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I I Page 2B -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfmder -- Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 Senior News Pat's Pat Ridpath, Burnsville 853-2401 Chuck Once again, this is Pat's son writing to you from Florida while Pat is away in Kansas City with my sister Robin. Mary Ann Bucklew has a message she wanted to pass along from Toni Wine: This is a monthly request from a sweet little lady from Burnsville and she would appreciate it in this next paper, I hope you can copy and paste and not have to type it at all. Toni Wi ne wants to say to her grand- father, John Posey who lives in Burnsville; "MERRY CHRISTMAS" Toni wants to say; "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" To a special friend, Lynn Clifton on December 26. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Brent Boggs, friend, on December 18, Mike Chapman, friend, on Decem- ber 29, Jim Gumm, friend, on December 31, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Thehna Cline, on December 22, From all the workers at PRECI- SION SERVICE For any of you who have missed the last few chats, I' ve been filling Mom's usual news space (and then some) with what I remember of Burnsville. This time, I think I'll tell you a little about Gramps's front porch. Down here in Florida where I'm living now, people don't have porches. They have patios Happy Birthdays for JanuarYElsia Dot Barnette, I 'i Elsie AIItop, Robert Anderson, Mary Ankrom, :"iiiii !::iiiiii iiiiiil i!I Faye Barr, Nancy Bezrutch, Rudolph Bezrutch, Irene Brannon, Peggy Cain, Evelyn Carson; Nell Clowser, Gladys Coberly, William Conrad, Mifiter Cottrili, Lee Cuckovich, Yvonne Ellyson, G. Jean Flesher, Ruth Garrett, Carolyn Gre- gory, Carolyn Grove; Betty Heckert, Clarence Helmick, Jerry Helmick, Freda Herron, G. Ernestine Hevener, Terry Hickman, Crystal Hinzman, Lenora Huff, Greta James, Goldie Jenkins; Letty Johnson, Tom Jolliff, Robert Jones, Zelda Jones, C. Louise Kemper, Garnett Kennedy, Loring King, metal glider and metal chairs painted green, rocking chairs from the local chair factory, but my favorite was the porch swing. Always for as long as I can remember, at the widest end of the porch, the porch swing, a straight back bench hung from two chains with springs at the top to help keep the ceiling anchors from pulling loose. IfI go out on the front porch now, I can see Gramps napping on the glider after mowing the grass, mouth open and Geneva Lawson, Stada Lowther, snoring. I can see girl cousins washing Margaret Lybarger, Ruth Meyer; their hair in the down@out that poured Odbert Mick, Karl Minigh, Kesslie rainwater down one side of the top of Minney, Anna Ruth Montgomery, the stairs. I can see Granny cleaning Charles Myers, Jack Pettit, Frances fresh string beans from the garden Pyles, Arnold Radcliff, LenitaReale, while visiting with her mother and Andrew Reed; daughters. I can see Gramps with his Dorothy Rhoades, Geneva Rudd, painter's hat sitting with legs crossed Harold Shaffner, Florence Shifter, and stretched out on the banister, back Ann Simmons, Alice Smarr, Doris against one banister post, cbeek full of Smarr, Walker Smith, Danny tobacco, resting after working in the Smithson, Audrey Stalnaker: Mary Lou Stalnaker, Wyonna Stalnaker, Rubert Stump, Woodrow e . Get aldineM arks 462-7477 i% :!ii:. CROOKED RUN ONE ROOM SCHOOL IN 1915 garden all afternoon and gazing out over the river and the town. The front porch is a sanctuary, a place to gather in the cool evening, or to shake offthe rain before entering. If you're a passerby you know this, so if there are people out on the porch, you wave. You always wave. If you don't wave, the people on the front porch Sullivan, Iris Tallhammer. Marion I hope some of my readers can Tam, Leaman Turner, Marguerite identify the people in this picture. It Wade, and Thomas Woods is the Crooked Run School in 1915. These birthdays names were pro- Today, the Crooked Run Commu- vided courtesy of the Gilmer County nity Church meets in this building. Senior Center The picture of the school was sent