Mrs. Sartor stopped by yesterday with a couple of old photos from Bethel Church. She thought that one of the ladies might be the grandmother that raised me, Olyn Jenkins Killion. I think she may be right. The photo was probably from the late 50s or early 60s. Thanks to my newspaper neighbor.
Turner Land, Sea, and Air sent an email about upcoming trips and some new additions to the line-up that might not be in their brochure. Most of the trips sound good to me but I do have to stay home sometime.
I had never checked out their website before (travelturner.com) and decided to see the new offerings.
The lunch at an Amish Farm sounded nice. It is not until October so maybe I will be caught up on the grass mowing and trimming by then. The website also shows the trips that are already sold out.
Turner listed something for everyone from Circus Parade to Pam Tillis, from shopping in Chicago to drag racing to a trip to see the American Girl Place. Grants Farm and the State Fair sounded good, too.
Kathy Sanders invited the family over for Taco Night at her house on Tuesday. We celebrated my aunt's, Christine Clark, birthday and also Father's Day. Kathy hosted so I tried to do my share of baking and cutting up veggies for the tacos. Kathy outdid herself on making a taco soup. It was delicious. Christine was supposed to be guest of honor, but still she made a wonderful apple pie.
Pastor Terry Jeffers reported that he had a very good experience at Conference this past week. It was his first time to go and he was inspired. He said they had concentrated on the scripture Micah 6: 6-8 and he challenged all of us to read it before church next Sunday. He will be talking about it.
Anna Long sent me an e-mail to fill in the gaps in the Harmony Happenings last week. The Amish Shop that I could not remember at Rockville was called Beilers. Anna often goes near there to get things for her horses and was very familiar with the area. The restaurant on the northwest side of Rockville is called White Horse. Thanks again, Anna.
Sharene Wallenbrock called this week. She and Bob are doing fine and still living in Plainfield. Their daughter Jenny and her family live in Texas.
Sharene and I are planning a get-together soon. We need a good visit when no one is rushing off to somewhere else. We used to sit for hours with cups of tea and something sweet.
We knew how to solve all the world problems back then. We were fresh new teachers out to save the world from ignorance. Like most educators, we were on a mission not just on the job. Thirty years of that makes retirement very sweet.
I am always so busy over the summer that I don't get around to getting as much news about Harmonites. If it is okay with the Times, I will just do the Happenings every other Thursday until after Labor Day. Let me know if anything big is happening in your family.
Has anyone heard anything about the completion of the Van Buren Memorial? I have checked with folks now and again for five years but never seem to find out if any progressis being made.
The first part was finished just before our last class reunion and now there has been another class reunion with nothing happening.
I have stopped going out to check on it at VB Elementary so maybe something has been built that I haven't seen. If someone has more information call me 448-8734.
Happy Birthday to Carole Weaver and Jay Bridgewater (17th), Andra Wolfe (18th), Kate Trout and Joetta Brown (19th), Bill Pell (20th), Maxine Beaman (21st), Craig Dierdorf and Stoney Stitzle (22nd), Grandgirl Auriel Sidney Long and Dan Pell (23rd).
Happy Anniversary to Mary Lou and Bruce Thompson (18th), Brad and Barbara Pell (19th), Jim and Shirley Pell (30th).
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
June 19 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
June 22 - Bible Study, Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m.