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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, March 18, 1999 Faith Cone 725-5488 Whatta day. As they used to ered standard for factories. And say to newcomers to the D.C. area, people did not need to worry about if you don't like the weather, just teenagers "having nothing to do". wait a minute. What a strange Work was always available or re- week since last I wrote. A surprise quired and payment little or noth- snow storm just when the spring ing. Oh boy, I really got on my de- flowers were beginning to peak tergent box again. All this be- through the ground. And the cause of the club mailing! heating system continued to cause Parties Parties trouble. But on Thursday the Those who attended the St. Jenkinses came to the rescue Patrick's dance at the club house again. Violet and Gerald came a- on Saturday were enthusiastic calling. Between the two of them I about the evening. They enjoyed had a porch full of wood again for the music and dancing and catch- the fireplace, clean sidewalk and ing up with all the news. Since it driveway free of snow, fire built was Marcia Gosnell's birthday and wood brought into the living and Dan Nelson's was close by (on room and some of the mess from St. Patrick's day itself, I think) previous fires cleaned up. So on Miggs Dotson took one of the reci- Friday offI went to my swim class pes from The Spirit and baked and to the shop to pick up sun them A Better-than-Sex Cake glasses to replace my lost pair. which won rave reviews by every- When I got home I tried unsuc- one. Cal LaMotte said that people cessfully to get chores done, I just were still dancing when he and didn't feel all that great. Laziness Bettie left at about one a.m. Other is contagious, but I don't know than that, Bettie said she had no from whence mine came. news this week. Moe is we. Miggs More Weather Dotson was telling me how great As the snow melted on Friday Debi Snyers looked. Debi has had and Saturday, the many snow a bad winter with several major drops and crocus lifted their heads eye operations. That is all behind and bloomed and spring seemed her now and she has taken off her right around the corner. Unfortu- pirate eye patch. nately on this Sunday afternoon Saturday night was also the everything is white for miles date for a surprise retirement around and the snow keeps fall- party for Gerald Jenkins at Shan- ing. I keep hearing a motor of nondale. I called Violet to see how some sort out the front door and the party turned out but talked to can't imagine what it is. No lawn Twilla Jenkins who said the fam- mowers, no one working on trees, ily was all at the house on Sunday surely an airplane would not be p.m. to try to continue to party - to out in this milky stuff. So I still eat the leftover food and give Ger- don't know what the sound is. But aid a chance to open the many I have turned off the heat pump cards he received. Gerald had (as suggested by Irene Smith) and worked for umpteen years in Hall- the house has warmed up some town at the Paperboard Company more. Maybe it is just because the - now has a new home 1 think. air is not moving which could feel With the weather being so bad, chilly. At least it is only a week Gerald said maybe he should have until it is officially spring and continued to work until true warm weather will come. (Fa- spring. Well I just heard a mous last words). Speaking of weather forecast which claimed which - I loved the news item that we will have very warm which told of action taken by the weather by the end of the week. King of Jordan "after the death of (Had to stop this column a couple his late father". Can't be too care- of times because Shadow wanted [ul - maybe they could have to be comforted. She has not been worked in an "alleged" or so just to feeling well - hope to get her to the be safe. Vet first thing Monday morning, Club Stuff weather and roads permitting.) The Blue Ridge Acres Commu- Oddballs nity Club is now into the 1999- During my bout with a cold 2000 season. The mailing with house I kept the TV on round the the proposed calendar is out with clock. I had learned years ago how the newsletter and request for much heat a TV put out when I payment of dues. For yet another tried looking at one in an under- year the dues effective January 1, air-conditioned room. So while I 1996 are the same despite the in- had my coffee I watched the TO- ~reased cost of almost everything DAY show. Many years ago before during this three year period, they got a new studio and TV was Having an active club is not only a young people used to stand out- wonderful way for increasing side the window and wave. It property values, hut also a re- never occurred to me that this still warding way to get to know your happened. It was bitterly cold in neighbors. In my opinion many of New York and crowds of people today's families have too little so- were standing around just in cial life. After a day at work they hopes that the camera would be are apt to come home, turn on TV, turned on them for a brief too- and let the world go by. If you try ment. There were the crowds car- it, I think you will find that "real rying signs and apparently this people" can do more to enrich your happens each morning. Some- life than those real or imaginary times we are all pretty funny. We that you watch on TV. Try it - join will rush to see someone we know the club; go to church; volunteer on TV and by the same token go somewhere; make a friend; tho not places to see a TV person in per- necessarily in that order. Get into son. I can understand the latter a life. Despite all the yak yak about little better than the excitement of not having family time because of seeing ourselves on TV. two job families, etc we all have Had a pleasant chat with so much more free time than our Urath Gibson on the phone. ancestors. None of us was alive Seems that her sister is taking the when 12-hour days were consid- same cruise that son John and Pat Compton are on going around It surely is hard to try to keep South America. Just as well I on the subject of a column when missed it since it was bad enough Andrea Bocelli is singing in the to have furnace problems while I living room - "Time to say Good- am here. bye" with Sarah Brightman. You The last time I dropped in for a can certainly find some marvelous visit with Anna Phillips she told things on Public TV during their me that you can freeze garlic. It fund raising time about three works. I had been fussing because times a year. I really enjoyed the garlic always got bad before I used Irish Tenors - guess I have a soft it all up: spot for a good tenor. Problem solved. Sometimes I I'm going to call this a night - forget and wonder how we got I'll do Spellcheck and then plan to along for so many years without a print this in the ha hum. Wonder deep freeze. Guess I could learn to what the roads will be like by do without a big one now that I then. don't do a lot of cooking, etc. and Hello again. It is now Monday could get along with just the top of morning and I have finished a col- the frig. umn - only problem is that the Military Corner TODD L. LIND Army Spec. Todd L. Lind has been decorated with the Army Commendation Medal. The medal is awarded to those individuals who demonstrate out- standing achievement or meritori- ous service in the performance of their duties on behalf of the Army. 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