Did you have a safe and somber Memorial Day? I went to our Legion post for the services and lunch. The service at the flag pole was at 11 a.m. Then we did an about face for the dedication of the cannon. Then we went out back for the retiring of the flags. Mr. Bill, Miller that is, was presented with a plaque and a citation; well deserved, I might add.

We had a very good lunch. Thomas Lee and his helpers prepared the chicken and Becky Whaley and the other Auxiliary members prepared the sides and served. Along with the other desserts was Claudette’s world famous chocolate éclairs Yum! Yum!

You bet your bippy Mary Britz was there! She looked great and happy to be back in Lanark. I had met a nice couple at the IGA on Sunday. They wanted to know about the activities on Memorial Day. I told them about the service at the Legion and the lunch and also about the lunch at the Lanark Village Boat Club. After our services, I went back into the lounge and there they were. I sat and had lunch with them and a nice visit. They are staying at the campground.

Among many other friends and fellow members, I got to see Commissioner Cheryl Sanders.

Hope you get to come to lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Serving begins at noon. Minimum donation of $3 will be collected at the desk. Be watching for you!

The first “Saturday Over 50 Dance” will be this Saturday, June 1, and will start at 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. for a while. Ro Vice will be on hand to provide the music. Bring your dancing shoes, your favorite snack to share, your beverage of choice and, oh yes, your main squeeze and dance the night away.

One of the great ladies of Carrabelle was taken home over the weekend. Vera Snyder is with our Lord. A good, longtime friend of many of us. Pray for Vera’s eternal peace and for strength for her children.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, ASAP also stands for Always Say a Prayer.

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