Two fun and spooky things to do next Friday, Oct. 27th –
Frank Black Middle School Haunted Hallway is from 4-6:30 p.m. at FBMS in the 6th grade building. Tickets are $5 at the door. May not be appropriate for children under 7 years old, but use your own discretion! Concessions will be sold. Event is created and sponsored by the FBMS Panther Band.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School’s Halloween Festival is 5-9 p.m. Trick or treating, excellent carnival food as well as a dinner plates, games and fun for all. Don’t miss the always eagerly anticipated haunted house by Boy Scout Troop 40, and new to this year’s event is a Beer Garden! St. Rose is located at 1900 Brinkman at Wakefield.
Happy, happy 70th birthday to Louise Bratton! Maintaining her positive attitude through having her home flooded during Hurricane Harvey, Louise is still enjoying her family and smiling through it. Daughter Kim Rooks shared this on behalf of Louise’s family: “A true inspiration, even at the young age of 70! Seriously, by the age of 70, chances are that you have experienced a number of ups and downs throughout your lifetime. While we can say that this provides us with vast experience and wisdom, the challenges are oftentimes more difficult with age. Keeping that positive, loving attitude is definitely one of those challenges. Faith, love, and family are key to guiding us through life, and the challenges we all face.
I would like to share with you an example. Our mother, Louise Page Bratton just celebrated her 70th birthday on Oct. 2. She is a long standing member of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston.
In addition to all of the normal challenges life has brought her way, she is now a five year breast cancer survivor. Louise also lost her husband Robert in December of last year after 51 years of marriage. Hurricane Harvey added to her plate by flooding her home in August.
Throughout these major life challenges, Louise has maintained her strong faith in God, her loving, positive attitude, and love for her family, while still finding time to pray for those folks who have lost even more, or are experiencing even tougher times. She still provides for her children and other family members with sound advice and a warm and loving heart. She loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking, and each year family members get the cake of their choice. She plays dominos with family and friends, and loves to travel.
Louise’s faith in the Lord has grown over the years to a strength that is truly inspiring to us all. It has not only helped her through these difficult times, but has also inspired us all. Today, we pray for Louise by asking God to bless her and comfort her throughout these trying times, and give her continued strength to tackle those challenges yet to come. We love you, Louise. Your family.”
Salutes to heros in our community:
Shared by our neighbor in Shepherd Park Plaza, Dennis Woodward: “Colleen Roberts is my hero because she agreed to allow total strangers into our home again so that they would have shelter. She cooked delicious meals for these visitors that also included a group of three from Colorado that we did not know. These visitors from Colorado were here to volunteer and went into neighborhoods and gutted homes because they are just wonderful people. We had a total of six strangers in our home in the aftermath of the storm for 1-5 nights. Thanks for being my hero Colleen Roberts.”
Georgia Lister is our neighbor in Garden Oaks and she has tirelessly worked to find shelters for families displaced after Hurricane Harvey; helped with animal rescues; collected food, clothing furniture, and infant/child car seats for shelters to be given to families who lost their cars as well as homes and have to begin again from the ground up. And lately, it looks as though Lister has enlisted planes, trains and automobiles to deliver medical supplies, aid and other necessary items to Puerto Rico. She has been working tirelessly to connect people to their family members over there and also to identify their specific needs, and has been involved in sending human beings as well as supplies to them. Thank you, Georgia! Your neighbors send their love and gratitude!