November 28 — “He who eats and drinks, but does not bless the Lord is a thief.” – Jewish proverb.
Mark your calendar for the first Saturday in December from 1 to 4 p.m. Santa Claus will be in Prospect to visit with the children. Parents bring your children and your camera. This activity is being sponsored by the Prospect Historical Society.
Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith attended the opera, “The Magic Flute”, at the Carpenter Center in Richmond. The “Queen of the Night” soprano role was sung by Heather Buck, who is married to Mrs. Smith’s cousin, Peter McGough. Following the performance the Smiths drove Ms. Buck to the train station for her return trip to her home in New York City. The Smiths then had dinner and did some shopping before returning home. Thursday, November 28, 2013
Condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Robert “Bob” Saxon of Alcoma in the wake of his passing. Many thoughts and prayers are with you.
Santa Is Coming
Come visit Santa Claus at Hanes Chapel United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 30 from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Santa will be parking his sleigh and setting up shop in the church’s fellowship hall where he will check his Christmas list and take photos with children of all ages. Refreshments will be served. This event is free, so bring the kids and your camera! The church is located at 1171 Copper Mine Road on Route 617. Contact Gary or Wanda at 434-581-1008 for more information.
“His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,”
“An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” (“Twas the night before Christmas”) by the Rev. Clement Clarke Moore, 1823.
American Christmas traditions of decorating, dining, giving, worshipping are an amalgamation of our many cultures from around the world. Many European countries have had a barer of gifts to young children for a number of centuries. Among his monikers are Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, St. Nicholas, Père Noël, and Father Christmas, to name a few. And with each name there has been a little different version of his appearance, method of travel, and arrival date. Thursday, November 28, 2013
November 28 — Happy Birthday wishes are sent out to Wilburn Whitehead and Alice Deane, both of Dillwyn, celebrating on Saturday, November 30; Dylan Cloud (son of Rev. Cameron and Lynn Cloud of Cumberland) celebrating on Tuesday, December 3, and Daniel Morris of Dillwyn, and Toney Clifton, of Appomattox, celebrating on Thursday, December 5.
Happy Anniversary wishes are sent out to Toney and Joyce Clifton of Appomattox, celebrating on Thursday, December 5.
James and Virginia Boyles, of Cumberland, along with his sister Elizabeth Stone, of Dillwyn, visited in the home of Billy and Louise Boyles in Amelia on Sunday, November 24. Thursday, November 28, 2013
Where has the year gone? This coming week families and friends will be gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving. Some will travel many miles and others will just drive down the road a piece, but whatever the distance, people will gather with loved ones and acquaintances to make new memories and to recall times of old.
Nancy Jamerson Weiland remarks, “Polishing silver is supposed to be a chore. However, today as I gather the pieces I’ll need for Thanksgiving I find it more of a thoughtful exercise. My heart was warmed as I polished the silver bowl my mother received when she retired from Hub Department Store. I revisited her joy each holiday as she lovingly polished it and placed it on the table (full of her wonderful lima beans) for her family to enjoy. Each piece not only regained its shine and brilliance it regained tender memories. No, polishing silver is not a chore.” Thursday, November 21, 2013
November 21 — Happy Birthday wishes are sent out to Stephanie Morris, of Dillwyn, celebrating on Friday, November 22, Mathew Mahunik, of Brookneal, celebrating on Sunday, November 26, Barbara Heifner, of Dilwyn, celebrating on Monday, November 25 and the Rev. Cameron Cloud, of Cumberland.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Buddy and Linda Shifflett, of Dillwyn, celebrating on November 26, James and Virginia Boyles, of Cumberland, celebrating their 61st on Wednesday, November 27; and also celebrating the same day James (J.R.) and Margy Smith of Farmville.
On Saturday, November 16, Barry and Linda Miles, of Cumberland, along with Annie May Miles and Susie Taylor of Dillwyn, and Patricia Woodfin, of New Canton, enjoyed breakfast at a Dillwyn Restaurant. Thursday, November 21, 2013