed overtime for us and we hurried to check out. Next time we will go there first. Take the Willow Street exit, when you pass through Vincennes, and check it out.
I ran into Peggy and Charlie Brown at the Humane Society Breakfast last Saturday. It was good to talk to them for a while. The workers at the Society will take your name and a request if you are looking for a particular kind of pet. If one comes in, you get called. Apparently no yorkies or poodles came in this week but they have my info if one becomes available. Does anyone know of other breeds that don't shed? Charlie suggested one of those hairless dogs but they always look naked to me. I am sure they are lovable but not like my yorkie was.
For folks in the 50+ age range: Don't forget that AARP offers free tax preparations for anyone in the low to moderate income ranges.Wealthy wallets need not apply. There are sites at the Putnam County Library in Greencastle or at the Senior Citizens of Clay County on Franklin Street. You have to make an appointment for either site. Terre Haute probably has the service, too but I did not have time to check on it.
AARP has a toll free number listed in their last magazine. They can look up the tax prep locale for any area of the country to see if it is offered.
The number for our Senior Center is 448-8848 to make an appointment. The service is scheduled on Tuesday mornings locally. I think Greencastle has Tuesdays and Saturdays available.
Happy Birthday to Rita Jones (8th), Josh Long, Rick Smith, Marvin Bell & Shandra Sanders (9th), Ethan Shorter & Jim Sheese (10th), Mark Howald, Sarah Lawrence & Phillip Butts (11th), John Day (13th), and Nancy Mace (15th), Brenda Shorter & Christina Jones (17th), Albert Killion (23rd), Heidi Babkowski & Cade Pell(24th), Cheryl Brinson & Jerri Bowman (25th), Phyllis Schlatter, Anna Killion and daughter Coleen Thompson (28th). Happy Anniversary to Jim & Deanna Sheese (9th) and Rose Marie & Johnny Pell (10th) and to Jim & Becky Clausen (26th).
March 6 -- Methodist Men's Breakfast at Epworth 8 a.m.
March 4-7 -- Women's Emmaus Walk at Merom
Events at Harmony United Methodist:
March 7 -- Worship Service, Holy Communion 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
March 9 -- Bowling at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.
March 10 -- Bible Study 9 a.m., Clay County Quilters 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
March 15 -- Clay County Evening Quilters 6-9 p.m.