Fall is in the air! These cool mornings and nights sure do feel good! It makes for good yard work and outside work weather, which, trust me, there is plenty of that and more for me to do. My Raegan is absolutely loving her home-ec classes. They are cooking; they have made a “mug cake” in the microwave, French toast in a mug in the microwave, a cheese quiche, blueberry muffins, and pancakes. She has liked everything but the French toast; she said it was too soggy. She wants to have all of this for our Christmas breakfast this year!! She is getting inspired! I am very proud of her! She will use it for the rest of her life! Last week she needed to bring a griddle from home for them to use to cook the pancakes, so she called me to see if I had a big one. I did, but I haven’t used it in a long time; not since the school days when I had a lot of pancakes to make at one time for my crew. I told her that Mrs. Lindsey had given me and PaPa one when we married, so that has been 44 years ago! Bruce and Jack lived together in TeePee Valley in Athens when they were going to the University. Mrs. Lindsey had sent a griddle, just like the one she had given us, for Bruce and Jack to use to do some of their cooking on. Bruce said they used it for everything almost; pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, to brown hamburger and deer meat for spaghetti and chili, etc. Between it and Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Harper sending food back with them for the week, they made out pretty good! They weren’t going to let their boys starve! Oh the memories!
We’re thankful that Mrs. Huberta Crisp is now home after having a heart procedure done this past week. She had a scare but is now doing fine. We also need to remember Wayne Christian as he was on life support this past week and in dire need of a new liver. But praise the Lord, he was able to receive one short-way and the family is very thankful for the family who suffered a great loss and made it possible for Wayne to receive one. Continue to remember these two and others in your prayers. Rev. and Mrs. Michael Ventrello and their family have enjoyed a wonderful beach vacation to Hilton Head, Island this past week. In his absence, Rev. Brian Thompson of the SOLM filled in at Bethany Baptist at both Sunday services this past Sunday.
On this past Saturday, Rebekah Kilpatrick, was honored at a baby shower at her mother’s home on Porter Road for her twins, a boy and a girl, who are due in October. Her Aunt Sarah Nell Craig and her daughter’s, Stephanie Kenny of Acworth and Stacy Loudermelk of Lake Oconee were the hostesses. She received many nice and useful gifts for her coming little ones, Morgan, the little boy, and Kentlee, the little girl. A delicious brunch was also served to guests. Necia Silvers, Jason’s mother, and his aunt also came down for the shower.
Jill Penn was also honored at a baby shower this past Sunday afternoon at the home of Katie and Chris Bragg in Greensboro. Gerry’s sister was also a hostess. She received many nice and useful gifts for little Wyatt. Zach, Laura, and little Ellie Massey had a “Reveal Party” on this past Saturday to announce what their coming little one will be and the answer is: Ellie will have a little sister! Many family members were on hand to find out! Gloria and William Crew enjoyed having all their children and grandchildren for a family Sunday lunch this past Sunday.
Chuck, Jeri, and Charles Smith of West Point were weekend guests of Mrs. JoAnn Cathey this past weekend. Jack and Karen Lindsey spent this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn. and also attending the Georgia-Vanderbilt Football game on Saturday. They also enjoyed touring other points of interest in Nashville while there.