There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on July 15 at Carpo Cemetery for Orville Newberry, who died on June 15. He is survived by his wife, Lois, and three children, Rodney Adams, of Big Star Lake; Robert Adams, of Carolton, Ga.; and Kathy O’Neill, of Canadian Lakes. May he rest in peace. Luther Days are here, and I am sure the town will be jumping with all the activities that are planned. Pick up a program at any business in town to plan your weekend, and pray for good weather! You know you’ve finally turned into a mom when ... You automatically double-knot everything you tie. You find yourself humming the Barney song as you do the dishes. You hear a baby cry in the grocery store and you start to gently sway back and forth. You actually start to like the smell of strained carrots mixed with applesauce. You weep through the scene in “Dumbo” when his mom is taken away, not to mention what “Bambi” does to you. You get so into crafts you contemplate writing a book called “101 Fun Crafts to do with Dryer Lint and Eggshells.” You spend a half hour searching for your sunglasses only to have your teenager say, “Mom, why don’t you wear the ones you pushed up on your head?” You are out for a nice romantic meal with your husband, enjoying some real adult conversation, when suddenly you realize that you’ve reached over and started to cut up his steak! Thought for the week: We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Have a good week!