Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Nov. 13 newspaper on Page A3.

Get well wishes to Susan Morgan at the Board on Aging. She just had a double lung transplant!

Dennis Crabtree had surgery this week. Remember him in your prayers.

Teresa Musick had her foot and part of her leg amputated. Send her a card of cheer to 134 Central Ave. in Jackson.

Penny Lewis had gall bladder surgery last week and needs your prayers.

Jean Foster broke her hip and needs prayers.

Jan Rhea has been ill and needs prayers.

I believe by the time you read this the Lioness Candy Store should be open.

Word has been received of the death of 1962 JHS grad, Cheri Bishofberger Grigsby, who passed away in Newark after a long illness.

R.W. Williams Funeral Home at 120 West Broadway St. in Wellston will have their 5th annual Santa Stops here from 2-4 p.m. on Dec. 14. Free photos, hot chocolate, and cookies.

I enjoyed a call from reader Lawrence Atwood saying he and wife Jeanette will be married 65 years on Nov. 17!

Thoughts to ponder — A retired husband is a full-time job for a wife.

Another thought — You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no. A lack of boundaries invite a lack of respect. You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.

Another thought — The first Christmas after you lose someone is hard. You feel like not celebrating but you go along with it for the kids and family. It will hurt: the presents not bought, the chair not sat in, the memories of past Christmas that threaten to suck the joy out of your whole day. But, you will get through it. You may even raise a smile through the tears. Thank God for the Christmas you had them. Light a candle. Cry. Share a new tradition in their memory.

Happy birthday on Nov. 21 to Pam Wilson, Harry Crabtree, Darla Speakman, Nancy Dye, Brian Michael, Bob Richards, Emily Silcott, Betty Harmon, Todd Thomas, Kathy Eldridge, and Amber Brown, and happy 21st anniversary to Steve and Shirley Eisnaugle; on Nov. 22 is Marti Hinkle, Shannon Swingle, Ashley Scholl, Sharon Tipton, Marlene Sexton, Janie Adams, Noah Lee, Aaron Long, Miranda Silcott, Wyatt Burt, and Aidan Rippeth, and happy anniversary to Walter and Debbie Hamblin; on Nov. 23 is Susan Hill, Shirley Ward, Bob Davis, Abby Dennison, Trish Vititoe, and Karen Perko, and happy anniversary to Rick and Shelly Parks, Dale and Anna Miller married 62 years, Mike and Emma Dearth ;on Nov. 24 is Diana Moore, Ashton Allen (18), Roger Pugh, Landyn Wildman, and Bryant Wolford, and happy 24th anniversary to niece Allison and Bobby Jeffers; on Nov. 25 is Willis Tomblin, Brent Crabtree, and Bill Auxier; on Nov. 26 is Jean Jenkins, Gary Dearing, Emma Carroll, Jerry Loomis, and Bobby Carter, and happy anniversary to Rick and Betty Holland; on Nov. 27 is Dave Samples, Marge Ervin, Jeremiah Clary, Bob Sickles, Pete Wolford, Norman Rhea, Vicki Williams, Bernice Duffy, and Cindy Williams.

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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