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Lovin' This Weather

Posted Monday, May 14, 2012, at 12:23 PM

I have got to talk about the weather today. It has been perfect this week. Windows open, cool breeze, low humidity, lots of sunshine and even a little rain. Good sleeping weather, good walking weather, good weather for graduation and for Mother's Day. And of course I feel like that is special gift for me. Thank you.

I also take Sunday's perfect day as a salute to Mothers. I hope each of you had a great day. Mothers are certainly something none of us can do without, and they come with such diverse packaging. Don't you all just love them each and every one? All you moms out there take a moment right now to give yourself a virtual hug. If you have born a child or raised a child, you have created a miracle. Thank you.

It is also graduation time. As always, I have a message for all graduates from both high school and college. For all of you graduation from high school marks an important passage in your life. You are now considered by society to be adult. You will be making more decisions for yourself, feeling the responsibility. You will be living with the decisions you make. College grads, you are even further along. Your responsibility level is even higher.

All of you have a lifetime ahead of you. Know this: You will not always make the best decisions, but usually you will. In fact, most of the time your decisions will be solid. Don't let a bad decision own you. When you mess up, look it in the face, learn something from it and make a better decision today. This is your life. It will be wonderful, exciting, frightening, maddening and totally yours. You have much to learn, much to experience, much to absorb. Put your fears and your anger behind you and run forward with your arms and your hearts open. Make a difference because you can. And learn to love yourself and life and someone else. Life is awesome! It is yours. Bless you all.

Lane Wozniak spent some time with old friends and family in Michigan last week. A reunion gave her the opportunity to reconnect with childhood friends from Saganaw. Dawn, Wanda, Shelly and Debbie gathered around and shared memories and laughter before teaching Lane a new card game. Then she traveled to Troy to visit with Joan, Joanne, Sharon and Jean. She loved seeing her godson, Michael, his wife Liddie and their two boys. June and her two daughter rounded out the party.

Georgia Sallee and her daughter Lark Sigsby drove to Jackson, TN to spend a couple of days with Natalie Sigsby as Natalie couldn't make it to Rector on Sunday. They stopped by on the way home to visit with Georgia's daughter (Lark's sister), Karla Richardson, granddaughter, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Great Granddaughter, Erin. Marshall Sigsby came up from Jonesboro to visit with Lark and Steven on Sunday and came by Georgia's in the afternoon. So maybe today, Georgia will be napping.

Family gathered to spend Mother's Day with Jessie Malin on Sunday. Keit and Heidi Cohn brought Mason, Hayden and Cooper. Seth and Misty Cohn came with their children, Hailey and Dawson Henderson. Cathy, Rob and Meagan Louder were there, of course as was Steve Malin. A great day for all the mothers in the crowd and for all the "others that got to feast on the offerings of said mothers"

The Rector Community Center Committee declared the Boston butt sale to be a success. I have to praise Charley Manchester for his pork roasting. As you can imagine, I am no stranger to Arkansas roasted pork and I think this just may be the absolute best I have ever tasted. Thank you, Charley. I know you said you are about to retire, but I may have to beg you for a little bit more.

My big news of the week is that my friend and co-author Lana Swearingen has been here. We are still slaving over the formatting for turning our book into an e-book for Nooks and Kindles and all e-readers. She got to follow me around all week and met a lot of you Rectorites that she hadn't met before. She says to say 'Hi' to everyone. She loves coming here and will probably comment on the blog. Of course coming from Arizona to here the week we had the "perfect" weather might be a little misleading. But I told her we ordered it just for her. We all got to share it.

Well that must be it for today. Let me know what is going on with you. You can email me at: porchswing@newwavecomm.net or call me (870) 595-3173. You can even drop me a line at 514 West 3rd St., Rector AR 72461. Bye for now. Stay safe and enjoy today. It could be the best day ever.

Bless our military everywhere.


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Christa is absolutely right - I love Rector, mainly for the warm, friendly people who live there. Okay, I admit, I was so pleased to leave the desert heat and enjoyed the perfect weather you all ordered for me. Not only was the weather perfect, but the barbeque pork was the best I've ever had, bar none. When I return you can bet it will be just in time for the next pork butt sale.I would like to thank everyone for the great reception our book, We Were Army Wives, is receiving. Christa and I are excited about the upcoming ebook publications and also look forward to our book signing engagements across the country. So long for now, Rector. And thanks for your gracious southern hospitality. Lana

-- Posted by LanaT on Mon, May 14, 2012, at 8:28 PM


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Christa is proud to call herself a Rector native having been born here. After living elsewhere, she just couldn't stay away! She has now lived in Rector for over 14 years. During this time, Christa has been very active in the community and is the one to go to for current happenings in the area.
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