to me by Susan Tope of Conn., Susan is Benton and Sylvia McElwee worry about what kind of day you're having, or if there might not be some ~r County Boggs' niece. Her father was their bad news about you that they haven't ~ son Harvey. Benton and Sylvia raised heard yet. Oneofmyfavoritememoriesofthe ,, Senior Corner their family on Crooked Fork. Susan found this picture when help- You Identify this picture ? with grills, and they're usually situated front porch was watching summer rain. ing construct a display of pictures for in the back yard. However, people like I would know it was coming, the heat to sit out front even down here in andhumiditybuilding, thecloudsgath- Menu her uncle LesterBoggs' funeral. She thought the picture might have be- Florida,'so what l see a lot is the garage ering, and l would know it was almost Dec. 16 - Fish Patty Sandwich, longed to his former, wife, Marlene doorup, and people sitting out front in there. It would bring relief from the Baked potato wedges, Cole Slaw, FurrBoggs. Icouldnt find a history lawnchairsorrollingoutthegrillfrom summer heat and water the garden and Brownies of the Crooked Run One Room their garage It's a basic human need forafront porch expressing itself where the architects were not well versed enough in human behavior to design a house with a proper front porch. Here are the ingredients of a proper front porch, and Gramps's house had them all. Since the house sits on the side of a hill, concretestairs lead up to a white lattice gate. On each side of the gate was a banister, shingled on the front with green painted cedar shingles, topped by a white painted cypress bom'd the yard. But it was the smell l remem- Dec. 17-Christmas Dinner, Ham, ber the most, the incredible scent of Scalloped potatoes, Sweet Green fresh rain touching earth. The wind Beans, Hot Roll, Desert would shift and then still, then gust a Dec. 20- Turkey Noodle Casserole, little, the leaves at first quiet on the Peas, Salad, Fantasy Fruit greatmaplesinfrontofthehouse, then Dec. 21- Parmsan Chicken, Rice stirring and dancing. From Oil Creek a Pilaf, Broccoli W/W Roll, Peaches, white wall of falling rain would ad- Cookie vance on the town, the sound of it Dec. 22 - Hamburger on Bun, growing from a faint whisper to a life- French fries, Applesauce givingrush.Youhavetoput yourhand Dec. 23 - Veg. Beef Soup, Peanut out then, or walk out and taste it trick- Butter Sandwich, Fruit Salad ling down over your face. School. Maybe someone has one. Daughter Regina and her husband Todd were in last weekend to help Todd's sister Amy and husband Bruce Fitzwater move into their new Mt. Zion home. Todd and Regina spent Saturday night with me and went to church with me on Sunday. Jason and Julie Stewart cooked Sunday dinner for them. On Sunday afternoon, daughter Marina, her husband Roger and son about giving the GED test to four or Ben took me to visit Junior Marks five of her brothers. None of her near Jackson's Mill. We discussed brothers had attended high school, by-gone days and had a really good but they all passed the test and at- visit, tended college. All of them but Gall Pearl Harbor Day happened 63 were in service. Gall had a family years ago last week. Junior said he and worked in a defense plant in served in the Navy for almost four Ohio and saved his money He at- years during WWII. He took part in tended Glenvilte State College, and the African Invasions, D Day and became a teacher with the money he was then sent to the Pacific theatre of saved. war. I have been feeding one of my Ralph and Junior had a chance Angus bulls in the barn and plan to meeting in the South Pacific and Jun- butcher him. On Monday morning ior was the only person Ralph saw he was missing. I looked for him for that he knew while in the South Pa- a long time. Son Tim and his wife cific. If the war hadn't ended Ralph Debbie came over in the evening and and Junior both were going to take found him on the Buzzard Glory Hill part in the invasion of the Japanese with brother-in-law Dana White's homeland, cows. Dana and Tim got my beef off Cousins Carl and Luanne