2020 March 25 Wednesday in Liberty Hill Texas Welcome to our daily journal! Send Mail to: TomAndEllaJournal@gmail.com
Day twelve of being self isolated, because not wanting to be around folks with the corona-virus.
Wednesdays, pre COVID-19, were always days to which we looked forward, while in Texas. Wednesdays began with Grandies.
Grandies is not an easy organization to describe. Membership is open to those who are 50+, hence the name, though you need not be a grandparent. But, if you ARE a grandparent, we expect weekly updates.
I believe that there currently are 20 members on the rolls, with women outnumbering men 5 to 1.
We have a mission which can best be broadly expressed as, “Support the community.” That mission is revealed in several ways.
Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!
In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session.
Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works, which extend beyond these few mentioned.
In previous years we meet in the fellowship hall of Cross Tracks Church. However, just over a year ago, that building building was stuck by lightening and destroyed by fire.
At the end of each meeting, a roll call is taken. It it’s during this time that each member is given an opportunity to share what is going on, good and bad, in their lives and the lives of those they love.
Following roll call a short devotion and prayer it’s given.
And then, and t-h-e-n games are played. Card games, dominoes, and board games keep us occupied until around noon. Some go home, shopping, or appointments. But usually there are come that would go to one local fast-food or another to share a meal.
Unfortunately, those wonderful times are suspended during this time of uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
ear family and friends, how are you marketing these days, when little of what was normal one month ago cad can still be called normal?
n addition to the mailbox on site, we still maintain a postal box at the post office in town. That was one reason for us to journey into Liberty Hill. A servings reason was to be able to get cell service and take care of some things online.
The third reason was perhaps the most important, a stop at at Dairy Queen.
t seems apropos that the last shot of the sun is of it shining through the Live Oak, because that was also the first shot of the day. Those live oaks can really hold the heat.
God bless and g’nite.
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