Hello out there to all senior citizens and all who read my column.
I didn’t put news in the paper for the past two weeks. The first week was because of the pretty snow we had, as I couldn’t get out. The second week I was in Alabama with all my family, so my news will be old news, but read and enjoy it anyway.
Whitesburg Fire Chief Gary Mullins, with Perry Fowler helping him, brought the fire truck to put up the quilt squares on our building. Ked Sanders from Jenkins, who is helping get the quilt squares put on buildings, put ours up for us. It couldn’t have happened without the fire truck! Gary, Perry and Ked, we really appreciated all three of you and all the work it took to do this.
We are all proud of our quilts. The names of them are Star of the East and Feathered Star. Judith Vermillion, one of our senior citizens, did the painting, and did a wonderful job. Judith is very talented. Judith, we appreciate you, too.
We recently had a dedication to the ladies who quilted in the past, and the present. Twenty-eight have passed away, three have retired to illness, and we still have nine who quilt.
That same day we had our Christmas party and potluck dinner. We had great food and plenty of it, but no shucky beans. My good friend gave me some, so I’ll have shucky beans for New Year.
We gave away lots of nice door prizes. Whitesburg Florist gave us a beautiful Christmas table centerpiece, and Messenger Florist gave us one also.
Food World gave us a beautiful fruit basket, Pine Mountain Grill gave a $25 gift certificate, Dairy Queen gave six Blizzards.
There were lots of others who gave gifts, but I didn’t get the names from Coleen. We appreciate all who donated.
I hope everyone had a good Christmas and hope everyone’s electricity is back on.
We have a new rug on our dining room floors, and it is so pretty. We are to get new tables soon, and we sure need them as ours are about worn out.
As the New Year comes in, we will be planning our next party, and hopefully a trip or two if we have good weather.
I hope everyone has a good New Year. Maybe Ermine seniors won’t fire me for being late with my news! I will try to do better in 2010.
Doris Bentley had surgery in Lexington and is doing great. Doris, we miss you and Joe, so here’s hoping you both will be back with us soon.
Norma Toler, you have been missing, so get back to quilting. Dorothy York, we miss you too. I hope you’re doing better.
Jeanetta Cook, you are missed. We miss our people when they can’t be with us.
I hope all you seniors stayed up Thursday night and saw the old year out and the New Year in. I was going to.
Stay happy and warm. God bless until next time.