Buckhead News • Betty Moore
The Belles of Buckhead enjoyed lunch at Adrian’s in September. Lady Lilac and Miss Bee were hostesses. Birthdays celebrated were Carol Blow and Carol Maughon. Dr. Lucy Nationales the Source of Light director in the Philippines was special guest. She shared an original poem, “Liberty.”
Tommy and Judy Lawrence visited Macon and Betty Moore Sunday afternoon.
We send our sympathy to the family of Gloria Rountree in her death. Jack Rountree and Kris Gordon are two of the children that live in our community. There are several other children who live out of town. There are several grandchildren.
Gloria’s service was held at McCommon’s in Greensboro with burial at the Buckhead Cemetery.
There was a very well attended 100-year anniversary at the Swords Community (Methodist) Church Sunday. Steve Wallace brought a wonderful sermon that fitted the day’s events. A number of people dressed as they did 100 years ago. There were some that came back “home” to be a part of the day’s service as they did years ago. Among those that attended were Dorothy Moon Senter and her daughter Nancie and her husband Wesley Vann. I do not have other names of visitors from out of town. Dorothy Moon Senter is the daughter of the late Bobby Moons of Swords.
Some others there were Bob and Danielle Bruce and the twin girls. I cannot believe that these girls are already eight months old.
There was some wonderful singing in the afternoon after everyone was fully stuffed with the great spread of food. As always Horace Reeves did some wonderful singing. I wasn’t there but I have heard him before.
Sara Nell Bonner and Hazel Jordan spend time together on Friday night and Saturday night. Hazel cooks supper on Friday and Sara Nell comes to eat. Then on Saturday Sara Nell picks up food for their supper. On Sunday Sara Nell goes to get Hazel and they eat at Bonner’s. Good friends are wonderful to have.
Don’t forget the wrestling on October 13 at Buckhead Fire Department. Doors open at 5 p.m. It starts at 6 p.m. admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12 years old. One-dollar admission goes to the fire department. Come early to get a seat. For information call Tim at 678-492-2117.
Jacie Rountree is working in Athens and lives with the Rev. Dr. Anthony Gavalas.
I send my most sincere sympathy to the family of Tommy Bryant in his death last week. There was a private family graveside service at the Buckhead Cemetery. I knew Tommy but not as well as I did Paul and some other family members. He had lived away from here for a number of years so I had not seen him. I am so sorry for his death.
Chuck and Miriam Foster went to Memphis to visit their son Turner Foster.
I’m sorry to learn that Steve Bryant sustained a painful fall and is having quite a time with his shoulder. I can say that he has my sympathy. I haven’t fallen so far. I thank God for that. But I know what pain is. Steve, I hope that you can be helped very soon and you can be through with all of this.
Aren’t the leaves turning fast? I noticed them this Monday morning as someone carried me to Greene County to the doctor. Each year all of my life as fall comes sundown seems to come early but now it seems all new and strange. In a few days the time change will come and it, too will be different. Every morning it is dark longer too with the sun not coming up when I go to the kitchen. But you know we all get used to it. And then next spring things will seem so strange once more to all of us. You know since the creation of the earth it has been like this. It is all in God’s hands and it all will not be changing.
There have been two that were baptized at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel in the last two weeks. God is blessing. The Brotherhood meeting met Tuesday, Oct. 9. They enjoyed a time of fellowship and a time of growth in the kingdom of God.
The Neal Family will be with the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel in November at 11 a.m. to bring music. You will want to be there for this and bring a friend.
The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel has plans to extend the fellowship hall building by 25 feet as God provides funds.
Among those having birthdays are Wayne Smith, Jazmyn Lietch and Juniper Lietch. Happy birthday to you all!
I really will miss our pears. They have been so good. I have probably eaten more this year than in many years. We still have one tree with very firm pears that will turn reddish. They are good but are not as moist as some that we have had. We’ve had some that the juice would run down your chin. I did not try to can this year. It is lots of work. My husband is able to help me with peeling and cutting them up but there is the filling jars (preparing jars before that) standing over the hot gas stove, getting the jars out and whatever routine that I needed to do as in years past. With arthritis and other health problems I decided that I would fatten the deer for the deer hunters in the area. We made a bumper pear crop. Deer hunters, hint-hint-hint how about a deer steak or two? After all I helped you along!
I have gotten myself hit on the arms by limbs of the pear tree as I use a hoe to shake them to fall. I don’t realize that I have blood flying from my arm. I get to the house as quickly as possible. The limb barely touches my arm. But I get a bandage to put over the spot. Soon it is all forgotten as I sit to enjoy some of the best of the last juicy pears. Next year I will wear long sleeves to gather them.
Allison Chaffin had a birthday on October 5. Happy belated birthday to you.
I have an interesting time with two cats. The female solid black cat is funny. She will play with anything from a straw on the floor or a rubber band, a pen, to climbing the back of a chair that I have away from the table. The antics that she puts on are funny sometimes. My husband gets a chuckle too at time. That shows that it doesn’t take much to make just simple thing to pass the time and get some amusement as we go along each day! Life is fun! And you see it didn’t cost us a copper penny!
Printed in the October 11, 2012 edition