Tri-Bee News • Rachel Harper
“Rainy night in Georgia” means good sleeping
It was a rainy night in Georgia, at least here on Baldwin Dairy, on Sunday night and with the windows open where you could hear the rain coming down, it made for good sleeping weather. We really needed the rain and it was a good soaking rain and is going to be one today, too, it looks like. It stayed dark for a long time this morning, too. It is getting darker earlier and earlier these days. I looked up when the time is supposed to change and that is not until Nov. 4th. The days will really be short then.
Here at our place we are getting took over by fire ants! They are popping up everywhere! I think I am going to have to treat my entire yard. My son-in-law does that at the beginning of spring and they don't have any through the summer. I really do need to do that, too, especially with the children playing outside, not to mention me; they are really bad.
We want to offer up congratulations to Maggie Wilson and Steve Lamb, who are both from the Fairview community, as they are finalizing their wedding plans which will be an event on Nov. 3 of this year down at Daytona Beach, Fla. among family and friends. Maggie is the daughter of Brownie and Tammy Wilson and the granddaughter of John Richard and Emelyn Wilson and also of Eugene and Diane Mitchem of the Fairplay community. Steve is the son of Debbie and Tim Lamb on Pierce Dairy Road. Maggie is a dental hygienst with the dentist office of Dr. Pylant in Athens, and Steve is the farm manager for the Dave Clark Dairy in Godfrey. We wish this young couple all the best in the days ahead.
On Saturday. Sallie Maddox gave a lingerie shower for her sister, Maggie, at the home of their parents, Brownie and Tammy Wilson, for young friends of the bride-to-be. A good time and wonderful refreshments were enjoyed by everyone.
We also offer up congratulations to Steve and Sarah Nell Craig as they are once again grandparents, this time to twin girls born to their daughter, Stephanie, and Aaron Craig and the big sister, Peyton, who live in Acworth. The little girls have been named Elise and Meri. Elise is now up to 4 lbs., 8 oz. and Meri is almost back to her birth weight of 3 lbs., 14.5 oz. They will probably be in the hospital about two more weeks, until their weight picks up and they get their eating normalized. Congratulations and blessings go out to the families!
Richie Davis also became a granddaddy again this past week as his daughter, Samantha, gave birth to a little boy, Adrian, where she lives in Tennessee. Congratulations to all of that family also!
Jerry and Sandra Brown attended the one-act play at the high school on Thursday night where their grandson, Wade Lewis, had a part. I hear that Wade is an outstanding actor and wants to make that his profession one day. We all might see him on the big screen later on!
Sarah Nell and Steve Craig made a trip to North Carolina this past weekend to check up on Steve's father who has had some health issues recently.
We also want to send out get-well wishes to Tony Stephens as he is recuperating from surgery at St. Mary's Hospital on last Tuesday. He spent all last week in the hospital and hopefully will be discharged this week to continue his recuperation at his home. Everyone's thoughts and prayers go out to Tony that he will soon be up and able to tend to his chickens and cows again. Sally reports that she and the chickens have bonded... they just cackle and carry on whenever they see her coming!
Blanche and Jake Wilson enjoyed visiting on Monday evening with Carolyn Maddox in Madison. Carolyn is recuperating from a fall she had recently. Carolyn's grandson, Will Cox, who is Kay's son, is living with his grandmother now and working at Anthony here in Madison which is very nice for both of them.
On Friday, Blanche Wilson, Irene Paul and Bunnie Schmitt enjoyed a visit with Frances Brewer down at The Lake Oconee House Assisted Living Facility, where they found her doing well.
Julia Gay and Joe Sabbidino of Greenville, S.C. came down for the day on Sunday where they brought Sunday lunch down to share along with Sally Porter's cooking at Nell Porter was also able to come and enjoy the day, along with Blanche and Jake Wilson and Janice Phillipi. Chuck was under the weather, so was unable to come. Hope he is feeling better today! Julia Gay and Joe along with Aunt Nell attended services at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday, also.
Frank and Mary Eaton spent last week with Mary Martha and Matthew Maddox in Cleveland, Tenn., while their parents, Martha and Sandy, attended the Raymond James Wealth Management Conference in Naples, Fla., at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Franklin and Stacy Eaton also went to the same conference.
The Maddox family also attended the UGA-Tennessee ballgame in Athens on Saturday, but made this one a one day round-trip. They were happy that Georgia came out on top!
Rebekah Kilpatrick and Janice Phillipi participated in a bike ride, the Tour De Pink, a benefit for Breast Cancer in Roswell on Saturday. I think I heard that they rode 43 miles! Good for them! They had been riding all around the community, to Buckhead and back, etc. in preparation for the benefit.
Ben Bruce and David Bruce, Katy Bruce, and Esther Bruce all enjoyed going to the Braves game on Saturday night. Ben is already enjoyed his retirement!
Ben and Joanie Bruce attended a function at Gatewood Schools in Eatonton on Friday night before the home football game where they were celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first football team that Gatewood had in 1972, of which Ben was a member. Everyone was treated to a delicious picnic supper and a time of recognition and reliving old memories.
Printed in the October 4th edition.