What's Happening in Stonyford: Grange activities back to normal
The holidays are behind us now. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year's Day.
Larry and I spent ours quietly. We got tired of waiting for that darned ball to drop and went to bed at 11:30, pretty typical for us. And then, of course, there was football on Tuesday.
There will be plenty of college and pro ball in the next few weeks. Then there will be NASCAR for entertainment. I started out watching the games because my dad was so "into" them. He followed all the sports, used to have the TV on and listened to the games on the radio — because the play-by-play was so much more complete. It's too bad he lived in an earlier time. He would have loved the man cave that has wall-to-wall television, with all the games on at once.
Village Missions has assigned the Rev. John Smith and his wife, Elaine, to the Stonyford Community Church. They have moved into the parsonage. A welcome potluck was held last Sunday after church.
Pastor Smith is a graduate of Southwestern University of Texas. He has served in the ministry throughout his life in the United States and for a brief time in Japan. We'll make sure he feels at home in Stonyford.
Grange activities are getting back to normal. This Tuesday's dinner will be minestrone soup, cornbread and dessert made by Debbie A. and assisted by the usual crew. We raised the price to $7 per dinner, still a bargain, though.
Bingo is this Wednesday, hosted by Chuck and Shirley. Sew What!? group meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Zumba next week will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m., hosted by Laurie P. Sewing and Zumba only cost $1 per visit.
It has been nice to have a mechanic available in Stonyford. Frank has done a couple of jobs on our Lincoln. Apparently there is a rumor going around that he is leaving us. It only took one phone call to confirm that this rumor is untrue. Frank is happy to be staying in Stonyford. Larry can give him a good reference.
Winter is set in pretty well. Letts Lake got 2 feet of snow last Saturday.
Be careful and be prepared if you go up into the mountains. Goat Mountain Road is still closed except to residents. There have been several slides up in that area.
Did anyone make New Year's resolutions this year? Did you keep last year's resolutions?
If you have any news, comments, or even a good rumor, give me a call, 218-7234.