this weeks edition:
Lot of excitement…
The days leading up to the weekend were extremely hectic. With school ending and a new staff we had a difficult time being where we were supposed to be when we were needed. By the weekend I was ready for some R & R. Unfortunately, as is usually the case with holidays, there wasn’t much time for rest. Even with the hectic pace it was really great to have a few days with family and friends.
With the holidays, I can’t help but think of my parents. Mother’s Day recently passed and my Dad was a veteran, so they were often on my mind particularly this time of year. Last Thursday we traveled to the Civic Center in Charleston to attend the St. Albans High School graduation. Our oldest granddaughter, MyKaela, was a member of that graduating class which was a real treat for me. Neither of my parents were living when any of my children graduated. I always regretted not being able to share those precious moments with them. So, I was extremely pleased to be in that audience. Of course I am extremely proud of the bright, well-mannered young lady MyKaela has become. Like most of the large crowd in attendance, I was filled with pride when she received her diploma. As joyous as the occasion was, I couldn’t help but be a bit sad as I sat there thinking how much my Mother in particular would have loved to have been in the audience. My father died before any of my children were born so they never met him. Mom on the other hand was the typical dotting grandmother and great grandmother. And… she enjoyed every minute of it. Even though neither of my parents were with us last Thursday, I’m confident they were present and just as proud as Jeanine and I were. One down… and seven to go.
I thought the ceremony was great considering that there were 250 students in MyKaela’s class... it didn’t last as long as I expected. Graduation was over in slightly less than two hours. It certainly was a night to remember.
There was a lot of buzz about the new Walmart at Flatwoods opening last Wednesday. I haven’t been there as of this writing. I’m sure that I will at some point, but big crowds are not my thing and I avoid them whenever possible.
I have heard mixed reviews. Most were very positive and glad to see the store open so they “wouldn’t have to drive to Summersville or Clarksburg.” The store is a sign of the changing times so whether we like it or not, it’s here to stay and we might as well adapt. Only time will tell what the true effects will be.
With the holiday over, we now have to get back to our normal every day life. I must say that getting back in step today was not easy, but we made it... that is assuming you are reading this article.
Will return soon...