By Paula Mitchell
Pendleton County had a busy day Saturday. There was a family fest, golf tournament, church lawn party, drive-in fun with vintage cars and Elvis look alike, and high school reunions. The latter included the 62nd and 65th high school reunions where dinners were enjoyed by the attendees. There were four perfect attendance individuals who attended the 65th high school reunion. The writer is reminded of a joke regarding high school reunions, which she would like to share with her readers.
“A reunion group of high schoolers, who were 40 years old, discuss where they should meet for their reunion dinner. Finally, it was agreed upon that they should meet at the South Fork Ruritan Building because the ladies wear beautiful dresses.
10 years later, at 50 years of age, the group again pools their thoughts and discuss where they should meet. Finally, it is agreed upon that they should meet at the South Fork Ruritan Building because the food there is very good and the desserts are delicious.
10 years later, at the age of 60, the group again decides to discuss where they should meet. Finally, it is agreed upon that they should meet at the South Fork Ruritan Building because they can eat there in peace and quiet and it is smoke free.
10 years later, at the age of 70 years, the group again discusses where they should meet for their reunion dinner. Finally, it is agreed upon that they should meet at the South Fork Ruritan Building because the facility is wheelchair accessible.
10 years later, at 80 years of age, the group again discusses where they should meet. Finally, it is agreed upon that they should meet at the South Fork Ruritan Building because that would be a great idea since they have never been there before!”
Well, there it is. If one hasn’t attended their high school reunion, it would more than likely be very interesting to attend and see how everyone else has aged.
Life’s little instructions from a grandpa include the following:
- It’s always right to do the right thing.
- Be proud of who one is.
- Live below one’s means: share some, save some and spend some.
- Do more than one is asked.
- Love is a four- letter word spelled G-I-V-E. Be thankful, and think of the next guy.
Area showers have been taking place this past week. The high temperatures call for more of these showers in order for the gardens and meadows to flourish.
Quotes for the week are as follows:
“It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.” — Elvis Presley
“Three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — Buddha
“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” — Elizabeth Taylor
“If you have to choose between being kind and being right, always choose to be kind. Then you will always be right.” — Donnie Osmond
“The important things are children, honesty, integrity, and faith.” — Andy Williams
Sitting by a fan to hear about the “Talk of the Grove” would be welcoming:
Wesley, Becky, Ben, Nathan and Emma Puffenbarger enjoyed dinner Saturday evening at The Cracked Pillar in Bridgewater, Virginia. They were able to watch the antique parade from the patio. Ben has been helping his grandfather, Eldon, make hay.
Visitors of Rosalee Grogg were Marleta Wimer, Terri Grogg and friend, Claude, Stephen Grogg, Kim Evick, Madison Grogg and Anthony and Asher Mauzy.
St. Paul Lutheran Church had a one-day Vacation Bible School on Saturday. The theme “Knowing and Growing in Jesus” had 23 children and youth very involved with singing, crafts, lessons, water sports and food. Everyone enjoyed an ice cream party at the conclusion of the day.
Many folks in the community took in the movie “Elvis” this past weekend at the Warner’s Drive-In in Franklin.
Clickety-clacks for the chin wagers are as follows:
- The state with the most lakes is Florida, with about 30,000.
- More than one-fourth of all the bones in the human body are in the hands, 54 of 206.
- Although the dragon fly has 6 long legs, he cannot walk a step.
- In the building of bridges, kites were once used to bring the first cable across.
- The motto on the first coin officially issued by the U.S. government was “Mind your business.”
Concerns for this week are many, and they are as follows: Charles Anderson, Bill Brackman, Scherry Chambers, Charlotte Copley, Jeff Craig, Jeff Evick, Lee Roy and Ina Evick, Herb Eye, Mary Eye, Ron Gilkeson, Barry Gordon, Lola Graham, Marlene Harman, Steve and Armanda Heavner, Starr Hedrick, George Hevener, Gary and Jackie Hills, Rose Hinkle, Virgil Homan, Jr., Charlie Marie Hoover, Lorena Hoover, Myrtle Hoover, Bob Hurry, Alice Johnson, Richard Judy, Melissa Lambert, Robin and Kitty Lambert, Rex Landis, Angela Lung, Linda Malcolm, Roger and Skip Mallow, Yvonne Marsh, Neil McLaughlin, Naomi Michael, Joe Moats, Lincoln Moore, Ernie Morgan, Aaron Nelson, Kathy Nelson, Ken and Ruth Nelson, Bennie Nesselrodt, Cheryl Paine, Sutton Parrack, Alda Propst, Betty Lou Propst, Kara Propst, Kathy Propst, Linda Propst, Sheldon Propst, Pam Rexrode, Donna Ruddle, Bernie Sasscer, Barbara Simmons, Emily Simmons, Erin Simmons, Eva Simmons, Charlie Sites, Diana Smith, Ona Smith, Stanna Smith, Patricia Swecker, Rosa Tichenor, Sandra Vandevander, Jack Vogel, Judy Waggy, Ron White, Judy Williams, Larry Wimer and Carol Windett.