by Brandon Darrow
Another week has gone by and another week closer to summer. I’m glad we have had a few little cool spells to keep the spring weather from getting hot too quickly. I know that some years, by this time, it’s already hot, humid, and we’re needing rain – but not this year.
Miller Grove Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day and homecoming turned out great. It was a very nice day to have dinner on the grounds and I was glad to see so many folks that I knew. As usual, I didn’t have long enough to talk to everybody. Mark Garrett did a great job bringing the message and Kellie Rowbotham (Mary Lou Akins’ granddaughter) was a top-notch Master of Ceremonies. Ann Ferguson sang two specials and played the piano and I thought she did a fantastic job as well. I was also glad to meet a few new folks that day. I met Wanda Williams from Cumby. Her grandparents (the Eddins) are buried at Miller Grove and this was her first year to come but she said she would definitely be back next year – which is always good to hear.
I was told that 2 golden retriever’s were found on FM 2653 near county road 1152 in Miller Grove. If you know the owner please contact Lee at 903-335-1051.
Happy Birthday to Troy Horton & Kim Irby on May 22, Holly Wilbur on May 23, Bertha Sparks on May 25, Bettie Garrett & Denise (White) Jamison on May 26, and Billy Lynn & Jace Potts on May 27.
Happy 34th Wedding Anniversary on May 21st to Barry and Julie Smith.
School is winding down quickly for summer vacation. Don’t forget these end of school activities: Senior Hamburger Supper at County Line Baptist Church (May 24), Elementary Awards Ceremony (May 24), Kindergarten Graduation (May 25), Junior High Graduation (May 25), High School Graduation (May 26).
As you travel the highways and byways don’t forget that all roads lead back home and back to Miller Grove. Please send me any newsworthy information. My email address is [email protected].