Buckhead News • Betty Moore
NJ friend narrowly escapes Hurricane Sandy
We ended up having some pretty weather at the end of last week and we still do. But up north there is utter destruction most everywhere that you look from Hurricane Sandy.
I have a friend that moved from Athens to New Jersey about eight years ago. When this storm hit she happened to be in California at her daughter’s house for a week’s visit. She did not know if her house was standing or if her car was soaked. A neighbor told her it was all right. But she wanted to rely on seeing for herself. Sure enough everything at her house was all right but just across the way is an island that everything was gone. Her car was fine. They delayed her flight about five days. She was able to get back home to her job on Sunday. But she saw such pain and loss everywhere. She was so thankful that everything was all right at her house.
Barbara Tyson had Chuck and Miriam Foster, George and Laura Lohr, Margaret Bell for lunch Sunday. Charlie King was to talk to his grandmother Tyson for a school project over the weekend.
Connie Bell Bearden’s son, Sam’s wife Ruth Ann had a cancerous tumor on her kidney. It was all on the kidney so it was taken out. She is recovering nicely.
Speaking of the terrible conditions in the northern states as the result of the hurricane, Georgia Power sent men there. Jeff Alliston is one that went. He has been gone a week already. He told his mother that today, Monday, that they were in Quakertown, Penn. with no mention of when they can be through everything is just so torn up.
Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel is celebrating 25 years on November 11 and they will also have Homecoming on Sunday. Everyone is invited.
Happy birthday to Donna Nolet.
Sylvia and Hunter Moon went to see her mother Sunday, Jackie Messer. Jay Moon is with the 4-H at Louisville, Ky. They will be back Monday.
Earl Smith’s daughter and granddaughter came to see him Sunday afternoon.
The young man whose picture was in my column last week that had killed an eight-point buck is from Roswell. Gunnar Gronholm is a 14-year-old young man whose family had just gotten here after six p.m. He and his mother went to the stand. No sooner than they got there – there was this large eight point, 180-pound buck and the doe. He got the buck. That was really something to be proud of. His dad said that he had not killed one like it before. That was a Wednesday afternoon. Let’s back up to the Monday afternoon before that. The family barely got here after 6 p.m. His dad and Gunnar were behind bales of hay. Here comes a buck with spikes. Boom! Gunnar got that! That’s pretty good to have two deer in two days!
About a year ago there was an ad in the Market Bulletin for a man to do carpentry work in exchange to hunt. I called him. He came down. He is a very nice person and after meeting his family they are all very nice. Last year he took the tin from our fallen down chicken house that snow caused to fall a few years ago. He carried it to Atlanta and sold it for a very good price. He is Scott Gronholm, who is the young hunter’s dad. He was here Saturday night. He camped out at an old barn that we have. He visited with us again on Sunday. I think that my husband and I both enjoyed having someone in to visit with us. And I was most appreciative of Scott cleaning the bathroom window and storm window. It was full of spider webs and one of the resident spiders was a black widow spider. He placed the storm window down and that will make it so much better in the next cold spell. I didn’t have the strength in my shoulders to work on the window.
Don’t forget the wrestling match on this Saturday night at 5 p.m. When the doors open at the Buckhead Fire Department. It starts at 6 p.m. and the cost is $7 for those 12 to adults. Those kids six-12 will be $4 with under age four going free. One dollar of each ticket goes to the fire department. Come fill the house.
Col. Charles White Jr. “Snip” of Hartwell and Marshall White of Canada visited Frieda White last week. They are the sons of Charles White Sr. of Hartwell and grandsons of Fred White of Buckhead.
The Buckhead Belles had their October gathering at Statveys in Covington. The hostesses were Lady Sunshine and Lady Rose. Several later enjoyed the corn maze at Colonel Bob’s in Oxford.
Gene Smith has recently had his eight-year checkup from a liver transplant at Mayo Clinic. He got a good report. That is wonderful news! God is good.
Printed in the November 8, 2012 edition