Tri-Bee News • Rachel Harper
Fall is here, and the pecan trees are ready!
It was really, really cool this Monday morning, but it felt good. Fall is definitely here! All the pecan trees we have seen and have heard about are loaded with nuts, too. Going to be a lot of picking going on!
Last week I told you I would tell another story about Union Chapel Methodist Church; Bruce remembers his (and my) Uncle Dick Wilson telling this story when they would go over to their house to visit. Uncle Dick was my Granddaddy Wilson's brother and he was married to Bruce's daddy, Ottis's sister, Sallie Harper Wilson. It sounds like we should be related, but I promise we're not! Uncle Dick told that he really liked a girl who went to Union Chapel with her parents. Sadly, we don't know her name. Uncle Dick rode his motorcycle down to Union Chapel when they were going to have Homecoming. He admitted that he had no plans of going to church; he was just going to ride up and down the road in front of the church making a lot of noise, hoping to get this girl's attention and "impress" her. He did make a lot of noise, as you can imagine, and he was making quite the impression! Church was being held with the windows and doors open, since this was way before air conditioning. On one of his trips back and forth he had a little mishap; going in the ditch, turning over and bumming up him and his motorcycle. About that time one of the men of the church came out to tell him to stop all his foolishness; they were trying to have church and worship the Good Lord and he was disturbing them greatly. He said, "Yes Sir, well, you don't have to worry about me anymore. I'm not getting back on that thing." Uncle Dick was full of stories and needless to say he was quite a character!
I also must tell something that Effie Powell told of eating out in Italy. She said she saw this word "mussa" on the menu listed as a local delicacy. She didn't know what it was so she asked their waitress. She said, "It is donkey." Effie said, "Donkey?!" The waitress described it so as there would be no confusion; she put fingers up on her head in the shape of ears and said, "Hee haw, hee haw." I did not know anyone ate donkey! I do hope I remember that Italian word "mussa!"
Jack and Karen Lindsey have returned from a wonderful trip to Boston, Kennebunkport, Bar Harbor, Maine, New Hampshire and other points of interest in New England. Jack and Karen will soon be celebrating their second wedding anniversary in October. Congratulations!
Congratulations also go out to Lynn and Joe Hanson and Patsy Baldwin upon the recent marriage of their granddaughter, Ashley Baldwin, daughter of Cindy and Gene Baldwin to Clint Johns recently. The lovely outdoor wedding was held in the front yard of Patsy's home and the reception was at The Cultural Center Hall. Congratulations to this young couple!
The Fairview Club held its September meeting at the home of Shirley Lancaster on this past Wednesday. A recipe swap was held as the members swapped their favorite and best recipes and everyone also participated in a "show and tell." Members brought craft or sewing items they had made, good books they were reading and other items of interest to show the other members. We have some really talented members among us. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess. Blanche Wilson will host the October meeting and members are to bring any crafts, sewing, knitting or crocheting they are working on that they can teach some of us others to do. It looks like we are destined to be crafty!
Ben and Will Porter participated in the Oconee Youth Livestock Show on Saturday. Ben won Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb and Grand Champion Breeder Ewe. Will took his Hereford heifer, Tina, and they placed well also. Good work, Porter boys!
Chip Porter and the boys attended the Georgia-Vanderbuilt game in Athens Saturday evening along with Beryl Vaughters and Marci Campbell.
After the last cow was loaded up on Sunday night and on its way to the sale barn in Jackson, Ben and Joanie Bruce and children all went up to Tim and Esther Curry's for sandwiches and cookies. This is indeed an end of an era. We wish them many blessings on this next stage in their life.
Esther Curry and Ellen Bruce spent Friday night and Saturday at Lake Burton with Connie and William Zachry. Esther said it was absolutely beautiful up there. On their way home they stopped at "The Mark of the Potter" to shop and look.
Tim, Cathy, and Kacey Wilson of Roswell came and spent Sunday with his parents, Jake and Blanche Wilson. Bruce and Rachel Harper and Maggie, Jennifer Bonner, the Mark Wilkins, the Marc Fortsons along with Marty Wilson all brought covered dishes and and we all enjoyed Sunday lunch together. Connie kept Peyton home with her as he had came down with strep throat over the weekend. Hope he feels better soon.
Sally Stephens and Jane Phelps enjoyed meeting up with one of their former Madison Softball Laker teammates this past week. Vance Morris from Pine Mountain, was camping at Hard Labor Creek State Park. They enjoyed visiting and then a cookout at her campsite later with some other teammates that were close by.
I am sorry I had Sally's high school graduation year wrong last week; it should have been 1972 instead of 1974.
Carrie and Raegan Wilkins along with myself and Maggie and Karalynn went to the Cole Brother's circus that was held at the Oconee County Heritage Park last week. I will have to admit that my expectations were not that high, but boy, were we surprised! It was wonderful and the girls really loved it. We were quite impressed. They had the circus tent up and everything. All the acts were top-notch and were absolutely wonderful! Tommy Cathey, Bob Moorhead and Ben Kirby were also spotted on the very front row taking it all in!!
Printed in the September 27, 2012 edition