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Good morning, Friends! Happy 98th Birthday to my mother, Maybelle Caughron! She’s still rehabbing from a fractured wrist but still a pistol! If you would like to visit, she’s in Room 306 at Legends Oaks in Gladewater.

Sad news last week from Gladewater. Long-time resident, former councilman and mayor, and business owner, James Walker passed on to meet our Lord. James owned Walker’s Pharmacy and I’m sure many in our area were customers. He had a wicked sense of humor and was simply a great man. Our love and prayers to his family.

Don’t forget: First United Methodist will host the Good Friday service with Dr. Jack Hetzel leading the service on Friday, March 30th beginning at 6:30pm. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Easter Sunrise service will begin at 7am on the Schoolhouse Hill (in front of the BSISD Administration Building-Wildcat Drive). We may worship on different days and in different buildings, but we’re all God’s children!

Mark your calendars for more upcoming community events. Friday and Saturday (April 6th and 7th), Big Sandy FFA will hold their annual plant sale at the FFA Greenhouse on West College Street. They’ll have veggies, ferns, and flowers. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 6th, 7th, and 8th), the City of Big Sandy will hold the Annual Spring Clean Up. Details are on the City Facebook page or you can call City Hall at 903-636-4343. You must have your City of Big Sandy water bill to show proof of residency.

The Love Big Sandy Project will hold the Annual Spring Fair on Saturday, April 14th, at the City Park on Wildcat Drive. Check their Facebook page for details. And to all you bosses: Administrative Professionals Day is April 25th.

And here comes the “shameless promotion.” We have more plants! Jackie and I went shopping Monday and found some beauties. Also, come in the shop to see Jackie’s ‘flower garden’ hanging from the ceiling. Outside the plants are pretty, but you need to come inside, too. We have selected lots of unique gifts – for your house and garden – and when they’re gone, they’re gone since Nanny’s Porch will be closing on May 31st.

A few of the visitors at The Porch this week: Nacole Eaton, Lynda Childress, Donna Varnado, Maurie Melching, Carolyn Marshall, Wanda Bunn, Brittany Bunn, Kate and Andy Kirby, and the Queen of Spring Flowers, Liz Elkins. Liz has the greenest thumb in Hawkins and her beautiful yard is proof. I do believe she could make an orchid grow on a rock!

Michael and I had Sunday lunch at Longhorn Smokehouse with some of the nice folks from Sit’em Down Cowboy Church and I was asked what I was going to do once I retired (again). After some discussion, the suggestion was made that I write an advice column for the newspaper. Apparently, I’m famous (or infamous) for telling folks what to do! Who knew?

Y’all have a good week, be blessed, and as always…see you at Nanny’s Porch!