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A reunion, a 90th birthday, biscuits ‘n’ gravy and Hal’s take on the Constitution

Marlene and Andy Skiles have recently returned from a vacation to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where the weather was beautiful and everything was green.

Many years ago our younger son Chuck attended National Music Camp in Michigan and we too were impressed with the weather and the beauty of the countryside.

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Jo Cole entertained our bridge club last Thursday and her refreshments were more like a brunch. It is my turn next and she will be a hard act to follow.

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Alice Neely and I met Bonnie McCalley and her daughter, Elise Pointer, at the Masonic Lodge for their biscuits-and-gravy breakfast Saturday morning. Although I am not a fan of cream gravy – having had too much of it when I was a child during Depression years – I really enjoyed it.

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Saturday I went to the golf course looking for someone and found that a tournament was in progress. Iron Workers Union members, with some 116 or more golfers, were playing in perfect weather. The course looks green and beautiful and makes me wish that I could still play, if what I did could be called playing.

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Sunday afternoon family and friends gathered at the United Christian Presbyterian Church to celebrate Dorothy Price’s 90th birthday. These events tend to draw together friends who have not seen each other in a long time. Although I had lunch at the 19th Hole as usual, I was still able to enjoy the refreshments provided. Happy Birthday, Dorothy and many more.

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Last Sunday, Sept. 9  Susan Adams and her brother, Larry Brune, went to Carrollton to attend the Audsley Family Reunion. The descendants of Francis Fairbanks Audsley and his brother, Joseph Audsley of Carroll County, meet every three years. This year was exciting as a new family book had been published and several relatives who had never been to a reunion before showed up. They came from all over the United States and Australia.

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I have been asked to remind all of you that the annual Methodist Market at the United Methodist Church in Richmond will be coming up beginning Oct. 5 and continuing through Oct. 7, with an auction and lunch to be held after church service on Sunday.

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On Sunday, Sept. 16, the Psi Gamma Chapter of P.E.O. will hold its annual social dinner at the 19th Hole restaurant. Members are encouraged to bring guests.

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The program for a regular Richmond Kiwanis Club meeting last Tuesday was given by Leslyn Farmer on the Farris Theatre history, and past, present and future presentations and needs. As I have said many times, we are very fortunate to have this venue in our community and should support efforts to improve and preserve this historic place.

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At the regular meeting of the Allen-Morton-Watkins Chapter of DAR, also held on Tuesday, Hal Middleton was speaker. As this is Constitution Week, he naturally talked of the Constitution and gave handouts to members concerning basic facts surrounding the writing and purpose of it. Specifically he asked us to write on the handouts the meaning of the preamble goals: a) to form a more perfect union;  b) to establish justice; c) to ensure domestic tranquility; d) to provide for the common defense; e) to promote the general welfare; f) to secure the blessing of liberty. All this, of course, spiced with Hal’s own special brand of humor.

 

Hoping to hear from more of you next week. Dale...@aol.com

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