November is one of my favorite months. It is a month of giving thanks to God, Almighty, for so many things in my life.
Where to start? Joey A. Barger, my grandson, who has lived with me since he was 5, celebrated his birthday Nov. 8 with his brother, Woody E. Dailey, and three other fine young men. Yes! It was an overnight party. The five teenage boys went to the movies with Joey’s father and returned home to play video games and eat until 5:15 a.m., retiring just before the sun came up. Being the responsible woman that I am, I was up until 5:35 a.m. before hitting the sack to catch 40 winks.
What a particularly wonderful night of celebrating the reality that my wonderful grandson has lived to be 17 years old. His three guests and brother were so well-mannered, all members of the award-winning Madison Central Marching Band. It was obvious that all of them have been taught etiquette at home and by the band director, H. Brent Barton and his assistant, Mr. David Jaggie. Thanks to really great men of influence, like these two gentlemen.
I was very sentimental toward veterans everywhere, who have served within and without this country, for me to enjoy the freedom of living under the constitution of The United States of America. I am truly grateful to you for keeping ‘Ole Glory’ flying high.
On this special month of Thanksgiving, I am especially indebted to my Savior, who left heaven to live as a man upon this Earth. Only Jesus Christ could do the job of living a sinless life, in order to be an eternal sacrifice for mankind. The definition of sacrifice is to give up something of value. Well, Jesus Christ gave His innocent life for the perpetual appeasement of sin and death for each and every one of us. He has made a hole in the heart of man and nothing can fill that hole except our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
Boonesborough State Park is having ‘Winter Trading Days’ on November 24-25. This is a great chance to get some unusual 18th-century items for that special Christmas present. No admission is charged for entrance to this special event. Call (859) 527-3131 for more details.
Miles Ahead Music is a new store in Richmond that wishes to congratulate all school bands for a wonderful marching season. They want to offer band students and their parents support by providing musical instruments and accessories at the lowest prices possible. If you would like to purchase an instrument for your child, they offer 12-month financing on new and used intermediate professional instruments. This is the second year this business has been in Richmond. We wish them the best of luck. May free-enterprise ever reign!
I have three belated birthday wishes. The first one goes to my dear friend, Betty Wells, whose birthday was Oct. 30, Tommy Cromer, on Nov. 3 and James Wilson on Nov. 7. Please accept my sincere wishes of great happiness and well-being.
I have only one belated anniversary wish for Greg and Tammy Gay who celebrated their wedding vows on Nov. 3.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Donald Wells on Nov. 15 and to my son’s old friend and my brother in Christ, Robert Puckett, on Nov. 21. I would like to send happy wishes to Mildred Middleton on Nov. 15 and to Johnny Jones, on Nov. 18.
May God bless and keep each of you in His peace and grace.
Are there any special days or events in your family or community? Share them with your Richmond friends, by e-mailing me at email@example.com@roadrunner.com or call me at 661-6215.
The old adage for the week is: “Don’t trouble trouble, until trouble troubles you.” Hey! I don’t make these things up!
Until next week, God bless you and yours.