Buckhead News • Betty Moore
Lots of Buckhead news to catch up on
Well, this is the week of little news. I guess that people have settled in after the holidays and I guess that the winter weather has something to do with it. Anyway here’s hoping that each of you will have a great week.
McKayla Alliston went to South Georgia in a middle school-high school rodeo. She won first place in the barrel competition. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Kennon Howell on his birthday! All the family came on Sunday to the John Wades to celebrate.
February 9 there will be the old-time wrestling match again. Mark your calendar for 5 p.m. when the doors open. The match begins at 6 p.m. the cost is $7 for 12 years to adults. Under that it is $4 for children. One dollar of each ticket goes to the fire department in Buckhead where the match will be. Be sure to come!
The Buckhead Baptist Valentine Banquet is February 16 at 5:30 p.m. Watch this space for more details.
John and Gail Wade have been in Madison County lately watching a lot of basketball games. Their granddaughter is a great player.
I read that Americans are discarding an average of 54 pounds of clothes and shoes each year. Do you know that it adds up to an outlandish number of about nine million tons a year? But there are some designers that are making biodegradable clothes. At least parts of clothes have natural substances so that makes them more easily biodegradable even though all of this is in infancy stages. They have made some parts of sun glass frames, shoes from biodegradable part one designer experimented with growing fabric that was a kind of fermented tea or humpbacked. This material could be buried when you are through with it.
I don’t know about some of this stuff. I do know that I am not one of the ones that throw away 54 pounds of clothes a year. What about you? I don’t believe that the average person does that. I am from the old school I suppose. I have some of the old clothes in my closet that may be 10 or 15 or 20 years old. One day my daughter was here. I showed her a dress that I liked that I had from many years past. She told me to try it on. It fit me just fine. We talked about what blazer would look good with it. It was a new old me that I had just pulled out. To me it was like a new outfit because I had not gotten it out in years. It was so neat, so comfortable. As to style – well as far as I was concerned, yes it was in style for me. It was a beautiful dress with its soft material. Throw it away? No way! And to any of the rest of my things – no! As to one dress I feel like a queen when I put it on. So everyone else can discard their 54 pounds a year but they won’t be getting any of my clothes or shoes!
This week’s news
Almedia Smith is one of many with the flu. I understand that it is quite widespread. So far it has not gotten to our household. When I go to town I immediately wash my hands and face with a good cleanser to try to get rid of germs that I may have gotten on buggies or anything else. I hope that this will help. I have seen several people that seemed to be sick. It is a good thing to make your way away from someone like this in the store.
When Ruthie Hinesley was two years old she had her feet accidently cut off. It’s hard to believe on January 31 she will be eight years old. She has artificial feet. She does well with them. She is smart in school and her family is very proud of her and her accomplishments. Al came recently and brought dolls and other toys for her and toys for her brothers. The family is very appreciative.
Dennis and Julie Godbee had Dink and Sandra Dorminey from Greensboro for supper one night.
George and Laura Lohr went with Pam Hendrix and sons to the museum to see the many German cars.
Nathan Mullins had a birthday January 25; Johnny Griffith had a birthday January 29.Happy birthday to you both.
The brotherhood at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel will meet February 12. The church people went to the Oconee house to visit. They had a sing-a-long. They had a wonderful visit.
I hope that Hazel Jordan is doing better by now. Many years ago when the Jordan children were small and my older daughter was a baby we were neighbors to Wayne and Hazel.
My great niece is a conductor on a train. She lives in Memphis. Prior to her railroad career she was an EMT for several years. In her young 38 years it is quite a responsibility to be in charge of a two-mile train up through mountains in Tennessee. She must have felt comfortable with this so she has made known that she wants to be an engineer. At this time she is in Washington, DC studying for this. Previously she was tested. She said that it is very hard with so much to remember. That it should be. It’s a huge responsibility. The family is very proud of her.
I don’t think she realizes that her uncle used to be quite a train man at heart. He and his childhood neighbor used to play with trains. His neighbor had quite a layout at the time. They spent many days at the layout. It was all a part of make-believe. For my great-niece she had a dream. She is working to make her dream come true. She wants to be an engineer. If she passes the test that’s what she will be. If not she will be the conductor. And that is a very responsible job.
Editor’s Note: We are sorry the Buckhead news was omitted in last week’s paper. We are including it along with this week’s news.
Printed in the January 31, 2013 edition