Conradthe hill and in the barn. He won't be visited me one evening last week. running off any more. Carl said his brother Paul is in better Last week I had another birthday health than he has been in for some- They seem to come around awfully time. Carl's brother Lee isn't doing fast anymore. I was 76 years old. I very well and he is in a nursing home got a card from Wayne and Betty at the present time. His wife, Carol, MinneyofMorgantown. Idon'tknow drives and goes to visit him each day. how she keeps up with all those birth- Luanne remembered when she wasdays. Thanks, Wayne and Betty. in college Dr. Underwood told her that ran along the top of the banister. As with all good things in life, the Activities: Four large white posts supported the frontporchwassometimessoliee.Life Dec. 16-Bingo, Baldwin Satellite roof, one on each side of the gate, and can not always remain kind, and some- ,. " .......... ~"--t' "~ piP-, ,..., ~ ~ :,,,~,~, . - . ~ ~ , ~l'a~, U , , _ . t~,~ ........ Deb.17-Christmas Dinner, Cal~ floor~ai~(tiaa(G~ram~s obtained-h:om dows, dappled hght ramng Ix~tween Dec. 20-Night covered disfi 5 pro, Jearl and Connie Ables are a local hardware store. Two windows theleaves, Icouldwrapallthosememo- Dominoes proud to announce the marriage of fronted on the porch from the living ries around like insulation, a blanket, a Dec. 21-Bridge, King on the Cor- their daughter, Patricia Ann Ables of room, and two more fronted from the comforLawaytofindthesensebehind ner, GlenvilleGardensSatellite5pm. Jakes Run, and Benjamin Franklin master bedroom. Gramps had hung the some hardship large or small. It was a Dec. 22-Choir 10:30 am, Set Back, Murphy II, of Lewis County. window-panedfrontdooratGranny's good place, so no matter how bad Dec. 23-Bingo The ceremony took place Decem- request so she could see out, and re- thingswereitremained.Itstillremains berl3,2004attheBroadstreetUnited placed the old wood framed screen in frontofthehousebesidetheLittle State Boardof Methodist ChurchinLewisCounty. door with a newer aluminum one with Kanawha in a small town in West Rev. Clifford N. West united the a big"W" in the middle for the family Virginia. And sometimes even on a " n couple in marriage. Benjamin is the name. Florida patio, Ican sit, lay my head Educatto to son ofthe late Benjamin Murphy and At various times I can remember back, close my eyes, and it's still there. Glenda Murphy of Lewis County. different front porch furnishings, a meet Thurs. !i No?th Bend state Park on Dec, 18 North Bend State Park in Cairo will be hosting a breakfast with Santa Claus on December 18 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the lodge restaurant. Santa will be stopping by on his way back to the North Pole to find out what all the boys and girls want for Christmas this year. Guests will be able to enjoy a great meal and have a complimen- tary picture taken with Santa during the event. A full breakfast buffet will be available for all ages and will eat free with each adult buffet purchase. There is a charge for ihe breakfest. The park will then close its res- taurant to the public at 5:30 p.m. for a private Christmas reception on December 18. However, the restau- rant will resume its regular schedule the following morning. For more information about the breakfast with Santa event or res- taurant hours for December 18, please contact the park at (304) 643- !* JoAnnWoodyar d The State Board will meet Decem- ' ; ber 16, 2004, beginning at 8:30 am in Glenville Moose ppetites. Each child 11 and under 2931. 