Hello from your friends in Enfield. Who has “Cabin Fever”? I had a few days off, but I keep busy as there is always something to do, if you want to do it. (As you know, a woman’s work is never done). I cleaned closets one day and found lots of things that had been lost! I have also started working on the” ever dreaded” tax papers. I don’t like January for several reasons....one is cold weather and another is tax time. However, I am blessed to still be able to do my chores around the house. I may not be as fast as when I was 21, but that has been a long time ago. I think “age” may play a factor! If we can just hold on until Valentine’s Day, we got it made as my Grandpa Counsil used to tell me.
As of this writing, we still have very slick roads out in the country where I live. I believe it has warmed up to 30 degrees today. Whoopeee that beats 0, however, it is still very cold. I have used my walking stick that I purchased in Colorado a few years back to get around in the snow. It comes in handy for an old crippled woman like me as I don’t want to fall and break something. I go two times a day to feed and water my chickens along with the old dog” Sue.” They are very glad to see me. I don’t know if it is the treats, or they are just lonesome.
Ashland Christian Church News
On Sunday, January 14, 2017, there were 48 who attended Worship Service. It was a cold snowy day, but worth the effort to be with our friends and hear the Word of God. Charlie Cartmill welcomed everyone and Suzanne Brooks gave the announcements, updated the prayer list and we sang Happy Birthday to Terry Robinson, Darin Black and Keith Brooks. Walter and Pat Stahl were celebrating a wedding anniversary. We want to thank David and Michelle Hunsinger and family for the beautiful baby grand piano they donated to the church. Suzanne led the congregation in singing hymns, accompanied by Kay Carter playing the “new” piano and it sounded great. Lisa Carter played the organ. We also want to thank Suzanne for the wonderful job she does each Sunday in preparing the weekly church bulletin. It always looks great with a beautiful cover on it each Sunday.
Maurie Black shared a Devotional Reading “Bless the Hands” before communion was served. Lisa Carter blessed us with a song while playing the new piano and they both sounded beautiful. Thanks Lisa! Pastor Braden’s Sermon titled “Tares” from Matthew 13:24-30/13:36-43, Luke 24:32 and Genesis 1:27-31/3:1. At the conclusion of the service, Pastor Braden asked the Deacons and Carmen Rockett to come forward for special prayer as Carmen is having total knee replacement on January 19, 2018. It was a blessed day at church on Sunday!
Springerton American Legion News
On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Springerton Legion Ladies Auxiliary will be having a Ham and Beans Supper with Fried Potatoes, Cole Slaw and Corn Bread starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $4.00 a plate. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this benefit.
Remembering Our Past
Here are a few “nicknames” you might not have thought of lately..... Coon Thompson, Corky Englebright, Curly Dolan, Brick Wilson, Butterball Black, Cat Rankin, Chiggers Frymire, Poker Gwaltney, Rat-Hide Campbell, Red Russell, Shad Dennis and Soap Hosick. Only in Enfield did everyone have a nickname. How many do you remember?
From the September 25, 1941 Democrate Tribune, the Enfield Personals....Mr. and Mrs. Junior Anderson drove to Evansville, Indiana on Saturday, where they spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Jordan and family. Mrs. T. M. Thompson spent last Friday with her daughter, Mrs. Silver Rush, of Springerton. Mrs. James Anderson, Jr. called on her grandmother, Mrs. G. R. Stevens, Friday evening, and Macel Thompson, who has employment in Carmi at the Main Cafe, visited her mother, Mrs. T. M. Thompson, on Monday. Advertising in the paper was V-C Fertilizers with Herman Frymire Distributor. Dixie Feeds advertised they pay big dividends and buy cream at Frymire and Appel in Enfield. Hazelip’s Store, located on Main Street in Enfield, advertised the “Best Merchandise at Popular Prices.” Also, they had Ladies’ Ready to-Wear, Shoes, Hardware and Groceries.
Our sympathy goes to the David Hardy Family. David passed away on January 12, 2018 at his home in Evansville. He is survived by his wife Ronalee, a son Austin, and a daughter Chelsea; his mother Janet (Gary) Baxley of Carmi; and a sister, Christina Mobley. A Memorial Service was held at Stendeback Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday January 20, 2018 with Pastor Braden Willis officiating. Janet Eck) Baxley was one of our 1964 Classmates from Enfield High School. Her parents, Clarence and Elva Eck ran the Ecko Motel at the Enfield Intersection several years back.
Visiting in Enfield last week was Carroll and Margaret Barlow of New Athens, Ill. They came to help his sister, Ann Lane, celebrate her birthday. Ann turned one year older last week. Celebrating with lunch was Carroll and Margaret and Jim and Ann Lane. Happy birthday, Ann! They also visited with friends at Ducks Hardware, located in “beautiful downtown Enfield” before returning home.
If you have any news, give me a call at 618-963-2509, as it would be greatly appreciated. Until next time....Keep warm, check on your neighbors and keep on smiling!