I just got home from seeing the suckiest movie that I think I have ever seen. I tried to take a nap, took a slow walk to the bathroom, yawned a lot, and just tried to stick with it, not knowing that Gina felt like walking out half way through, but she kept hoping it would get better.
Lots of talking, talking, talking, at one point I wanted to shoot the one guy in the head just to shut him up. The most activity that took place was near the end, and Brad Pitt must have felt like we did because he killed off the other characters in the movie.
The name was “Killing Them Softly” or as we say “Killing Me Slowly.” Well maybe we’ve seen worse, but this one takes # 1 this year.
James Bond “Skyfall” was really good, it was the 50th anniversary of James Bond and had a lot of references to the old movies, including the old Sean Connery car. If you are a James Bond fan then you will recognize a lot of things.
It looks like Russ Bentley is going to give the people of Kosovo a lesson in making snow cream. So it must be snowing there. How deep does it get?
It seems so strange that snow cream was started in the South. With all the snow we had up in Michigan you’d think Northerners could have thought about it. We had never heard of it!
One day I asked my husband why he had bowls on the top of the car. So he showed me — Snow Cream! What a tasty treat.
I still don’t know how to make Homemade Ice Cream and I’ve got a couple of makers or what ever their called. I came here for a visit and everyone was taking turns cranking this thing and after a long time there was ice cream. Anyway these inventions are great!
Chuck and I had our traditional shopping spree before Christmas, Saturday night. Usually he wants to do his shopping the Saturday before Christmas, but the way he works, we did it early.
Well, I don’t think he was too happy to be driving in Spartanburg, I usually do it, but he did great. I only had to tell him where to turn and which lane to get into, where we were going, where to park, etc. etc. You know how we women get sometimes.
Well. first thing we did was eat. Then we parked away from the stores at the mall so we could walk our food off. He asked for our list, because every year we have a long list and run everywhere to fill it. Well I didn’t have one, so my solution was to buy Visa gift cards, and be done with it.
By the time we hit the mall the stores were closing, as usual. We usually get home around 2 a.m. We were home around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and hadn’t bought much of anything, and was exhausted. Are we getting old, or what? We were so busy trying to find someone we know so we could talk a little bit. Maybe we’ll do better next season. Now I must tell you we didn’t get started until 6:30 p.m. since I had to work part of the day.
Well we had a wonderful dinner Friday night in Jonesville that Deaver puts on every year for his business associates. We started out sitting at one table with our friends from Lockhart and when we got our food we sat with Donnie Adams, Lee and Michelle Brannon. This was the second date that Lee and Chuck had to eat and talk shop within a week. Remember the Philippi Fire Department party.
Tuesday was their third date ( as Michelle and I refer it to). We had our Lockhart Town Council Christmas Party after a brief meeting. Together again. Barry and Bernice Canupp of the Lockhart Cafe put on a wonderful meal of steak, chicken, baked potato, salad and his or her famous banana pudding. I sat and ate with Ailene and Brenda, while Chuck and Lee had their heads together. Marvin and Charlotte Ashe, June and Hugh Gregory, Ted and Marvin Garner,Michelle and Lee Brannon, Ailene Ashe, Brenda Jenkins, Brad Jennings, Michael Wiley, Chuck Montgomery, Donnie Adams, were all guest of our party. I hope it wasn’t too much trouble for Barry and Bernice to bring the meal to us, We want to give them a big thanks, but this was so nice and relaxing for us all after a busy day. This was the last one for Lee and Chuck together until next year, how will they manage!
I heard that Jacob’s Well’s open house was a big success. I had to work so I did not make it. But everyone I talked to went up there. They had their first food drive and clothing distribution.
Before I forget, I need to tell you about the meeting on the post office that was held Friday. First off, we had a nice turnout.
Our post office will remain open and will not be closed. Somewhere around February the hours will be changed to just four hours a day, from 8 to 12. Mail should be up around 8:30, they’ll let us know more about that later.
I know some of you that work will find it a challenge to buy stamps or mail or pick up packages. But I’ll tell you what I sometimes do. I’ll put money in my box and call Debbie and she’ll exchange it for my stamps. If I have a package that I can’t get, I’ll call someone going that way and they don’t mind getting it for me, and I will call Debbie to let her know it’s okay.
They did say they might put in big boxes that will hold your package and put a key in your box to open it with. But we need to be happy it’s staying opened. I personally don’t want my mail out in an open box at my house, with all the hacking and stealing identity going on. I feel safe having my personal mail locked up.
Out of 313 surveys mailed, 134 answered it.
If your Angel isn’t up on the canal wall in Lockhart it might be that you forgot to pay your yearly fee of $10. It’s too late to have one made for this year, but I’m sure if you have one on record you can pay Brenda Jenkins at town hall and it will be put up.
For Milliken’s 100 year anniversary, 100 trees were planted. We received 11 trees, and so you will see them in various spots in Lockhart.
Anniversaries And Birthdays
Dec. 16 is the anniversary of Rev. Ben and Debbie Hill. Mike and Donna Massey’s is on the 21st.
Happy Birthday to Lora Garner on the 12th of December along with Ted Garner. Annette Sutherland will have one on the 18th. Caitlyn Inman will turn Sweet 16 on Dec. 20. Mitzi Bennett’s is the 19th. Bobbie Sue Revis’s is the 18th along with Joseph Thompson. Rev. Ben Hill’s is the 21st. Karla Franklin, Gail Douglas and Jay Williams is on the 21st also.
Don’t forget if you’re looking for a home to put up your Christmas tree in, call me, I have a six-room house just waiting for a family.
A fellow nurse at my hospital received a call from an anxious woman.
“I’m a diabetic and I’m afraid I’ve had too much sugar today,” she said. ” Are you lightheaded?” my colleague asked.
“No, I’m a brunette.”
Before I forget, I want to thank my customers that helped fill the box in my shop for Medihome Hospice with all the Christmas gifts for the nursing home. We did really great, the box was over the top.
Secret: Another town, near by only had two gifts in their box. So let’s challenge them next year.
Well it’s that time again, so I’ll say good night and call. 545-6652