2016-07-20 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

Lightening recently took out telephone and satellite television. I didn’t mind losing the phone for awhile, but a few days without a television was another matter.

We have become so accustomed to watching television that finding something else to do was a daunting task. We sat and stared at each other and made small talk until there was nothing to talk about. We went to bed early, but also got up early as we were accustomed to watching the morning news. We borrowed movies and watched them on a portable DVD player, but it just wasn’t the same as watching television.

And then there was the “silence” that overtook the house. I never knew that a clock ticking on the wall or a bird chirping outside could sound so loud. It was ear-shattering at times!

After three days of boredom, we changed to a different satellite provider who could get us back on the “tube” several days sooner than the one we were currently with could send someone to fix their equipment.

We are happily back “in touch” with the world again. I am grateful that there was no damage to our residence, but no more lightening strikes, please!

Happy birthday this week to: Cindy McBride, Amee Joiner, Geneva Murray, Carol Hoy, Richard Lane, Joey McBride, Glen Wilkerson, Boo Boo Brannen, Don Gay, Dwayne Herrington, Tiffany McTeer, Glennis Plair, and Margaret Larisey.

Celebrating wedding anniversaries are: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Staff Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; PV2 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 447th Charlie Company, South Korea; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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