Tri-Bee News • Rachel Harper
Prepare for frost to come on or around the end of next month
I wrote down on my calendar that we had a fairly heavy fog on August 29, so we should look for frost on or near about Oct. 29. There were even heavier fogs around the first and second week in September, so we will have to see how this old prognostication turns out!
My Morgan County High School Class of 1970 had their class reunion on Saturday night; we also threw ourselves a birthday party, since all of us have hit the big "60" this year. We all agreed that the 50's were wonderful and according to some of our spouses that are older than us, "We ain't seen nothing yet! The best is yet to come and we will all hit our prime in the 60's!! That is music to our ears! Jolene at Perk Avenue served up a wonderful buffet of your choice of Perk Bistro Filet Steak or Chicken Florentine, green beans almondine, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, Perk homemade bread and dessert. We even had a caramel birthday cake with candles! All we had to do was show up; everything was done and it was so appreciated. She and her staff did a wonderful job. We had around 25 classmates to come. Cathy Curtis from Columbia, SC drove the farthest; she even gave up her beloved Clemson football game to attend. Mike Pritchett, who is married to Deborah Young, offered up the blessing on the food and a special prayer of remembrance for those classmates who are no longer with us. We lost Buddy Hanson and Mark Roling just this past year. Wonnie Bone, Vickie Stephens, Harry Harper, Pam Huff, and Pete Whitlock were also remembered as they have already gone on before. A few have lost one of their parents and Joan Moss Fish lost her spouse in April. Losing these is all the more reason for us to come together and reconnect; life is fleeting. Lots and lots of laughter, reminiscing and getting caught up with one another again was the order of the night and all of us were just glad to still be here and able to enjoy each other's company. We could have talked all night! Those that couldn't make it were truly missed and asked about. It was a wonderful night with wonderful company! Thank you all!
My Daddy, Jake Wilson, Jr., celebrated his 92nd birthday on Saturday. He is truly 92 years young, in good health and is an inspiration to all of us. We had a family gathering on Sunday where we all got barbecue plates from the benefit that was held for the Maddox family at Heritage Park. Bucky Malcom and the Hanes family cooked up some delicious barbecue and stew which we really enjoyed. Nothing pleases Daddy more than getting together with his family. We all wish him many, many more years of health and happiness!
John Maddox and his family want everyone to know that they deeply appreciate everything everyone has done for them during and after Sharon's illness and passing.
Maggie Wilson, bride-elect of Steve Lamb, was the honoree at a wedding shower that was held at her mother, Tammy's, home on Saturday afternoon given by her aunts, Lisa Simpson and Eugenia Whitted. Many friends and family dropped in during the afternoon where they showered Maggie with many nice gifts for their new home. The hostesses served delicious refreshments and punch for the guests. Last weekend, her future sister-in-law and mother-in-law, Megan Norton and Debbie Lamb had a delightful luncheon and shower at the Lamb's home on Pierce Dairy Road for Maggie, where Debbie's co-teacher friends and others were invited. She received many useful and lovely gifts there also. One really wonderful gift was a book of recipes that Debbie and Megan had put together that are family favorites and Steve's favorites. Anyone who knows Debbie knows that she is a wonderful cook and entertainer, so that book is chock full of treasures. Their wedding date is fast approaching as they will be married on November 3 at Daytona Beach among family and friends.
Lynn and Joe Hanson traveled to Toccoa this weekend where they attended the beautiful wedding of their granddaughter, Amy Hudgins to Brandon Gravitt. Amy is the daughter of Kim and Jai Hudgins. Lynn also attended a bridal luncheon and then they both were guests at the Rehersal Dinner on Friday evening. Lynn said that everything was just so pretty and the colored leaves made for some gorgeous scenery and pictures. We all certainly offer our congratulations to this new couple. Jean and Ray Hutchins of Athens also went up for the wedding on Saturday.
Ann Smith of Tifton was due to come up today (Monday) for a visit with her sisters, Lynn Hanson and Sybil Bradberry this week. While here they all plan on going to Chatsworth. to visit their other sister, Martha Sue Dotson.
We also want to congratulate Emily Strange and Adam Ruark as they were married this past Saturday evening in Bostwick. Emily is the daughter of Charles and Teresa Strange and the granddaughter of Oscar Strange and Christine Leitch of Buckhead and Adam is the son of Doug and Dena Ruark of Bostwick.
