Retirement is wonderful. Many of you know of what I speak. One of the best things about retirement is Sunday evenings. When I was working, I dreaded Sunday nights because I knew that in about twelve hours, the work cycle started all over again. That being said…I loved my job. Teaching was a dream job to me, but it was still a job. I miss many things associated with the jobs that I had for over forty years. One of the main things I miss is the socialization of co-workers. I stayed in touch…first hand. I’m not talking about gossip. I’m talking about NEWS! I am saying all of that to say this…if you have something you want me to share in my column, you need to send it to me in print! No phone calls to me or the Cleburne News, please. Send news to me at email@example.com or mail it to me at PO Box 924. It has been almost twenty years since I agreed to write Heflin Highlights and I am sure some names have changed that were given to me early on. HELP! I’m just as sure that situations have changed since they were first given to me. HELP! A good example is the fact that I wished one couple a “happy anniversary” for two years after they had divorced. I’ve also wished a happy birthday to people who have passed away. I am embarrassed in both cases! HELP!
Speaking Of Retirement…
The Cleburne County Education Retiree Association will meet on October 17 at the Heflin Recreation Center. The meeting starts at 10:30, but free flu shots will be given beginning at 9:30. Be sure to bring your PEEHIP or your Southland insurance card with you. Gary Wright will present the program on “Prescriptions, Diabetes and Medicare”.
Speaking Of Entertainment...
The folks at Smith Farms are planning a huge celebration this Saturday at exit 205. It will be a music festival to end all music festivals! It begins at 12:00 noon and will continue until 12:00 midnight. There will be a musical act to suit every taste. Come out and enjoy an amazing day of music.
Shane Smith celebrated his birthday on October 6 and Tanya Maloney on October 14. I sincerely hope that they had a wonderful day. I also hope that these friends have the happiest of days this week.
Oct.17-Bryant Smith and Sandy Wright. Oct.18-Aaron Gay, Tammy Price, Brady Shelton, Jason Austin, Emagrayce Mateo, Richard Parris, Freida Loveless, Jimmy Pentecost and Lou Phillips. Oct.19-Lillie Grubbs, Lindsey Datin, Brittany Datin, Dana Turner, Derrick Timms, Barbara Storey and Kregg Hightower. Oct.20-Seth Elkins, Jacob Dean, Ann Hall, Cora Burk, Ezra Heard, Chester Hughes, Blake Clarke, Michael Smith, Cody Pierce, Amberly Austin and Nathan Davis. Oct.21-Dot Whiten, Drew Cavender, Scotty McCauley and Cheryl Porteous. Oct.22-Robert Draper, Anderson Jacks and Kathleen Douglas. Oct.23-Judy Locklear, Claire Humphries, Alex Lee, Tammy Patterson, Kristen Hyatt, Travis Walker and Josh Bright.
Happy anniversary to these special couples. It is a great time of the year to declare your love and devotion.
October 18-Brad and Patrice Whatley. October 20-James and Edna Turner…Mr. and Mrs. Mike Junior…Brent and Angie Thompson. October 21-Hulett and Rose Ann Thompson. October 22-Lynwood and Zadie Williamson.
Neal Mulkey, Mayfield Robertson, Mary Alvarado, Jessica Wade, Jimmy Burrows, Sherry Brown, Terry Benefield, Andrea Smith, Ed Cleveland, Kerry Smith, Jimmie Nell Vise, Sara Noland, Rider Bearden, Merrill Hayes, Malene Bowen and Ken Sanders.
Until next week…remember…It is a fact that if you lined up all of the cars in the world end to end, someone would be foolish enough to try and pass them.