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Friday, August 17, 2012
THURSDAY’S WORD is eftsoons. It means soon afterward; presently. (Source: freedictionary.com.) As delightful as this cigar on the balcony with you is, I must repair to my study eftsoons.
FRIDAY’S WORD is katzenjammer. His katzenjammer and general funk prevented him from enjoying the lovely, breezy, sunny Saturday dawn.
Chatham Heights United Methodist Church, 1817 Old Chatham Road, will offer a free community meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. Call 638-2477 for information.
There’s a lot going on Saturday in terms of community outreach and fundraising meals:
• Reach Out Apostolic Tabernacle will have a free clothing drive from 8 to 11 a.m.
• Ridgeway United Methodist Church will have a free community breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
• Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department will hold a country breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. For $6 ($3 for kids), you can fill up on pancakes, country ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, gravy and baked apples.
• The Horsepasture Ruritan Club will have a hamburger steak dinner. Members will serve the meal and homemade desserts from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Horsepasture Ruritan Building. Tickets ($8) will be available at the door, and you can eat there or take dinner home with you.
This joke has been making the rounds on the Internet:
“Daddy, where did I come from?” the 8-year-old asked.
It was a moment for which her parents had carefully prepared. They took her into the living room, got out the encyclopedia and several other books, and explained all they thought she should know about sexual attraction, affection, love and reproductions. Then they both sat back and smiled contentedly.
“Does that answer your question?” her father asked.
“Not really,” the little girl said. “Marcia said she came from Detroit. I want to know where I came from.”
The Martin Luther King Planning Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Saint Paul High Street Baptist Church. For more information, call 632-2600.
Peaches are in season, and Stuart is celebrating with the 25th annual Virginia State Peach Festival. It will start at 4 p.m. today, with music, activities, food and displays at Stuart DeHart Park. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $12 at the gate; children 12 and younger get in free. The fun will continue Saturday with the Meadows of Dan Folk Fair, starting at 10 a.m. where U.S. 58 Business and Blue Ridge Parkway meet.
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