with Jan Johnson
Hello from Enville! I hope everyone had a great week! As I wrote this Monday morning, the sun was shining, but we were supposed to get thunderstorms. I will take it. We had some rain on Sunday, so I can do without any more. We are pretty soggy at our house. We have lots of muddy boots and rides.
I am ready for Spring. That being said, Groundhog Day is next Tuesday, Feb. 2. One holiday that brings thousands of people together from all over to celebrate the prediction of a furry forecaster. The first official trek to Gobblers Knob began in 1887. Groundhog Day remains a day to take everything a little less seriously and break up the winter monotony…at least for a little while! With everything going on, they are currently in the planning process for the 135th Virtual Groundhog Day Celebration! Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his burrow on Feb. 2. It is said that if Phil sees his shadow, we will be in for six more weeks of winter, but if he does not, then spring is just around the corner. I’m hoping for cloudy skies on that day, as many of you are also. If I’m not mistaken, I saw a Red Breast Robbin in our yard on Saturday. I have always heard that is a sign of Spring!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Do not forget the chocolates or flowers!
Happy birthday wishes go to Zander Spain on Jan. 31, Misty Brewer on Feb. 2, Tiffany Jones on Feb. 3 and Teddy Hollin on Feb. 4. We hope you all enjoy your special day!
Please pray for the families of Spencer Goodwin and Brother Lloyd Blankenship. Also, continue prayers for Deb Finley, Casey Pratt, Florence Stublaski, Doris Weeks, Jean Crowell, Agnes Smith, Mary Lee Guyon, Janice and Danny Keen, Lisa Bishop, Dean Hutcherson, Amanda Johnson, Jo Marie Holmes, Inez Cash, Genny Sue Martin, Jack and Tera O’Neal, Harold and Janice Maness, Robert Smith, Jimmy Robertson, Loretta Plunk, Tim Harris, Wayne Bethune, Joann Jones, all who are affected by the COVID and other illnesses and their caretakers, our healthcare workers, our schools, those in quarantine, our firefighters, first responders, law enforcement and military, those who have lost loved ones and, as always, each other.
If you have news, call me at 688-5129, or if you want to rent the community center, call Pat at 688-5125.
Have a blessed week everyone!