Ellaville Methodist to host singing
Ellaville United Methodist Church hosts a singing at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring
“The Happy Singers" of Cordele. This is a real good gospel group that will be singing.
So get your family and friends and come to Ellaville Methodist Church and enjoy God’s special words being sung. There will be refreshments served after the singing, so plan to stay and fellowship with friends and family as well as be with others in love and friendship.
Eugene Usry spends Christmas in Florida
Eugene Usry left on Dec. 22, going to spend Christmas with his son and his family in Brandon, Fla. He visited with Mike and his wife Bobbie Kay Usry and their children Erica and Alex Usry, all of Brandon, Fla.
He said that he surely enjoyed being with his family. They played golf a lot while he was there.
His family gave him a golf bag for Christmas. He was really happy to get the golf bag because he said that he needed a new one.
Eugene returned home on Dec. 28 after spending a week in Brandon with his family.
Families visit during Christmas holidays
Vicki Justice's sister and brother-in- law, Iris and Joe Menendez, usually spend Thanksgiving in Ellaville with the Justices, which they did this year. The families were able to squeeze in some time seeing each other during the Christmas holidays.
Joe and Iris usually spend Christmas in Florida with Joe's family (Menendez family), but this year their son and his family were home in the USA for the first time since the birth of their granddaughter, so the baby's grandparents came to Warner Robins (Centerville) to be with their children for Christmas.
The Wilbur Justice family always celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve together so that the children can spend Christmas Day at home with their Santa Claus and gifts and their families. So on Christmas Day Wilbur and Vicki went to Warner Robins (Centerville) to have Christmas with Joe, Iris and their son Joey and Rena, Adriana and Colton Menendez. Wilbur and Vicki's grandson Caleb Justice’s in-laws live in Andersonville so when they started back home (Macon), they stopped by the Menendez home in Centerville to visit with the family.
Vicki said with all the coming and going with their family they were all able to touch base with each other and had a wonderful holiday. She said that she's ready for 2013, and to get back to the basics of every-day living and wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
Harbucks enjoy traditional Christmas event
On Dec. 14, Oscar and Cheryl Harbuck opened the doors to their country home for a special family gathering that evening for a meal, fun and fellowship. This special event started in 2011, as a family tradition. Cheryl said that everyone enjoyed the 2011 event so much that it's become a family tradition.
Games and fun were enjoyed by wall-to-wall company with many laughs and then later that night a lady and a gentleman interrupted the festivities by performing a skit. Cheryl said the couple were real county people. She also said hopefully they will find someone for next year to put on an act for special entertainment.
There were 41 family members that attended this special event: Teri Harbuck Bergman, Jac, Taylor, Dylian and Josh, all of Chesterfield, Va.; Mary Anne Harbuck Tondee, Cindy, Amanda and Cody Regans of Tallahassee, Fla.; Frank and Pele McClung of Marietta; Brenda Harbuck Pope and Jerry of Forsyth; Craig Davis and family and Mike Calhoun and family of Albany; Brandi and Danny Kennedy of Ideal; Foy and Sherri Walker, Lindsey, Jordan Booker and Knox Theus, all of Ellaville; Patty, Bucky, Maddy and Brooksie Farrell, all of Gray; Betty Kirksey and Lynn McClung of Americus; Tony and Cindy Harbuck of Ellaville and host and hostess Oscar and Cheryl Harbuck of Ellaville.
Cheryl said many were not able to come due to sickness. A wonderful time was enjoyed by all that attended.
It's always so nice when families come together like this and enjoy being with family and these times will not be forgotten.
This is a little history to start off the New Year.
In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms.
Prices charged by painters were ,not based on how many people were painted but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are “limbs,” therefore painting them would cost the buyer more.
Hence the expression: OK, but it will cost you a arm and a leg.” Artist know hands and arms are more difficult to paint.
Ellaville Methodist to host singing
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