A few days later, they also celebrated grandson Nolan's first birthday.
Their daughter had asked family and friends to bring items to donate to the Crisis Pregnancy Center, instead of regular presents.
Pastor reported that it was heart-warming to see how many nice things would be donated to the agency.
Grandma and grandpa added a few extra toys for little Nolan, too.
Harmony United Methodist Women met Monday night, but I was not able to attend.
We are still collecting snacks or socks for Serving on the Streets until the end of August.
A tub is placed by the greeter for those entering from the west side of the sanctuary.
Another tub is at the back of the church for school supplies.
We will collect for Van Buren next month. Pastor has asked that we also help Jackson Township because some of the congregation members are in that district, too.
Ken Garrison dropped off two sacks of school supplies at my house for his old alma mater.
I hope to be back at church Sunday to place them in the tub.
Anyone who would like to donate, who does not attend our church, is certainly welcome.
Items may be given to anyone in the congregation or dropped off at the church. We will see that they get to the school. You are always welcome to join us any Sunday morning, too.
I had knee surgery last week and have been groaning with every move, slow moves at that.
The doctor says I am to ride my exercise bike for five minutes a day to build up my knee.
I sit there and move the peddle back as far as it will go and then forward until the knee screams.
So far, if it were a real bike, I would not have gotten anywhere -- no complete revolutions.
I have done the lifts, steps, stretches, but not that bike. No one will mistake me for the Jane Fonda Workout.
Thanks to family, friends and church family.
They have called, sent cards, brought delicious food, ran errands, listened to me whine and most of all, sent prayers up for me. You are all in my heart and much appreciated.
Remember to save your pop cans. The tabs help Ronald McDonald House at Riley Hospital. Some folks separate them to send the cans to help feed hungry children in Haiti. The Humane Shelter can use them to help provide for the animals, too.
I did not get to re-check this info, so please contact one of the churches for complete details. Epworth United Methodist Church is hosting a six-week video session called "Good Sense Ministry."
It helps church members to understand funding and how to spend the money wisely.
The knee is screaming from being in this position at the computer too long. More birthdays and other info later.
Happy birthdays to Saylor Clark (Aug. 25), Jim Lawrence, Michael and Mike Escott, Judy Black and Schuyler Brinson (Aug. 26). Apparently, Aug. 26 was a very good day for births.
Happy August anniversary to Marsha and Bob Nicoson (Aug. 25).
Happy early September birthdays to Johnny T. Clark and Suzanne Neier (Sept. 11), and Thelma Hughbanks (Sept. 12).
Clay County Retired Teacher's Calendar:
* Aug. 30 -- Executive Committee meeting at Mary Ann Froderman's, 1 p.m.,
* Sept. 20 -- Meeting at Covington, Ind., for officers and committee people, and
* Oct. 25 -- Fall Social at Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall.
Harmony United Methodist Church Calendar:
* Aug. 27 -- Events at Forest Park: United Methodist Women West District Picnic, 10:30 a.m.; Town and Country United Methodist Men family picnic, 6 p.m.,
* Aug. 28 -- Worship service, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30; West District Conference at First United Methodist Church, 2 p.m., and
* Aug. 31 -- Bible Study, quilting, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.