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Festivities of All Sorts

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 8:52 AM

November is spinning away. We are halfway through already. Thanksgiving is next week, and we are only seven weeks away from a brand new year. Or four weeks away from the end of the world, depending on which calendar you use. Actually I am thinking about 12/12/12 as an opportunity for a new beginning. How about you? Do you feel like sending out some really positive energy on that day?

We have enjoyed some terrific fall weather this past week. We had some of those days with the deep blue sky and a delicious south wind blowing leaves around. I thought maybe the leaves had peaked in color a couple of weeks ago, but there is some beautiful color out there right now. It makes getting out and around a delightful experience.

Congratulations to Lindsay Waldron and Cody Carter on their marriage. I suppose I should include KK in that congratulation. May your life together be one of all-enduring love and endless support and joy.

Jessie Malin and Lane Wozniak made a trip to Phoenix, AZ last week to attend the wedding reception for Lane's son, Josh and his new bride, Karen. By all accounts the reception was beautiful and wonderful and the happy couple is now settling nicely into their new life together. Congratulations to them. I also wish you a long and happy life together filled with love and joy and mutual support.

Upon arriving in St. Louis at the car park where Lane and Jessie had left the car before boarding a plane to Phoenix, they realized they did not have the keys to the car. Having watched as the shuttle bus dropped them and drove off into the sunset, they found themselves alone in the parking lot with only a cold wind for company. As Jessie has Glen Sain's on speed dial, she quickly placed a call for help and Kim jumped into action. She and Sheila Dale went that extra mile to get the necessary information to a St. Louis car dealership so they could have a new key made. Another reason I love living in a small town. That and being able to embarrass a good friend over leaving her keys in the rental car.

Another small town highlight is coming up this week end. The Community Thanksgiving Feast at the Community Center. What better way to kick off the season of gratitude and joy, than a community meal together. See you there on Sunday.

But first, Saturday is the day of the Craft Fair at the Community Center. The tables are completely sold out and there will crafts of all kinds. This is going to be a great time to do some Christmas shopping and to see what our local craft people have to offer. It promises to be a festive affair.

And afterward drop by Genny's Kitchen for some good warm food and Gospel music.

I have to add a little something about an impromptu dinner at my house on Saturday. I started with a pot of spaghetti sauce and called a couple of people then called someone else and someone else and ended up with a house full. Lane Wozniak, Jessie Malin, Carol Stone, Georgia Sallee, Candy Hill, Nancy Kemp and the only man in Rector brave enough walk into this house full of women, Jerry Chilcutt. We had a great evening. Of course I was really just showing off my new living room furniture. Thank you everyone for sharing dinner and laughter with me.

I guess it is time to close for this week. One more reminder: "Night of Chocolate" is December 1. Get your tickets early. It is going to be a real blast. Something new and exciting. I do plan to see you there.

Please let me know what is happening with you. You can email me at: porchswing@newwavecomm.net or call me (870) 595-4997. You can even drop me a line at 514 West 3rd St., Rector AR 72461.

Bless our military and don't forget to bless the victims of hurricane Sandy who still have some healing to do.

Bless us all.

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Christa is proud to call herself a true Rector native. Although she was raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, she was born right here on Hickman St. As an adult she traveled and lived in several places before deciding it was time to come home in 1994. She has been active in the community and enjoys watching the world go by from her front porch.
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