We said good by to two people who were important to our community this week. On Friday and Saturday were remembrances for Dorothy Torok at the PCCC. Dorothy lived for 102 1/2 years. She will be greatly missed by friends and family. Though I was unable to attend her send off, I heard that the PCCC was once again filled with music from her family.
On Friday, Freddie Hoelscher went to his heavenly home. Freddie was a good friend. His building is next to the antique store and he was always doing something really nice for me. He built the lovely fence next to Antiques Too. It looks really nice and helps to hide all the beer cans and bottles which are thrown on to my property. He also built the large iron pots in front of the main antique store. I plant them with sweet potato vines and when the vines get long, they are quite pretty. Freddie also had a great knowledge about the history of Plymouth and its residents. I will miss his visits to the store. Our sympathy and prayers for these two families.
Monday I got a call, while still at the store, from two hunters on my back porch who needed a room. Always good to call ahead but I quickly made up another bed and invited them in. It was Tom Williams and Mike Hyma who stayed at the B&B last hunting season. They also brought along Harriet. Not sure she enjoyed being in her crate in the garage with some of my kitties.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday found me loading boxes and the Caravan for my first antique show of the season. It was in Paris, Mo. Got all loaded by Wednesday so I could think of things I had forgotten on Thursday and add them to the load.
Thursday, Max and Linda Eakin stopped by the store. He is the president of the Blue and White and Old Sleepy Eye Club. Was great to see them. We used to set up next to each other at the SIUE antique show. I was fortunate to help them locate a very important piece of pottery.
Made a quick trip to Smithfield to pick up a show rack on Thursday evening. Always take quilts and feed sacks to shows and had left the quilt rack at Smithfield after the Spoon River Drive.
Thanks to Kayla being able to cover the store, was able to head for Paris on Friday. With the help of David Hays, got all set up Friday evening for the show. Paris is a good show and I have several friends who set up there who also do 3rd Sunday Market with me. We all had a great show. The weather was just awful which meant that people could not work outside so they came to the show. Thanks to Dave and Deb for helping me, feeding me and letting me stay at their “B&B”. Got a huge wonderful wood bowl for the store at the show.
Got home Saturday night after dinner in Hannibal. Got to eat with a former student and her husband. Great dinner! They had prime rib and absolutely huge shrimp on the buffet at the Golden Corral.
Sunday was an interesting day. Was difficult to get up and go to church after the long weekend but did it anyway. After church, we had lunch at church and then a trivia afternoon. The trivia game was a money raiser for one of the projects of the Methodist Church, “Our Conference Our Kids”. The money raised will go to the Lamoine Valley Conference to be used for our ministry to children which includes the Chaddock School in Quincy. It is only one of our children’s ministries. There was a really good attendance at the church services and after for trivia. Thanks to all who attended and helped with the fund raiser.
Easter sun rise services at Living Faith United Methodist Church are at 6:30 am followed by breakfast and then the regular service is at 9 am instead of the usual hour of 10 am.
Hope spring soon arrives. Everyone is so tired of the cold, wet weather. I was really surprised to note that there seemed to be quite a bit of corn planted in the Hannibal bottoms. Seems really cold to be planting. Hum do they know something we don’t?
Have a good week. Pray for all those who are ill and who have lost loved ones. Scatter Kindness to all God’s creatures.