Hats off to Pat Bott, Jamie Schaffer, and those who brought desserts for the spaghetti dinner. It was great! Pat and her crew served up 54 plates. Thanks to you who came and enjoyed the dinner.

Have a blessed Holy Week, and a very happy Easter.

Well, folks, it won’t be long now! The cannon is ready for shipment It will grace the front lawn of the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82. Thanks for the efforts of Bill Miller, and for those who made donations. 

Don’t forget the Farewell Dance at Chillas Hall. Come on over to the hall, Saturday, March 30. Bring a snack or dish to share, your dancing shoes, your main squeeze, and enjoy the evening. Greg K and the Crew will provide the music for your dancing and listening pleasure. A donation of $5 is required. Dance starts at 7 p.m., fun starts when you walk in the door.

Easter Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2653 US 98, Lanark Village.

Haven’t heard about any sunrise services in the area.

I can remember when we’d have sunrise service at the Lanark Village Boat Club.    Reverend Rappljay officiated. What a crowd we would have. After the service, we would go inside for coffee and donuts.

We lost three longtime close friends, Jennie Mae Melton, Ruthie Martin and Mercedes Henderson.

Jennie Mae’s Celebration of Life was held Friday, March 23, at the Assembly of God Church in Carrabelle.

Ruthie Martin’s service was held at Carrabelle Christian Center.

The Celebration of Life for Mercedes Henderson, Mercy as she was called, will be at Sacred Heart Church, Saturday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. We will have our monthly covered dish following the mass. Mercy was a faithful lady of the church. She would pick me up for daily and Sunday mass.

I will miss all three ladies very much. Jennie Mae, Little Ruthie and Mercy were friends of mine for many years.  Pray for their eternal rest, and strength for their families.

Be kind to one another; check in on the sick and housebound and remember—a double infinitive is a no-no!

Until next time, God bless America, our troops the homeless and the hungry.