News from the Jacks Creek Community of Chester County

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“The bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” – Mother Teresa

Sympathy is expressed to the families of Laurabel Elizabeth Oborne Nash Fisher (11-4-24 to 5-27-20); Terry Van Thurmond (8-14-57 to 5-29-20); Lucy Diane Smith Boles (1-28-51 to 5-28-20); Jessie Lee Smith Thomas (10-9-29 to 5-28-20); and Yondell Robbie Geary (10-13-38 to 5-28-20).
Prayers requested for Mrs. Reba Croom, and continue prayers for Sue Wright; Jean Hudson; Kristen Daniel; Buddy Stovall; Peggy Wadley; Karen Malone; Tommy and Janice Patterson; Sherrill Ryals; G.W. and Nancy Rush; and Jim Ruth. Rachel Elvington has improved greatly.
I am proud to live in Chester County. It is a safe environment with our enforcement teams. They take care of us. I am thankful to be among the majority of Chester County people who care. It brings security in getting along with each other.
“Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white. They’re all precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” Whether you are rich or whether you are poor. It matters not to Him. He remembers where you are going. Bless you as you sing this precious childhood song.
Decoration Days are not over yet. Some people are not decorating due to the “C-Virus.” Some go earlier before the committee has set up for collection. To help cemeteries stay mowed, send your checks. Write the name of the Cemetery Fund and mail it. Church secretaries can help with address. Unity Cemetery Fund has Post Office Box 183 at Jacks Creek. Be sure to indicate what the money is for, so funds will reach the cemetery fund.
Dusty Haven has new memorials for Dusty Rose. The little feller left us May 21, 2011. Dusty’s friend Abby Brooks left us March 25, 2018. She has a sign named “Abby’s Place.” They were loyal, faithful friends. We miss their footprints.
May 15, 2020 – PETA helped Mara (elephant 50 plus years old) find a new home. She worked in a circus and zoo shut down for cruelty. After her rescue she traveled 2,000 miles to Brazil. It has 2,800 acres of trees, grass, mud wallow and much food to improve her health. Mara is lovely and tactile but insecure. She will be better in her FREE new world.
May 18, 2020 – Cambodia adopts first ever plan to save 400-600 Asian elephants in Cambodia. They plan to protect natural resources to avoid their extinction. Elephants need a home, herd, rest, refuge and individualized care for life. They can drink 50 gallons of water each day with lots of hay, fruits and veggies.
May 30, 2020 – A space flight (Dragon spaceship) lifted off with Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Do you remember seeing your FIRST liftoff into space? On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn flew Friendship 7 mission by orbiting Earth three times. It was an exciting time. I wondered what my great-grandparents would have thought. Say prayers for Behnken and Hurley. They will be gone 100 days.
On June 6, 1944, more than 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops stormed 50 miles of Normandy’s fiercely defended beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword) in northern France in an operation that proved to be a critical turning point in World War II. Without the brilliant planning of President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill and heroic sacrifices, the Allies may have never defeated the Nazi forces in Europe. D-Day the Epic 1944 invasion that changed the course of WWII. Allied invasion of Normandy was among the largest military operations ever staged. D-Day was the largest amphibious (water) invasion in military history. The invasion, officially called “Operation Overlord,” combined the forces of 156,115 U.S., British and Canadian troops, 6,939 ships and landing vessels, and 2,395 aircraft and 867 gliders that delivered airborne troops. All five beaches were secured by Allied forces by June 11.The Allied casualty figures for D-Day have generally been estimated at 10,000, including 2,500 dead. It is estimated that the Nazis planted four million landmines along Normandy’s beaches. German casualties on D-Day, meanwhile, have been estimated to be between 4,000 and 9,000 killed, wounded or missing. The Allies also captured some 200,000. The total number of casualties that occurred during Operation Overlord from June 6 (the date of D-Day) to Aug. 30 (when German forces retreated across the Seine) was over 425,000 Allied and German troops. This figure includes over 209,000 Allied casualties: Nearly 37,000 dead amongst the ground forces; 16,714 deaths amongst the Allied air force. Less than a year later, on May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender. Respect soldiers because the price of FREEDOM is not FREE. Let us continue to keep our troops in our prayers. This information and more can be found on and similar historical websites.

2020 VISION: “When words fail music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen

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