Monday, August 7, 2017

A good beginning?

Let's see....just where IS a good beginning? 😉 It has been awhile, so there's a lot of catching up to do.

Do I begin with the United Methodist Women Mission u event in July?  I was a class leader and was blessed by the presence of some amazing United Methodist Women in my class!

This altar display in our main worship gathering location holds special meaning.

Do I mention the continuation of our #HappyReadingBC on Twitter as we discussed our most recent choice?

This first novel by Louise Penny has kindled interest to read others she has written!  Of course, it is becoming a tradition to have that hot fudge sauce (introduced by Bronwyn in North of Supposed to Be, last month's book) available for enjoyment while we post our comments on our current selection.

So very easy to make with the microwave!

Or - do I mention the fact that this very day is the first day of school for students in our local school system? 

There have been several events leading up to this particular day, one being a luncheon served by my church to the complete staffs of two schools that are located near our church. 

The tables were covered with black and wonderful positive descriptors were written on the labels at each place.  An extra surprise was the Chick-Fil-A gift card that was taped to the back of each one!

Chicken and ham sandwiches were added to the table at serving time, and bowls of potato salad, Watergate salad, and potato chips were available.  In the background, you are able to catch a glimpse of some supplies which were also provided for the teachers.  The following picture will give you a better idea.

Each of the two schools took dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and tissues with them. These were the four items that appeared most often on wish lists from each school.

So, we definitely send wishes for a good beginning to this school year for all the students and teachers! 


  1. Nellie, You have been busy this summer . I love the things you collected for the teachers. Any help is good help. The hand wipes and sanitizers are almost a must in classes any more. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

  2. Hi, SO glad to hear from you... I had just told your sister that I hadn't heard from you in a long time... Looks like your life is good ---working with UMW and I'm sure still involved with Emory and Henry......

    We are fine ---still gardening/still traveling/still hiking --although my old 75 year old bones certainly do let me know my age these days... ha.... Thanks for the birthday wishes.


  3. What a great event to hold for teachers. Truly brilliant.


  4. Nice to see a post from you. You've been busy.
    I like Louise Penny!!

  5. Sister, you surely do know how to stay busy! No grass grows under your feet! All of these events seem to be worthwhile, and you can put a CFA gift card under my plate any time! Hope you're having a good afternoon and evening! Love you!

  6. Nice to see you, Nellie. You have been a BUSY gal! No wonder you don't have time to blog.
    I can't believe your kiddos are back in school already. Ours don't start until after Labor Day.
    Hope you have a great week. xo Diana

  7. You have been busy, and all in a great cause too.
    I enjoyed reading "Still Life" and HRBC is making me explore new authors, which is great!
    Have a lovely week, ~~~Deb in Wales xo

  8. It looks like you have had a nice busy summer.

  9. Hi, SO glad to hear from you... I had just told your sister that I hadn't heard from you in a long time.


  10. Good that you're keeping nice and busy this summer, Nellie! Our only grandchild and his family just moved way out to AZ a couple of weeks ago and he started first grade Aug 8th. Incredible with it being so early, they start here the last week of August. Summer is going quickly!

  11. Just dropping in to say hello:).

  12. I'll ask my son (middle school teacher) if they get anything like that at his school.

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