I hope you’ve given some thought about making a float for the Lockhart Christmas Parade. Maybe, just maybe some of you will keep your floats together from the Union Parade on Friday night to show up for our parade. We don’t charge an entry fee, our parade is free, vendors are free also. I’ll have Tammy Childers to help the vendors to find the best spot.
And if you’re in the parade we meet at Lockhart School, on Lockhart Drive. Be there no later then 2 p.m. Judging will begin between 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. We’ve got some big trophies this year. Best Theme, Original, and Attractive. We will be having a Festival of Lights after the parade at the Lockhart First Baptist Church, at which time we will be handing out the trophies.
Ms. Peggy O’Dell will be our Parade Marshall, most of you know her since she taught most of you in school at Lockhart School. We are honored that she accepted.
Christmas Lights, Christmas Tree
November 28, the Christmas lights will be going up on our street poles. I really want to thank the Lockhart Fire Department for taking on this task. It was headed up by Dale Inman, who with wife Patti used to do this a long time ago. Rev. Sammy Baines was in charge of the lovely Christmas tree in the old Mill parking lot, with the help of Brenda Cameron, and fellow firemen. I also want to thank the guys at Lockhart Power for putting these up for us.
Speaking of the guys at the power compay. Of all days to decide to change transformers, it was Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.
Now I heard the power would be off for 7 hours, so I decided that I was not going to buy groceries for the Thanksgiving meal to have them ruin in my fridge. So I put ice in the cooler for milk, butter, just the things that I thought would go bad. Then put it on the back porch. Bought a Buddy heater, but it was a nice warm day of 60. So I didn’t need it. But I was prepared.
So I went to the Town Hall for an hour or so, came back and saw the guys standing in my back yard, noticed my stove clock blinking, so I knew the power was on. So I walked over to talk to them. Samson said, “See I told you it would only take two hours.” I said, but someone, I won’t mention his name, said seven. We laughed about it. At which I told the guys, that if they read my stories they knew I didn’t like to cook, and this was a great excuse not to. I told them that I was disapointed in them that they got my power on so soon. One of them said I was the first one that ever complained about having power turned on fast.
Well, all kidding aside, I’ve always bragged about how efficient our guys were and really they don’t leave us very long when there is a power shortage.
So I went shopping Wednesday, bought groceries for the Thanksgiving feast. Everything was very tasty. And I did it all by myself.
Chuck and I did something we haven’t done in quite a few years. We decided to go to the Christmas Auction in Jonesville.
It was crowded, which we knew it would be. It was so nice to see everybody, some we knew, and most we didn’t. We didn’t buy a thing, and knew we wouldn’t, just wanted to do something different, and said we would do it again. Of course by 9 p.m. we were yawning and went our separate ways. There was a time we stayed until closing. This Christmas sale will be going on the whole weekend.
I’ll be turning my Hospice gifts over to MediHome in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in giving, just bring your gifts to the beauty shop. You can call me for directions, if you don’t know where I am. 1-864-545-6652. I’m closed on Monday and Wednesday.
My sympathy goes out to Curtis “Red” Walker’s family. He passed away last Tuesday after a long illness. Funeral Friday, the 24th, visitation was at Lockhart Freewill Churchat 1 p.m., services afterward. Red was 92 years old.
Don’t forget that if you want your Memorial Angel put up again this year. It’s $10. You need to let us know, either at my place or Town Hall. I believe that Tammy Childers will be calling you, also. It’s $20. for a new one. Dale is cutting the angels out now, and getting them ready to put up on the playground fence.
I’ve had such a wonderful team this yearr for the Christmas Holidays. This is my first year for taking over this project, and as I’ve said the Lockhart Fire Department has joined me.
Cooking For One
After years of cooking meals for four strapping sons, I found it hard to adjust to cooking for just myself. One Thanksgiving when the boys couldn’t make it home, I decided to have roast turkey anyway.
At the local poultry market, I took my time checking the birds, but they were all too large. Finally I asked the patient clerk if he had anything smaller.
“Indeed we do, ma’am,” he said. “We call them eggs.”
Well, it’s super late, so I’ll say good night. 545-6652.