First of all, I would like to thank the two men who helped me up after my tumble last week. Oh yeah, I couldn’t have fallen at home on the carpet, I had to fall on the concrete. I’m a little skinned up but otherwise alright. Thanks again guys.

Did you get to enjoy the full breakfast at the Lanark Village Boat Club last Saturday? I just know you did. Then there was the June Birthday Bash at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 last Saturday evening. The place should have been rocking.

A nice crowd of us gathered at Chillas Hall for our monthly covered dish luncheon. Hope you can join us next month on Sunday, July 20. All you need to bring is a dish to share, a donation and your empty stomach. Be lookin’ for you!

Keep the following in your prayers: Earnest Gay, Margaret Stitts, Ernie Harmsen and Carl Swenson. Pray for the repose of their souls and for strength and comfort for their families.

Ernie Harmsen passed away Wednesday, June 13. His family and Janice Rhinehart were at his bedside. Cards may be sent to Janice Rhinehart, and Ernie’s family, 100 Charlotte Place, Fayetteville, GA 30215. Janice will be back in Lanark in October.

Margaret Stitts was a longtime snowbird from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her home here was 24-5 Pine Street. She was a very fine lady and a good friend and neighbor. Those of us who were close to her will miss her a lot. Margaret, family and friends had celebrated her 98th birthday on Thursday, May 16 and the angels took her home on Monday, May 20.

Earnest Gay was a gentleman and a scholar and a good friend and neighbor. There is a big empty spot in Carrabelle and the area.

Carl Swenson was taken up on Saturday, June 16. Carl and his wife Dorothy lived in the village for a long time at 24-1 Parker Avenue. He was always there to pitch in and help. He will be missed by many.

Attention, all of you who rip up and down Oak Street like you were Kyle Bush at Daytona. The posted speed limit is 20 mph.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, volunteers make it happen; become one today! Keep smiling, you may not feel better, but everyone else will wonder what you’re up to.

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