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Hi everyone,

Sorry I’ve missed you for two weeks, but between all the families, our holidays went on for two weeks with some grandchildren coming from out of town. It was all happy, wonderful and good, but all good things must come to an end.

One gift I got only comes to an end when I go to sleep. Mr. Bill got me a sound machine that helps you relax and you can set different soothing sounds to it. I love it. Thanks Bill!

One note I must share is that I was blessed to spend an entire day with my great-grandson, little Jackson Peebles, better known as “Jax,” who is nine months old and whom I’ve only seen twice. His parents, Elizabeth and Jeffery live in Clinton, Miss.

We are so blessed to have such a special holiday as the birth of Christ to bring families together.

I hope your New Year’s resolutions are not too impossible. They are always worth a try, especially if your outcome is the winner.

Two or three weeks ago, a dear friend of mine, Mr. Bill, and I took a ride out to Shelby Forest State Park. This location was a prominent part of all teenagers living in North Memphis back in the '50s and '60s, which of course, I did. Me, being from old Humes High and Mr. Bill, being from Frayser High School, we told many stories and shared a multitude of laughs, as Frayser and Humes were rivals.

It was so nice to still be able to see the routes my girlfriends and I used to travel for hours on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Back then it was customary for teenagers to flirt by waving at a certain individual from one car to another. Maybe, even pull over at a particular spot and talk, hoping to get a phone call that night. Anyway, it was fun and a great way to end 2013. Also, it was a whole day of no politics. Ha ha! It can be done.

By the way, the old Shelby Forest General Store is still in operation. It was opened in 1934, it has been restored, not remodeled, thanks to Kristin and Doug Ammons.

Salem Presbyterian Church

Worship is 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is minister. Everyone is always welcome. We congratulate Matthew Patton for receiving his bachelor of arts degree with a major in telecommunication and film from the University of Alabama.

David and Lydia Wright send a special thanks to all for prayers, calls, cards and food while David was hospitalized and convalescing at home.

Memorials in memory of Mary Ann Merrit and Flora Martin.

Happy birthdays last week to Ella McDaniel, Joan Strong, David Wright and David Jones. I hope each of you had the greatest birthday yet!

Sharon Presbyterian Church

We welcome all members, friends and visitors to the fellowship at Sharon. Worship begins at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister.

Juanita Waits and Bonnie Griffin wish to thank the church family and friends for their gift certificates.

We have several on the prayer list, please continue to remember these and others.

Bonnie and Raymond Griffin had a blessed holiday with their daughter Sara Beth and her husband Trace Carson as they had a weekend at home.

In closing, I suppose we will continue to be in a freezing zone off and on for some time now. I don’t know how the Yankees make it up there in sub zero temps as part of a normal life style. If I were a resident, I’m sure I would consider if not uprooting, at least taking an extended trip south through these rough times.

Hope you’re able to stay warm and happy.

By the way, happy new year to all.

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