It’s been a great week, but, this is the first week that we’ve not been blessed with a bit of rain. Maybe this week, we will have a better opportunity for some, if the Lord is willing. The days are now nearly constant for highs in the 90s. I try to get any outdoor work that needs to be taken care of done early in the mornings. It doesn’t take long for our seasons to pass, anymore.
This past week has been a busy week for most folks around Ryan. Brionna and I went up to Waurika to Doc’s Place to eat dinner Thursday evening. Brionna had fried shrimp and I had a grilled pork chop with peach chutney. It was a very good meal.
Saturday evening, we attended the Ryan graduation ceremony/ I was surprised that they didn’t have a guest speaker, but, they don’t always have 2 Valedictorians and 2 Salutatorians either. Take Kimbro and McKenzie Lewis shared the spots for the Valedictorian of the class, and Dawson Tomberlin and Cara Williams, shared the spots for the Salutatorian. Each one of them gave a speech. Cara Williams, along with her speech, played her guitar and sang a song. She is very talented young lady. Congratulations to all of the Ryan graduates. Good luck to all of you and God be with you all.
Sunday was Mother’s Day and Brionna and I made it to church. Edna had commented in Sunday School, that she hoped someone from her family would be there at church with her. She did indeed have both Natalie and Leslie with her husband, David. After church, I decided not to go home to cook for use, but, instead, headed to eat out at Bill’s. It seemed like we had to park about a half mile away from the restaurant, but, they were packed. We stood outside for a while, then went inside the entryway and stood for another while. I saw Ramona Bryant and got to talk to her for a little while. She is living in Duncan at an independent living facility that is only about a year old. She really does like it where she is. We also ran into Joyce and Lynn Plant while we were standing outside. They had their kids and some of their families there, too. We finally got to sit on the benches and visit for a little bit. I told Joyce that you have to be really hungry for Bill’s fish to have to wait for as long as we did. Our final wait was about an hour and a half. It was all worth it, though. The fish and hush puppies and the cole slaw, were all delicious. Then, to top off our meal, they brought all the mothers out a chocolate covered strawberry for dessert. I imagine most restaurants were pretty crowded with families, trying to get Moms out of the kitchens.
We didn’t get over to see Mom as I had originally planned. I had a cold and didn’t want to get around Mom or the other residents in the home. I called her and wished her a Happy Mother’s Day, though. My brother, Mel, took her out to eat there in Nocona at Del Rios. He said she really enjoyed her outing.
Our kids will be having their last day of school this Friday. Ya’ll have a great summer!
Kim’s news for this week:
This week I was not alone, my friend, Brionna, was home. She went with Foxy and me to see Ruffy Tuffy. That wasn’t all–me, Foxy, and her played ball.
Ruffy Tuffy got hurt in his stall, but, he’ll be okay after all.
Everyone have a blessed week. Pray for rain and for each other.