On The Bricks

January 23, 2018

Last Saturday three high school boys, Main Street Guymon Transformers, went to the Heritage Community and visited with several ladies. Two of the ladies are over 100 years old and all of them had better than 75 years of wisdom stored up. First, the staff there was wonderful. They had everything planned and set out so well. Then the ladies were so gracious and hospitable.

Six ladies came out to visit with us, all were dressed so nicely. They had really made an effort and you could tell that it mattered to them that we were there. I was a bit ashamed at my flaps and warm – up britches and tee. But the ladies didn’t seem to notice. The boys asked some questions of the ladies and the ladies asked some questions of the boys. Several of the ladies wanted to tell a story. And everyone was patient and listened patiently.

It was a blessed time.

Eighty years spanned some of the ladies ages to the young mens. Different cultures, different lifestyles, but kindness travels over all of those. We felt special and they felt special. The boys, who are busy with jobs and school work and fun times, all want to go back.

That’s the way life is supposed to be. We should all work to make people understand their worthiness and in the end, we will find ours.

So, here’s a task, if you’re looking for a challenge. For each day one week, do something that makes another person understand that they do matter to you. We can all do a better job of this.

Margaret Mead said, “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”

January 25 is a busy day. You can attend the Agriculture Mini – Conference in Goodwell from 6 – 9 pm (call OSU Extension office for more information). You can also attend the OPSU Women’s Basketball game at 6 pm and the Men’s game at 8 pm.

On January 26 and 27 are OPSU baseball games at noon and 2 pm in Goodwell. The 27th also has OPSU women’s basketball at 3 pm and men’s at 5 pm.

Then on Feb. 1 is the Shop and Dine in Downtown with special snacks and drawing at Golden Crown, Merle Norman, Christine’s Home Furnishings, SPC WOW Boutique, Beauty and the Beast, and La Amistad. It’s fun! Remember to take your TCEC Community Connections card with you and get $5 off any unlimited monthly tanning bed package at Beauty and the Beast, 15% off at SPC WOW, and a free gift with purchase over $25 at Merle Norman.

Also on Feb. 1 is the Guymon Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Banquet from 6 – 8 pm. OPSU President Tim Faltyn is the speaker and tickets are $15 before Jan. 29 and $25 after the 29th. It’s a steak dinner and a fun evening when several ag awards are presented. Tickets are available at Anchor D Bank, Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, OSU Extension office, and the Guymon Chamber.

The OPSU Rodeo Top Hand Auction is at Pickle Creek on Feb. 3.

Super Bowl happens on February 4 and I hope you have something fun planned for that day. You might want to be sure to attend the Souper Bowl, a fund raiser for the Oaks of Mamre, that lunch day. It happens at the Methodist Church and all proceeds go to a great cause.

And don’t forget to put the Methodist Groundhog Supper on Feb. 5 on your calendar. Adult plates are $8 and it runs from 11:30 – 1 in the afternoon and 5 – 7 in the evening.\

All week, Monday through Friday, you can get 10% off of the lunch special at Dizzy B’s with your Community Connections card. And at Pizza Hut you can get a large pizza for medium price. And for coffee lovers, check out the savings at Urban Bru.

Lots to do in our community. Take part! And mark February 13 as your day to go vote.

I’ll see you on the bricks.