2008-12-04 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Herman and Verla Hill of Needmore visited last week with their son, Lt. Curtis Hill of Camp Lejune, N.C.

Loren and Deb Leese spent the Thanksgiving holiday with their daughter, Becky, in New York. Becky is employed by the Oncologist Treatment Center in Manhattan.

A third birthday party was held on Saturday, November 29, for Caci Lynch at parents Justin and Brandy Lynch's home, .

John, Pam and Emile Ott spent the holiday week in Florida and attended the Michigan State basketball game and visited with son Jordan Ott, who is affiliated with the team.

Kassidy Pittman, a sophomore at IUP, visited with her relatives over the holiday.

Visiting with Carl and June Peck and other relatives over the holiday were Drs. Mike and Sue Peck of Hanover.

Emma Bivens will observe her 92nd birthday on December 5. She would enjoy having cards sent from folks.

Noreen Mann, along with her daughters, Chris Shelley and Karen McCleary, and grandchildren Leslie and Logan Umbrell, Seth Henry and Jackie Mann, Levi and a friend, Taureem Spriggs, enjoyed a week on a Baham cruise, including parts of Miami, Nassau, Key West and Cococay.

Birthday wishes to Arlene Nesbitt and Larkin Shearer, November 29; Don Diehl, December 6; Denny Kobel, December 7; Mark Buterbaugh, December 8 and Jeff Ott, December 9.

Corey Henry and Deavon Ramsey recently enlisted in the United States Air Force and now are stationed Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Myrtle Wible's grandson, B.J. Bookwalter, is serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. He has called and said how many camels there are at the Syrian border. He called again and said he had got out of the Humvee he was driving and a camel started chasing him and how fast they can run. He jumped up on the hood of the Humvee.

Quotable quotes: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

It happened this week: Folks no longer had to buy gas by the can and fill their own tanks after the first drive-in gas station opened in Pittsburgh in 1913. In those days, gas went for 27 cents a gallon. That's a whopping $5.98 in today's dollars.

Country shortcuts: Transport gifts without worry, just use a laundry basket to take gifts to family gatherings. It keeps packages from bouncing around in the car and makes it easier to carry them inside.

Malcolm and Lorraine Richardson of McConnellsburg had their childhood friend, Rene, and her husband, Dr. Bob Weltzien of Brooklyn, N.Y., during the Thanksgiving holiday for the first time in 23 years. All had a wonderful reunion.

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