Last updated 4/7/2021 at 3:51pm
April 1 played April Fools on us, with some chilly weather for a couple of mornings. Flowers and bushes paid the price with their wilted heads. On to warmer and better weather.
So many Easter memories come to mind this time of year. When I was a child some families who were cousins would get together after church and have a picnic, and the adults would hide the eggs. This was at a time when real eggs were dyed with colored tablets called Easter dye. The tablets were placed in paper cups or glass snuff jars, vinegar was poured and once the tablets were dissolved the eggs were put in to dye. It was so exciting, standing in a chair and peeping into the container to see what color the egg turned out to be. The picnic and the egg hunt bonded our families for life. Sometimes it would be so cold we had to wear our winter coats. Lifetime memories.
Norma McCall and her friend Jane McFall took a spring vacation in Biloxi, Miss., last week. They had loads of fun. Our granddaughter, Taylor Bennett, was here over Easter weekend for a visit, staying with her parents, David and Debi Whitmire. Taylor lives in Stokes County.
Geraldine and Wayne Ashe celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 3. Happy anniversary – 45 years is a long time.
Mike and Karen Kirkman visited with Karen’s mother, Doris Waldrop, and Karen’s sister, Deede, last weekend. We are now recognizing Deede as the mayor of Quebec. She has moved into the position her dad, Randall Waldrop, claimed for so many years. Mike and his son, Nick, visited during the week with Doris and Deede.
Megan Magru and her two sons, Preston and Parker, will be visiting family in the Quebec area this week. They live in Atlanta, Ga.
Don and I had our son, David, his wife, Debi, and granddaughters, Jessica and Taylor, Cris Franzen and our great-grandson, Waylon, for Easter dinner. Don hid 165 eggs and 167 were found. It’s obvious we can’t count or eggs from 2019 were only found this year.
Several birthdays have been celebrated recently. Carl Hendrix and Betty Fisher both celebrated on April 2. Melissa Carson and Shelia Singleton both celebrated recently. Bill Burrell celebrated his 90th the last of March.
Continue to remember Andy Mull and Pat Ashburn as they continue to have health issues.
Faith Baptist Church celebrated Easter with an egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter for the children. On Easter morning the congregation enjoyed a breakfast before the morning worship service. Faith is having services in person at their normal times. Oak Grove said farewell to their pastor, Reverend Cliff McKnight, on Easter Sunday. The Rev. Roger Smith will bring the message on Sunday, April 11.
It is so great to see our community club building in use again for events. One Saturday I passed and there were people there for a market event and live music was being preformed in the yard. If you are interested in renting the building, call Ann Hendrix at (828) 862-4974.
I am still waiting for calls for forming a walking group. Call me at (828) 506-0062.
Any news for Quebec or Rosman area, please call me at (828) 506-0062.