Columnist dreads early autumn’s falling oak leaves

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Betty Moore

Betty Moore

By Betty Moore

Well it seems that we must be into an early fall. Our oak tree leaves are falling. I dread it when they all fall. There are several trees in the yard with large leaves. That really makes for a huge mess. I usually let the wind do the job of blowing them away. Many blow into the road and across the road. That suits me just fine.

John and Gail Wade will go to Athens Thursday to help her sister celebrate her birthday.

Dink and Sandra Dorminy spent Friday with Dennis and Julie Godbee.

Reid Alliston had a birthday August 15. All of the family came for lunch.

Jean Tanner had a birthday on August 22. Janice Smith and Robert Smith Jr. had birthdays on August 28. Lillie Denning has a birthday on August 30. I wish each of you a very special happy birthday and a wonderful year to come for you!

Don’t forget the upcoming homecoming at the Buckhead Baptist Church on September 8 at 10:30 a.m. Revival will follow on September 9, 10 and 11. You are invited to come and receive a blessing.

There is a very active AWANA going on at the Buckhead Baptist Church. The youth in the area are invited to attend.

I spoke with the pastor and his wife from the Buckhead Church, the Rev. and Mrs. Garner. They have been here for a few months. I know that they would welcome any people that are not in church.

John and Gail Wade went to Lawrenceville to help Samuel Saltik celebrate his birthday. All of the family came together for an enjoyable birthday party. John Wade’s birthday was also celebrated.

At this writing Dean Strange is doing better. Many prayers have been answered. Thank you. Please continue to pray for him, for Cathy, his children and all of the family that helps out.

I appreciated the letter that Gail Wade wrote a few weeks ago. It said that parents should help their children with their work. I agree 100 percent. When our girls were in school they got right on to their homework. If they needed help we helped to the extent that we could. We had materials here that were for their use. We did what we could for them. As to extra activities we met them at different places when they came from ballgames as cheerleaders. I was so proud of the two girls that I would do for them again if the time came and we were younger if they were in school. Unfortunately, that can’t happen.

Men are all about in different areas getting the woods in shape for the upcoming hunting season. I don’t know when it will be exactly. I imagine that it will be a good season for I have seen a good many deer all about. I know that they have eaten up most of my pecan.

Watch your calendar for the second Saturday in the month of September. There will be wrestling at the Buckhead gym. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Of the money for the tickets $1 will go to the fire department in Buckhead. Why not go and have a great time and help the fire department out? Doors open at 5 p.m. wrestling begins at 6 p.m.

We have several birthdays. Kurt Elsner had one on August 26, Jane Kiplinger had one on August 29, Buddy Phillips and Dolores Howath also had birthdays on August 29. Dottie Alsner has her birthday on August 31. We wish each and every one of you a most wonderful birthday! I pray that your days will be bright and wonderful with family all about and the way that you want!

The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel has the following upcoming events. The monthly singing and ice cream social was on August 25 at 6 p.m.

Their Christian Country Breakfast will be next Sunday, Sept. 1. This will begin their new church year. On August 31 the Ladies’ Luncheon is at 1 p.m. The Brotherhood meeting is Tuesday, Sept.10. They are going up with the Sunday school rooms and as they do they need more funds. Anyone that is led to give it will be gratefully accepted. With growth space is needed.

Jay Moon and the other young people that went to Atlanta and competing against other young people and they all did very well. I am sure they all have a future in agriculture. I am very proud of all of them.

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