Another Monday here in Bradleyville. The old song lyrics, “rainy days and Mondays always get me down” is running through my head this morning. I have always substituted the word “never” for the word “always” in those lyrics, because I have always enjoyed rainy days and I have always enjoyed Mondays also, kind of a relaxing day for me after a busy weekend. This Monday, though not rainy, is very cloudy. I would rather it rain than be cloudy and gloomy, but I know Bob and others that have to work outside are enjoying the cool temperatures and the clouds that keep the sun off of them while they work.
On a brighter note, my hummingbirds are enjoying themselves immensely. I have around twenty or more swarming around two feeders. There are one or two bullies that sit guard duty on top of the feeders, but there are just too many for the bullies to run off. It is so much fun and enjoyment to me to watch these little birds.
I am behind schedule this year. I usually buy some flowers to decorate graves all through the year so I will be ready when Memorial Day gets here, but I haven’t bought one flower yet. My peonies seem to be behind this year also and some are just now beginning to bloom so I may take bouquets of peonies this year.
We were able to attend only one night of revival at Caney Church to hear Randy Dalton preach last week, but we enjoyed it very much. Randy had a message to really make you think and examine yourself. We also enjoyed hearing Timothy Sims sing. He did a great job and really sang from the heart and that is what is important to me.
Congratulations to Landon and Eva Millard on the birth of their son, Rhett Michael on May 16. Rhett weighed 8 lb. 10 oz. and was 22 inches long. Lots and lots of beautiful black hair. Big sister, 4 year-old Jerica will love helping Mom and Dad take care of him I’m sure.
Bradleyville’s Kindergarten class of 2014 will graduate at a program at the school on Friday, May 23 at 2:00 in the afternoon.
Many schools are dismissed for the summer already, but Bradleyville still has a little time left to go. There will be no school on May 26 in observation of Memorial Day and then the last day of school will be on May 27 with a dismissal at 12:45. Summer fun begins then, along with summer school and many ball camps.
Birthdays for the coming week include: May 21: Dean Clark; May 23: Alvin Nelson; May 24: Caleb Blair, Ruth Hodges, Cameron Potter; May 26: Ryan Caldwell, Judy Whitaker; May 27: Cassandra Horner, Jessica Kisling, Nona Norwine.
Anniversaries for the coming week include: May 21: Ron and Judy Alstatt; May 22: Jeff and Tammy Spicer; May 26: Kelvin and Melanie Whittaker; May 27: Jackie and Gail Adams, Bo and Judy Bonner, Bubba and Lisa Taylor; May 28: Bill and Sue Guerin.