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Trying to stay cool in the heat

In and Around Post Oak

Summer has definitely arrived. The temperatures have been so high this week the poor cats have laid in the shade with their mouths open and their eyes closed.

They have also made many trips to the water bowl. It is even hot in the shade. The humidity from all the rain makes it seem even hotter than the thermometer reads.

Post Oak Crime Stoppers met on Tuesday evening to enjoy a good supper and hear Sheriff Melvin Mayo’s report on crime in Jack County. A discussion was held concerning the work needing to be done on the community center. 

A portion of the ceiling fell a few weeks ago during a Thursday quilting day. The insurance company is trying to determine the cause. It seems rain had come in and rusted the wires holding the suspended ceiling.

 Luckily no one was hurt but it sure made a dirty mess and it did fall on our 2016 donation quilt. 

It was a big scare for several of our quilting members as they had been standing where it fell just a few minutes before the ceiling fell. Thank God for the call to lunch where all of our quilting ladies had just moved to the table to say grace.

This week, I have completed the blocks for my next quilt. Now to get those geese flying in formation. The name of the quilt is “Flying in Formation.” 

Amy Logan has been helping in Bible School this week at Southside Baptist Church. I know she enjoys working with the kids during Bible School.

Nancy and Gary Conner have been camping up near Wichita Falls this week with their camping group. They enjoy playing games and visiting with their friends.

Sheila Schindler and I attended the Troy High School commencement exercises June 3. My grandson, Carter Lee Davis was one of the 2016 graduates. The ceremony was held in the Mayborn Center in Belton. 

Thursday morning as I drove to Post Oak to attend the Busy Bee Quilting, I saw a rattlesnake. I hit my brakes and tried to slide the car on him like I used to do. He was still moving and I threw a couple of rocks but missed the target. I was trying to decide what to do when Betty Sparkman drove up. 

We decided she would run over him to try to finish him off. She was successful. 

This is a warning to everyone, there are many dangerous snakes around this year. Be very cautious.

Those attending quilting on Thursday were Marilyn Scarber, Elsie and Maurice Graham, Nelda Hopkins, Eunice Frost, Helga Cross, Clydene Webb and Wanda Davis. We quilted on our 2016 donation quilt, a red, white and blue “Lone Star”.

Thought for the week: Kind words and kind deeds keep life’s garden free of weeds!

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