You are the wind beneath my...wings?
Kathy Cooke

I am sure everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring weather. Let’s remember how wonderful this feels when we are frying in the heat of the summer months. Even with spring allergies and this crazy wind, it still beats 110 in the shade.

This past weekend Bill and I spent two nights in Austin. We were going out to dinner one of the nights so I dolled up pretty good. I rolled my hair, actually used hair spray, the works. Walked outside to get into our car and whoosh! My hair blew straight up in the air, which perfectly matched my skirt.

Just in case anyone at the La Quinta parking lot was wondering what I was wearing under my skirt, they didn’t have to wonder after that. Being vertically challenged, my skirt temporarily blinded me and I couldn’t see where I was going.

Fortunately, Bill looked back and ran to help. Unfortunately, he ran and opened my car door instead of running to help me with my temporary blindness. I finally beat down the skirt and made it inside the car and slammed the door.

Inside, the scene was chaos and then silence. I looked at Bill and Bill looked back at me with a look on his face that I had never seen in the five years we’ve been together.

It was a mixture of horror and terror, not only of how I looked but his eyes said to me “I am trying desperately not to laugh and was this somehow my fault?”

I looked in the mirror and was surprised to see a woman with very disheveled Reba McIntyre hair, half of it stuck to her lip gloss. The moral of the story?

In the future, I believe Bill will be fetching the car and picking me up at the door. Or I could just wear pants from now on.


The Lions Club annual Food Drive is still underway at The Reporter. Please donate to this worthy cause, we still need more food. The last day to contribute to this drive will be Wednesday, April 20 at 5 p. m.

There will be a community Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at 10 a. m. at Manor Oaks Nursing Center. The Easter Bunny will be on hand and there will be hot dogs and drinks to enjoy during the hunt.

This event is sponsored by Rockdale Noon Lions Club, Manor Oak s Nursing Home, Spe cial Need s Support Group, Wal mart and the Ro ckd ale Chamber.

Come and join us for a morning of fun!


Don’t forget about Holy Week services Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p. m. at First Baptist Church, corner of Bell and Green Streets.

Each day the message is brought by a pastor from different churches. Churches provide the lunch each day also.

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