Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Dec. 5 newspaper on Page A3.

Check out the Winter Wonderland at Sue Waugh’s home on Parkview Street. I took my kids there when they were small and they are headed towards 50!

I enjoyed lunch with Mary and Diane Devlin past week. Mary is the widow of classmate Rick Devlin. We had a good time catching up.

Enjoyed a visit with Bloomfield kid, Roy Radcliff, down for deer hunting.

Get well wishes to Doris Harper, Roger Hammond, Tom Manring, Jim Largent, Renae Hughes, and Judy Chapman. Renae, Judy and Tom had eye surgery.

Get well to my friend Nova Lovett who suffered a fall and is in the hospital.

Get well wishes to Sherry Aldrich who had surgery.

Wayne Curtis who had surgery after a heart attack.

Get well wishes to my brother Jake Perry. A car fell on him this week.

Johanna Crabtree had a heart cath last week. Remember her in prayer.

Kyle Jenkins had a hospital stay.

Red Euton is back at the James and needs prayers.

Whit’s Custard has moved one door over to the old laundromat and dry cleaners behind Quality Inn.

I read on Facebook that if you spill nail polish on something, put sugar on it and it will all come up!

Did anyone know the girl on Wheel of Fortune on Saturday night? I missed her name both times. She is from Jackson. One from Charleston was on the next night.

Sharilyn and Rob Leonard have a new grand-daughter, Oaklynn Blake Davis. She was born on Nov. 29 and weighed eight pounds and five ounces and she is beautiful.

I enjoyed a visit with Florence Peters from Vinton County. She and Gaylord will be married 46 years on Dec. 9!

I always put in my column silly things I do. Someone was telling me a man and his grandkids went thru the drive-thru at McDonald’s. The man gave the order and she repeated back and he kept saying no no! That isn’t what I ordered. Finally one of the grandkids said, “Grandpa. She isn’t talking to you. She’s talking to the person over there in that car!”

Jackson County Democrats are having a Christmas dinner on Dec. 14 at the old Mound Street School/Senior Citizen building. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Bring finger food, dessert or a covered dish.

Ralph Miller is the winner of the $500 Fall Merchandise Shopping Giveaway. After sales tax he gets to pick $466.20 in merchandise. Lucky Ralph!

Jimmy Exline is also a lucky man: he won the gun raffle at the American Legion in Wellston.

Thoughts to ponder — Tecumseh said when you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, your life, and your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies within you.

Another thought — You are dust and you will return to dust; That is why I don’t dust. Might be someone I know.

Another thought — If you don’t look back on your younger self and say “I used to be stupid,” you are probably still stupid!

Another thought — Buying a dollar pregnancy test at the Dollar Tree, should let you know you can’t afford a baby.

Happy birthday on the 18th to niece Bonnie Schneider, Ray Perry, Williams Stevens, Brittany Spangler, Joy Massie, Steve Gilliland, Jean Warrington, Edith Jenkins (90), Susan Lee, Kassady Thompson, Brenda Gilliland, Tom Duncan, Pam Spires, and Brenda Cox, and happy anniversary to Jarrod and Lisa Hughes; on the 19th is Keith McCoy, Donna Dillon, Janice Davis, Justin Oyer, Beulah Welch, Jennifer Spires, Shirley McCain, Diane LeMaster, Linda Radcliff, Dominic Spencer (21); on the 20th is James “Bubby” Shelton, LuAnn Moore, Stacia Allison, Buddy Edmunds, Aaron Albert, Gwyn Carlisle, Mark Musick, Bob Swank, Jane Dunn, classmate Marcia Essman Heiser, Lisa Entler, Stephanie Yerian, and Izabella Tobert (5); on the 21st is niece Kim Jackson, Lindsey Frye, James Turner II, Gus Conley, Gretchen Peoples, Enid Stiffler (96), Jonathon Moore (7), Mark Waugh, Don Jenkins, and Roger Reichelderfer, and happy 54th anniversary to Oscar and Linda Goheen; on the 22nd is Taylor Perry (21), Marjorie Mercer, Judy Johnson, Brad Michael, Cindy Sexton, Chandler Fout, Connie Arthur, Jeremy Davis, Anna Scurlock, and great nephew. J.J. Wright, and happy anniversary to Richard and Joyce Wolfe and happy 61st to Paul and Mamie Lloyd; on the 23rd is Cara Abell, great nephew Dakota Farley (13), Jan Haley, Barbara Summers, and Keith Butts; and classmate Linda and Melvin Nickell’s married 51 years! On the 24th is Judy Wiggins, Jackie Norman, Alyssa Proehl, Trista Fugett, Dwayne Paugh, Bob Bevins, Roger Crabtree, Danny Jones, Gene Smith, Jessica Profitt, Brydn Edan, and Sharon Dalton, and happy 74th anniversary to Donald and Anna Vaughn!

Stop and see me at the Maytag Store in Jackson. Call me at 286-5014 or e-mail me at karenjwyant@yahoo.com.

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