LUNCH BUNCH - December 13, 2011


A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard.  During the night the folks came across a lovely scene.


An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep.  He chose the manger and baby Jesus as his comfort.  No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night.


We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time.


This is too sweet not to mention.  No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd".  Sent to me by Sue Squire Richardson.


We had 25 classmates at our Christmas lunch at Bryan Place today.


Martha Pettry greeted us at the festive entry, and collected the money.  Thanks to Martha as she also took the phone calls for reservations.   


Cornelia Ferguson donated festive live Christmas centerpieces for each table.  Whomever had the pink dot under their plate got to take home this beautiful centerpiece.  Thank you Cornelia!  Cornelia is starting her cardiac rehab, and is doing well.


Kinsey Tanner gave the blessing for us today.  Thank you Kinsey.  His wife, Marty, has had her last chemo and is doing well.  They are both blessed as Kinsey continues to do well after his bypass surgery.  He is almost finished with his cardiac rehab.


We had plenty of time to visit before we had lunch, and Gwen read us a Parody of the Christmas Story of the gospel of Luke.


After eating our huge meal, we sang Christmas carols led by Cornelia Ferguson with Bill Ferguson on the trumpet, and Gwen Curry playing the piano.


Santa did arrive once again with his big "Ho, Ho" and this time we filled his bag with books to be given to the East Side Ministry for children ages 1 through 10.  Santa Waite said he has received our letters and not to worry.  We have all been good this year and should receive a present!


Bill Rushay and his wife, Marlene, were present today.  Bill took pictures of everyone at each table.  They will be forwarded to Tom Hale, our WEB MASTER, to be put on the WEB site.  Thanks to him for the pictures, and Tom for all of his work on our WEB site.


We hope to see all of you next year on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM at the Golden Corral.  Remember we will not meet if the weather is bad enough for the Zanesville Schools to be closed this winter.


"My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple:  loving others.  Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?"

~ Bob Hope