Harmony United Methodist Women met at the church on Monday evening. With all the icy, blowing, snowing weather, only five of us braved it.
Carolyn Kumpf was the hostess. She had fixed snacks for us and made up two nice winter themed door prizes. I did the lesson reading from author, minister, TV personality Joyce Meyer.
After the business meeting, the ladies drew and cut cancer scarves. Barbara Pell took them home to surge the edges. Sheila Termeer and Mayme Cox attended the meeting, too.
We had the basket out for Haiti again on Sunday morning. Collected funds go to UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief.
These folks are often part of the first wave of helpers after any disaster. Information is available at www.umcorhaiti.org. Please help if you can.
Barbara Stanfield was sharing the happy news that her daughter would be moving back to the area.
She and her family are leaving Missouri and will now be within 20 miles of mom. Barbara was ready to celebrate.
You could tell on Sunday that those Blue Ponies were playing again.
The Maurer and Osborn families were outfitted in football jerseys. Several other folks paid tribute to their favorite team by dressing in blue.
One shirt was pink but it read, "Colts." Carolyn Kumpf was presented with a giant blue cookie in the shape of a helmet. Apparently all the outfits helped with the outcome.
The Food Pantry is always in need of items. Right now, they especially need shampoo, toothpaste, and dish soap. Please help if you can.
I heard at our HUMW Meeting Monday night that the Lighthouse Mission will take all old clothes, even stuff that is ragged or stained. Just wash up the old clothes and take them out to the Mission on Highway 40.
Apparently, the items that are too far-gone for their annual yard sale are bagged and sold by the pound. I don't know who buys them but it makes money for the Lighthouse to keep helping folks to turn their lives around. Remember this when you start to pitch that ragged old paint shirt.
Janella Knierim called to say that a group from our old Van Buren High School is getting together at Logan's Steakhouse on Feb. 13 for a Sweetheart Dinner. Give her a call if you are interested so she can count the reservations. Janella's number is 442-8824.
Food Share Pick-up is this Saturday at First Christian Church. The doors open at 9 a.m., for those folks that have placed their orders. The next sign-up to place orders will probably be Feb. 20. This is a good program.
The Roaches got together at Red Lobster Saturday evening. We thought we were so smart to get there about 5 p.m., to avoid the rush.
Most of Terre Haute had the same plan. We waited for at least 50 minutes.
While we waited on that rare, warm evening, we ran into the McCoy family. Doug and Shannon were treating Conor and his girl friend Alicia for Conor's birthday.
It was so nice we just stood outside, holding our beepers, talking and laughing. We talked about gardens, standing in line, the huge cross Conor had carved, standing in line, the state of everything, and, of course, standing in line.
The Roach buzzer, or tazer as Mikey called it, finally went off. It was like hearing that you had won the lottery.
The McCoy's were still greeting visitors on the outside while we were escorted to our table. They had already been to the hostess, put in their names, and walked outside by the time we arrived.
They should have been first but we did not argue with our wait person.
Doug finally took the beeper to the host at the desk. "Oh, did you have No. 64? That one doesn't work." The waiter then put it back in its slot for the next unsuspecting patron. If you get No. 64, you might as well leave or bring your sleeping bag.
Our food was good. Sister-in-law Eva Kay and I were properly spoiled for our upcoming birthdays. The waitress did not sing Happy Birthday to us. I missed it; Eva was relieved.
Mike and Karen will continue our celebration with a ham supper sometime this next weekend, depending on the weather. They'll sing to us.
Don't you just love birthdays? Hopefully, we will still be enjoying them when we hit 100.
Ladies, I know you hate to hear me preaching about those mammograms and pap smears but get them done. No one likes it. My OB/GYN says she does not like to have hers either.
Every couple of weeks, someone I know will say, "Oh, I've been intending to do that for three or four years." In that amount of time, something that was the size of a BB can become a golf ball and worse. Do it, sister!
Knightsville United Methdist Church is still hosting Zumba classes.
They meet at 10:30 a.m., on Saturdays, and 5:30 p.m., on Sundays. A $3 donation is accepted.
Happy Birthday to Me (28th), Eva Trout-Roach (29th), Rachel (Pell) Fagg (30th), Sharene Wallenbrock & Colleen Summerlot (31st). Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pell (31st). Happy first of February birthdays to Joyce Vinson (4th).