Messages  from  The Gathering Place

August temperatures have been above normal on most days during the month of August, making us all glad that we live in the area of changing seasons. We are already seeing and hearing a few signs of Fall, my favorite season.

The first vegetable harvest of the raised beds has been cleared out and a second planting is up and well on the way. Daily watering is required for these to survive.

Don and Barbara took Beryl  to Duke last Wednesday for a check-up with Beryl’s  new Urologist. She is very thorough and leaves “no stones unturned”.

Even though I hung traps and probably caught and destroyed  a million, the Japanese beetles ruined a lot of our plums and peaches. Thank goodness, they must not like Asian pears because they have never bothered them and we have a tree that is full and ready to pick.

Good health and happy Fall to all.

This Month's Bible Verse:

2 Timothy 3:15-17  

“And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

This Month's Photos


Zeb and his shark catch on his fishing trip with his buddy Sammy and his brothers at Holden Beach.  Zeb is the son of Richard and Andrea Bullock Wilcox and grandson of Mike and Dianna Bullock .


BBBullock, Jr.  takes a break in Vermont