Getting everyone in the column

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

I’m apologizing for not sending you a letter last week. I worked until 9:30 p.m., got home fixed a bite to eat, sat down and before I knew it I fell asleep. The next morning I said I had to write thinking it was Thursday. And it was too late to get it out by Saturday. Anyway, I’m trying to get everyone in for the holidays. Anyway!

“Angels Among Us”

Reminder for “Angels Among Us.” If you have an Angel in Lockhart in memory of your loved one please remember it’s time to pay. $10 is now due. Checks can be made payable to Lockhart Festival of Lights, and can be mailed to Lockhart Town Hall, P.O. Box 250, Lockhart, SC 29364. For questions please call Town Hall 864-545-2103, Jeannie Belue 426-5152 or Lori Brannon 545-2112.

Christmas Parade

I know some of you were disappointed because we had our Christmas Parade last Sunday, and it had rained all weekend. But we didn’t have one drop of rain during the parade.

Anyway, there’s letters to get out ahead of time for road closings, government invitations, reserving the Santa Sleigh, this takes longer then a couple of weeks. We had meetings every Monday, phone calls were made during these times, copies and letters sent out. We helped prepare the lights that are up on most of the corners, helping with checking the angels.

Well, maybe we didn’t floats (due to not knowing what the weather will be doing), but we had fire trucks, government guests, Truvista, beauty queens, classic cars and horses. Oh yes, let’s not forget Santa Claus. Annette Sutherland was our Parade Marshall. Then we had the Festival of Lights, with the Lockhart Choir, and guest preachers.


This is Thursday night and it’s getting colder by the hour. Tomorrow morning is supposed to be 20 degrees.

Last night I went to Walmart to pick up a water filter for the fridge, and decided to pick up a few groceries. Well bread was not on my list, but I thought toast might be good once in awhile. There was not a loaf of bread on the aisle. Then I went to BiLo to pick something up and looked down the bread aisle — nothing. What is this?

I wondered if the bread company went on strike. I mean I really didn’t need any, cause after two slices, the rest goes moldy. They need to sell really small loafs.

And what about hamburger and hot dog buns?? I wish they sold them in 4’s. This is such a waste for my house. When I got home I was telling Gina about the bread and she reminded me that people probably heard about the cold spell. I never checked to see if the milk was sold out. Nobody ever says what they buy to go with the bread and milk.

Sewer Lines

For the Lockhart residents that live on the streets that the new sewer lines will be going in, I will be coming around to update paper work. This information will help to keep you from having to pay for hook up.

I need volunteers to help me in going to houses with these papers. I need to get them done before the first of the year. I’m not lazy, but it’s a lot for one person. Call me if you are interested. 864-545-6652.

The project might get started in the next couple of weeks.


Chuck and I tried to Christmas shop last Saturday. Let’s see, we went to the Academy and looked at scopes, guns, boots; on to Walmart in the hunting department. So what did we accomplish?? Hints of what Chuck wants for Christmas.

Oh and about 11:30 p.m. he thought we could shop for me. I don’t think so, at that time I was tired and ready to go home. I’ll shop on my own and give him the bill, how’s that ladies?

My problem is I don’t have a wish list. I never want anything.

Oh he did get my car detailed for the parade. That’s always my Christmas present, and I love it. Robbie Smith does a terrific job on it.

Remember In Prayer

Please pray for Doc Young, I heard he was in the hospital with a blood clot. I haven’t heard from Myrtis yet. Pray for Linda Watts, who just lost her husband, Dee, that she makes through the holidays ok.


This is going into my final week to gather stuff for MediHome Hospice’s Christmas gifts for the elderly. So if you want to contribute I really would be grateful.

Monday I will be going shopping with the contributions that you’ve sent me. We can use powders, lotions, shampoos, shaving stuff, scarves, throws, dental stuff, word search,and coloring books and crayons and pens. stuff animals, purses, gloves, etc. Use your imagination. Thanks to all of you.

Bah, Humbug?

Just before Christmas, my five-year grandson, Jacob, said, “Could you put away all the decorations, Dad? I want Christmas to be over with.”

“But why?” asked his father.

“I’m just so tired of being good!”


This put me in mind when I went to Walmart yesterday, and started talking to a little girl in a shopping cart. I asked her if she’d been good and she told me “No.” I said well you have to be good for Santa to come and see you. She said she still wasn’t going to be good. Her brother told me he was going to be good. He was a little older than her. I think she was serious.

Well it’s late and I’m tired, tomorrow is another busy holiday work day, so good night and call me at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist