Sharing happiness with others


News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist



Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter writes about a woman who, facing terminal cancer, chose to be happy rather than sad and is wanting to share her happiness with others.


Remember my friend, Carolyn Edwards, aka Nikki Rose? Carolyn has stage 4 cancer, and gave a wonderful concert about a month ago. She used to sing with a band years ago, and recorded a couple of CDs.

If you are planning a benefit for a sick loved one and want a terrific country singer, Carolyn would like to do this for you, free of cost. Her phone numbers are 429-7233 and 466-6077. She told at her concert that when she learned she had cancer, she could be sad or she could be happy. She chose happy, and having that concert was the one thing she wanted to do before passing. And now she wants to share in her happiness. If you lose her number you can also call me and I’ll relay the message.

Summer Services

School is out and some young adults are offering services for the summer. Chase Parker (Dusty and Dannette, parents), is for hire for Bush Hogging and grass cutting. His number is 1-864-466-2777. My niece Cheyenne (home from Winthrop) will babysit, her number is 1-864-426-144.

Yard Sale

Well I hope this weekend goes as planned for Annette and Bill. They were telling me they wanted to have a neighborhood yard sale. They live on Mt. Tabor Church Road. They want everybody on #105 to have something in their yard to sell from #9 to #49. This is to be June 17-18. I know Yvonne said she was dragging stuff out. I hope everyone did it.

Playground Vandalized

We had a real nice children’s playground in Lockhart. And in the evening I thought it was kind of nice to see the teens sitting on the picnic tables visiting, because there’s nowhere for them to go. This has been a nice area for children’s birthday parties, also.

BUT!! It’s been vandalized, the children’s picnic table and swing has been torn apart and the wood thrown up on the roof over the tables. The cement seats that go with the cement tables have been smashed. Hugh Gregory made a fabulous train set that the young kids liked to play on, and the side has been torn off. Trash was thrown all over the yard.

Now I’ve been told that some teens have been seen standing on these things and even trying to ride on the small kiddy rides. I hate that some just don’t want Lockhart to have anything nice for kids.

Thanks to Allison Wentz for bringing the chain gang down to clean up this mess. But now how do we replace these items, and if we do how long will it take to tear them up?

Please, if you see anything wrong going on in this park, try speaking to the culprits, or just call the law. We all have to want to make Lockhart the place it used to be, a proud place to live.

Oh, and one little boy came to me and told me that while he was trying to play in the park today (Thursday) two other boys started cussing him and throwing wood at him. He’s just a little boy wanting to have fun. This bullying is so sad.

Back Home

Well Ailene was discharged from rehab, Thursday. Wednesday was her birthday, and they let her come home for the day. So I had the first reading of the budget Wednesday and Ailene came to it, and we all had a good time, Mallory, Wanda, Donnie, Brenda and myself. After the meeting we had cake for her. And a wonderful visit. I hope the rest of her day was great.

Kind Words

While I was finishing up with Judy Cameron, I had a pleasant surprise. A lady came by that was coming from Rock Hill to Union and decided to find me and tell me that her husband and her read my column, and just wanted to meet me and tell me to keep it up. They are from Clinton, and she works for Hospice out of Union. Thank you so much. Sometimes I feel that I should quit writing and then someone has a kind word for me. So here I am.

Piano Lessons

I bet I didn’t tell you that I’m taking piano lessons. It’s had to be about 30 years since my fingers touched a keyboard.

I had to move a lot after my divorce, and it’s really not healthy to move a piano that much, but the last move the guy turned it up on end to put it in the door (he did this before I saw it). Well, you know what happened to the hammers, they collapsed. The keys are flat. It was so sad. I bought that piano when I was 17 years old.

ANYWAY! Carolyn gave me hers last September. She thought she wanted to learn to play it, so her son gave it to her. She said she’d just stick with the guitar. So when Chris and Chuck brought it to me, there was beginners music with it, so I sat down to play (now remember it was 30 years). My fingers knew the keys, but my brain was having a rough time relating to the notes.

Chuck said what was that? I looked and said “Jesus Loves Me.” Yu couldn’t prove it by both of us. So Deanna’s teacher took me on. The first thing I wanted to know — you don’t do recitals? I hated recitals when I was young. She’s got quite a few Lockhart students and she thinks we’re wonderful. I can play fairly well here at home, then I get in front of her and can’t so anything right. I’ll tell you more about it later. But you know this wouldn’t be a letter if I didn’t add something about me. Just kidding.

Well it’s after midnight and again Gina keeps coming in to say “Do you know what time it is?” So it’s time to say good night call me at 1-864-545-6652.

Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter writes about a woman who, facing terminal cancer, chose to be happy rather than sad and is wanting to share her happiness with others.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Town-of-Lockhart-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter writes about a woman who, facing terminal cancer, chose to be happy rather than sad and is wanting to share her happiness with others.
News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist

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