If there really are answers blowing in the wind, they are all over the place today. My goodness! I think I saw a small dog fly by a while ago. It is April, for goodness sake! Shouldn’t this wind have been restricted to March? Spring is still toying with us. It is hot or chilly, with rain or wind or both. At least we aren’t having a late-season snow like Georgia did. That was an unpleasant surprise for that southern state. It actually has been pretty good weather this past week, except for the pushy wind so I won’t complain.
For the past two weeks, I have had the pleasure of hosting my life-long friend, Carol Stone while she vacated her house to have the floors refinished, among other things. We settled her and her two cats into the downstairs bedroom and she and I went about working on our own projects in the living room. Carol made almostClay Co. Times-Democrat daily trips over to her house to see the progress and pick up her mail. Anthony Buck and his son, Logan took years off the floors, returning it to its original hardwood beauty. They also painted the living room and put up a bead board ceiling.
Meanwhile we found out our animals could get along and even have a good time together, except when my dog, Misty wanted to carry Artie around in her big mouth with her pointy teeth. Artie took exception to that and Misty whined from then on. Anyway, Carol is back home and I keep starting sentences out loud before I realize she isn’t here anymore. I think she will have to come back soon.
I am sure you have noticed the farmers are planting and working the fields. That means farm equipment on the roadways and highways. Remember to give yourself a little extra time if you have someplace to go and to have a little patience. They aren’t going very far if they are in front of you. They are doing a job we all benefit from.
Happy Passover to my Jewish friends. Passover starts this evening and lasts until the evening of the 18th. Celebrating spring, birth, rebirth, the journey from slavery to freedom, and for being responsible for oneself as well as for the community and the world.
We Christians will celebrate Easter on Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus and the promise of eternal life for those who accept him as their savior. It is the day we reserve for Easter egg hunts and a feast, of course.
Rector High School Prom is coming up next week on the 21st. It will be a night to remember forever. I know. I am old and I still remember mine.
Graduation is just a month away too. The end of the school year is approaching quickly. It’s always a time of high energy, with so many things to do and complete before the last day of school. Also, a time of transition as students prepare to move from elementary to high school and seniors prepare for graduation. It’s a special time of year, like Spring, it holds promise and renewal.
Don’t forget to have SPOT OF TEA with ALICE on April 25. The Giant Puppets are returning to the Rector Community Center then, and it looks like they are bringing the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit and maybe some others from Alice’s Wonderland trip. This promises to be a stunning show that children and adults will enjoy. Elementary school groups are welcome and teachers are encouraged to bring their students. There will be two shows open to the public. So, make plans to come watch the show. 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Tickets are a bargain at $5.00.
I suppose it is time to go for now. Let me know what is going on with you and I will be glad to share it with my readers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Phone number (870) 595-4997. We love to know how you spent spring break.
Take a look at the www.rectorarkansas.com website from time to time. You might want to take a look and let me know if your organization has anything going on that you want to put on the city calendar or if there is anything incorrect. The more we have on the city-wide calendar the less chance we have of encountering a conflict.