Hello from the Colson area. Our seniors had a good trip to Camp Nathaniel. It’s always such a joy to go to camp, even at our age. The fellowship is wonderful. Thank God for His many blessings.
On Friday, Mayor James W. Craft held a Census Day get-together at City Hall. The food was good and so many people had a great time. A lot of nice prizes were given. Thanks to the Mayor and all the sponsors for making it a wonderful day for everyone. I still didn’t get a water bottle! Did you see what the wind did to Linda Sturgill’s plate? Patty Majority, Jean Cook, Maxine Venters and I did. Sorry, Linda.
The Red Hats met at Summit City and had a good meal and lots of fun. Maxine was celebrating her birthday all day long. Attending were Marsha Banks, Ann Reynolds, Freda McFall, Lois Shortt, Sally Caudill, Frances Day, Shirley Whitaker, Ruth Ward, Maxine Venters, Jean Cook, Fran H. Day and myself. We missed the ones who weren’t there.
Anna Lee Thomas and I attended the Census Day celebrations and the play. What a fantastic job the kids did! Everyone had nice things to say about the kids. Way to go!
Ann and I also visited her sister, Alice Mason, and some of my family, Coolie, Edsel, Carol, Keith and Miss Kaylee. When Kaylee says ‘Auntie’ my heart just melts. We love her so much.
On Saturday, a surprise birthday party was held at Faith Independent Baptist Church for Bea Banks’s 90th birthday. She looks too young to be 90. We love her and she has been an inspiration to all of us through the years. All her children were there, Stella, Emma Jean, Jewelene, Veletta, Roger and Joe. A lot of her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren also came.
We were so happy that all her brothers and sisters could attend, John, Landon, Charles, Ann, Alice and Yvonne. May God bless Bea with many more birthdays!
Visiting with Clester and me this week were Elder Greeley Bates and his daughter, Geneva Walker from Winchester, Ind. They also visited with other friends and family. They are so special to us. Alice Waddles stopped by and we always enjoy her.
Happy anniversary to Ron and Margaret Combs and we hope they enjoy many more.
Happy birthday wishes to Tilitha Sperger, Zack Adams, Bill Jarrett, Eula Tolliver, Sue Hill, Duke Lucas, Jimmy Adams and Jackie Collins Sargent.
We are glad that Drax Fouts is doing well after his surgery. Opal takes good care of him. We love you both.
Jewell Baker Miles also had a successful surgery, and is home now and doing much better. She lives in Michigan, and thanks to Facebook, families can keep in touch so much easier these days.
Our deepest sympathy to the families who lost loved ones this week: Nekki Caudill, Patty Doles, Jimmy Hampton, Lola Anderson, Cheryl Collins Banks. Two of my next-door neighbors were the niece and nephew of Lola, Mary Meade and Charles Hill.
Yvonne Tackett is doing a book on her father, Ochra Sexton, and would like to know if he performed your marriage ceremony. He married Clester and me on July 3, 1961.
You can call me or Yvonne if you know of anyone who was married by him.
Our center is having a hot-dog dinner, Friday, April 23. If you would like a dinner, come by the center or we will deliver. There will be hot-dogs, baked beans, potato salad and a dessert for $5. Please help support us by buying a dinner.
Don’t forget the Derby party on April 30 at our center. We want everyone to come and have a good time.
Congratulations to Brandon and Terri Sue Sturgill on their recent marriage. Brandon is the son of Lucky Dennis Sturgill, formerly of Colson.
Come out to a center near you and enjoy the good cooking and fellowship.
May you have a blessed week.