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SILOAM — Now that it is springtime, that also means garden time. You should have seen Papa Bob and the writer trying to plant our garden last week. We would plant awhile, then sit awhile, and then plant and sit.

Now that is what happens when the gardeners are in their eighties! The box gardens are looking good. Kale, squash, cucumbers and onions are peeping thru. And we got a good rain on Saturday night.

The Baptist Men at the church will be sponsoring their annual Golf Tournament on May 21st at Beaver Creek. If you want to play, just call Beaver Creek and sign up!

Several folks in the community are celebrating birthdays. Craig Hodges, Beth McCraw, Rachel Carter, Ashley Mendenhall and Teresa Hodges will have birthdays during the first half of the month.

Hunter Smith will soon be graduating from UNC. My great-niece, Anna Martin will graduate from NCSU. Congratulations to both!

Mark came for a visit and to help with the gardening during the weekend. He had to work at the Fairgrounds in Shelby last weekend. The 13th Annual Carolinas West Lineman’s Rodeo was held. There was a good article in the NEWS on Sunday about the event. Josh Childress from Pinnacle, Steve and Austin Crissman from Siloam participated in the event. Mark didn’t get to wander away from the Tool section too often, so they didn’t get to meet. And he has lived in Harrisburg so many years, he doesn’t know lots of folks who live in Siloam. He said it was a good event.

Fay Riddle had company from Mebane on Saturday. Cliff and Tammy came for a lunch visit. Now, I think that means they like mama’s cooking. On the way they stopped by CCC to visit with Tammy’s dad, Jimmy Riddle. That always brightens Jimmy’s day. And then on to Mamma Fay’s house for lunch. Fay shared the menu with me, but I won’t repeat is here, since it would just make you hungry!

Fay is an excellent cook and shares her food with so many folks.

Callie Smith may be reached at 336-374-2392.

By Callie Smith

For The Pilot