“Looks like around June 15,” says Ken. “I have peaches now, but not enough to make the trip up there. Good news is this looks like a really great crop. And we’re going to be bringing tomatoes, too.”
With that in mind, I need a favor from some readers out there.
What I’d like to know is who has been buying peaches from the Easterlings the longest.
Ken knows of “one little lady in a small truck who used to meet me at Snow Glass. Now she meets me at the Anniston Post Office. I don’t know her name, but she’s been a regular a long, long time.”
So, if you can help me, there’s a phone number and e-mail address at the end of today’s column.
THE GREAT RECESSION may be hurting most people, but God’s business is not only well, but also prospering at Amazing Grace Baptist Church.
Amazing Grace is on U. S. 431 South, a few miles past Hollis Crossroads, and the good people there now have their new sanctuary “in the dry,” so to speak. It’s an impressive building and a major step up from the smaller building in the rear.
Oh, one other thing . . .
One sign as you turn in and head up the hill to the church is to the point:
No Tobacco Usage On Premises!!
I love that.
SIGNS OF summertime on its way . . . as in on the marquee at Woodland High School there is this:
Final Exams May 21 . . .
Officially, just in case you’ve been counting the days, summer officially arrives here June 21 at 6:28 a.m.
IT IS A Saturday past at the Western Sizzlin in Oxford and the Class of ’42, Alexandria High, is in reunion.
Of 56 who graduated, 24 are still living and, 68 years later, 10 were on hand for the reunion.
Another note on that class. A dozen married classmates (six marriages) and there was not a single divorce.
The reason I know all of that is one of the grads was my future aunt, Lois Phillips Cobb, and she was at the reunion.
She’s very special . . .
QUOTABLE: “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine
BIRTHDAYS: May 15 – Jewell Morris; May 16 – Mitchell Muns, Santaria Darling and Billy Edwards; May 17 – Randy Webb and Steve Burt. May 22 – Rudolph Blanks.
TOP TEEN: Meet Mary Hannah Brittain, a senior at Alexandria High School, where she is president of the Student Government Association and where her 3.9 GPA puts her in the National Honor Society.
Her academics will pay off at graduation with an Advanced with Honors Diploma and has also helped land a Leadership Scholarship from Jacksonville State. Hannah plans a major in political science at JSU.
She is secretary of Mu Alpha Theta, the Principal’s Club, the Christian Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, captain of the volleyball team and also plays basketball.
“Hannah has been a tremendous leader to our school and community,” says senior counselor Kelli Johnson. “She has been a positive role model for future leaders at Alexandria High School.”
Proud parents are Neal and Janet Brittain, Stadium Drive, Alexandria.
Let’s hear it for young Miss Brittain . . .
George Smith can be reached at 239-5286 or e-mail: email@example.com