I started last week's column by thanking our veterans, not remembering that we would not have a newspaper on Thursday.
That paragraph was, of course, cut when the Harmony Happenings came out on Saturday.
Thank yous to our service men and women are always timely even if the holiday observance has passed. Thanks to all of our service men and women past and present. Bless you all.
We have saved all the bulletins that were brought in for a free piece of pie at the Harmony United Methodist Fish Fry. Seventeen different churches were represented. All of them will be displayed on the pastor's bulletin board. We have many photos of workers and fish eaters to display, too.
Pastor Terry Jeffers is starting a new Wednesday night group. I had thought the new session had begun but the group is finishing the previous study at Lena. The new theme will be "Christmas Gifts that Don't Break." Anyone, everyone is welcome to come and participate.
HUMC is hosting a Happy Birthday Jesus Party for children. It will be from 1-3 p.m., Dec. 11. The kids will have stories, crafts, games and goodies. Contact Suzy Morgan to help donate, or for more information.
Harmony United Methodist Women will not have a regular meeting in November or December. Volunteers are needed for January to do the lesson and serve as hostess. The Christmas Party is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Fellowship Hall. Mark your calendars.
The ladies are planning to have a pitch-in meal and gift exchange. Everyone is asked to bring an inexpensive gift, under $5. All ladies of the church are invited. Mayme Cox will do the table decorations. I hope to have the bulletin boards ready for the holidays by the time of the party.
I was supposed to have a Christmas Party sign-up sheet ready but I was home with the sniffles last Sunday morning. Now that I have had my flu shot, I'll be all-better for the winter and get caught up on chores.
Food Share at the First Christian Church has only two deliveries left, November and December. The pick-up date for November will be today, between 9-10 a.m.
Pinckley Street is looking better and definitely riding better. As I headed over to Brother Mikey and Karen's, the trip was so much shorter, not having to weave in and out around huge craters. I also noticed that Jim and Mayme Cox had been working on paint and trim, getting ready for the winter months. Their house, steps and backyard look really nice.
I had to send in the Harmony Happenings a day early this week. I am sitting at the computer on a Tuesday evening. Watching NCIS and trying to concentrate on writing. It is not working well. Mark Harmon seems to get more of my attention than neighborhood news right now. Hate to miss NCIS. It is like the old high school days when I did assignments during commercials.
On Wednesday, cousin Debbie Akers and I are heading south to visit with friends and eat at the new Black Buggy in Jasper. I will let you know if the new restaurant is worth the 100-mile drive.
The Harmony Town Council is still planning a project in memory of long-time board member Don McCollister. Don worked practically every day overseeing the construction of the Community Center. Many folks have said they would like to see a tree planted in his memory. The dry weather has not been good for planting anything. Probably a tree will be planted in his name when spring arrives. Anyone wishing to contribute to the memorial, please contact one of the Town Council members.
Happy birthday to Kendra Dierdorf and Suzy Morgan (today), Nikki Dawson (Nov. 23), William Osborn and Meaka Barnett (Nov. 25), and Jim Clausen (Nov. 29). Happy anniversary to Jim and Mayme Cox (Nov. 23), George and Sarah Lawrence and Travis and Christina Jones (Nov. 27), and Dan and Nancy Pell (Nov. 30).
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
* Sunday -- Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.,
* Nov. 23 -- Bowling at Brazilian Lanes, 6:30 p.m., and
* Nov. 24 -- Bible study, 9 a.m.; Quilting, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Pastor's small group study, 6 p.m.