1 462-7093 the Board Conference Room, Capitol ~ .... Buil'ding 6, Room B-353, 1900 Lodge#2604 4-Hers' Celebrate by Giving Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charles- 10E Main St., Glenville WV ton, West Virginia. (304) 462-4423 My 4--H Club had two busy weeks. Wayne and I went to Baldwin to our President Barbara N. Fish, will pre- LastSunday, wefurnishedSantaClaus CEOS meeting, Christmas.Dinner, side. "LADIES NIGHT" the treats for him to give to the chil- which was delicious, atong wtm some ~ EVERY THURSDAY dren. Then we had the gift exchange, bingo. ' Trouble is part of your life--if Dec. 18 and our 4-H family Christmas Dinner Our Republican Women's Organi-you dkm't tdmre it, you don't give KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY with a nice turn-out, with a wonder- zation had our Christmas Party at the person who loves you a 2:00 - 4:00 ful meal and nice fellowship. Ruth Chisler's with a Yankee Swap, ehma~ to love you enough, l~c. 31 This Saturday we went to the nurs- games, visiting, and we topped it off --Dimdt 8hore ing home to visit, and sang a Christ- with hot cider and finger foods; we NEW YEARS EVE PARTY mas Carol t0 all of the patients. We had a great evening. .-.- gave them a Christmas card, which We were sorry to hear two of our they had made for them, then went neighbors arein the Weston Hospital, backtoCedarvilletothefirehousefor Charley Marks and Betty Riffle for Givonne Pizza, pop and cookies, observation. We need to remember Lane and Mary-Sue Smith took them in our prayers. some of us Christmas Caroling and Wayne and I visited my Aunt Hilda passing out a homemade card and Skidmore at Parkersburg last Friday. some crafts they had made for each Our sympathy goes out to the family in thecommunity, then back tO Frashure family on the loss of their the fire house for hot chocolate, son. Connie Boggs, Roy Sponaugle, M argaret Radcliff 462-825O I think we have had our share of I hope Christmas shopping is going rain. I am ready tbr some sunshine, better for others than it is for me. I Argil didn't make it home this week- can't find what I want in the time I end. We weren't sure about thehave to shop. weather, so he decided to stay in Ohio. Thankfully, this is the last day of He was in the two weekends betore, deer season for a week or two. We will be doing all manner of upholstery. Including: Couches, Chairs, Car, Truck, 4-Wheelers and Heavy Equipment. We have replacement foam, for your cushions in-stock. Refinishing wood as well. Please Call 462-0242 Craig & Rachel Peterman Thank You , ., Does This Remind You of The Last One Who ce??? If It Does, You May Want To Call Your Friends At Rich's Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning For A Complete Inspection And Cleaning Of Your Furnace. For Just $40.00 765-7833 765-5833 Just Mention This Ad PRICE IS BASED ON 1 HOUR INSPECTION, SALES TAX & FUEL CHARGE NOT INCLuDED. ALL OTHER SERV,ICE OR REPAIRS AT OUR NORMAL HOURLY RATE. Gilmer County Arts Umbrella Presents A Tuna Christmas By Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams In this hilarious sequel to ~ Tun~(performed by the A~t= Umbrella earlier this year), it is C~i'stmas in the third sn~llcst town in Te,~l; Radio station OKKK news personalities ~hurston Whe~is and Aries St~ report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual lawn display competitio~ Sacalite Vera Carp hopes to win for the i5t~ straight ye~, but faces stiff competition from Didi Snavely. the proctor of Didi's Weapons, and from Inita Goodwin and Helen Bedd. the co~dx~/-~ng waitres~ from the Tastee Krem~ ~=ny other colorful Tum~zens. some of w~om you will recognize fro~ Gre~ter Tun~, some al~ for the first time, join the fun. Aud~.nces will delight in the fact that all character, are played by a fe~ quick-changing comedians, members of the Gilmer County Arts Umbrella. You're not going to want to miss this raucous sendup of a small town Christmas. The play will be presented o~ Friday, December 17'~ and Saturday. IBm at 8:00 in the GlenvilJe State tT~lle~ Administration Building Auditoriun~ There will be o membership drive for the Arts Umbrella the Evelyn Carson 462-8828 weeks This past week has been a busyited Tressie Ramsch and son, and week. They had supper at the Center, played dominoes. had a good meal. We had a big crowd Friday at the Those present were: Wayne and Center as it was our covered dish. JoAnn Woodyard, Barbara Reed,,My son Jewell Carson, visited me Beulah Metz, Evelyn Carson, Bonnie Friday, he has to have surgery. Drake, Donzella Villers, and Char- Ivan and Virginia Blake and I went Iotte Rogers. to Bill Selfs' sale. Ivan, and Virginia Blake and I vis- (