Last updated: January 29. 2014 2:15PM - 751 Views
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Shiver! Shiver! Shiver!

Winter is not going to go away! Even though things have been bad, these are the winters that are remembered by us in our growing up years. (We both are continuing to grow up but can still remember.)

Driving to school, we encountered the BEAST of winter. Blowing snow across Interstate 70 was the only sign. We slowed down only to hit the snow sliding. As Junie headed toward the median, we quickly began to turn 360 degrees three times and landed in the ditch along Interstate 70. After regrouping ourselves, (and wanting to change clothes), Judy checked Junie’s back and saw that the trees that we hit damaged the tail light. Well, is it time to call a tow truck? Putting Junie into 4x4 low, the truck just lifted out of the ditch. Our angels were certainly on our shoulders. However, our angels must have been very heavy because we now feel like we were under the truck when it landed. Still picking evergreen needles from Junie’s backside. What a donut without the coffee! Glazed donut that is!


The auction for Corey and Ann Mangan was truly awesome! We mentioned this quickly in our last article but realized that many thank you’s should be dealt. Thank you to the Trinity card club for planning and seeing that the auction was held. Thank you to the ladies who prepared food to sell during the auction. The Sloppy Joes were great and the potatoes…WOW! You just can’t beat the homemade desserts when they are prepared in love.

The crowd was small due to the weather and the basketball games being held across the street. BUT, the crowd that was present was SUPERB! Raising over $1000….great! We had a ball bidding and watching our bids go down the tube. Janet picked up two pairs of shoes (purple and red with purple hats on them). They are so much unlike her but she plans on wearing them for her huge birthday this year. Watch for them because it won’t be hard to see her coming!

We also picked up some Wright State Basketball tickets. Michelle is very excited about attending. She loves college basketball. We had a fight over a Red Devil sweeper. Janet Mangan just wouldn’t give up as we battled it out through our bidding. Guess who won? Remember…red is Judy’s favorite color.

As the crowd bid on items, we heard comments like, “I have to have that!” “Please don’t bid, I really need that!” As the evening ended, we realized that the snow had been falling the whole evening, but everyone was making the best of it, laughing as we slid to our vehicles to pack up our treasures, teasing each other about the “ones that got away”. Folks who have never experience the love and caring with which we are blessed in our village just don’t know what they’re missing!

What’s happening?

Wednesday Neighbor Night 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Awesome meals with lots of social interaction.

Saturday Feb. 1: Garber Nature Center 1-3 p.m.

Come to Garber Nature Center to learn some new and interesting facts about the owls. Owl puppets are going to be made and the best part? Owl pellets are going to be dissected to see what the owl might have eaten for supper. A walk in the forest has been planned and mice munchies will be put out for the owls to discover.

These programs are free with all the supplies provided. Donations for the many activities at Garber Nature are always welcome. Bev Holland, the Children’s Naturalist, will lead the program. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all the programs. RSVP’s are appreciated but not required. Please call 937-962-5561 for a reservation. Check the web at www.preblecounty park district.org.

Saturday, Feb. 8 Trinity Lutheran Church BINGO:

Doors open at 6 p.m. with BINGO beginning at 6:30 p.m.Paper BINGO sheets are used. Food concessions are available. Children under 18 are not permitted. Tri-County North Community Association sponsors this event. Check other association activities at www.tcncommunityassociation.com.

Seems like folks are staying inside and not many activities are being planned right now. Can’t wait until spring! Except: We just saw a flyer at the local Subway. There is a Lewisburg Senior Men’s Day Care Center every morning from 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Les Brower, are you leading this group? More to come!

Snow fun when you can’t get out!

This winter has truly tested Michelle’s endurance when it comes to us “being in her space” during the week when we “should be at school”. We have discovered over the past couple of weeks that the reason she records most of her daytime shows is not so that we can see them in the evening, but rather that she goes to her room around mid-morning to “read” and doesn’t usually reappear until mid-afternoon. We’re on to you now! We have to admit that we did our share of napping during the long break we had. Somehow, curling up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket and a cup of hot tea, sure beats fighting the slick roads. We know the daytime TV schedule almost as well as Michelle now.

Just a quick note: When the temps are so low, are you as amazed as we are at the adaptability of birds? We keep our feeders full but still wonder how they survive the sub-zero weather. Nature still has its secrets.

While we are all fighting the sub-zero temps and shoveling snow, we try to smile as we read the text messages from our buddy, Whitt Waltman, who is trying to adjust to the gorgeous sunshine, the nearby beach and the seventy-degree weather in Florida as he begins his job search. Try to make the best of the situation.

We would like to leave you with a smile. This “story” was sent to us by a good friend who doesn’t mind if we share it. There were three women in a sauna, two of them young and one was an older woman. All of a sudden there was a beeping sound. One of the young ladies said, “Excuse me. That is my beeper. I have a microchip in my arm.” She raised her forearm and answered it. A little time elapsed when a phone rang. The second young lady said, “Excuse me. That is my phone. I have a microchip in the palm of my hand.” She spoke into her hand and answered the call. By this time, the older woman was feeling really left out. She thought for a while, and then excused herself while she went to the bathroom. She was gone for a while and finally returned with toilet tissue trailing from her back side. The younger ladies stared in disbelief. Finally, the older woman looked behind her and said, “Oh, excuse me. I am getting a fax!”

Just remember, we don’t always get smarter as we get older, we just run out of stupid things to do!

In closing

This small article says so much about our community. We CARE, like to have FUN, share our CONCERNS, and CHECK IN on others. There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for checkin’ in each week. Once again, we’ll see you Around the ‘burg!

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