Rocky and Jeanie Acord entertained at their annual Halloween party at their home on Halls Lane on Saturday evening for friends and family. Around 34 attended this year, wearing their favorite costume. They have a different theme every year and this year it was "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." They started out with a pumpkin carving contest, then they recreated the story of "Sleepy Hollow" and a banquet dinner just like in the book, followed by a time of dancing the old-fashioned dances like The Virginia Reel." Later everyone was taken on a hayride and a scary walk through the woods of course, just like "Sleepy Hollow." I wonder if they saw a headless horseman??!! Last, but not least, they had a marshmallow roast. A fun, fun time was had my all!! This family is so imaginative!
Little Ellie Massey, daughter of Laura and Zach Massey, of Buckhead was dedicated in a sweet service at Madison Baptist Church on Sunday morning. Her Uncle Thomas Bell offered up a special prayer for Ellie as she grows in love and the Lord among her many family and friends. She looked and acted like a little angel throughout the service! Ellie is the granddaughter of Beverly Reynolds and Dale Massey and Gwen and Reid Alliston all of Buckhead. Afterward, family and close friends had lunch at The Chop House in Madison.
We were so glad to see Reid out at the service and he looked so good and is doing better.
Cole Rolader is now at home where he is recuperating from his burns. He may still have to have some surgeries for skin grafts. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with him as he heals.
We extend our sympathy to the James King family of Newborn as he passed away on last Friday after a brief illness. The dairymen in this area will remember him as he was the feed salesmen for Crystal Farms Feed for around 25 years. Our prayers go up for all of his family.
Marty and Connie Wilson along with Jimmy and Connie Cunningham have returned from an enjoyable sightseeing trip to Boston, Mass., Maine and other places of interest in New England. They report the leaves were beautiful, but the higher up they went, the trees had already shed their leaves and there was some snow on the highest mountains. They also said that some places had already begun to close up for the winter; I guess they are getting ready to hibernate!
Zach and Alex Wilson from Statesboro were up visiting their parents, Marty and Connie Wilson this past weekend.
Michelle Cathey was down from Atlanta this past weekend to visit her parents, Tommy and Raynor Cathey.
Brian and Rhonda Garrison and girls spent part of the girl's fall break from school down at Disney World in Orlando, where they all had an enjoyable time seeing all the Disney characters and riding the rides.
Sally Porter went down to Perry on Friday to visit her granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Carver's, class where they were celebrating "50's" day. All the little girls had on their poodle skirts and bobby socks with their shoes. Sally had made Mary Elizabeth's and a couple of the other little girl's skirts. Sally is a talented sewer. She also had lunch with her grandson, Jake Carver, that same day, which made his day. She's a good Grandma!
Janice Cronic placed a beautiful fall flower arrangement in Bethany Baptist Church on Sunday in memory of her husband, Ben, on his birthday. She also attended services at Bethany on Sunday morning, and afterward had Sunday lunch with Jack and Joann Cathey.
Karen and Jack Lindsey spent some of this past weekend in the mountains where they went to Blairsville and the Sorghum Festival. Karen said she got a real education in the making of sorghum! They celebrated two years of wedded bliss this past Tuesday. Congratulations!!
Another item of note is that Matt Lindsey is in preparation to leave for the Army on January 8. We wish him God-speed and blessings on this new chapter in his life.
The Bearden children all got together for lunch this past Wednesday in Commerce. Elizabeth and Guy Thurmond of Piedmont, S.C., Jim and Carrie Bearden, Joyce Bearden, and Barbara Walker of Atlanta, Franklin, Stacy, and Sabrina Eaton of Flowery Branch, and Mary and Frank Eaton of Buckhead all enjoyed good family time together.
Mary and Frank Eaton attended the 50th wedding anniversary party for Gerald and Barbara Torbert this past Saturday afternoon at Grace Fellowship Church in Greensboro which was given by their children. Many here remember Barbara Torbert as she was the home demonstration agent here in Morgan County many years ago. Frank used to help Gerald survey also in the past. We send out congratulations to the Torberts and may they have many, many more!
Emily and Bobby Brewer had a houseful from time to time this past weekend as all of their children came by for a visit. Jim, Donna, Garrett and Bailey from Moultrie, along with Devin Tillman from Valdosta came up on Friday; Gary and Kema Brewer from Perry and Ken Brewer and Darlene Burt from Duluth came by on Saturday. Bobby has been having some rough days recently, so I know seeing all his boys gave him a boost of energy. We send him our get-well thoughts and prayers that he will be on the mend soon.
Everyone remember the Godfrey community "whole hog" barbecue that will be held on Nov. 10th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with adult plates $9 and plates for children under 10 being $5. You may contact Esther Curry at 706-474-5963 for tickets or more info.
Printed in the October 25, 2012 edition