May 27: Charles Herron, David Corban, Micah Hendry, Talmadge Reeves, Marshall Hollingsworth, Melissa Ann Gibbs, Dianne Sharp, Ryan Tyler Sims.
May 28: Woods Thomas McKibbens, Scott Bishop, Terry Austin, Johnnie Malone, Bobby Thompson, Toby Foreman, Mary Susan Madden, John M. Mitchell, Patricia Ann Davis, Kristin Robbins, Bo Bounds, Cheryl Thomas, Eric Credelle.
May 29: Rachel Green, Richard L. Johnson, Yvonne Richmond.
May 30: Sandy Annis, Lisa Bustin, Tina Bustin Sorey, John P. Lynn, III, Kelly Scrivner Julkenbeck, Gene F. Cummins, Karen Stevens, Leath Hunt, Stan Prevost, Bill Nelson.
May 31: Joe Bradford, Robert Edward Bliss, Bob Brown, Bonnie Gilbert, Michael Pippon, Jimmy Edward Wallace.
June 1: Dr. Kevin Reynolds, Gloria Sanders McRae, Ken Bramlett, Clint Floyd, Carol Smith, Gratz Myers, III.
June 2: Betty Armstrong, Joetta Mathis, Ray Chancellor, Paula Taylor, Glenda Chambers, Lance Wooten, Meagan Gibson, Daphne Wilkerson, Lance Clark, Brian Irvin, Angie Tadlock, Nicholas Davidson, Anna Caroline Gray, Michael Brandon Jones.
Iva Dee Bondurant, mother of Sid and Si Bondurant, celebrated her 104th birthday at The Blake in Ridgeland. She enjoyed receiving calls and cards from family and friends. Happy , Happy Birthday, Iva Dee!!
Mother’s Day guests of Irene Martin were Steve, Karon, Russell, Mary, Tara Martin, Zach Whittington, Elijah and Justus Harvey.
Guests this week were Steve, Karon, Tara Martin, Antoinette and Raymond Noel of New Orleans. They were celebrating the graduation of Tara from Belhaven and Antionette, Tulane.
We are so sorry to hear that the home of the late John and Martha Burnham of Harperville was destroyed by fire.
Scott Palmer joined his nephew, Will and Amy Threadgill and children over the Memorial Day Weekend at the family condo in Point Clear, Alabama. On Thursday, Scott enjoyed a social distancing dinner at the nearby Supper Club with Missy Roper and Loren McKibbens.
Welcome to Henry Christian Drake, who celebrated his birth day early last wednesday morning, May 20, 2020, at 2:40 A.M., weighing in at 6lbs 2oz, standing tall at 20.5 inches, and displaying lots of brown hair…He is welcomed by Katie, Luke and Henry Drake and proud grandparents, Debbie and Mike Sahler, former pastor at Forest UMC.
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SOMETHING TO PONDER:
by George Carlin
(George Carlin's wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin — comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate.)
An observation by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We’ve added years to life, not life to years.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We’ve done larger things, but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.