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By Jo Ellen Dale
On March 19, the Livingston family gathered at the home of Monte and Louise Livingston in Richmond to celebrate Louise’s birthday. Those present were Sandra, Gary and Jacey Waterman of Lexington, Mark and Gayle from Boonville, and grandson Mathew and wife Lindsay of Olathe and Gayle’s mother, Nancy Quinn. Happy Birthday, Louise.
The fish fry held at the Masons Lodge on March 23 was quite successful. Allen White tells me that they sold 495 pounds of fish and 250 pounds of potatoes. Mr. White wants me to tell you that they appreciate everyone who supports their fundraisers. They have now purchased additional fryers to better serve the demand of their growing number of customers. I can tell you the fish and chips were more delicious than ever and I look forward to the next one at which they will have their slaw, which is a favorite of mine. Congratulations, Masons!
The Knights of Columbus fish fry at the veterans’ building last Friday was equally delicious. Alice Neely and I enjoyed it immensely. On arriving, we saw so many cars in the parking lot that we thought we might not find a seat but we did. As I have mentioned before, I especially like the crispy onion rings and the hush puppies. It will be interesting to learn just how many servings and take-outs were sold. Good job, Gentlemen!
On Saturday, there was another opportunity to enjoy good food at Ray County Memorial Hospital, and Alice Neely, Bonnie McCalley and I did just that. I chose the chicken and homemade noodle dish while others took the chili. The desserts were plentiful and varied. RCMH employees were raising money for their Relay for Life team. We were early and I am sure that many more came to the fund-raiser later. We wish them well.
Another chance for good eating was Sunday, April 1 when the Knoxville Community Church had its annual ham and turkey dinner. Sandra Fenner, Alice Neely and I were there and all of us declared that we had eaten so much good food that we didn’t need any more for the rest of the day. We also saw many friends there including Mr. & Mrs. George Winders and Bonnie Pointer McCalley and daughter, Elise.
Monday the first of the Holy Week luncheons was held at Richmond United Methodist Church with a large crowd on hand. After the meal, several songs were sung and the message was given by Rev. Birdsong.
Monday morning I worked at my volunteer job at Ray County Memorial Hospital.During that time, I was busy sorting the many magazines that have been donated. Too many, in fact, and I would ask that all of you take your magazines to the Shirkey Leisure Acres, or if they are more than two years old to recycle them. Thanks for your help in this matter. Although we greatly appreciate your donations, sometimes it is true that one can have too much of a good thing.
This column is a little short this time because I had a panic stricken few hours when, due to my computer crashing, I thought that I had lost everything. From now on I will start backing up, that is if I can figure out how. As alway, my friend John Richardson came to my rescue and got me back on track – and online.
Happy Easter to all. DaleDbdale@aol.com