Regina Payton spent a few days with her mother, Martha Payton, over the Easter week. Martha reports, “We had Maundy Thursday at Tira Methodist Church, Good Friday Service at Sulphur Bluff Methodist Church, and Easter Sunday services to attend. On Saturday we decided to take a drive to Quitman, Gilmer, Pittsburg and back home. The dogwood trees between Quitman and Gilmer were all in bloom, plus the wisteria vines planted on the fence rows and climbing in the trees were in full bloom, also. A very colorful trip. Regina left on Tuesday morning to return home to Victoria and she reports that drive was very colorful, also.”
William and Joyce Dodd hosted Easter lunch with their family on Sunday. Joyce shared, “The kids enjoyed an Easter egg hunt after lunch.” Those attending included Michael McNiel, Tonja Jones, Rob Dodd, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton, Brad, Tanya, and Matthew Dodd, Stuart, Tiffany, Tristan, Emery, Ellianna, and Eadon McPherson.
Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin, Tiffany Vaughn, Jaidyn Joslin, and Malcolm Joslin came to our house on Saturday evening to let the kids hunt Easter eggs, and then we had a pizza picnic and watched them play. Landon was working and didn’t get to be with us and Kenden was at a friend’s house.
Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden spent the night with Tiffany, Kenden, and Jaidyn and attended Posey’s Easter services with them. They went to Cooper Lake for a Sunrise Service, and then had breakfast at the church, prior to Sunday School and the morning worship service. A Easter egg hunt followed.
Tiffany, Kenden, Jaidyn, and their friends, Kris, Brittany, Brayden, Maygan, Bella, Austin, and Levi, came for lunch at our house on Easter Sunday afternoon. Afterward, the kids enjoyed playing outside on the riding toys & trampoline.
Chip and I attended the Tenebrae service, chronicling the last days of Jesus’ life, at First Baptist Church’s ROC (Recreation Outreach Center) on Friday night, and then went to church on Easter morning.
I’m sure there were many other Easter celebrations in our community. I hope to have more to report next week.
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