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July 29, 2013

Of passings and the importance of VFDs

By Kay Mealio

We received a total of 3 inches of much-needed rain last week. The grass seems to have greened up, but the grasshoppers are going full blast. When Fred lets his chickens out of their pen in the afternoon they run about gorging themselves. There’s just not enough chickens and too many grasshoppers!

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Beulah Tucker on July 20, 2013, at her home in Perrin. She was married to “Pete” Tucker, who preceded her in death, as well as her son, Joe Tucker.

She became Perrin’s Kindergarten teacher in 1974. My son, Marks, was in her first class. When she first began to teach kindergarten in Perrin, she had to have her class in the Masonic Lodge building because there were no classrooms available in the school. She retired from teaching kindergarten at the Perrin-Whitt CISD in 1989 when my daughter, Jo, became the new kindergarten teacher.

Services were Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Perrin with burial in the Perrin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Kay and Gary Cline of Burnet; and daughter-in-law Jennifer Tucker of Eastland.

Steve Long won the generator at last week’s Perrin VFD fundraising event. The turnout wasn’t as good as normal and the funds raised were disappointing. We had plans of attending and investing in a few chances at the generator, but we were both “under the weather” and couldn’t go.

Did you ever stop to think what would happen if no one volunteered to put out fires or respond to medical emergencies in our community.

Volunteer firefighters are this nation's first line of defense, and sometimes, our community's only line of defense in many types of emergencies.

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