Celebrating Love in Happy Camp


by Judy Bushy February
Walk into Walmart in Yreka (only 75 miles away!!)and you are greeted with red and white and pink boxes of chocolates and cookies in heart shapes!February is a fun time for celebrations!

Monday the Happy Camp High School students got the day off for Lincoln’s Birthday. Next Monday all the students will have a day off thanks to President’s Day. Good Month for celebrating birthdays, I have a grandson, Gavin James who was just five years old on Thursday and a granddaughter, Makenzi Skye who was five years old on Sunday. It just seems like no time since they were newborn babies, then toddlers and now they are nearly ready to launch into kindergarten already. It is a beautiful thing to see the growth and learning of a child and I love being Grandma, but wish we saw them more often!!

The Happy Camp Grange will be having a Dinner on Sunday from 5 to 7 pm. Besides your choice of tri-tip or chicken, there will also be full meal with salad, baked potatoes, dessert, and even door prizes!! You can pick up tickets for $15 at the Happy Camp Community Service District or Marble Mountain Gifts or call Ruth Bain 493-2989, Laura Mayton 493-2596 or Carol Sharp 493-5215. What a wonderful chance for a great dinner at the Grange and support one of the most important non-profits in our community at the same time.

There will be a Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, the 20th, from 7-10 for 6th through 12th graders at the Karuk “Community Center 64236 with the goal to promoting healthy relationships and peaceful homes.

For one Valentine’s Day I tried to define LOVE. That word we use for so many things, but are so vague about what it means. But in saying that LOVE was not just a feeling of infatuation, the headline on the column ended up being “Love is a Feeling!!” Opposite of what was intended!! Oh well, just goes to prove that Love is hard to describe, especially because we use the same word for loving chocolate, loving our mother, and loving our babies as well as the more romantic love and the commitment of being married fifty years to one spouse.

Ruth Graham was once asked if she ever considered divorce from Evangelist Billy Graham. The Grahams had five children: Virginia (Gigi), Anne, Ruth, Franklin and Nelson Edman (Ned)and Ruth was sole parent at home when Billy Graham was holding evangelistic Crusades across America and the world. She said “No, divorce was never considered, murder perhaps, but not divorce.” They were married about 64 years, “for better and for worse, sickness and in health, as long as they both lived” and united in the ministry.

So the best definition of love that I know of, is found in 1st Corinthians 13:4-8:
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never ends. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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