Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
June 8, 2017
By Pat Edwards
Today (Thursday) we are experiencing a bit of rain. Even though I’ve been complaining of the over-generous spring days of rain provided by Mother Nature, a couple of days of it right now seems welcome. It’s watering the tender little plants that I’ve recently planted. I raised some from seed this year and started rather late, so I’m hoping most will survive.
Everyone is busy, working outside on yards and gardens or preparing for high school graduation parties right now, so there’s not much news to report. But, there is one upcoming event that you can mark on your calendars.
Connie Suing has asked me to spread the word about the annual Father’s Day Breakfast that will be held at the Crow Grange on Sunday, June 18, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Breakfast will consist of sausage, eggs and pancakes, or biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee, and all they are asking is a suggested donation of $5. You really can’t beat that.
June 16 is 8th grade recognition at Crow Middle/High School at 7:00 p.m. and the community is invited. Congratulations 8th graders!
The last day of school for the C-A-L students is June 19 and I understand that a district trip is planned to Wildlife Safari.
Some of you who are not on Facebook may not know that Lil and Gary Thompson and their son Gary are in Norway right now. Apparently, they are visiting relatives over there, and if you get a chance, check out Lil’s timeline to see the pictures she is posting. Lil is the Lorane correspondent for the Cottage Grove Sentinel and a long-time friend. One of our Groundwaters contributors just informed me that she is heading to England soon, and another is currently in Venice. It seems that overseas travel is really popular right now. Jim and I still have a lot of U.S. to discover, but this summer we’re going to stick pretty close to home and take short trips in our RV. We are planning a trip to Montana later this month to see our youngest daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Justin. They just built a new home that we haven’t seen yet, so we are looking forward to making that trip.
Speaking of Groundwaters, it’s time to remind everyone about getting some poems and short stories, essays, memoirs or non-fiction submissions to us for the 2017 anthology. The deadline is August 15, but it would really be helpful to have them earlier than that if possible. If you know someone who would like to contribute to the annual book, please have them contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org The first two anthologies we’ve done since we stopped printing the quarterly issues each had over 60 contributors and over 150 contributions, so Jen Chambers and I are hoping to include that many again this year, if possible. We are hoping to get more stories and poetry from the 18-and-under age group, too. So, please encourage your child or grandchild to submit, too. For the guidelines and other information, please check out our webpage at http://www.groundwaterspublishing.com/Submissions.html. We love to welcome new members to our Groundwaters family and continue offering the excellent talent of our regulars writers as well.