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Spring is only a few weeks away. Bring it on! Hope you have enjoyed the warmer weather these past few days. It’s nice seeing people walking and doing other outside activities. Don’t get used to it, as we have another cold blast on the horizon.
For the families that have loved ones at the Woodland and Hoult Cemeteries, the semi annual clean up will be on April 1st. Please remove all winter flowers and decorations before April 1st.
Has anybody else experienced late payment fees, after you sent the bill a week prior to the due date? This has happened to me and when you talk to a representative, he or she, will state that the check was posted after the due date! How do I know if they are telling the truth? I believe some of these companies are greedy and charging customers late fees when in actuality, the payment arrived on time. It is very disgusting!
Back in the Fall, I had an unexpected visitor that I had known since childhood. I really didn’t recognize him until he told me his name. For those of you that remember Marshall and Ruth Sparks, it was their grandson, Bryan Sparks who lives in Northern Indiana. Mrs. Sparks was a teacher in Chrisman for many years.
Bryan and his sister, Kristie, would spend several weeks during the summer at their grandparent’s residence at the end of West Madison. They fit in with the rest of the kids in the neighborhood and we all looked forward to their visits.
As a matter of fact, I asked Kristie to go to the prom with me and she accepted. She had to be tired as she attended her own prom in Muncie, Indiana the night before. Kristie now lives in California with her own family, but we still keep in touch.
As for Mrs. Sparks, she was a wonderful teacher and neighbor. I remember one year she made a face of Santa Claus on a large 39 cent bag of potato chips and delivered them to her neighbors. That bag of chips was such a delight to receive! She probably never knew how much it meant to us. She was also known for her delicious oatmeal/raisin cookies.
One could tell when she was baking those cookies as the aroma filled the air in the west end of town. I can still smell the cantaloupes ripening in her enclosed back porch. Oh, the things we remember from childhood! I hope today’s children can have these memories as well.
Let’s not forget to pray for the people in Ukraine.