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Connie Porter Contributing Columnist

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Aunt Myrtis wants to wish her nieces, Darlene and Marlene, a Happy Birthday on January 1. Ailene Ashe wants to wish her daughter, Cindy a Happy, January 1, Birthday, also. Now I know these are belated to you but I’m writing this on the 1st. I ran into Ethan Turner and he told me today was his birthday also. He’s been home for the holidays from the Air Force and is based in Ohio.

More Birthdays

Judy Jordan’s sister, Shirley, called me from her home in Georgia, and wanted to wish her sister a very Happy Birthday, January 5, and wants to say she loves her.

David Denton’s birthday is January 5, and Jerayld Smallwood’s is January 6.


Well it’s time for resolutions this week, and forget them next week. Call and let me know yours and we’ll do an article on them. That should be fun.

I’ll just bet you all had collards and blackeyed peas. I’ve never eaten collards, and just tasted blackeyed peas once. I told Gina that you would have money in the new year. She asked if a salad and baked beans would work the same way. Who knows! We had spaghetti and meatballs. I guess we’ll have a tough year.

“Hard Core Pawn

Well Chuck didn’t see the New Year in with us, I think he went home somewhere around 10 p.m. He had to work first shift the next day. So instead of watching Ryan Seacrest in New York, he entertained me with Hardcore Pawn, out of Detroit, Michigan. We started around 5 p.m. and continued until he went home.

I must say there was some crazy stuff going on in that pawn shop. The son and daughter of the owner argued all the time. She reminded me of my experience in that telephone story a couple of weeks ago, she was rude to all the customers and tried to belittle them all. Some of the customers were crazy, and Chuck wondered if part of this was put on. Five hours!! Gina and I turned the TV just as the ball was starting to drop in Time Square. So we did see 2014 come in.

A Hope For 2014

2013 was a very fast year. I hope we can all slow down a little and enjoy this next year.

Complimentary Resolutions

Last year when I called my parents to wish them a happy New Year, my dad answered the phone.

“Well, Dad, what’s your New Year’s resolution?” I asked him.

“To make your mother as happy as I can all year,” he answered proudly.

Then Mom got on, and I said, “What’s your resolution, Mom?”

“To see that your dad keeps his New Year’s resolution.”


My sympathy goes out to Hayes Vaughn’s family, who passed away this morning, visitation will be Friday, and the funeral will be Saturday. John Porter’s funeral was held Monday, December 30.

Remember In Prayer

I haven’t heard how Buster Dabbs is doing since he fell and had to have stitches in his head. I hope Jeff Parkins is feeling better this week, after his triple by-pass surgery. Jerry Lanier needs your prayers also. Freeman Reardon has been transferred to a Greenville Hospital, after being in ICU at Wallace Thompson, please add him to your prayer list. I also heard that Laverne Bryan was in the hospital.

Back Behind The Wheel

Brian Craig is tired of therapy, and really wants to get behind the wheel of his truck. Before his mother Patsy broke her arm she was driving him, and he told us that when he got able to drive, he was going to take her license away from her, because she scared him with her driving. He’s so funny!!

MediHome Hospice

I got a real nice Thank You card from MediHome Hospice for all of my customers that helped fill the boxes of gifts for Christmas for the nursing homes and retirement homes. I hope you all will want to do this again next year.

Jenny Crocker is the volunteer that makes all this happen and she mentioned that she does bingo throughout the year for them also. So I was thinking that if you want we can collect for that also, anytime.

I love helping causes, and I know some of you do to. My daughter says I get too involved in projects and spread myself too thin. I wish I could spread myself a little thin, oh that’s a subject for my New Year’s Resolution. ha ha!

Ringing In The New Year

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”

“A drunk staggered into a bar shouting, “Happy New Year, everybody!”

The fellow closest to him said, “You turkey, it’s the middle of May.”

The bewildered drunk looked at him and cried, “Oh, my gosh. My wife is going to kill me. I’ve never been this late before.”

Well this is nice but I’ve run out of news, so I will say good night, and don’t forget to call and tell me your resolutions or anything else you want to put in the paper. Call at 864-545-6652

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