Tri-Bee News • Rachel Harper
Change your clocks Sat.
My, the weather can really change, can't it? The wind has been blowing and blowing all night and still is today on this Monday morning and the temperature is dropping. We might have frost on Monday or Tuesday night, too! If we don't, it might be because the wind kept up all night. A week or two ago when it was warm and nice, I wouldn't have thought it possible, but here it is! All this wind is really making the pecans fall!
Don't forget on this coming Saturday night, Nov. 3, to set your clocks back one hour to change the time as Daylight Savings Time ends.
There are a few changes going on in our Bethany and Fairview communities. The Gladstone Smith house has been sold to, I believe, some folks that are associated with the Southern Cross Ranch on down the road from it. I see some work is being done as I drive by from time to time. Roy and Tootsie Mealor's daughter, Paige Peotrowski, and her husband and family have built a beautiful new house right beside where her grandmother and grandfather, Bonnie and Harrison Mealor lived and where Paige and her family have been living until their new house was finished. We congratulate and welcome these families into our neighborhoods and their new surroundings!
I will tell you a really good story about Bonnie Mealor that my mama, Blanche Wilson, tells when Bonnie and Harrison lived right across the road from them on the Eatonton Highway in the house that the Halls lived in years ago. Mama said that she had asked Bonnie to come to church with them several times over at Bethany Baptist Church at many different times and she told her she was welcome to ride with us whenever she would like, but that it never seemed to work out. But one Sunday night as we were pulling out to go to church, Mama and Daddy saw Bonnie standing at the end of her driveway with her Bible and pocketbook and was waiting there for them to stop and get her. Mama was delighted and off we went. That very night at the end of the service when the congregation stood for the invitation song, Bonnie stepped out and walked the aisle to be saved! That was truly God working that night. From then on, Bonnie and her family attended church at Bethany and Bonnie became a member of my Grandma Genie Maude Wilson's Sunday School Class. Grandma thought a great deal of Bonnie and Harrison and always spoke of her very highly. I remember Harrison, always in his overalls and he would come up to talk fishing or hunting with Granddaddy and bring them vegetables from their garden. Bonnie was a quiet, good hard-working woman and she and Harrison raised a fine family and were a wonderful asset to the Fairview community. Everyone knows Roy and his wife, Tootsie, as she has catered for many years and made lots and lots of those delicious little cakes for many, many showers through the years. There was an older daughter, Eloise, and Billy who was close to my age. We need to remember Roy with our thoughts and prayers as he is going through some health issues as of late.
We're glad that Harriette Wade is doing well after a fall and thank goodness she didn't have any broken bones, just bruised and sore. She is taking it easy and recuperating at her home. Our get-well thoughts and prayers are with her.
The Godfrey Community folks hosted their annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Outing on Saturday night at the park and shelter where the children all dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Everyone enjoyed a weiner roast, a haunted hay ride, trick-or-treating, of course, and they ended the evening with the making of s'mores around the campfire.
Also, don't forget the Godfrey Community "whole-hog" barbecue that will be held on next Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Godfrey community picnic shelter, close to Antioch Baptist Church. Plates will be served starting at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be $9 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years. For information and tickets you may contact Esther Curry at 706-474-5963.
Clay Porter competed in his first SCTP collegiate shoot as an ABAC shooter this past weekend in Jacksonville, Fla. He did very well as he placed second in skeet shooting among very windy conditions as a result of Hurricane Sandy passing through. Good job, Clay! Chip Porter drove down to see him shoot.
Howard, Dale, and Amanda Thompson all went to Statesboro on last Thursday to see their granddaughter, Victoria Thompson, and her daughter, Ansley, who will soon turn 3-years-old. They all had a good time together.
Everyone stay warm! Build a fire... it will warm your body and soul!!
Printed in the November 1, 2012 edition