Hello from Baldwin. How is everyone’s week going?
I hope everyone is having a great one.
We are having some great weather this week, a little rain and wind, but nice weather.
It is a beautiful time of year. I love driving around and looking at all the trees in all their glory of colors – red, yellow, orange and brown.
But with all the wind, the leaves are falling fast. I love this time of year.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to Elizabeth Short, Amanda Young, Loretta Bolton and a very special lady and dear friend, Helen Carnes, Sunday; Brittany Howard, Friday; and Conner Hampton, Saturday.
I hope you all have very happy birthdays and many more happy ones to come.
It was a busy weekend.
On Saturday, we went to the Madison County Farmers Market, which was our last one for the year.
Later my sisters, Nelda and Myra, and our neighbor attended the wedding of Sarah Harmon and Ethan Jones. It was a beautiful wedding and a wonderful reception.
Later, Myra, Nelda and I attended a surprise 50th anniversary party for George and Judy Rosanbalm.
It was a nice day, but, I have to admit, a long day.
I hope Sarah and Ethan have many, many happy years together and George and Judy have many more happy ones to come.
Not much else going on that I know of, so I am going to go for now.
Let me know if you hear any news. Just give me a call at 623-4579 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello from Baldwin. How is everyone’s week going?
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Fariello is EKU’s first female cadet command sergeant major
Elizabeth A. Fariello, daughter of Mark and Tina Fariello, became Eastern Kentucky University’s Army ROTC program first female cadet command sergeant major earlier this year.
4-H health resolutions: Never give up; ‘jump over your fire’
Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Time to put on a happy face and visit with those family members you should only have to see once a year.
It’s time to avoid the malls and the crowds, unless you have to buy the wife’s last minute Christmas gift (husbands you’ve been warned).
The gift of jealousy for the holidays
The excitement becomes palatable as the children head up to their bedrooms waiting for Christmas morning to arrive. Presents can already be seen under the Christmas tree with the promise of more arriving with Santa Claus during the night.
As the morning breaks, children clamor out of their beds and wake their parents to get started unwrapping all of their presents.
For parents, Christmas morning can be a true reward for all of the hard work that goes into the holiday season. There is nothing quite like the look on a young child’s face when she gets the present she has been asking for every night for the past month. On the other hand, the situation can bring out the worst in children, particularly between siblings.
Christmas through the years
I was just thinking the other day about what the Christmas season has been like for Nancie and me.
From the time we were married in August 1956, we began the practice of spending Christmas Eve with Nancie’s family in Owensboro and Christmas Day with my family in Louisville. As the years went by that became impossible most of the time.
Madison County, a good place to grow up
I was remembering when I was a child that my mother would give us children a quarter on a Saturday to go to the movies. That would cover our ticket into the movie plus some candy.
Sometimes we would walk. It was probably a mile or so. Sometimes mother would drop us off and pick us up later. It was a much safer world back then.
The gift of love is for us to give one another
Let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
(1 John 4:7-12)
Community invited to celebrate Mary Tate Weitkamp’s 80th Wednesday
You are invited come to Union City and celebrate Mary Tate Weitkamp’s 80th birthday on Wednesday night, Dec. 18. The party will be 6 p.m. at the Union City Ruritan. They request no gifts. Just bring a picture, card or a smile. Cake and punch will be served.
Christmas is less than two weeks away
Hello from Baldwin.
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one. I also hope you are staying warm and safe.
Snow and cancellations allow us to slow down
Oh! What a great morning this Tuesday, Dec. 10, with a light snow falling and the sun is trying to shine. Isn’t life just wonderful!
Richmond’s Christmas parade is Friday night
Do you have most of your Christmas shopping done? If not, take a deep breath of air, make a hot cup of tea to clear your mind and schedule an upcoming day to finish your task.
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