Seems ‘88’ is the magic number for birthdays in Buckhead
By Betty Moore
A belated happy birthday to Natalie Wheat for her 88th birthday on March 31. Josh, Laura, Andy, Jackie and their children and grandchildren carried Natalie out to eat at Bonner’s on Friday night. As a special gift Josh and Andy did a spic and span job of detailing her car. She said that she really enjoyed her birthday with her family.
Donna Johnston from Louisiana is still here with her family, the Chuck Fosters.
The Sons of Jubal will sing Thursday at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Conyers. John Wade is a member of this group.
Johnny Bobo preached at the Buckhead Baptist Church on Sunday while their pastor was in Alabama with family. They enjoyed Joya Miller singing.
Frieda White’s mother is yet slowly improving from her fall. Mrs. Parsons is into her 88th year. She has done well until recently.
Bobbie Roberts from Travelers Rest, South Carolina spent a few days with James and Bettie Dyer. Bobbie is Bettie’s twin sister.
The young people from Buckhead Baptist Church plan on going to the zoo in Atlanta on a field trip on Saturday. The Awana group enjoys going places together.
For a belated birthday get-together Kennon Howell, David and Leigh Coberly and family and Rebekah Howell visited the John Wades. The occasion was Rebekah’s birthday that was recently. Due to the death of David’s dad in West Virginia they had not gotten together. They enjoyed pizza and lots of fun and laughter.
The singing at Grace Bible Church was cancelled on Thursday night because there was not a musician that was available. It will resume the fourth Thursday in April. Mark your calendar.
On April 9 the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel will begin their prayer walk around the church before prayer meeting each week. They will walk for 30 minutes before prayer meting. They will not only get in touch with God during this time but will also benefit from walking. Those that can’t walk can sit on the porch or if need be they can be in the church.
Bob and Janice Bumgarner and granddaughter Lily Beth spent the day with Jo Marcrum on Monday.
We had about two and two-tenths inches of rain on Saturday night. That was some good rain. There is to be more during this week.
I was told that someone at Morgan Estates saw a bobcat track in the pollen on their deck one morning. There are coyotes a plenty down there. In Atlanta they have been trapping them. I wish that someone would get these here. They scar me.
Bennie Smith was in his tractor cab when it caught fire. He lost the tractor.
Our sympathy goes to Jennie Smith Winters and her husband Jamie in the death of his dad at Kingston, Tennessee. We also send our sympathy to Margie Smith Denning and her husband Ron in the death of his mother at Lakeland, Florida.
A new study shows that only one in four Americans know the first signs of a heart attack. The last survey was taken in 2001 when at that time one in three knew the symptoms. The CDC did a survey in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Most of us know that a heart attack can include one or more symptoms such as pain or discomfort in the chest, discomfort in the shoulder or arms, weakness, light headness, or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back. This was in the February 22, 2008 Atlanta Journal-Constitution. May I add that if any of these symptoms occur get attention immediately. The first minutes with these symptoms could mean the difference in life or death. My daughter would say to me to look who is giving advice. I am told that I try to doctor on myself. I will admit that in many instances. I read about bird watching in the Atlanta paper. There have been these cute small birds in our yard or on the carport all through the winter. They come on the carport near the door and go chirp, chirp, chirp in their soft tones. My husband says that they are house wrens. When I open the door they don’t fly away. They hop from limb to limb on a tree or bush near me in the yard. I call them softly and hold out my hand. I told my husband that I almost feel that it would fly to my hand. They are so cute I love their chirp and feel like when they come to the carport that they are wanting me to come out because they don’t fly away.
My son-in-law Bill Kincaid builds and sells bird feeders online and at many shows in Georgia and other states. These are nice, even woodpeckers eat from one.