For the past couple months, it has been kinda eerie whenever we would go outside. It made me think of my childhood days on a Christmas Sunday morning.

WASHINGTON — The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the U.S. Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance.

Walk for Life: Henry County Pregnancy Care Center, 8:30-8:45 a.m. registration at Baker Park Large Shelter. Walk and prayer 8:45- 9:45 a.m. 10 a.m. prizes, fellowship. Visit www.hcpcc.org. Information: 529-7298.

When Grandma Deloris passed away almost 10 months ago, Mom kept quite a few of her favorite shirts; shirts that she had gotten Grandma over the years, each holding a special memory.

God’s people have always been under satanic attack. How many times was Paul, John, or Peter arrested for their faith? Stephen became the first Christian martyr. Even Jesus, the Son of God, was crucified on a Cross!

Bill and Sharon (Finnegan) Bertram of 1423 Earlham Avenue, New Castle, were married 50 years ago on Sept. 4, 1970 by Rev. Pavy at the First Baptist Church. They are presently members of the First Assembly of God in New Castle.

Class about Israel: Knightstown Friends Church sponsors class by David & Celia Burns called God’s Promise Fulfilled. Thirty-minute seminar, 6:30 p.m. every September Wednesday via ZOOM. Go to zoom.com. Access Zoom Meeting ID: 819 0908 0306. Password: KFC (all uppercase letters for password.)

Class about Israel: Knightstown Friends Church is sponsoring a class by David & Celia Burns on Israel. The title is God’s Promise Fulfilled. This will be a 60-minute seminar, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in September via ZOOM. Time allowed for questions. Link and password are:

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how everything in life is connected. One random moment connects to major ones to come.

Reflecting on the last few months has made me realize how fortunate I am to live in a rural community.

Class about Israel: Knightstown Friends Church is sponsoring a class by David & Celia Burns on Israel. The title is God’s Promise Fulfilled. This will be a 60-minute seminar, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in September via ZOOM. Time allowed for questions. Link and password are: https://us02w…

Just to put things into perspective, if you passed a note to me in fifth-grade, I probably still have it. If a card was sent to me for high school graduation, I imagine it’s there.

KNIGHTSTOWN — I am excited to share my interview with Henry County’s own Ashley Tunny. Ashley is owner behind the popular Itty Bitty Bakery in Knightstown.

Whereas the first few weeks of the great attic purge has largely involved going through my own lifetime of belongings, the task took a turn last weekend.

Henry County Art Center is open: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 218 S. 15th St., New Castle. Masks are required. Exhibit on New Castle Mural and its artists’ individual works, through Sept. 4.

Older adults who are experiencing increased feelings of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic can now sign up to receive a friendly call from LifeStream Services. The Friendly Caller program pairs volunteers with isolated older adults to simply enjoy conversation and ease feelings of loneliness.

If you’ve followed recent columns, you know I’m in the midst of an extended home project. Because cleaning out our attic in one fell swoop is too overwhelming, I’m doing it in slow motion.

ATLANTIC OCEAN —USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) Sailors recently conducted a memorial wreath laying ceremony at sea to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the loss of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), which was torpedoed near the end of World War II.

RICHMOND — LifeStream Services, Reid Health Alliance Medicare, The Leland Legacy and Richmond Senior Community Center are bringing back JOY (Just Older Youth) Games for the second year.

Henry County Art Center is open: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 218 S. 15th St., New Castle. Masks are required. New exhibit runs through Sept. 4.

Who does not love the classic television show, “The Golden Girls?” I have loved it ever since I was a little boy, watching it with Grandmas Barbra and Deloris.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana cities with fewer than 15,000 residents are offered the opportunity to host an exhibit from the world-famous Smithsonian through a program sponsored by Indiana Humanities.

When the email arrived asking if I’d be interested in reviewing the new book, “Inheriting Clutter: How to Calm the Chaos Your Parents Leave Behind,” by Julie Hall (Thomas Nelson, $18.99) I responded that I would personally love to read it –even though my folks and in-laws have been gone for …

The casual comment. That’s how things spin out of control around our house.

I love peanut butter cookies! Most of all though, I love how peanut butter cookies are so versatile. They are literally a blank canvas just waiting on your creativity!

Olivia Timmons on dean’s list at Illinois Central

A couple years ago my parents and I got the chance to meet country music superstar, Trisha Yearwood at a meet-and-greet party at the Williams-Sonoma at the Keystone Fashion Mall in Indianapolis.