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Birthday flowers from momma

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Come enjoy the fifth Sunday Singing Sept. 29, 4 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church to honor and celebrate the retirement of Bobby Montgomery as music minister. Come not only to hear beautiful music but to join in and help Bobby Montgomery end on a sweet note. Bobby has been a music minister for many years at Union Grove and is a very special man who is loved by many people and has done great work for the Lord with music. Refreshments will be served including homemade ice cream. Bobby Montgomery wishing you the very best!

Union Grove Baptist Church is located at 24380 FM 149 in Richards. In addition to their regular Sunday Services which begins with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 10:50 a.m., they offer services Wednesday evening. Adult Bible Study is 6-7 p.m. Children’s Bible Study is 6-8 p.m. Dinner for everyone is served at 7 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Oct. 5. The Richards VFD will be having a bake sale. Orders for cakes can be made in advance by texting 832-755-4821. Last day to order is Sept. 26. Some of the cakes you can preorder are carrot, spice, strawberry, red velvet and German chocolate.

Greg Riley who is with the Civic Club and Community Center reached out to social media to encourage all local citizens along with family and friends to attend an event that is important to our community. The event will be held in Richards, 11225 FM 149 77873. Texas Central Representatives will be in Richards Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

A fire was reported by residents this week off CR 232 affecting 19 acres

Greg Riley reported he sighted a coral snake this week in Richards. Rick Gremillion commented that he had never seen a coral snake till he moved to Richards and has since killed two in his yard.

Lee and I visited friends out of Richards off 149. We were leaving and heading to the car and a copperhead was by the gate we were exiting. Luckily their dog saw it before the snake saw us. My cats have killed two snakes on my porch. Snakes are out there so beware and be safe.

Lastly, Lee and I were sitting in the house talking and I looked outside toward the chicken house which had two downed trees from the spring storm. The trunks had a big hole in the center. As I looked, I saw something red and asked Lee what it could be. I decided to go outdoors and see. It looked like the comb on a rooster but was much too big. As I approached it, I found beautiful flowers. Not just any flowers these were my birthday flowers. You see my mother has been gone 24 years now and every birthday she would bring me these red flower lilies out of her yard. If I wasn’t home, she would leave them on my table. These flowers always bloom on my birthday. She called them my birthday flowers. The last birthday I spent with momma was a very special one. Momma had the table set nicely for her and I with these flowers. I miss Momma so much. The first birthday I had after she passed away a friend came by to see me. I was so sad that day. We drove over to a cabin we have in the National Forest. When we got to the cabin there were my birthday flowers blooming. They just surprise me and pop up in different places. They remind me of momma. I was not expecting them when I went outside because my birthday is in a few days. It was the most beautiful sight. Even a florist couldn’t capture this much beauty. I went back in the house with tears in my eyes. Lee asked me if I found out what it was. I told him it was my birthday flowers momma sent. You see God sent me these special flowers, but I know they were a special delivery from Momma.

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