Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Nov. 27 newspaper on Page A3.

Two wonderful ladies are at Jenkins Nursing Facility: Sue Ervin, mother of classmate Tom Ervin, and Miriam Holzapfel, mother of classmate Donna Wojcadz. Both would love cards. Miriam’s 93rd birthday is Nov. 26.

Classmate Mark and wife Judy Hayburn are living in Rwanda. They have been there so many years I think they think of Africa as their first home.

Two houses demolished in Jackson on Bridge Street next door to where Williams Carryout used to be.

The D.A.V. located on Pearl Street next to Fire Dept. is having a community meal on Thursday, December 5th from 4-8PM. Ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a roll, dessert and drink. If you can’t make it in, call Rent-to-Own at 740-286-5550 by Dec. 4 and they will bring you a dinner. Call Tami at 740-978-0256 for more information.

Thanks to Anna and Randy Scurlock for the Thanksgiving card. I got my first Christmas card from cousin Ruth Littlejohn.

The City of Jackson Christmas decorations are up and look great.

Fantastic D’s has moved next door to the Auto Zone by Burger King.

I was saddened to learn of the death of friend and reader, Wally Johnson, who died from injuries in a car accident. He would stop by from time to time to give me a tidbit for my column. Goodbye, ole Scout. I’m sure gonna miss your smiling face.

Please remember Shirley Bowman, who was badly injured in the wreck with Wally.

Please remember the babies from our area in Children’s hospital. I see them on Facebook but I don’t know their parents, only grandparents.

Thoughts to ponder — If a small misunderstanding can end a friendship, you were never friends to begin with.

Another thought — People will come and go in your life, but the person in the mirror will be there forever. Be good to yourself.

Another thought — In memory of those who left us too soon. We remember you in the morning, in the night when we look at the stars, a song, a place, or a smell. You are always with us.

Happy birthday on Dec. 5 to Chris Ervin, Trudi Browning, Sue McKenzie, Gabriel Hall, Steve Willis, Kay House, Jennifer Moore and Brenda Radcliff; on Dec. 6 is Shannon Williams, Gary Edwards, Dora Denney, Madison Bailey, Sarah Edwards, Brian Williams, Danny Jayjohn, Kim Riegel, Tim “Walnut” Willis, Cliff “Owl” Stiltner, Peggy Lawrence, Becky Adkins, Lindsay Pierpont, and Todd Snyder and happy anniversary to Amy and Aaron Albert; on Dec. 7 is Libby Martin and her grandson Lee Hammond, Shelly Hall, Ellen Luster, my repairman Aron Riley, Greg Neer, and Ruth Burke; on Dec. 8 is Braxton Ingalls, Debbie Carter, and Monica Shurmantine, and happy 18th anniversary to brother Eddie and wife Sherry Perry and happy 26th to Pete and Stephanie Hayes; on Dec. 9 is Niece Kim Yoder, Connie Holtz, Rick McNelly, great-nephew Wyatt Crisp is two, and my brother Bobby Wiles is 62; and happy 47th anniversary to Gaylord and Florence Peters; on Dec. 10 is sister-in-law Margaret Allen, great-niece Devan Albertson, Jimmy Leonard, Carolyn Plummer, Amanda Massie, Jason Howell, Cherrylyn Marks, Betty Holland, Julie Sayre, Bob Zinn, Stephanie Grimes, and Francie Mullins, and happy 4th anniversary to Joe and Debbie Roberts; on Dec. 11 is Richard Lewis, Pete Wilson, Mallory Bush, Melissa Wells, Cole Harrison, Benjamin Rowland, Nicole Nutter, Helen Armstron, Jessica Cox, Imogene Crabtree, Joyce Mullins, JoAnn Pedigo, and Brianna Wolford, and happy anniversary to Stu and Pat Riegel.

Thanks for being a reader. Call me with your news at 740-286-5014, e-mail karenjwyant@yahoo.com, or stop by the Maytag Store at 259 E. Main St. in Jackson.

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