News from the Hickory Corner Community of Chester County

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with Dot Patterson

Greetings to all! Don’t you just love the sweet smell of spring? The temperature Monday was up in the 80s, and the warm sunshine felt so good. It is the perfect time to do yard work or to start planting a garden. I have not had a garden for a few years, actually since I had a heat stroke while working in my garden and ended up in the hospital. I miss the fresh vegetables, but gardening is hard work. Last year, I planted a few tomato plants in flower pots and may do that again this year. We will see.
Easter Sunday was a beautiful sunshiny day. It was a great day for an Easter egg hunt. My neighbor, JoAnn Clayton, had a total of 63 on Easter for a huge Easter egg hunt. Her front yard was full of kids running and searching for hidden eggs. Even the egg hiders were having fun.
Do we ever get too old for an Easter basket? I say absolutely not. My son Greg is here visiting, and on Easter morning, he hid an Easter basket and had me hunt for it. It did not take me long to find it, and, boy, was it filled with lots of sweet goodies. Thanks to my daughter-in-law, Janice, for sending it to me. Greg and I are enjoying our time together. He has been busy doing yard work and other chores. He took me out for Easter dinner, and we have done a little running around.
The diamond is the birthstone for the month of April, and the official flower is the Daisy or Sweet Pea. Those celebrating an April birthday include Patsy Clayton (4/6), William Luttrell (4/23) and Tonya Clayton 4/30. Wishing all of you a happy birthday filled with many blessings. Want your birthday shared? Please call me.
Remember in prayer Arlan Porter, Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Jim Ruth, W.T. Roland, Peggy Lard, William and Eddie Luttrell and Donna Lynch. Please continue to pray for those who are dealing with COVID and other sicknesses.
If you would like to add or remove a name to our prayer list, please call me.
If you would like to rent the HCC center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159.
Folks this is your column. Please call me at 989-3315 with tidbits, birthdays and anniversaries. It is difficult to write this column without your help.
Make it a great week!

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