George Smith: On Quilts: Wrap them in love ...
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WEDNESDAY’S LIST ... of beans ’n greens ’n other things:


A RECENT column, Put Another Quilt On the Bed Tonight, touched a lot of memories and reminded me there are still ladies out there who do take needle and thimble and thread in hand and pay homage to quilting frames hanging from the ceiling.

More than a few do it for the giving. In part, from Linda Jimerson:

“I head a small quilting group called Bama Belles Quilting Club. There are other quilting clubs in the county, but ours focuses more on hands-on and donating quilts.

“My group ... has donated over 1,600 quilts through ‘Wrap Them In Love.’ Many have gone to area children’s homes, Salvation Army, and the Red Cross as well as to the headquarters of  ‘Wrap ’Em’ for worldwide distribution.”

I think that’s pretty neat and if you’d like to get acquainted with Linda and her people take a look at and

Good stuff.


QUOTABLE: Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” Katharine Hepburn



— I’m a fan of Strut’s at eating time, especially on Sundays when a church bulletin gets a 10 percent discount on your bill.

Then there was the young lady who served us Sunday at the Oxford Strut’s. Somebody had forgotten to stock coffee filters, but our server used paper napkins for the brewing. It took two tries, but she got it done and I wish I could give you her name.

— If you ever stop at the Cracker Barrel in Leeds, I hope you get Susan Wood as your waitress. She waited our table a few days back and, in a crowded dining area, she flat out hustled. I’m told she is in her 20th year at the Leeds store.


I’M A bit late with this, but back on Feb. 5 Betty and Nolen Sims had been wedded 63 years. That is, in today’s times, incredible and more than a bit wonderful.

It also brought a comment from Betty:

“See, I told you I have an excuse for my senior moments.”

Very nice people ...


BIRTHDAYS: Feb. 12 – Rochelle Victorino; Feb. 13 – Don Howell; Feb. 14 – Sherri Cunningham and Danny Milam; Feb. 15 – Betty Brooks.


TOP TEEN: If you were going to publish the complete resume of Raj Kashyap it would have to be continued on the next page ... and the next and the next. So, just picking a few highlights:

For beginners, Raj is a member of the National Honor Society (4.5 GPA) at the Donoho School  where he is also in the French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and on the Presidential Honor Roll.

There’s leadership, as his peers have recognized by electing him President of the Honor Roll, and president of the Student Government Society. He has also served as president of his sophomore class, vice-president his junior year.

The young man finds time to play, too. Along the way, Raj has participated in junior varsity football and varsity soccer, basketball, track and field, and mountain biking.

He also has some “pipes” as he has been to the named All-State Honor Choir and is a member of the All-County Honor Band.

“Raj has an enthusiasm for life,” says Donoho counselor Jacqueline Gaines. “He is fun, conscientious, bright, capable, and a great friend to his peers. He is the kind of student you never want to see graduate.”

Proud parents are Dr. and Mrs. Pankaj Kashyap, Anniston.

Take a bow, young man.


George Smith may be reached at 256-239-5286 or email:



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