Buckhead News • Betty Moore
Belles of Buckhead celebrate birthdays at Happy China
The Belles of Buckhead enjoyed their gathering at Happy China with hostesses Lady Fruit Loop and Lady Lilac. The birthdays were Myrona Clothier, Cathy Slaughter and Dot Sharp. We will miss our friend Nete Peppers. She was a faithful member for many years.
Edna Smith was not feeling well today. I hope that she is better soon.
Dennis and Julie Godbee enjoyed the Valentine Banquet at their church Saturday night. At this time Julie is not feeling well with a cold.
John Wes Townley was at the Daytona 200 car race on Saturday. He is Freida White’s cousin.
Brent, Tiffany and Logan Alliston spent the weekend with their dad at Reid and Gwen Alliston’s house. Logan is the only great grandchild.
After church at Grace Bible Church on Sunday the congregation went to Bonner’s to eat. Missionary Chris Grove was the speaker on Sunday.
Watch your calendar for the second Saturday night of the month. That is when there is the wrestling at the Buckhead Fire Station Doors open at 5 p.m. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 for ages 12 to adults. They are $4 for children. One dollar of each ticket goes to the fire station. For info. Call 1-678-492=2117 or 706-347-1026.
Our son-in-law Bill Kincaid was sick and in bad pains all of last week. He kept thinking that he would get better. Linda was in Milwaukee and St. Paul at work. She got back on Thursday night. Bill had gotten a friend from North Georgia to go with him to see the doctor and had tests. It was his gall bladder. So he and Linda went to St. Joseph’s Hospital on Friday where he had surgery. He went home on Saturday but had to go back to the hospital on Monday so that they could remove two gallstones to his bowel. He is now at home. We are so glad.
With this very cold weather I am reminded of hog killing time. Although I was very young I remember it very well. Daddy would get the butcher knives sharpened so that he could shave the hog. They would build a big fire near where they were working. There was a wash pot on the fire with boiling water with the steam flying up in the cold air. They also had some drums of cold water to use. This was before there was electricity in the country so the water had to be hand drawn from a well and carried out to the spot where the hog was killed. Mama was around with her big apron and a number of dish pans to get the different kinds of meat to be put into. I remember that they washed some of the meat and cooked it over the fire. Oh, it was so delicious! We would cook just a few bites at a time. Then we would cook more. The next day Mama would have the meat ready that she wanted to use to make sausage. That was my job. I tuned the sausage grinder. Most of the time she let me put the sage and any other spices in it. When I thought that it was seasoned just right I got Mama to come get some to cook to see how it was. It made me feel so grown up. She would usually like it just like I fixed it. That was really a compliment for a six-year-old.
I wanted to remind you to look for the magazine that the Lake Oconee Baptist Youth and Teresa Wallace put out each month. It is placed in a number of places. It will be well worth your time to get one and read it from cover to cover. Teresa is a good leader for the youth group.
Printed in the February 21 edition.