This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! I enjoyed seeing my article in the paper last Sunday. I hope you all did too; I heard a lot of folks say they were happy to see me writing again.
What beautiful weather we had the earlier part of this week; seems like a bit of fall in the air. It brings back memories of the old-timey shade tree. So many memories from those days — news, recipes, revival days, when to plant, and who was pregnant, where to get grapes, so we could make grape hull pies, much more than the mind can contain. Makes me wonder what memories we are leaving for our future generations.
The Garland Seniors had a blast last week as they celebrated all our July birthdays, which included Sheila Smith, James Boykin, Carolyn Rouse, Edna Hayes, Willa Smith, Gabe and many more. Sheila Smith and I attended the Community Garden Managers meeting in Raleigh last Friday. It was successful as many represented Sampson County, including the Coharies, the Light House and the Garland Senior Center Garden. We were given new ways to recruit and work as a team.
Don’t forget to come get your nails trimmed during Carolina Foot Care at the Center on Aug. 7. The Grandparents Support Group is scheduled for Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Share Summer Tea With Others on Aug. 31. Dress up, break out those special hats, and expect some good times. Open House is Sept. 26 and it will be all day.
Words to live by from my elders:
- Find what you love to do and find love in the things you don’t.
- Try to be the best version of yourself every day.
- Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.
- To have you must give; to keep you must share.
- Love only grows when you give it away.
Helpful cleaning tips:
Something melts in your oven, turn the oven to warm and add ice, then scrub! What a mess, but it will come off.
Want a clean shower? Mix white vinegar, blue dawn detergent, lemon juice- spray and wipe. Clean and smells good!
Remove spots from your clothes; mix Dawn dish detergent and peroxide into a paste. Works every time.
Learn to enjoy the things that make you happy! Enjoy your family and friends, as life is just too short to miss a beat. I wish that I could share more, but I have so much to do. Making a difference is a busy life and I love it. Sometimes you have to slow it down, sit under the old shade tree of life, laugh, eat, and be merry.
Marie Faircloth is the director of the Garland Senior Center.