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Harmony Happenings

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Harmony United Methodist Women will meet on Monday, March 28, in Fellowship Hall at the church. The lesson planned for March is on Prayer and Self-Denial but I don't know who is doing the lesson. Everyone is asked to bring a snack to share. New members are always welcome. We start at 7 p.m.

The ladies are taking orders for RADA knives. Profits will go to fund missions. We hope to have all the orders ready to send in April 1. Please bring back any RADA catalogs that you are finished with or pass them along to someone else who wants to place an order. Let me know if you need more order forms.

Suzanne Neier is in charge of Junior Church on Sunday. I had promised to do the crafts for her and to assist. It helps to have two of us working with the little ones. Suzy Morgan circulates a sign-up sheet for folks to take turns helping with the kids. They are so cute. Additional help is always appreciated. More children and parents are always welcome, too.

Family and friends were over on Saturday night for Irish buffet. We had lots of green dishes and followed some recipes that were supposed to be Irish. There were only a few leftovers so that was a good sign.

Most of the ladies ended up in the kitchen and we laughed at everything and nothing for hours. The guys eventually migrated to the comfy chairs in the family room. They sat squarely in front of a TV they obviously ignored. No one could watch CNN that long. Car talk and projects are always more interesting than what is on the TV.

Speaking of projects, it is time to get the lawnmower to run. Good neighbor Patty Escott already has hers out and going. My battery is dead or sleeping. The almost new mower won't go.

That old Sears beater started even when I left it out in the snow. I had driven the Christmas decorations to the house using the old guy and cart. That was where the snowstorm caught it. It was outside the back door buried in white for two-three weeks. It started right up and went into the storage building when the weather improved. The new mower was dead in October.

Being the prompt person I am, I will have to see what is wrong with it now that April is approaching.

Maybe one of my good brothers will share some advice.

By the time you read this, cold weather is supposed to have returned. Right now, the windows are open and I can hear spring birds calling. One is really trying to entice a girlfriend outside the sun porch. He has been at it for several minutes now.

My first hyacinth has color showing. It is the purple one. The little wild flowers from a previous owner showed bits of white last week. One crocus seems to be the only survivor this year but it put on a show.

My neighbor has a whole row of daffodils in bloom but mine are always a little slow. Spring is my favorite. There are green buds of promise sprouting everywhere.

The snow and ice seemed to take all of my white rock with it. I try to keep the alley and the circle drive behind the house in good shape.

It was barely passable. It looked more like something the wagon trains used.

Roland Miller Jr. came out with two dump truck loads of rock this past week. It is much better. He always does such a nice job of dumping the gravel evenly over the surface.

When he leaves, it looks good. I don't have to spend hours leveling it out. Thanks.

Cousin Debbie Akers spent 10 days visiting her son Clayton, his wife Nicole, and little Katie this past couple of weeks. They live in Texas.

Debbie had spent weeks sewing doll clothes to surprise her granddaughter. I think one suitcase was just for Katie.

The family had a great visit except for one mishap. Debbie was on a ladder helping Nicole in Katie's bedroom. It ended with Debbie getting a trip to the emergency room. Her knee has been talking to her every since but nothing was broken. She is safely back home now and getting around pretty well.

Happy Birthday to Cade Pell & Heidi Babkowski (March 24), Cheryl Brinson & Jerri Bowman (March 25), Anna Killion & Coleen Thompson, Phyllis Schlatter (March 28). Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Butts on April 1. Happy Birthday to April Fool's Baby Buddy Day and Rose Marie (Rader) Pell on April 2.

Harmony United Methodist Calendar

March 26 -- Men's Lenten Breakfast 8 a.m.,

March 27 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m.,

March 29 -- Bowling at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.,

March 30 -- Bible Study 9 a.m., Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Study Group 6:30 p.m., and

March 28 -- HUM Women 7 p.m.