Last updated 3/10/2021 at 4:08pm
On our way to Brevard recently, I was pleasantly surprised to see the red fuzziness on several trees. A true sign that spring is on its way. We have spring flowers in bloom in our yard. Let’s enjoy every day.
For those of us who grew up in Quebec in the ‘50s, I bet you remember the story of a haunted house. There was a house (the house is still standing) that was said to be haunted. The story was late on dark nights when the wind blew you could hear a baby crying. And a infant baby skeleton was once found in an old stump in the yard. People said a young unmarried woman had a baby and didn’t want it to become public knowledge, so she stuck the baby in an old stump in the yard. On long dark nights, when the wind blew you could hear the baby crying for his mother. My friend’s grandparents lived in the house and my friend and I spent the night with them. I patiently lay awake that night and listened for the baby cry but did not hear it. Maybe the night was not dark enough or maybe the wind did not blow. Somewhere along the way the story got lost and people now days don’t know we had a haunted house in Quebec.
The road cleanup needs to continue on an everyday basis. Keeping the roadsides picked up is for the citizens of Transylvania County. It gives us mountain pride to look around and see the natural beauty. Please pick up and don’t toss.
Keylen Baker celebrated his birthday on Feb. 27. Ella Grace McNeely celebrated her 11th birthday in February. Birthday wishes to Lauren Mathis. Remember to send Marie Bowker a birthday card for her 97th birthday on March 16. The address is 12257 Rosman Highway, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747. Marie is a shut-in and a remembrance will be appreciated.
Ella Grace McNeely was recently at East Carolina Agricultural and Education Center in Rocky Mount, N.C. She came away with a second place with her gilt “Lady.” She was also Division 4 Champion with her barrow “UNO” and she finished as third overall hog. Denver, Ella Grace’s brother, is gaining experience as he participated, also.
So happy to hear Gerald and Laverne Moore got signed up for delivery of senior meals. They have been active members of this community since the club was organized.
Doris Waldrop spent several days with her sister Lois Owen in Cherryville, N.C. Lois had a birthday on March 7 and is recovering from hip replacement. Karen, Doris’s daughter, came to spend time with her sister, Deidera.
Pray for Lisa Fisher, who is recovering from cataract surgery. Also, please remember my sister Pat Ashburn in prayer. She is in Mission Hospital for extensive tests.
Condolences for the family of Margaret Powell. Margaret was my former mother-in-law and we had remained friends through the years. She was a loving mother and a wonderful Christian, who influenced many people throughout her life. Dr. Ricky Lee, pastor of Midway Church, who is from our community, did a beautiful memorial service. Ricky thanked me for opening my home to him and several boys from the community when he was young as their Cub Scout leader.
N.C. Bowhunter Association Membership 3-D Shoot is March 20, at 10 a.m. The entry fee will cover the shoot and one-year membership and benefits for NCBA. For more information, contact David Whitmire at [email protected] or call (828) 553-0083.
Faith has a new marriage study, “The Five Live Languages.” The next lesson is March 14 at 6 p.m. Any couple is welcome to join. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 on Sunday. Wednesday night service is at 7 p.m. All services are in person and are also streamed on Facebook. Any changes are posted on Facebook.
Oak Grove has resumed their Sunday school at 10 a.m. on Sunday, with social distancing in place. They are in the process of planning their Easter services, including sunrise service. The time and location will be announced. A new location will be announced, as the former beautiful site atop Kim Miller is no longer available.
Please feel free to contact me with any news you would like to be in the column. Email [email protected] net or call (828) 506-0062.