Our own Worship Service will be later in the afternoon, after the Fish Fry. We usually serve until somewhere around 3 p.m. I will try to have more details for next week. Mark your calendars for Nov. 6.
Harmony United Methodist Women had the Green Picnic at the church Monday evening. I was coming down with bronchitis and did not get to go. Brave friend Betty Julbert came by to pickup the items I was sending to the church.
Betty and I stayed after church the previous Sunday to decorate tables. She was in charge of the lesson about saving God's earth. Betty prepared two tables of props to help tell the story. She started with the Garden of Eden and progressed to her experiences with the dump at Center Point. She was one of the neighbors who worked so hard to try to get the problem fixed.
As hostess, I had made the hot chicken salad, cranberry salad, homemade bread and a pumpkin cake. Luckily, I had fixed most of it on Sunday afternoon.
By Monday afternoon, my fever was 100 degrees, throat was scratchy. I was no fun to be around for the next several days. Now, I'm human again with only occasional bouts of 'sump pumpitis'.
I stayed home this Sunday so I wouldn't sneeze and cough on everyone. After church, Betty Julbert and Barbara Stanfield stopped by to check on me. It was good to see both of them. They were headed to visit Opal Schopmeyer, too. Nice ladies.
There will be no Harmony United Methodist Women meeting this month. We will all be helping with the Fish Fry.
Cousin Debbie Akers and I had planned 2-3 times to check out the Lake House Restaurant at Staunton. Something always came up. I was feeling better on Saturday evening and going a little stir crazy so we headed to Staunton. We sat away from everyone else in case I had a sneezing fit.
My sense of taste had returned just in time. That was one good dinner. We shared some spinach dip -- obviously no double dipping. Debbie had the broiled tilapia and grilled asparagus. We both had the spinach salad.
I had grilled grouper and sweet potato fries. I could live the rest of my life and never touch regular French fries but can't resist the ones made from sweet potatoes. We must have sat and talked for two hours. We wished we had known we could have been seated upstairs because that offered an even better view of the lake. So far, my knee has only mastered a couple of steps at a time, but I would have tried a slow trek up the stairs. Next time.
After talking for so long, we opted for a couple slices of cheesecake. Debbie had the caramel, and I chose the key lime. I had to stop half way through the dessert, just too full.
It was a cool evening so no one was sitting on the deck. We decided to stroll out there to look around. We peeked over the banister to see a bandstand and dance floor outside the lower level. The restaurant had attractive lighted stars on the interior. They were beginning to glow through the huge window wall that looks out over the lake. It was a nice setting.
There are few non-smoking places in Brazil so we especially liked the fact that we could breathe. Smoking is permitted on the deck but no one was smoking at the time. It was very pleasant.
Cousin Debbie has been getting her house in North Terre Haute ready for sale. Her mother and sisters have helped her to paint, stain, and polish for the last couple of months. She's an empty nester and doesn't need three bedrooms, garage, huge deck and 40 acres anymore. The realtor listed it last week.
Debbie says she has to keep the house clean all the time now. It can't have that lived in look. Even the dog, Ernie, has had to be all prim and proper. Those of you that have had a house listed for sale know what it is like to have to always be ready for company to stop by.
One of Debbie's sons, and his family, lives in Texas. The other family lives in Illinois. Her mother and one sister live on the south side of Terre Haute. Sister Vicky lives in Evansville. Debbie says she spends at least 40 minutes driving, or a long plane ride to Texas, every time she wants to visit a grandbaby. It is time to downsize and live closer. She hasn't decided which way to move once the house sells. She does have some interested possible buyers.
The new playground equipment for the Harmony Town Park has arrived. Rosanne Aker invites all good workers to show up at the park on Oct. 15 starting at 9 a.m. They are needed to help put things together and to secure them in concrete for the kids. A representative from the company in Anderson will be there to assist and give directions. Please help if you can.
Happy Birthday to Jane Osborn (6th), John K. Clark (9th), Heather Pell (10th), Allison Butts (12th), Pam Hood (14th), Adam Termeer & Greg Jones & Susan Maurer (19th), Carson Lawrence & Jimmy Pell (20th), Betty Julbert (21st), Alisha McCoy & Ryan London & Sheila Termeer (23rd), Kelly Sparks (24th), Trent Pell (28th) Happy October Anniversaries to Dan & Kenda Dierdorf (6th), David & Cheryl Brinson (11th), Heidi & A.J. Babkowski (15th), Carole and Gail Weaver (22nd).
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
Oct. 9 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30
Oct. 11 -- Bowling 6:30 p.m. at Brazilian Lanes
Oct. 12 - Bible Study 9 a.m., Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m.