We had 18 classmates for lunch on this beautiful fall day.  There was excitement in the air as we approach the holiday season.


Gwen Curry very kindly gave the blessing.


After having lunch, we discussed the Christmas lunch.   Sondra Philip let us know it will be on Tuesday, December 13.  We will meet at Bryan Place (which is the old YWCA) at 49 North Sixth Street.  We will meet at 11:30 and will eat at 12 noon.  Maryanna Fenton has once again reserved the place for us.  Thank you, Maryanna.  This lunch requires a reservation for everyone.  So if you didn't sign up today, please call Martha Pettry at 740-453-3568 to reserve a spot. Please don't call her after 8 PM on Monday during the Dancing with the Stars show!  The meal will cost $18.  This will be a buffet with beef, chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes/gravy, salad, and of course desserts.  We have heard that Santa will arrive to pick up children's books (unwrapped) for children up to 10 years of age.  These books will be donated to a charity for children.  So please bring a book or books if possible for a child instead of a white elephant gift.


Kinsey Tanner arrived to chat with us.  He is looking good and considerably lighter.  He is 15 days into his cardiac rehab program.  His wife, Marty, will have her last chemo session tomorrow if her blood counts are okay.  We pray that they will be good.


Cornelia was back today after having a heart attack and stents placed.  She will soon be starting cardiac rehab also and says she is feeling well.


Sony Philip will be having left total knee replacement at the beginning of the new year. 


Gerald was working at the polls today and could not join us.  Bob Ross was having fun golfing.  It was nice seeing Chuck and Sue Gause today.


Seven of us stayed until 2:30 chatting about the various problems in the U.S.


I hope to see all of you on Tuesday, December 13 at 11:30.  Remember we will have our Christmas Party at Bryan Place.


"How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. 
Thanksgiving opens the doors.  It changes a child's personality.  A child is resentful, negative—or thankful.
Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people."
-   Sir John Templeton

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family.

Martha K. Cannon