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I’m Just Saying
Get out the birthday candles and bake the cake for these birthday celebrants.
June 13 - Amber Bailey and Barbara Parris. June 14 - Ethan Norton, David Gay, Bill Ed Coefield, Ann Wright, Sammy Brimer, Clara Roach, Buddy Owen, and Donald Robinson. June 15 - Brock Trotter. June 16 - Joel Huckeba, Keith Yancy, Candice Hill, Pricilla Jeperson, DeeAnn Slaughter amd Samuel Thomas Payne. June 17 - Tabitha Brown and Pam Miles. June 18 - Oakley Freeman, Tammy Perry, Leslie Hallmark, Stephen Bowen, Bill Thrash, and Shirley Lawson. June 19 - Kaleb Yancy, Joyce Fuller, Cody Goss and Dorothy Cruchfield.
I don’t know about you, but I imagine that the ladies in this week’s anniversary couples were beautiful brides and still are to this day. June 13 - Joel and Amy Chupp. June 14 - Fratus and Kathy Wysner ... Owen and Robbie Yarbrough ... Rob and Jeannie Rigsby. June 16 - Lamar and Jennie Davis. June 18 - Hubert and Barbara Benefield. June 19 - Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Brown ... Richard and Kathy Harlan.
Jimmie Nell Vise, Sherry Riddle Brown, Glenn Shortt, Mildred Hollis, Kerry Smith, Malene Bowen, Doug Taylor, Charles Laminack, Terry Benefield, Kathy Jacks, Glenn Berry, James-Riley Kent, Louie Carlton, Sarah Williamson, Sara Noland, Ken Sanders, Martha Holley, Rider Bearden, Gerald Brown, Jackie Stovall, Merrill Hayes and Rhonda O’Harrow.
In case you missed it in last week’s column, there is a great class reunion being planned by the Cleburne County High School class of 1998. If you were in that class and interested in finding out more about this event, use this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Told You So
As promised, here are the answers to the trivia questions asked last week! I had many to get correct answers. First correct answers came from a kind gentleman from Atlanta with local ties who emailed me early Thursday morning.
1. Clarence Birdseye was known as the “Father of Frozen Foods.”
2. Fiorelloe LaGuardia was the former mayor of New York City who has a major airport named after him.
3. The Hunnicutt home was located on the site of the current Piggly Wiggly. Margaret Howell recalls how beautiful the drive up to the Hunnicutt home always was ... adorned with seasonal floral vegetation.
Ranburne First Baptist Church is planning a fund raising event for an amazing gentleman. Kerry Smith is in need of our support and prayers as he battles leukemia and is in Northside Hospital in Atlanta. On June 22, the good folks at RFBC will host a barbeque chicken meal with all the trimmings included to help raise money for this worthy cause. The entertainment will be a special treat. Look for more details in next week’s article.
Sunday Night Live at 5:05
If your eyes are drawn to the headlines on the front pages of various newspapers at the checkout counter, I have some juicy information for you. The First Methodist Church is presenting a summer of SCANDALS at the evening services. It is entitled “Scandals of the Bible”. It is entertaining, informal and inspirational. Dr. Michael Burgess opens our eyes to events in the Bible from a unique prospective. EVERYONE is welcomed to attend.
Customer Service! Really?
I am showing my age again! When I was very young child, there were no dials on our phones. Said phones were all black and were very heavy. We just picked up the phone and the sweet voice of Pat Boozer would come on the line saying, “number please?” At my young age, I could not remember the two numbers for everyone I would want to talk with. (hey, I have that same problem 60 years later! Thank goodness for speed dial.) I would just simply say to Pat, “I want to speak to my Daddy at the store, please.” (J.A. Owens and Company) or I would say “I want to speak to Opal ... or Eileen.” Pat Boozer knew who I was and just who I was calling. Connection made!
Skip ahead six decades. Such service is not what it used to be. I have recently purchased a user friendly (haha) printer for my home computer. If I were to have problems, I was to call the 1-800 for customer service. That sounds easy. Yeah right! All I wanted to know was how to properly change ink cartridges. Every thing was automated when I called and it went like this: Press 2 for customer service .. I did! Press 3 for printers ... I did. Press 7 for ink issues ... I did Press ) to speak with a live operator ... I did. Hold for the next operator (while you listen to our boring canned music). After holding for 18 minutes and almost falling asleep, a recorded voice says. I’m sorry! Our customer service department is closed. Call again tomorrow between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.” I said, “gee whiz!” (That is NOT what I really said, but you get my frustration.)
Until next week ... remember ... Money will not buy you friends, but it will buy you a higher class of enemies.