Betty Moore

Betty Moore

By Betty Moore, Columnist

The Belles of Buckhead had their November gathering at Southern Cross. Hostesses were Lady Grannie Annie and Lady Brandy. Husbands were welcome this time. A delicious buffet was enjoyed.

There was a nice crowd at the community Thanksgiving service at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel on Sunday night. Buckhead, Grace Bible Church and Swords Methodist all joined together with Lake Oconee Baptist.

The Christmas tree lighting is Sunday night, December 1, at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Fire Station. All in the community are invited. There will be singing, fellowshipping and enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Mark your calendar for this event.

The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel will have a movie, “Unstoppable” with Kirk Cameron Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7 at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs and chips and movie event will be $6 or a donation. All proceeds go to food bank to feed those who have need. Christian ladies will met December 7 at 1 p.m. at the home of Deloris Walker Bring finger food.

The brotherhood meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with good fellowship, inspiring devotion and great food. Jo Ann Roberts is moving to Florida for good this week. She had been down there with one of her sons. She was so active in the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel. They missed her so much when she left. She is a wonderful Christian woman and will be missed here.

When it was Thanksgiving or any other time my two nephews Carl and Harold came with their parents to our house. I always looked forward to the time for their coming. Carl was one and a half years younger than I. Harold was about four years younger. We looked forward to the delicious foods that our family served but back then we looked forward to being able to play. We didn’t realize about the real meaning for thanksgiving. We were so young. After we were served we went out to play. We liked to pretend in the summer time when there were plants with leaves that this was money. We got down on our knees, pushed small jars for cars. The big word that we used continually as “pretend this” or “pretend that.” Had everything that we pretended come to reality we would have been a very, very wealthy group of youth. And what in the world would we have done with it? At any rate it was all pretend.

I thank God today for what He has done. There are no childhood games of “pretend.” He has provided our needs and then some. As for Carl and Harold, Harold traveled the world in the military as a high up military officer. He went to Viet Nam. Later he became ill and passed away a few years age. Carl is still living. We haven’t seen each other in several years. I thank God for our years of our youth. And at this Thanksgiving I thank God for the memories and all that He has done. Those memories were many Thanksgivings ago but it is fun to recall them during this special season.