Be sure to attend. We can celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas that day. We always enjoyed Christmas Village and have been missing it the past few years, it got us in the mood for Christmas and helped us do a lot of our Christmas shopping at home.
As for me and my house I hope to carry my relish. The Green Tomato Relish has always been a popular one and I plan to have lots of it there. A few weeks ago I just knew I would not get any green tomatoes but it seems like a miracle happened and I wound up with several bushels. Thanks to everyone who remembered me. I would especially like to know who left me over two bushels by the yard gate. They were driving a white van and before I could get out they were driving off. I was so sick with a cold and still in my night clothes. However, this great gift of those nice green tomatoes helped me feel better.
I was so thankful to be able to go to the Holiday Foods program presented by Ann Throneberry on Thursday morning, Nov. 8 at Church Street Church of Christ annex. A large crowd attended and we enjoyed this annual program by Ann and were happy to receive a nice booklet of 100 recipes. I will be sharing some of the recipes with the ones who weren't there. She had a bundle of her booklets from 1974 to 2007 and gave as door prize to a lucky lady.
We enjoyed Helen Blanton, a co-worker with Ann at Duck River Electric Membership Corporation coming also.
This delightful morning with Ann and so many nice ladies to speak of really did pep me up. Janice accompanied me and Juanita and Alice Pack from her, we enjoyed going.
Friday night we enjoyed the Friday night area wide gospel singing at Lone Oak Church of Christ. There are a large crowd there and the singing was beautiful.
Jeff Pack, Juanita Pack, Alice Pack, Doylene, Janice and I from Catalpa attended.
Saturday morning we had our last morning market at J.C. Tate Store in Belfast. The weather was chilly but we were on the inside and from 7:30 to 12 we enjoyed and appreciated several to come in. We have appreciated and enjoyed one Saturday a month since May getting to have a morning market. Hopefully, 2008 will be a better year and we can have one Saturday morning a month to have a morning market. We appreciate all who set up and all who traded with us.
Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. there was Pickin and Grinnin at the town hall in Petersburg and the pickers (1) outnumbered the grinners. We all enjoyed it but we missed Karen Fulcher. She was out of town (Ohio). We will let everyone know if we have Pickin and Grinnin in December. We really enjoyed all the music and the grinners missed a good evening of good toe tapping music and we missed them being there.
This ended a nice weekend and as for me, my cold got better and I was glad to go to church. We welcomed Bro. Carpenter and Alice back. They with others of Alice's family members spent last weekend and a few days in Tansy Village at Crossville. This is an annual vacation for them and we were so glad that Alice was able to go.
The Lord willing the first Sunday in December, Dec. 2, the church here at Catalpa is honoring Bro. Carpenter and Alice for their 30 years of working with us. All who have attended here the past 30 years and five months are urged to come Sunday morning for classes from 10:30 a.m -11:00 a.m. Preaching at 11 a.m. followed by lunch in the annex.
Bro. Carpenter and Alice are very special to all us and we look forward for them to be with us many more years.
I will repeat this but be sure to mark Sunday, Dec. 2 in red on the calendar and come to Catalpa.
We were glad to have Linda and Phil Jones of Madison, Ala., as visitors Sunday morning. Our sympathy goes out to Linda's sister, Regina Rowe Hambrick of Huntsville in the death of her husband last week. The Allen Rowe family lived several years in Petersburg and Mr. and Mrs. Rowe attended church here. Linda and Phil were married in the building here at Catalpa by Bro. Duane Slaughter. Mrs. Okalene Rowe is not well we regret to hear. She lives at Howell with her daughter, Regetta and her husband and attends church at Howell Church of Christ. Our prayers are for her to get better soon.
We missed our twins Ella and Neyland Murdock and their mother Sunday as Neyland was sick. We love having the twins and big brother Landry and their mother Julie come to church. Tim has to work weekends in Fayetteville and we miss him.
Amber Douglas is on crutches since her fall from a horse but we are glad to hear she is doing better and our prayers are with her to keep improving.
Jeff Pack had a fine lesson for the Sunday evening service. We are proud of Jeff and so thankful for the work he does in the church at Catalpa. He does a fine job of teaching the Wednesday night class every week.
We welcomed Wilene Foster back Sunday. She had fallen several weeks ago and has had to miss services. We hope she can keep improving. She has a birthday coming up Nov. 22 and we hope she has a good one and will have many more.
Happy birthday to Vicki Bean. Her special day is Nov. 22. She, Brian and children, Dillon and Briley, came to church at Catalpa. We all hope Vicki will have many more happy birthdays.
Happy anniversary to Joan and Larry Smith.Their special day will be Nov. 22 and I believe this will be their 33rd. We love and appreciate this special couple. They are good workers in the church. Joan is a teacher and Larry is an elder. We hope they have many more happy years together.
Janice Harris has a birthday Nov. 17. She lives in Belfast but comes to church at Catalpa. She has retired from nursing after working 42 years and is enjoying her retirement. We all wish for Janice to have many more happy birthdays. Pick up a copy of November 16th edition for the rest of the story.