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RIDGE A CRES, , another dollar. Mter a when weekend work halt, Sunday was gorgeous. But Satur- mot, Jim Pinson and crew e Trojans trying to get his properly excavated. and Jim just took off game...My enjoyed watching the do mean watching. Russ 'been to many a football time 'cause he doesn't telling him what n. When he watches the is turned off the TV S a resounding silence un- a very good or very bad is then from Russ. happy when the Skins with flying colors. happens, I hear great when I have just at the Spirit office. Saw Lucy Gaff- Postal Station. She bad from the office because some tree people to of trees to be felled, I said Larry was out of town foreigners maybe. And where Supposed to be? At Old I Yellowstone Park. Since and had been in the had packed only short- Lucy had bought sweater and snuck it Lucky- from Thurs- the temperature at Park dropped to 20 snow fell and Larry had also. Larry is still out trip and I notice that supposed to get an inches of snowfall. out with those dreadful Sure hope so... Wonder try- former hurricanes now are getting equal ling might be great freshness of items, but it ith being able to get I have to make sure of kitchen scissors crackers, And those little that you get places! Last week Russ celebrating his birthday out for a couple of fat one of the local couldn't get his I had luckily with mine. Despite the package which read the package refused to rate we are going, we written language buy a table made from trap. I can scarcely large they are? Big- breadbox? The catalogs and the Christmas ot even started - what to hack to the Cragheads and years ago Bill and and Cal and Bettie LaMotte took a two-day trip to a near- by West Virginia area. The four got along so well that they decided to make it an annual affair. Each September the foursome takes off again and the trips get longer and longer. This time the two couples went to New Orleans via Myrtle Beach and St. Simon's Island and had a ball. They swam at Myrtle Beach and visited a cousin of Cals at St. Simon's. Said ex- cept for one rainy day, the weather was fine. With boundless energy the quartet "did" New Orleans. Breakfast at Brennan's cost a pretty penny but was most enjoyable. The group did all things one is supposed to do in New Orleans from Bourbon Street to the waterfront. I carefully did not ask if they did any of the things you are not supposed to do - after all, if they said yes, I wouldn't be able to print it anyway so best I not know. The crew returned home tired, but happy. Bettie LaMotte asked me to remind you-all of the arts and crafts show planned by BRMCC October 15. So far, about 12 tables are planned. Think maybe the teenagers may have a cookie table; yum yum. If you want to participate, get in touch with Beetle or Shelia Kincaid for details. Understand that Harvey Howe had yet another successful garden this year. He and Carmen brought some of their yellow tomatoes to the pot luck. Ruby and Marv Browning said that the yellow tomatoes were so delicious, no acid, that they ate and ate with glee. So - within the next day or two, good- deed Carmen left a bag of the delicious tomatoes on Ruby's doorstep. Fresh garden products are so delicious this time of year and so appreciated by lucky recipients. Chatted with Cyndy Kitchen at St. John's Sunday. She said that the pig roast was moving along nicely and that she had to rush home to cook come chili for dinner so that people could eat whenever they got hungry. She had a budget meeting in the even- ing with the BRMCC crew. Cyndy and Wayne were expecting her parents, Bill and Betty Parker from Romney in the afternoon. The Parkers bad not yet seen the under-construction house and were looking forward to seeing how it progressed. Nice day for all concerned. Always thought that the Peace rose was the most beautiful one ever. but when John and Betty Grim brought a big red rose to St. John's I had to pause and regroup. They gave me the American Beauty to take home to Russ. The rose is a deep red one, had a wonderful odor (hot house roses never smell to me), and has a stem 18" long. People from St. John's who at- tended the picnic at the Grims report that there were beds of bushes of the roses - beautiful beyond'compare. In our yard the summer weather surely held back the annual flowers we planted. The late rains have helped, but now we must worry about frost. NEWS OF YESTERYEAR September 21, 1978 - "The Womans Club of Blue Ridge Acres had its first meeting of the fall season Wednesday, September 13. About 15 gals and one SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. 