By Betty Moore, Columnist
We have really had the rain lately. Last weekend it was over three inches. I saw my column from apparently three-year ago. There was snow on Christmas Day.
That was the first time since 1862 that it snowed on Christmas Day. The snow was heavy enough that it caused the roof on our old chicken house to collapse.
We had a few things stored in there. It was nothing of great value. Still if you have something in there you want the things.
In the same column I mentioned about our neighbor Natalie being ill and in the hospital. We all still miss her since she passed away. It was a little over three years ago I think.
The Swords Church is sending out invitations to everyone to get people that are not already churched to come there. They would be very happy to have you. You would be welcomed with open arms. This church has been a part of the community for many years. They are reaching out to whom may come. Why not go this upcoming Sunday at 10 a.m.?
Buddy and Jean Phillips and Dave and Betty Andrade went on a cruise to Puerto Rico, St. Marten, Grand Turk and Bahamas. The temperature there was 82 degrees. They came back when the temperature was 5 degrees.
The city of Buckhead is planning its upcoming “Old Buckhead Days” to be April 5. There will be the 5k-road race at 8:30 a.m. The cost will be $20 before March 26. After that it will be $25. You may register at active.com. The parade will be at 10 a.m. Bring your tractors, cars, floats, clowns and make it a big parade. Make it big time! Once you get to the fire house there will be food, music, face painting, raffles, sack races, three-legged races, bingo, corn hole tournament and lets see what all else! Just plan to be there. It will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. All the proceeds go to the town park playground.
Teresa Wallace and the youth at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel have come out with their paper that they have. They put it out at different places around town. It is free. If you see one be sure to get it to read. They do a very good job.
Chuck and Miriam Foster went to Camden, Tennessee to their former daughter-in-law’s funeral. They went on to Memphis to see their son Turner.
Edna Smith spent a week with Ron and Margie Denning in South Carolina. Richard Tanner is in the hospital at Emory. He is quite ill. W. H. Ashburn is at home recuperating from hip surgery. We hope that you have a speedy recovery.
MacKenzie Mullins and Ron Denning have birthdays on January 16. Happy birthday to you!
I’d like to congratulate Jerry and Linda Thompson on their wedding on Sunday at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel. Following church the wedding march was played and Linda came in on her son’s arm to meet Jerry at the alter of beautiful flowers.
The Rev. Jerald Bishop performed the ceremony. The church had a covered dish lunch after which a beautiful wedding cake was cut as dessert for everyone. They are at home at Swords. We welcome Linda to the community and as a new member of the church.