The Spainhower reunion was held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until at the Central Park in King. There were about 200 or more in attendance. There were folks from New Jersey, Connecticut, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and lots from across North Carolina. There may have been some from other states, also. There was a group of Centennial Squares Appalachian Square Dancers. They were wonderful. Then everyone sang “God Bless America.” Memorials and births were read by James Spainhower. Also he told some history about the descendants. Harmonica music was by David Kennedy and his friend played a guitar. Boy, did David do good. Guest speaker was Karl Kapp who reported on a recent trip to Switzerland. He resides in Bethania and is also a lawyer.
Recognition of guests, first-timers and all out-of-towners, was by Mrs. Verna Spainhower Brewer, president of Muttenz descendants. She also introduced all of the Muttenz descendants board of directors.
Francis Spainhour asked the blessing for the meal which was a BBQ luncheon, hot dogs with all the trimmings, wonderful desserts and drinks. Then David played harmonica music, many enjoyed the fellowship with one another. They toured the cabin, kitchen and then visited the Spainhower-Volck cemetery and Dalton cemetery which are in other locations in King.
Table decorations were done by Gerry Spainhower Barker; cabin and kitchen were decorated by Barbara Spainhower and Beth Spainhower Newsome; helping parking was Tony and Cathy Spainhower.
The BBQ and hot dogs were cooked by David and Charles Spainhower. Many other family members brought delicious desserts and provided the drinks. Miniature horse and carriage rides were given by Iva Ramsey. Everyone present had a wonderful time. It sure was good to see Norma Cox and Bonnie Sue Spease again. They are sweet cousins, as all are, but we don’t know all of them that well. Of course, my dear friend Carolyn Boyles and Jean Hall were there. We have known those girls for years and didn’t know for a long time that we are cousins. Small world.
They say while the cats away, the mice will play. Well, I thank the Lord I got to see my wonderful sweet Aunt Ozell Scott a couple times last week. We had a good time together. Also Evelyne Dinkins, Peggy Hardy, Buddy Wilson and daughter Robin visited her.
The Taylor reunion was held Sunday at Prospect United Methodist Church in Smithtown. There were about 50 in attendance, most of the older family members have passed away. There was good food and good fellowship with one another.
Those on our sick, elderly and shut-ins prayer list this week are Ralph Marion, Sandy Hunter, Margie Wingo, Doris Marion, Nedra Shelton, Ruby Harvey, Linda Cook, Billy and Velma Lee Lane, Sam Scott, Ray White, George Jones, Jimmy and Polly Jones, Vonda Ray, Red and Ann Cheek, Roy and Ethel Rachel, Mike Manning, James Fain, Earnestine Couch, Henry McCreary, Barbara Spainhower, Gale Jennings, Colleen Wall and David, Ozell Scott, Carolyn Sage, Dolly Hauser, Inez Jessup, Carole Coon, Renae Martin, Joe and Lois Brown, Lisa Mitchell, Jessie Gray Mitchell, Jerry Moser, Frank Hamby who had knee surgery on Monday and is now home recuperating.
Let’s not forget to pray for all our men and women in the Armed Services, our government leaders and especially the sin-sick. Have a nice week and may God bless you each and everyone.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Doug Beets, Janet Allen, Kevin Fuehler, Gracie Whittaker, Tanner Haynes, Jenifer Bullington, Bryce Smith, Charlie Evans, Betty Shelton, Carl Fulp, Shawn Scott, Marcel Martin, Marilyn Money, Kelly Martin, Keri Shelton, Carmen M. Doctor, Doug Simmons, Mary Beth Cook, Meagan Fulton, Inez Jessup, Seth Brown, Bill Stowers, Jack D. Marion Sr. and Monica Smith.
Happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beck; Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Kemp; Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Powers; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sands; Mr. and Mrs. Matt Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jones; and Mr. and Mrs. Jason Allen.
Once Upon A Cross by Harold Kennedy, submitted by Nelda Brown
Once upon a cross, my Saviour died,
For sinful men, He was crucified.
On that day His blood was shed,
For my sins stained crimson red.
Yes, for me, His blood ran out,
So I could be saved and never doubt.
All I have to do is call on His name,
Yes, for you, He’ll do the same.
He died for one, He died for all,
But on His name, you must call.
He will save you if you will believe,
Call on His name and Him receive.
Yes, forever, my soul would be lost,
If it weren’t for Jesus that day upon a cross.
Rom. 10:13John 1:12