People: November 23-29, 2011

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Sympathy goes out to Rev. Fr. J. Kenneth Major and his family in the loss of his wife Betty, who died on the train while returning home from Raleigh, North Carolina after visiting her daughter Nicole and granddaughter. Betty is also the mother of Yolanda. Deepest sympathy. Our beloved Saint Agnes Episcopal Church held our annual Calendar Tea Program on Sunday, Nov. 13. Performing guests were Yvonne Brown, jazz vocalist and The Gary Thomas Trio. First place winners: The Fall months; second place, the Winter months; third place, the Spring months; and fourth place, the Summer months. The captains for these groups were: Sheila Rolle, Bryley Wilson and Sylvia Rolle (Fall); Fredericka Fisher, Florence Moncur and Elizabeth Blue (Winter); Sharon Anderson, Shirley Cooney and Sharon Johnson (Spring); Margaret Moncur, Chanel Jackson and Natalia Smith (Summer). Congrats everyone. Wedding anniversary greetings go out to: William C. and Cathy Wanza, their 34th on Nov. 19. A very happy belated birthday to my beloved priest Father Richard L. M. Barry, whose birthday was Nov. 14th. Get well wishes and our prayers go out to all sick and shut-ins: Mildred PI Ashley, Wanda Herring, Ebenezer Scrooge Edwards, Ernestine Ross-Collins, Bonnie N. Stirrup, Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor, Jacqueline F. Livingston, Wilhelmina Stirrup-Welch, Naomi Allen-Adams, Eugene Nottage, Frankie Rolle and David Wilson. Glad to see Norma Culmer-Mims up and out again. Willa Mae Brown is moving back to Miami, welcome! All roads are leading to Orlando for the Florida Classic. More to come about this fantastic affair next week! Since Thanksgiving is near, we should always be thankful for each day. Think about the following: Be thankful that you dont already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you dont know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grew. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when youre tired and weary, because it means youve made a difference. Its easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fullness comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings. A very blessed Thanksgiving! By Anna Grace Sweeting