2019-01-10 / News

Tignall News

By CAROLYN GAMMON
Please call 706-285-2736

Are we a little mildewed and muddy? I am just so tired of my everyday outfit…a raincoat and an umbrella. I always like to find a reason to go shopping…I think I need a new raincoat. Someone was asking about rain boots, when actually you need waders to walk out in your back yard. I saw some of the roosters down the street walking around dragging their wet tail feathers on the ground. It would have been good to save some of this water for the summer when it is so dry.

. Our grandson, Curt Gammon, spent the holidays with his family, Craig, Sandra, Kara, and Kaci. He went back to Truett McConnell College in Cleveland on Sunday. We miss him, but when they grow up, we know that we can’t keep them with us forever. I just have those memories of playing baseball and football with him when he was a little boy. He always had quite an imagination. I remember playing football with him and his rule was that he could tackle me but I couldn’t tackle him. I finally got tired so he said for me to sit on the bleachers (front steps) and watch him play and cheer for him. He looked up from playing and asked me to move down one step. I asked why? He said, “Don’t you see Mimi, you’re mashing that little man beside you!” He kept me in shape! When the girls came along, I was pooped! Play with your grandchildren as long as you are able. I’m so glad I have those memories. I know you are all wondering how I can remember such details. I kept a notebook with all these memories/ quotes and the dates written down. If you don’t, you will forget them. I know my granddaughters are cringing and wondering when I will start on them. Don’t worry girls, I will.

. Mike and Kim Wynne celebrated family Christmas in Cochran with Mike’s mom, Judy McDonald, and Mike’s children and grandchildren and all other family members present.

. On Monday, December 17, Layton and Gloria Harris attended the annual Christmas luncheon hosted by Hilda and Charles Palmer at Stephens Grove Church. Several friends were present. A wonderful meal was enjoyed. On December 22, Layton and Gloria enjoyed their family Christmas gathering held at the home of Myra and Evan Harris in Elberton. Twenty-nine family members and guests attended. A tacky sweater contest was held with Taylor Harris being the winner. The men of the group really outdid themselves to the amusement of everyone present. A delicious steak supper with all the trimmings was served.

. Tignall Baptist Church was blessed to have such beautiful music from Grace Butler who performed on her viola as Ann Tiller accompanied her on the piano. Grace, daughter of Chad and Michelle Butler, has been home for the holidays from Wheaton University in Illinois.

. Rev. Adam and Stephanie Denny, Abram and Rosalie spent several days in Charlotte, North Carolina with Adam’s parents, Dale and Kay Denny.

. Scott, Kathy, and Stacey Ware were joined by Shaun and Ashley Cox and their children on a trip to St. Augustine, Florida from December 27 through New Year’s Day.

. Lisa Roberson traveled to Seattle, Washington on December 13 to visit her son and his family, Mark and Cassie Saggus and children, Carter and McKenna. They spent a week at Big Sky, Montana, at a ski resort. They drove back through the beautiful state of Idaho. Then back to Seattle where Lisa stayed until December 29.

. Visiting Daisy Parker during the holidays were Phillip and Pam Barnwell of Houston, Texas. Jeremy Hammonds of Madison also visited.

. Enjoying a traditional New Year’s dinner with Frankie and Gloria Ware were Royce and Sally Bufford, Henry and Crissy Brown, Wayne Thomasson, William Thurmond, and from Lincolnton were Sam, Kristi, and Maddi Bufford and John David, Rene’, and Jewell Flannigan and a friend, Lauren.

. Weekend guest of Mike and Sharon Derrick was their little granddaughter, Olivia Derrick, of Buford.

. Alex and Kay Tyler had supper in Athens Sunday night with Greg, Gena, and Sydney Tyler of Hoschton to celebrate Sydney’s 17th birthday.

. Larry and Pam Pullen hosted a birthday supper for Almond Standard Sunday night. Helping him celebrate were Larry and Pam, his wife, Bonnie, and Rick and Laura Standard of Hull.

. Spending the last weekend of December through New Year’s Day with Albert and Eudora Huyck were Lem, Ellen, Kate, Meredith, and that precious new baby boy, Owen, LeRoy. Lem led the music Sunday morning at Tignall Baptist Church and everyone thoroughly enjoyed his music.

. Leon and Linda Aycock, Vivie Ann Wilson, and Tonya Callaway celebrated Tonya’s birthday Friday at Cracker Barrel in Augusta.

. Stacy Hilley of Commerce and George Hilley of Elberton visited with David and Nancy Hilley Tuesday of last week.

. Guests of Hugh and Nobie Keener on Christmas Day were Debbie Bennett and Vince Keener of Monroe. Chris, Angie, Nolan, and Madison of Loganville arrived later for a visit.

. We extend sincere sympathy to the families of Randall Denard, Sara Cade, Judy Heard, Margaret Gunter, and Michael Lindsey Jr. Michael was the son of Mike and Patricia Lindsey of Marietta and Danburg.

. Please keep the following people in our prayers this week: Kenneth Lindsey, Jerome Wilson, Jake Summerlin, James Hutchinson, Jason Mathias (son-in-law of Danny and Tammy Price), Rose Newby, Deborah Prince, Ethan Fain, Ed George, Myra Maxwell, Norris Ware, Imogene Standard, James Bowen, Hal Howard, Steve Blackmon, Tracy Moore, Melvin Tucker, Holly Clayton Treadwell, Larry Fortson, Eric Nicholson, Duane White, Cheryl Walker, Ivelisse Bolton, Graham Eason, Vicky Adams Batrous, Betty Shedd, Mazel Wolfe, Cheryl Bentley, Vernilla Clark, Nanci Faulk, Keith Ware, Kathryn Anderson, J.W. Boatwright, Bonnie Boatwright, Jerry Wilson, Walter Branham, Adele Seymour, Jamie Edmond, James Baston, Mary Kay Hall, George Dixon, and David Hilley.

. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…its about learning to dance in the rain.”

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