By ANNA PATRICK
Although he lived to be 91, we are never ready to give him up. Our hearts go out to his wife, Sara, and children, Donna Gaither Nichols and Douglas Gaither as well as many other family members, loving neighbors and friends on the passing of Winfred, "Fred", "Wimp" Gaither. He will be greatly missed by this community.
Two names were inadvertently left off of last week's list of Perfect Attendance: Jordan Vantrease and Shannen Kelly.
It was a beautiful day to attend the Bell Buckle Craft Fair. DeAnna Reed, Janna Womack and I got our early start as usual. I had to leave not long after getting there due to getting P-pa to the ER for another infection. The other two girls ventured back but spent 2 hours in traffic!! Now I know why we go early every year!
Kullon Patrick has been spending a lot of time around here. He's been down this week at "Auntie DD's" playing with Titan, "Mim's" Halloween Snoopy décor as well as Alayna and Adrianna Reed. Tuesday it was a day with William and Grant Buterbaugh in Liberty. He is being spoiled while baby sister, Shiloh, is getting her spoiling at home with mom.
Sunday night Robbie Owen, Betty and Terry Thomas, Brad Leach, Stefanie, Samantha and Madison Gaither were at Elizabeth's Chapel to witness the baptism of Samantha and Madison.
Tuesday night was probably the last night eating on "the porch" as we so fondly call it. Robbie Owen, Betty and Terry Thomas, and P-pa and I had to put on coats to enjoy this but we DID IT! This has been a summer "tradition" for us with Ruth and Marvin Davenport.
Wednesday it was off to Panama Beach, FL for Betty and Terry, Bobby and Brenda Francis, Joyce Leach, Ronnie and Becky Gandy, Brad Leach, Stefanie, and Samantha and Madison Gaither. The trip is special as Brad and Stefanie will say (or said) their I'do's in a Friday afternoon beach wedding.
Thursday it was off to Walter Hill for Janna Womack and me to get hugs and kisses from Kullon and Little Sis, Shiloh. It was a checkup for Shiloh and some flu mist for Kullon and some help for mom, Shannon. A meal at Zaxby's topped off the trip.
It's a short birthday list this week. Joyce Coe's birthday is the 29th and Debbie Cheatham and Hallean Tate end our month of wishes on Halloween. Opening up November is Ruth Davenport who hits the big 8-0, Helen Pruitt's is the 2nd.
No anniversaries for this week so Happy and safe Halloween to all of you.
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