Okay, shortly after my column last week, I dug out the blanket and sweaters again. So far, I have put them away 3 times and gotten them out 3 times. Today it will be hot and muggy. It will be hot and muggy all week. Anyone want to take bets on whether 14 days from now will require a light jacket or an ice water bath?
Yesterday was certainly a beautiful day to celebrate Mother’s Day. I hope everyone did so. Speaking as one who has no children of my own, I have the utmost respect and awe for mothers. (Fathers too, but I will talk about them next month). It is not easy to raise children. I have watched this process for 70 years and I am pretty sure about this. Mothers are here for us from the first breath we take until the last breath they take.
They pick us up when we fall and sing our praises when we soar. They wipe our noses and our tears and teach us how to laugh. They have to learn that precarious balancing act of holding us close enough to protect us with hanging on so tight we can’t grow. They hide their tears and stand tough and strong when we need them and heap on the praise when we need that. Mother’s Day is the day to thank them, to honor them and let them know, that we know, we could not be us without all they did. Thank you, mothers everywhere.
Carol Stone spent Mother’s Day with her son Billy Stone and his family at Salesville, AR. I understand entertainment included some sight-seeing and a ride on a four-wheeler, her first time.
And it was Rector High School Graduation this weekend too. A whole new crop of graduates have been harvested. Young adults now, no longer school children, you may go on to college, but that’s a different world. You may join the military, that too is a different world. You may have a job waiting and you will find that too is nothing like life in high school. It is the beginning of your life as an adult. You will experience much in the years to come, you’ll make mistakes and you will have many successes. In each case you will find a lesson if you look. Enjoy life, help others and be true to yourself. It is your life. Only you can walk your journey. Congratulations Rector High School Seniors.
Congratulations too, to Sydney Simmons who graduated from The University of Arkansas. We look for great things from Ms. Sydney.
A reminder to put the Clay County Arts Council’s Celebration of the Arts on your calendar for June 3. Rector Downtown Drug and Piggott State Bank will be the honorees. It will be an entertaining evening.
School will be out on Friday. Let the summer begin!
That’s all for this week. Please take care. 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. Check out the www.rectorarkansas.com from time to time. Let me know if anything needs to be added or changed.