Column writer celebrates birthday with open house
I apologize to my readers for the lack of news the past several weeks. My typewriter ribbon came to the end while I was typing my Christmas letter, and I discovered I had no more ribbons left. A friend of mine recently commented that I was one of the few people who still use a typewriter. One of my dreams is to someday at least own a laptop computer. I also got caught up in the holiday rush, and I forgot that the news was due early.
Monday evening, Dec. 10, Virginia Burgher, Rose Danburg and Rhoda Rombough attended the Miller junior-senior high Christmas concert. The concert featured a lot of Christmas favorites.
Did you know…that Hallmark introduced its very first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company.
Virginia Burgher was a guest for supper in honor of her 65th birthday, at the home of Jesse and Darlene Hammer Friday evening, Dec. 14. Following supper, they engaged in playing Dominoes. It was a fun and entertaining evening.
Saturday evening, Dec. 15, Sue Jones treated Virginia Burgher to a birthday supper at a local restaurant.
In 1836, Alabama was the first state in the United States to declare Christmas a legal holiday.
Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, Virginia Burgher hosted an open house for her 65th birthday at the Miller Manor community room. She was assisted by Helen Dalton, who cut the cake, made the coffee and helped in the set-up and clean-up. A poinsettia graced the serving table and Virginia put Christmas decorations on all the other tables. The cake, which was part white and part chocolate, was made by Janice Erfman. Helen and Virginia served cake, ice cream, mixed nuts, M&M candies, punch and coffee. Forty people from the Manor and the community attended the event. Happy birthday was sung to Virginia, and she received many cards and gifts. Virginia reports that this was her best birthday ever, and she is appreciative of all those who came to the open house, and helped make it a day to remember.
The New Year’s ball was not lowered in 1942 and 1943 due to wartime restrictions.
Dorothy Stevens attended a family gathering at the Miller Manor on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, Dorothy went to the St. Lawrence Fire Hall, where she spent the day with Don Stevens and family.
Bud and LaVonne Puffer went to the home of J.D. and Deb Bushfield for their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations. LaVonne reported that on Christmas Eve, when the whole family was present, there were 25 people.
Bev Russell spent Christmas Eve at the home of her grandson, Todd Ziegler. They had the traditional oyster stew. Bev went to Steve and Linda Ziegler’s house for Christmas Day.
The New Year’s Eve round ball in New York City is designed by Waterford Crystal, weighs 11,875 pounds, is 12 feet in diameter and is bedazzled with 2,668 Waterford crystals.
Appreciation goes to the Future Farmers of America for the box of fruit that they brought us.
The afternoon coffee group is grateful to those individuals and organizations who have donated goodies during the holiday season.
We also extend our appreciation to the organizations that came to Christmas carol at the Manor.
We wish all of you a happy and blessed 2013.
“People with time for others are happy all around the clock.” Barbara Johnson.