Catalpa news

Friday, February 12, 2010


Another wet weekend, but better than the snowstorm along the east coast.

Our sympathy to the family of Olena Higdon who passed away on Thursday. Her funeral was Saturday. Meriel and I went to the visitation at Cornersville on Friday night. She was 77 years old.

Our crowd at Catalpa was low Sunday morning. Jesse Head was sick, along with Logan Pack, Tammy Keller, and the Murdock twins. Hope all get better. Tony Williams had to miss because of his job.

Meriel and I were in Dickson Thursday to see our grandson play his recorder in a chapel program. Strange what grandparents won't do for their grandkids!

Thanks to all the volunteers for their time, work and money getting the building ready for Pickin'n'Grinnin' on Saturday night, Feb. 13, at Petersburg. You all come, bring a dish or two, and enjoy the good, old, toe-tapping bluegrass music and fellowship, starting at 5 p.m. and going until 9 p.m. We take a break at 7 o'clock for potluck. We miss Mrs. Hastings. She was always there sitting on the front row, keeping time along with the rest of us.

After our Sunday evening service at 4 p.m., Gary and June Douglas were hosts to the following for fun, food and fellowship during the Super Bowl game: Bro. Carpenter and Alice, Larry and Joanne Smith, Tony and Melissa Williams, Joe and Marijo Bean, and Jeff, Charlie, Meriel and Juanita Pack. Everyone had their choice of teams and we had plenty of good-natured fun cheering our favorite team. Congratulations to the Saints and to their fans.

Alice Pack was missed Sunday as she flew to Washington D.C. Friday to spend the week with her daughter, Tammie Calys, in Leesburg, Va. for her birthday on Feb. 11. They have been snowed in since she arrived. She said she had never seen so much snow in her life. She plans to fly home Friday if they can get out. I know she will have a good time. Congratulations to Tammie on her big day.

That's all for this time. Hope to see you next week.