Holly Ridge Happenings

If I didn’t know what it hurts like to be broken, then how would I know what it feels like to be whole. 

If I didn’t know what it cost like to be rejected, then I wouldn’t know your love coming home. 

If I didn’t know what it looks like to be dirty, then I wouldn’t know what it feels like to be clean. 

And if all of my shame hadn’t drove me to hide in the shadows, then I wouldn’t know the beauty of being free. 

Maybe it’s ok if I’m not ok. 

Cause the One who holds the world is holding onto me. 

May it’s all right if I’m not all right, cause the One who holds the stars is holding my whole life.


Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night before going to bed. Daylight Savings time ends Nov. 3.

The hot dog lunch at the courthouse on Thursday put on by the Sheriff’s Office was a large success. Mrs. Mary Russell called me to tell me how much she and the COA people did enjoy also. I did too! This was a TRIAD Benefit. Good turn out.

Recently, some former Holly Ridge girls gathered at the Magnolia Restaurant for lunch, Edwina P. Greer, Rita P. Laforge from West Monroe, Judy S. Watson from Baton Rouge, Alice M. Morris from Swartz and Jane U.  Puderer. Had a wonderful lunch then all went to Edwina’s to further their visit.

Ralph Powell enjoyed having his two sons, David from Guadaljara, Mexico, and Bennie from Dallas, visit with him for two or three days. David came to the store and we had a good visit on Friday. David had carried Ralph down to Mangham to New Light Bapitst Church. He went there when his stepdad, Rev. Arender was pastor. That was like 80 years ago when Ralph was 13 years old. Long time!

We, the ones who went to the “Night of Home” singing at North Monroe Church Friday night, did enjoy it. It was awesome. Before the singing we all ate at the Cracker Barrell in West Monroe. When were going in, we met Bobby and Rita McCowin from Farmerville and their little granddaughter, Addison. They were just leaving, so good to see them! 

Here on Thursday was Lawrence Smith and his sister, Connie Sue Smith, from West Monroe. They were just out riding around and ended up here. The can come anytime!

The “main character” in my favorite book dies. But it’s okay, HE come back to life after three days.

Speaking of favorite books, I still have some Life In a Small Milltown  and Richland Memories from Rhymes Library. These wold be great Christmas gifts. Wednesday, Robert and Maggie Beaomont from Rock Well, Texas stopped in for  A Life In A Small Milltown. Maggie’s grandparents, the late Berry and Minnie Mae Millage, had lived on the Franklin Farm down the new ground road. She just lit up when I told her that I remembered them. I surely do remember several of the families from way back when, Ha!

Happy Birthday this week to: The gost and goblins, Janet Cheek, Charles Calloway and Britt Eubanks on October 31st. Kim Silk, C. J. Puritt, Kim Cullan on November 1st, James Kitchens, Edwina Greer, Frankie Pyles and Shannon Mosley on November 2nd, Jarrett Stanley and Christie Greer on November 3rd, Lacey Bagsby and Brittany Ingram on November 4th, Dakota McManus and Grace Nix on November 5th, Matt Morgan, Dennis Baum and Marissa Greer on November 6th. May these celebrate many ore happy ones. Have a great week! Call if you have news.

Remember: God is not waiting to love you until you have overcome your weakness and bad habits. God loves you today with a full understanding of your struggles.

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