Seeing lots of friends stocking up for the weather

Several mornings we had frost and the second day our “back 40″ looked like a young snow had whitened everything in the yard and on top of our house and the neighbors’ rooftops, too.

Folks were out in force trying to stock up before the cold and wet days came. Some I saw were Vivian Page, Memphis Crawford, Jackie Morehead, Joyce Collins, W.J. Morehead, Timothy Griffith, Keith Swearingen, LaRita Porter, Cutchshaw, Garleatha Adams Nerren and Marvette Mattox Fuller. At the beauty shop I saw Adam and Sarah Harris Moore and Bobbie Forrest.

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Lots of folks were having get-togethers for the Thanksgiving meal. I also heard of many who ate in restaurants that were open. As we get older and no longer are able to host the holiday meals it is best to just eat out. Too many of the younger folks are not stepping up to the stove to cook all that appetizing food. By the time the shopping is done, cooking time is factored in and the cleanup of the kitchen and dining room, it is easier for all to find an eating place that will be open to serve a delicious choice of recipes.

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Joyce Webb had a houseful but everybody pitched in a dish or two and the feast was on the table. With Joyce were Teresa Moore, Dave Laramore, Fort Worth; Barry Hancock, Lufkin; Neal Denman, Bobby Joe Evans, Sam and Melissa Webb and Kirstyn, Huntington.

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With Bettie and Preston Westbrook for the holiday goodies were Brad Reid, Heather Hiser, Reilly, Danielle and Ryde Garrett, College Station; Carol and Jim Giles, Kenneth Tracy, Kameron and Kennedy Conway, Longview; Courtney, Joe Bob, Makenna and Collyn Joyce, Tyler; Lance, Kathy, Sophia and Sydney Brumley, San Antonio. From Lufkin were Pat and Johnny Garrett, Leslie and Patrick Richards, Tim Scogin, Bruce and Reeva Brumley, Byron, Jodi, Anne and Janie Morgan, Doug, Brandi, Blaire, Carly and Jackson Lankford.

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Randy and Eileen planned to eat at Cracker Barrel near them and waited 50 minutes in line.

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Many at church were happy that they had children, grandchildren and other kin and friends at their table during the holidays.

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Eula and Gerald Forsythe were in Florida and hurried home so they could get together with other family members on Sunday.

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There are so many things to be thankful for, not only at Thanksgiving but every day of the eyar. The one thing I am not thankful for is the way this paper takes off on some vacation trip and never makes it to our mailbox. It truly is the most aggravating thing to look for the newspaper but it never appears. I really look forward to sitting down to read the paper from “kivver to kivver.” Be thankful each time your paper makes it to your mailbox.

 

Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.