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Hi Everyone,

The Thanksgiving holiday was truly a blessing. This old great grandmother got to see my little great-grandson for the second time in his life. His name is Jackson, however, he is called Jax for short.

All of my children and grandchildren from out of town were able to make it. Charlie’s daughter, Laura Quinn, and family dropped by for a little while. Thanks to five-year-old little Mary for giving me a drawing of a turkey.

This year’s holiday took place at my son’s house and my daughter-in-law, Stephanie, made several delicious casseroles and a homemade pumpkin pie. David, my son-in-law, grilled several turkeys for many people and of course, ours. I made all of the chicken and dressing.

This year, my granddaughter, Whitney Carroll, and her husband, Nathan, stayed with me throughout the entire weekend. She got in the kitchen to help and learned how to make dressing. Now I don’t have to worry about the family in the future doing without homemade dressing.

Whitney, Nathan and I took in a little of the Black Friday shopping on Saturday. It wasn’t too bad. Whitney talked me into finally getting an iPad. I can’t believe I’m really trying to learn some new technology.

It was my first holiday without my precious Charlie. It had some very sad and also some special memorable moments.

Salem Presbyterian Church

Worship is at 11 a.m., with Rev. Charles Todd officiating. There will be a “ladies day out for lunch” at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Old Timers restaurant in Millington. If you need a ride, meet at the church at 10:45 a.m. Junior Auxiliary would like to thank Salem for the generous donation for the snack pack program to feed the hungry children in Tipton County.

“Thanks so much for your prayers, cards, phone calls as well as visits and wonderful food. Love, JoAnn and Robert Harrison.”

I don’t have a December birthday calendar yet, but since I did not write last week, I’d love to say I hope your birthdays were the greatest to: Rachel Higgins, Walter Rose, Houston Stewart, Sarah Champagne and Mary Beth Walker.

Sharon Presbyterian Church

Worship is at 9 a.m. with Rev. Charles Todd officiating. Friends and visitors are always welcome, especially residents from across the street at Dunlap Retirement Center. Please continue to remember those on the prayer list and others.

Brighton Christmas Parade

My granddaughter Addie Kidd, Mr. Bill and I went to my house in downtown Brighton and sat upon the hill to view the marvelous parade. Brighton should be so proud. It was spectacular!

When I moved to Brighton in 1983, the parade lasted approximately 20 minutes. This past Monday night, it began at 7 p.m. and lasted more than an hour.

Bill got to see a great friend, Mr. Russell Bailey, on the “Sons of the Confederacy” float. Everything was well planned out.

In closing, Charlie and I would have been married 22 years Sunday, Dec. 7. We chose Pearl Harbor Day, so as we aged, we would remember the date. Please say a prayer for all of us who are going through rough times during the holidays.

I would like for you to remember Mr. Walter McIntosh and family as they recently experienced the loss of wife and mother, Mrs. Phyllis McIntosh.

Shopping this year will be quite easy. The teenagers and marrieds will settle for money. Can you imagine?

P.S. Please remember to get those Christmas cards out to our military and veterans. Have a great week everyone and be careful out shopping.

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