Several weeks ago I wrote a post of 101 things of 1001 that I want to accomplish before I retire. Item 90 was to join the local volunteer fire department. I completed that task last night when I joined the Rock Mills Volunteer Fire Department. Last nights meeting was a taste testing meeting to try out some new fish for our yearly fish fry. It was fun sitting with the fire fighters and socializing. After dinner we had the business meeting. There were two openings and Keaton and I were put up for them. The votes were unanimous and after the meeting I had my picture made for my badge and was fitted for gear. I looked really funny in the coat, boots and red fire hat. Since I am not a man things are larger....my gloves are huge, the shoes are too big, and the hat covers my face. I put my stuff in the trunk of Frank's car where he keeps his stuff. No...I am not planning to run into a flaming building....but can free up a man to do that by directing traffic and straightening out the hose. I can also be a go-fer. I think I want to become certified to drive one of the trucks....of course it will have to be one that is automatic because straight-shifts and I are not friends. So...here I am.... F132. Look out Rock Mills...here I come!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.