Tuesday was our monthly meeting at Lockhart Town Hall; we were going to discuss a Neighborhood Watch Program because quite a few of you keep calling us and asking when are we going to start one (or do we have one). Donnie asked quite a few of you to come, so guess how many we had — 0000. How can we have a Watch without any leaders. Please call Brenda at Town Hall if you will participate.
Spencer Ledford from Jubilee Fellowship Ministries gave us an update on Jacob’s Well. Jacob’s Well is the Mission at the old Hope Hospital. They are replacing everything that needs replacing, and repairing all that needs repaired. Cleaning, painting, etc.
Who are they? Volunteers, businessmen, contractors, churches. They’ll have 12 bedrooms for Mission groups, and are hoping for sponsors to each take a room and finish it. Beds, nightstands, curtains, paint, two sets of bedding, etc. So far they have five sponsors. A plaque will be placed outside the room with your name on it. A few of the churches participating are Lockhart First Baptist, First Baptist of Bluffton, The Jubilee Ministry, and maybe your church. They have been given two freezers, desks, table, six chairs and five beds. I think they need another freezer (because they will be having a food pantry), a stove and refrigerator, washer, dryer, ice machine, etc. Eric Childers donated material so they can have Adult Education and After School Tutoring, (free), with snacks and drinks for the children. They will have private rooms for counceling in marriage, drugs, and problems that you may have. Laborers have promised to donate their time to train you in welding, electrical, construction, etc. in order to get a job.
Well the list goes on, but it would be best if you call one of the founders of the Mission to get more detail in order to know if you want to help in God’s work. The names and number are: Janet Ledford — 1-864-593-6830, Spencer Ledford — 1864-907-4857, and Mitch Sinclair — 1-864-426-5914. Or stop up at the Mission and see for yourself what’s going on and talk to Don Fowler who is there working most nights, and maybe days.
The Whole Truth
One of my customers gave this to me:
A Southern grandma is testifying at a trial, and the prosecuting attorney asked Mrs Smith, “Do you know me?”
“Why yes” she answered. “I’ve known you since you were a young boy and quite frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment. You lie, you cheat on your wife and manipulate people. Yes I know you.”
The stunned attorney not knowing what else to do pointed across the room and asked Mrs Smith “do you know the defense attorney?”
“Of course I do,” she answered. “I’ve also known him since he was a youngster too. He’s lazy and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state, not to mention he cheated on his wife with several women, one of them was your wife.”
The defense attorney nearly fainted.
“Attorneys approach the bench” the judge said, “If either of you ask her if she knows me I’ll send you both to the electric chair!”
How’s that to start my letter? At one time, in my teen days, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. I was in the courtroom with my mother and watched a lady lawyer in action. In those days men were mostly lawyers. She was very impressive, and later became a judge. I don’t think I would have been very good, because at that time in my life I was very shy.
Anyway, being raised by a single mom, through divorce, she informed me we did not have the money for college. In those days we didn’t know about college loans, if they even existed. So she did the next best thing, she sent me to beauty school. How close is that to being a lawyer. At the time it wasn’t, but now I see that people come to me and I give them advice (whether they take it or not), especially if they are planning a life change. I tell them not to be spontaneous but have a plan first. Our life is not like the soap operas we watch on TV. They don’t work, live in beautiful homes, have income from somewhere, and get along with the ex. Well, I’ve lived it and I’m cheaper, matter of fact I’m free. I’m a psychologist also, beauticians are a someone you can tell your troubles and happiness to, and that’s as far as it goes.
So my mother knew best, and it only cost her $250. and whatever those ugly uniforms we had to wear would cost. Hey girls, I’ll bet you couldn’t do one week of school for $250. now.
The youth from Lockhart Freewill Church went to Mrytle Beach for the weekend. I hope they had good weather. So while the children were gone, Lee and Michele Brannon thought it would be a good time to head to the mountains for their anniversary. So Happy Anniversary to you and to Todd and Kaye Carter on the 28th of May.
Going To Texas
The Turner family are starting to plan their trip to Texas in July to see Ethan Turner graduate from the Air Force Basic Training. He’ll stay in Texas for extra training to be in the Air Patrol after basic. Hanna said she was going to take the train, even though some are going to fly. She said the only way she’d fly is if she could have the pilot that landed the plane in the Hudson River a couple of years ago. I agree with you on that one.
The Buffaloes On The Walls
Helen Palmer and her sister in law Shirley just got back from the beach for a three- or four-day rest. And Adair and Roseanne went for a weekend and got much needed rest, but enjoyed themselves. I went to Buffalo, SC.
While we were sitting in Andy’s Saturday night, I started looking around at the decor on the wall, there were plates with buffalo on them and a huge buffalo made out of kudzu, and pictures of buffalo, so I took a minute and told Chuck, that I could see Buffalo Fish Camp having buffalo on the wall but why Andy’s. DUH! Then it dawned on me, Andy’s is in Buffalo. Chuck looked real close at me and said he was looking for blonde roots.
When I moved here, the Avon Lady told me that she had to go to Buffalo to take some Avon, and I told her that I was sure there was Avon in Buffalo, so why would someone in New York send all the way down here for Avon. It didn’t make a lot of sense to me. I honestly didn’t know Buffalo was just down the road.
Today, I went to cut Ruth Belue’s hair and thank goodness she was my first drop in, I looked in my bag and forgot my clippers, and my next stop was the nursing home. So going back to Lockhart was a lot closer from her house. Then I had to go back to her house to finish the job. Then I was off to see my friend Buddy Vanderford at Ellen Sagar, to cut his hair. We had a nice visit. I saw Essie Vincent sitting in the waiting room, also.
Then I bought a few more flowers, cause my outside urns looked kind of bare, so I added some more flowers. Now if I can remember to water them. For the last couple of weeks I haven’t had to water for all the rain we’ve had. I heard bits and pieces that the beach area was getting ready for a hurricane, and it starts with A. I meant to listen to the weather report tonight, and forgot because I wanted to start this letter.
I hope I did not go on and on too much, I promised all of you that I would not be too lengthy. I’d hate it if it took you two days to read this. Ha Ha.
Well good night. 545-6652.