News from the New Friendship and Mifflin Communities of Chester County


Hello to all!
I hope you have all had a good week. It seems I am running behind again. Mother’s Day was Sunday, and I should have mentioned it last week, but here I am again, a week behind. I bet some of you are that way, too, with many things being so different right now. The sun was shining, and it was a gorgeous day. Every day is good when the Lord blesses us with another day. There is good and bad as we travel along the journey and should be thankful for every day. I will always say life is a “gift,” and it is meant to be lived, hopefully lived the way God wants us to live it. We continue to enjoy our birds. The rain and the cool snap kept a few away, but the sun makes them and me happy.
We were supposed to get frost Friday night. I am not sure, but I think we did from the looks of my azaleas. James covered other flowers and new plants in the ground, but you can just cover up so much. I hope our blackberries made it.
Some churches resumed worship at church on Mother’s Day. I know they practiced social distancing. Friendship Baptist is continuing to have “virtual” service online through the month of May. I know everyone has their own thoughts on this quarantine, and even I have mixed emotions on it, but I had rather err on the side of caution. We wear masks when we go out, use antibacterial gel and keep six feet of distance. I understand our economy has suffered, but it does not compare to death and the loss of loved ones. On the other hand, I understand bills and having to feed and provide for your family. I do not think we should live scared, but we should continue to be cautious. God is in control always. I can not wrap my mind around how school will start back and incorporate social distancing. I can not imagine going back the way it was. We have enough trouble when the flu starts. Praying for God’s intervention.
Happy birthday to Audrey Davidson, 5-8; Madison Taylor, 5-9; Jay Chalk and William Acred, 5-12; Dyke Sells, 5-13; Landon Butler and Sarah McLemore, 5-15; and Morgan Williams, 5-16
Happy anniversary to Frances and Leon Carroll, 5-10, and Jan and Steve Priddy, 5-14.
Please continue to remember these in prayer Lynn Allen, Denise Armstrong, Brinson Biggs, Sheila Berry, Charlie Brewer, David Brewer, Maverick Butler, Leon Carroll, Diane Cross, Danny Jones, Nancy McCaskill, Nancy Morris, LaVelle Page, MaryAnn Priddy, Pam Priddy, Donald and Doris Rowlett, Doris Sells, Dalton Seratt, Kenny Stevens, Kristi Taylor, Mike Tignor, and Adam Wise.
Also, please pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and its leaders, all those affected by the coronovirus and first responders. There are many sick and hurting. Please say a prayer for those. Even if you do not know their name, God does.
I bought a pillow for my mother years ago with this poem on it. I loved it then and now. I miss my mother very much. Wilma Faye Maness Mount, 5-22-1935 to 2-24-2004.
“Mother” by unknown – “If I could give you diamonds for each tear you’ve cried for me/If I could give you sapphires for each truth you’ve helped me see/If I could give you rubies for the heartache that you’ve known/If I could give you pearls for the wisdom that you’ve shown/Then you’ll have a treasure, Mother, that would mount up to the skies/That would almost match the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes/But I have no pearls or diamonds, as I’m sure you’re well aware/So I’ll give you gifts more precious, my devotion, love, and care/I LOVE YOU”
I pray you all have a wonderful week, and may it be filled with love, joy, peace and blessings. Remember: if you have news, please email me at We are not answering numbers we do not recognize due to the high number of robocalls. I would truly appreciate any news. People from here and those who have moved from our area are hungry for news from home.

Until next week, Happy Trails to You.