News from the Silerton Community of Chester County

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with Melea Beshires

Hope everyone is having a lovely June. I came across this poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar that I feel represents the tone of summer well. I hope you all will take the same joy from it after a long winter with a little extra loneliness for some.
“If not for June/My memories of Winter in December/With a wish to witness/The freshness of Spring/March would bring/Would not still remain so vivid/As if only yesterday visited/If not for June/If not for June/My eyesight would not be teased/By the freedom felt in Summer/With hopes that linger of/those things I could do/Under clear skies showing bright Sun/And seeing the fun shared by nearly everyone/If not for June/And if not for June I would not be able to reminisce/From so many experiences I could pick/June seems to be the month I can do this/With a thankfulness I am still in the midst/Of a year that appears to have just begun/With so much left to offer before it is done/And for me this happens only when June comes.”
Gail Mayfield reminds us to not forget about the Saturday fundraiser at the fire department. There will be a silent auction and a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. June 19. 
Mary Lynn Lambert shares the following health news: Continue prayers for Walter Cooper who is at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Also Norma Jean Sedberry would appreciate prayers as she goes through rehab.

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