2017-08-02 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

Local students head back to school this week and not everyone is happy about it!

It was announced at our church this past Sunday that there would be a “back to school party” for the children. After the service as we were leaving, I overhead someone asking my grandson, Ty, 8, if he was coming to the party. He replied that he didn’t want to go.

When we got to the car, I asked him why he didn’t want to go. He said, “Nana, it’s a back to school party. How much fun is that? Nobody wants to go back to school. You only get one recess!”

When I stopped laughing, I explained that the party would still be fun even it was a back to school party. He decided he would go and he, along with all the other kids, had a great time.

I think Ty has a long road ahead of him, nine more years of school and, hopefully, more back to school parties to lessen the blow! Maybe somewhere along the way he will come to terms with having just one recess.

Nah! That won’t happen. He’s a typical country boy who would rather be hunting, fishing, swimming – anything but going to school!

I have recently received two “hand-crafted” cards from Mrs. Sylvia Zellner that I treasure. The cards included clippings from the newspaper that feature two of my grandchildren, along with a message from Miss Sylvia. I plan to put them in scrapbooks for my grandchildren.

Thank you, Miss Sylvia! I greatly appreciate your taking the time to create personalized cards just for me!

Happy birthday this week to: Thomas Thompson, Lynn Saxon, Shirley Shingleton, Paula Herrington, Darlene Gay, Ashley Burch Denton, Craig Rowland, C.J. Jones, George Robert Dudley Jr., Melvin Seibert, Annica Anthony, Karen Lane, Cody Burch, Chris Cranshaw, Bubba Rountree, and Jessica Herrmann.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Benny Mims, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Black and Mr. and Mrs. Rew Herrmann.

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; Tech 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.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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