Apparently interruptions to plans happened years ago. It was Robert Burns who penned those immortal words; "the best maid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a gley". "To A Mouse" 1785.
Have you made plans that did not develop quite as planned? Sure you have. It is frustrating at times. Even plan "B" can go awry. At these moments a long-planned birthday party for the Bates' twins is still on. These girls graduated from Ray High School in 1954. They were known as Barbara and Betty Bates. Barbara Menking of Killeen. Betty Booth from Tyler today. Their gala party is planned for the Marriott in Corpus Saturday evening.
What about "best maid plans"? Yesterday in Tyler, Betty's oldest son, Dale, had an attack of appendicitis. His appendix ruptured. He is in a Tyler hospital. His family was all planning to come. A second son, David, who works in Atlanta, Georgia, simply could not leave the restaurant where he works because two valued employees are out. He had planned to fly to Texas but cannot now. A third son, James, is coming with his family from Amarillo, as far as we know at this point in time. An older sister of the twins had a son to have a heart attack and is in a Corpus Christi hospital. I am afraid to say that Ann and I will be there....but hopeful!
It was James who wrote: " You ought to say, if it is the Lord's will we will live and do this or that..." I say that and think it, much more than I did in younger years. It was laughingly said, "The Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise."
The Lord willing Ann and I will be at the gala Saturday. Whatever, we wish these two a very happy 80, considering all the troubles in getting there!