By Melea Beshires
October has arrived and with it a sense of wonder and magic. Few can capture nature throughout the seasons like the poet and farmer Robert Frost. I hope his poem “October” fills your spirits with a sense of loveliness as it does mine.
“O hushed October morning mild/Thy leaves have ripened to the fall/Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild/Should waste them all/The crows above the forest call/Tomorrow they may form and go/O hushed October morning mild/Begin the hours of this day slow/Make the day seem to us less brief/Hearts not averse to being beguiled/Beguile us in the way you know/Release one leaf at break of day/At noon release another leaf/One from our trees, one far away/Retard the sun with gentle mist/Enchant the land with amethyst/Slow, slow/For the grapes’ sake, if they were all/Whose leaves already are burnt with frost/Whose clustered fruit must else be lost/For the grapes’ sake along the wall.”
Frankie and Mary Lynn Lambert had a fun get together this week. Gilbert and Lois Stack met Saturday, Oct. 1, at the home of Frankie and Mary Lynn Lambert in Saulsbury. Forty attendees enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hotdogs with all the trimmings and delicious homemade cookies and pies. The children enjoyed a short hayride around the yard. Frankie and Mary Lynn chauffeured the children in a trailer behind the golf cart. After the hayride, children were each given two helium balloons to release. Sloan and Wanda Buford were also in attendance. Pitching washers and corn hole were also played. It was a great day of being together and fellowshipping.
Please keep Bill and Vonda Siler and boys in your prayers as Bill is recovering at the Christian Care Center in Bolivar.