1988 Faith B. Cone Dial 725-5488 young man who was halfway between crawling and standing up enjoyed get- ting together after a long hot summer. Guest speaker was Bob Angel of the Old Opera House who discussed the past and future of the OOH in his usual interesting and informative way. Most BRA folk are proud of OOH and try to support it; it's mainly a question of keeping informed on what is going on and trying to take advantage of the events. Let's keep forming groups and attending events. First on the agenda is HMS Pinafore, directed by Jay Stenger, October 25 through 29. That's bound to be great. If you just buy a season ticket, you will find it easier to keep up with events." "Speaking of miracles - has anyone noticed that some trees in the pear or- chard have both blossoms and fruit on the same limb of the same tree? Well they do." "It's great to see Pat Wintermeyer and Hazel Kerner driving around the development and feeling more at ease with their cars each day. I think both of them deserve a big pat on the back. Next thing you know we'll get Marilyn Pinson on wheels. Speaking of cars, Peggy and Charlie Warfield have a good looking new one. It is still a small car, but larger than their beloved Bug which they could not replace. Unders- tand VW doesn't make them anymore. I have been practicing on Gertie, our four-wheel drive Subaru which Jim Pinson says will get you in and out of BRA in all kinds of weather. Probably won't have any snow since both Lib- by Cooper and we have acquired four- wheel drives after last winter's weather." "The completion of George Gault's handcrafted garage furnished the in- spiration for hostesses Bette Gault and Libby Cooper to celebrate with an afternoon party last Sunday. The new garage was gaily decorated with many balloons and by a goodly number of brightly clad friends and relatives. Cal LaMotte did yoeman duty at the punch bowl, but it was a do-it-yourself deal at the large food table..." "Noticed Donna Piper, our Chestnut Hill correspondent, had a nice column in last week's Spirit. However, she omitted her own big news. After a hot summer of frustrating delays, blasting away half a mountain to get a founda- tion in, Donna and Dave's house is under roof and they hope to be settled in sometime this fall. Donna's father, Gerald Jenkins, has spread that pile of dirt in his yard that everyone was eyeing so greedily. However, Violet says there are still several piles stash- ed away for Donna's place: after all, one can't plant flowers in just solid rock." Scene Of Sunday Tragedy This pastoral scene was struck by tragedy early Sun- day morning when Shepherd College student Erin Elizabeth Litton, 19, succumbed to injuries sustained when she fell 70 feet from the Norfolk and Western railroad trestle (shown here) landing on the bank of the Potomac River. The death has been labeled an accident ,Southern States' )lem bership :leet Election of local board members and Farm Home Advisory Committee members, along with operations reports, will be among the highlights of the annual membership meeting for SSC, Inc.-Charles Town Sere'ice, Ran- son. on Saturday, October 1, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Jef- ferson County Fairgrounds on the Leetown Pike. The theme of the meeting will be "Southern States: Together We Set the Standard". Marty Kable, of Charles Town, will be the master of ceremonies. Local operations and services rendered to agriculture in the com- munity will be discussed by Patrick M. Coyle, manager of SSC, Inc., Charles Town Service. Committee chairpersons assisting with the meeting are Marty Kable and Mrs. Reva Mickey, of Charles Town, who are on the greetings and ribbons committee. 21 by investigating authorities in Shepherdstown who said she was one of a half-dozen or more students who had been drinking prior to venturing onto the bridge. Funeral services were conducted in South Charleston, her place of residence. Memorial services were to be held this (Thursday) morning at I0 o'clock at Shepherd , College. ( Photo by Chris Bla uvelt) / Rumsey Trespass Means $60 Fine Folks who like to party at the James Rumsey Monument in Sbepherdstown will face a stiff fine for any future escapades according to Shepherd- stown Police Chief Lewis Carroll. In the wake of the death of a 19-year- old Shepherd College Student, Erin Elizabeth Litton, who fell from the Norfolk and Western railroad trestle over the Potomac River early Sunday morning, Carroll has announced that the old policy of issuing warning cita- tions to those who visit the park after dark will cease. From now on, says Carroll, no more warnings. Instead, charges will be placed and $60 fines imposed for those who violate the trespassing rule. @ Dodge Here am I again, back to 1988 think- ing about VW bugs. I think I still see the little red bug that belongs to Mildred and Leo Gubisch of Maple Lane. Time is up and I must be up and about. See you next week - Faithfully... CAN BEAT THE 1989 PRICE INCREASE, YOU ONLY HAVE I 7-DAYS LEFT TO SAVE! 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