Tri-Bee News • Rachel Harper
There was a lot of going and coming over the Thanksgiving holidays; a lot of over the rivers and across the creeks and through the wooded roads to travel to a relative's house that was hosting the family Thanksgiving. It's always good when families get together and can get together! Thanksgiving Day was a beautiful day, wasn't it? Just one of many, many things to be able to thank the Lord for. We are all indeed blessed beyond measure!
I am thankful this Monday morning for good neighbors, Jack and Karen Lindsey who have shared their collards with us. I have them cooking and I am thankful for my sweet friend, Effie Powell who told me how to cook them where they do not smell up your entire house!! I can't believe I have lived most of my life without knowing this, but, then again, I am always the last to know most things! In case you forgot, all you do is just cut away the leaves from the thick stem in the middle and discard the stems. Those thick stems are what causes them to smell so when you are cooking them. There was no way on God's green earth I was eating anything that smelled that bad when it was cooking!! I also never knew that scissors could be your best friend in the kitchen. I used scissors to cut the stems out of the collards and then snipped the leaves up to cook. I use them to open up numerous bags, boxes etc., cut bacon in half to cook, and on and on!
Jack and Karen Lindsey hosted a family Thanksgiving at their home for their boys, and Karen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carey Williams from Greensboro.
Roy Lindsey and his boys were up at the Lindsey farm over the holidays camping out and deer hunting.
Linda Eaton Miller hosted a family pre-Thanksgiving dinner on last Sunday at her home in Conyers. All of the Eaton brothers and sisters enjoyed this time together.
Frank and Mary Eaton enjoyed a Thanksgiving lunch with their little granddaughters, Sabrina and Sophia Eaton along with their parents, Franklin and Stacy Eaton, at the Presbyterian Church Development Center in Gainesville one day last week.
Mary and Frank also enjoyed having all their children and grandchildren during the Thanksgiving holidays at their home. Curtis and Joyce Eaton along with Steven, Darby and Haley all came from Rome, Martha, Sandy, Matthew and Mary Martha of Cleveland, TN, and Franklin, Stacy, Sabrina and Sophia Eaton from Flowery Branch also came to their parents to spend Thanksgiving. They had a house full!
Jill and Gerry Penn hosted the annual Harper family Thanksgiving at their home on Thanksgiving Day. Joan Harper, Beth and Bobby Bishop and girls, the John White's from White Plains, Patricia and Tom Chafin from Virginia Beach, Va., and their boys and family, Kendall and Louise Marett from Hartwell along with their daughter and her family were all guests.
Shep Alligood of Lebanon, Tenn., drove down on Wednesday to pick up his grandparents, Jake and Blanche Wilson, to bring them up to Tennessee for Thanksgiving with all the Alligood clan. On Saturday, Leon and Bertie, brought them back and returned home on Sunday. Due to all the traveling, we just had a small family Thanksgiving for a change!
Sally and Tony Stephens along with Josh and Alicia hosted their family Thanksgiving at their home. Harriette Wade, Sandra and Jerry Brown, Richie Davis of Monroe, and Brad and Shannon Davis of Social Circle were their guests. Laurie and Chic Lewis and boys were with Chic's family in Macon and Ginny Gregg and her family were on a Thanksgiving getaway in New York City.
Marty and Connie Wilson went to Bowman the Sunday before Thanksgiving to be with Connie's mother, Mildred Rucker and sisters and brother for their annual get-together.
Gloria and William Crew hosted the Herndon and Bone family Thanksgiving dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving also.
Tommy and Raynor Cathey have returned from a wonderful week of a sightseeing and history tour of cruising the Mississippi River from down at the coast of Mississippi all the way up to Memphis, Tenn. They learned a lot of Civil War History on trip. Tommy reports that the river is really low right now.
The Chuck Smiths were guests of Jeri's parents, the Jack Catheys for the Thanksgiving holidays.
Bonner's Restaurant was the scene for all of the Bonner family and extended family's Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving day with the traditional meal of turkey and dressing with all the trimmings.
Bonner's was also host to the annual Brown family reunion on the Sunday before Thanksgiving as Hattie Bonner's brothers and sisters with their families all came together. I believe she told me they had around 65 there.
Emelyn and John Richard Wilson had all of their children with their families and grandchildren over on this past Sunday for their Thanksgiving dinner.
Hannah Eaton was home with her family for the Thanksgiving holidays from North Georgia College, as well as Chip Porter from ABAC and Annie Wood from Georgia College was home with her parents, the Phillip Woods.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Martha Fuller Wood and all of her family in the death of her father, Curtis Fuller, last week. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at Union Chapel Baptist Church in Putnam County. Mr. Fuller was a dairy farmer until he retired and he and Mrs. Fuller raised a wonderful family. Their son, Curtis Fuller, Jr., continues to dairy there at the home place right across from the Rock Eagle entrance.
Dale and Howard Thompson entertained their daughters, Dawn and Tony Epps with their children, Miriah, Chris, and Cole, Amanda Thompson, and Derrick Mealor along with his daughter, Taylor for Thanksgiving dinner. Dale also was glad to receive Thanksgiving wishes from calls from her sons, Joey and Jody Hutton in New Castle, Va.
Ben Bruce recently traveled with Rocky Accord up to his former home in Virginia to see some spectacular scenery and also the coal mining places that Rocky and his family have worked at. Ben is enjoying his retirement from dairying!
We want to continue to remember Shannon Porter's step-dad, Bill Hodges, as he has recently had heart surgery. He was able to come home on Sunday afternoon, but will have to continue to take it easy for some time. We pray he has a quick recovery!
Printed in the November 29, 2012 edition.