Buckhead News • Betty Moore
Buckhead Fall Festival Nov. 7
I was sorry to learn that Edna Smith had fallen. She has a broken rib and many bruises from the fall. She has suffered pain. I am so sorry about it. She says it will take five weeks for the rib to heal.
Reid and Gwen Alliston had their grandson Brett and wife Tiffany and Logan to come on Saturday. Logan is seven months old and is the first great-grandchild.
Gail Wade met with the seven first cousins in the mountains. They enjoyed each other. They all left the family at home. They are just getting to know each other.
Bobby and Huberta Crisp went to the mountains this weekend.
The Buckhead Baptist Church is having the fall festival in conjunction with AWANA on Nov. 7.
Don’t forget the time change is Nov. 4.
Sunday, Nov. 25 there will be the lighting of the tree at the Buckhead Park at 6 p.m. There will be choirs and much singing. Make your plans to attend this special event.
Harold Alford and Sharon came by to see the Reid Allistons on Sunday afternoon. My neighbor Jay Moss gave me this information. The Morgan County High School FFA officers flew to Indianapolis, Indiana to the National FFA Convention and Expo. As first time flying for most of them they couldn’t wait until take off! When they landed in Indiana they went to the expo/convention, which lasted from Oct. 24-27. There were many people from around the United States, from all 50 states. They listened and learned many things from the motivational speaker and enjoyed it. Those that attended the trip were Jay Moss, April Grantham, Harley Smith, Billy Peters, Zach Webb, Claire Woodard, Hannah Craig, Sean Stovall and their advisor, agricultural education teacher Kaitlyn Butler.
The OTWF Wrestling will be at the Buckhead Fire Station Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. The doors open at 5 p.m. The price is $7 for those 12 years and up. Those under 12 the price is $4. One dollar of each ticket goes to the fire department. Fill the house and make some money for Buckhead.
The Sunday, Oct. 28 edition of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution had an article about the family at Eatonton that lost their daughter in the war at Afghanistan. In seven weeks the father, too was dead. He had grieved himself to death some felt. The daughter, Erica was a MP in the Army. A mine by the side of the road had blown their vehicle up causing her and several others to die.
Erica had been very close to her dad, helping him even as a small child work on cars. She would get tools for him. He doted on her. She married and he wasn’t happy about that. But she is his daughter, his only daughter.
When Erica died 500 came to the funeral when the Methodist church only holds 250 people. She had gone to the Army because she could not find a job. In a short time she received her training in Texas and was sent out as an MP. When she was to leave for oversees she told her mother that she was afraid. She had reason to be. A roadside bomb blew up her vehicle. All were killed instantly.
Her father sat and stared at the computer screen of pictures of her. He didn’t try to do anything. So in seven weeks he died of a heart attack one night. Many believe that it was from grief.
The Atlanta paper wrote that it was a family fractured. With the father gone and the daughter, the mother and remaining son must learn to live. It is indeed a sad story. It touched my heart to its depth. I would like to meet the woman at some point in life and talk with her.
Printed in the November 1, 2012 edition