News from the Hickory Corner Community of Chester County

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with Dot Patterson

Greetings from Hickory Corner!
The first day of Summer is Tuesday, June 21, and it is already sweltering out. I hope you are trying to stay cool this week as temperatures are in the high 90s, and it will continue to be a scorcher through the weekend and next week. Try to stay inside as much as possible. If you work outside, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Getting too hot can be serious. Some symptoms of a heat stroke include excessive sweating, feeling weak or nauseous, cramps and confusion. I know how sick you can get from the heat. In 2013, I was working in the garden midday when I got overheated and barely made it to the house before I collapsed. I was in the hospital a few days. Please be smart and safe. Oh, and do not forget to keep your pets cool.
Some southern sayings about the hot weather in the south: “Hotter than a billy goat with a blow torch,” “It’s hotter’n blue blazes,” and “I’m sweatin’ like a hog.” (southernliving.com) One of my favorites from a friend that is no longer with us, “It’s hotter than a wolf in a pepper patch.”
Cute little Beckham Stoltzfus recently turned one and celebrated with a party at his home with family. He is the son of Jeremy and Melissa Stoltzfus.
Reminder that Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 19. This is a day for celebrating and honoring fathers and father figures. If you still have your father, I hope you will spend some quality time with him by visiting or calling him on his special day. For those who have lost their fathers, I hope you will be comforted with loving memories. I still miss my dad, Thomas Greene, after all these years, but I have so many wonderful memories. Want to share a memory of your dad or how you spent Father’s Day? Call me.
Stress and worry is always around us. Keep this in mind and give it to God:
“Come to Me, and rest in My loving Presence. You know that this day will bring you difficulties, and you are trying to think your way through those trials. As you anticipate what is ahead of you, you forget that I am with you-now and always. Rehearsing your troubles results in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they actually occur. Do not multiply your suffering in this way! Instead, come to Me, and relax in My Peace. I will strengthen you and prepare you for this day, transforming your fear into confident trust.” (Matthew 11:28-30; Joshua 2:5-9)
If you would like to rent the HCC Center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159.
Remember in prayer Arlin Porter, Richy Butler, Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Peggy Lard, William and Eddie Luttrell and Donna Lynch. Continue to pray for each other, our country, and our world. Sympathy to all those who have recently lost loved ones. If you would like to add or remove a name from our prayer list, please call me.
I need all of your support for this article. Please call me with tidbits and news at 989-3315. You can share your vacations, birthday, anniversaries and much more.
Make it a great week!

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