The perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken!  Today was that day, but the new John Deere riding mower is working fine, so I have a happy husband.  We had thirteen classmates attending lunch on this beautiful day. 


Bob Ross told Jean that he would come today if it rained.  Otherwise, he would be playing golf, and the golf course won.


We learned from Gerald Roberts that we will be at the Eagle's Club for a casual Friday evening get together for our class reunion from 6 to 10 PM.  Our Saturday evening dinner will be at the Zanesville Country Club as well as our Sunday morning brunch and service that we have come to love.  Dates are October 15, 16 and 17.  The committee is hoping to get a letter out to everyone with all the details of the 55th reunion by the end of July or the first part of August.


Cornelia brought a get well card to send to Jo-Ann Cooper Patterson.  She had a lobe of her lung surgically removed for an isolated area of lung cancer.  Barb Williamson was unable to attend lunch today, but sent me an E-mail that she had talked with Jo-Ann.  She said Jo-Ann sounded good and seems to be doing real well at home.  Let's pray that the cancer is gone, and the healing process has begun.


Jean Ross brought an article from the newspaper obituaries saying that Francis L. Cook passed away on Tuesday, June 1.  Francis belongs to the class of 1956, and he will be sadly missed by those who know him.


Gerald Roberts passed around pictures of his granddaughter who graduated from high school this year.  She is a very beautiful young woman.  She will continue her education with a four year nursing career.  Gerald said she would gladly take care of him when he needs her, but she refuses to change his depends!


My daughter, Val, her husband and my granddaughter will be going to Thailand in July.  So I will be taking care of Spence, and will be unable to be present at the lunch.  Cornelia very graciously volunteered to take notes at the lunch and forward them to me to write up for the July lunch.  Thank you, Cornelia.


Sometimes having a small group is nice as we get to chat with everyone.


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.


Enjoy your summer and plan to attend the next lunch on Tuesday, July 13 at the Golden Corral at 11:30 AM.


Martha K. Cannon