Under the shade tree

Last updated: July 16. 2014 1:37PM - 143 Views
By Marie Faircloth Contributing columnist



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Greetings everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the needed rain, as well as the cool off we have had. It really helped out our community garden. The harvest is starting to come off. The squash and cucumbers are so good. Next we will enjoy peas. Such a great project.


Hats off to all who helped with the 4th of July celebrations. The cookout, ice cream, socializing, and nice cold watermelon were all good. But the main enjoyment was the guest entertainers; “The Coharie Treasures.” They provided a program we will never forget, as they sang old-timey gospel music, using homemade musical instruments. It was so “cool.”


A special thanks to Ms. Cindy Robinson and her friend Bernice for sending materials to us. We are so thankful. We can use pretty much anything at the Garland Center. Thanks again for thinking about us.


Thanks to Daryl and Deloris for using our seniors for an audience for a special presentation. Very interesting to be able to participate.


Carolina Foot Care will be at the Garland Senior Center on Monday July 21, from 10 a.m. until. You must bring your Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance card with you. They do a great job. Bringing their service to us is wonderful.


Over the holiday, I spent time with some folks under the shade tree. We talked of old times of shelling, canning, and freezing peas, as well as other topics. On a personal note, please share your old time memories. After our generation, it will be history. Stop, sometimes, if you see people out under the shade tree, invite yourself; it will be a blessing.


Welcome to our new comer Ms. Bernice Wright and volunteer “La La” Davis. She is so helpful. Volunteering is a wonderful ministry. If you have games or music you would like to share with us, you are more than welcome. We need someone to teach “Line Dancing.” Someone please help!


Love, live, and laugh. Be careful in this heat. Help someone as you go along; your living will not be in vain. Laughing and keeping good yourself in good company will help release stress. I promise this to be true. Trust in the Lord, lean not to your own understanding.


(Editor’s note: Marie Faircloth is director of the Garland Senior Center and a long-time columnist for The Sampson Independent.)


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