We hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday. We certainly did! We drove over to Tyler this morning to go to church with my Aunt Janie and her daughter Linda at the Green Acres Baptist Church. This is a huge church but we have been here several times before and we enjoy the services there. It began raining just about the time we got into Tyler, but it had slacked off by the time we got to the church.
Along the way between Nacogdoches and Tyler, we went through two towns with unusual names, Reklaw and Sacul. Both towns are very old settlements and both are named for the early settlers or donors of the land for the towns. Unfortunately, there were already towns named Walker and Lucas, so they merely reversed the spelling and Reklaw and Sacul, and as Paul Harvey used to say,"That is the rest of the story".
We went to Linda and Doug's home for a lunch of brisket with all the fixins' and it was DELISH! We had a great time visiting with the family,and incidentally, for the last time in this house. Doug and Linda just sold their house and will be looking for another to move to. In today's economy, they are very lucky. We wish them good luck in searching for another house.
It was good to see Cathy, the widow of my cousin George (Butch) Willingham. Butch had always been a very religious man, and when he retired, he decided to go to the Middle East to spread the word of Christianity and while there, he suffered a fatal heart attack. He told us of his plans last Easter when we came to visit, and died during the summer while we were out of state.
We had a great time visiting with the family and hope you got to spend some time with your family.