12/25/2013, 9 a.m.
Wedding anniversary greetings go out to the following couples:
Cecil and Clothilda Brown — 13 years
Harford Eton and Carolyn Howell, Sr. — 40 years
H. Wendell and Gail M. Stirrup — 44 years
Congrats to Dwaine A.E. Strachan, who was confirmed at St. Andrews Parish, Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas. Dwaine is the son of Audrey Strachan and grandson of Paula Archer. A big thank you to all of our wonderful parish family members and our beloved priest, father Denrick E. Rolle, who fixed and delivered food to our sick and needy church family. Get well wishes to all of our sick and shut-ins.
May good health return to you soon: Queen Hall, Bernard Troutman, Doris Ferguson, Melford Pinder, Louise Cromartie, Wilhelmina S. Welch, Willie Reed Williams and Leila O’ Berry.
Join the daughters of the king on their 18th annual scenic bus tour for a wonderful trip to Savannah, Ga. and Buford S.C. We will leave from the St. Agnes church grounds on May 23, 2014 and return May 26. If interested call Elizabeth Blue, Florence Moncur or Louise Cromartie.
My sister Gail Sweeting is spending Christmas with her daughters Shalisa and Antionette. All the grandchildren, their husbands and our brother, Ivern, all live in Atlanta. Congratulations to Tomeka Hall and Winston Henry who will be united in holy matrimony on Sat. Jan. 4, 2014. Winston is the nephew of Evangelist Mary Goodman Bivins and John Goodman and the cousin of Ellen Bivins Davis and Anita Bivins. Reatie V. Miles and son Derrick return home to Miami after three weeks in Maryland where they were visiting Ernestine Henley and her daughter Sherry and granddaughter Simone.
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town, no noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down. No children in flannels were tucked into bed, they all wore shorty pajamas instead.
To find wreaths of holly was not very hard, for holly wreaths grew in every back yard. In front of the houses were daddies and mommies, adorning the crotons and coconut palms.
The slumbering kiddies were dreaming with glee that they would find water skis under the tree.
They all know that Santa was well on his way. In a little green dune buggy instead of his sleigh. He whizzed up the highway and zoomed down the roads, in a snappy little four speed peddling his load. As he jumped from the car, he gave a deep chuckle, he was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy League buckle. There weren’t any chimneys but that caused no gloom, for Santa came through in the Florida room.
Merry Christmas, South Florida.