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January 08, 2013
The holidays have come and gone and things are getting back to normal in Pedee.
I want to point out that the two homes with dazzling light displays in downtown Pedee in December were the home of Rich and Tess Simons and their children, Josh, Brandon and Katrina, and the home of Ken and Jane Anderson. So nice!
The Pedee Women's Club resumed its weekly meetings on Jan. 2. All were relating their Christmas activities.
Pete and LaVerne Bennett's granddaughter, Mandy, made a surprise visit from Spokane, Wash., where she is in the Air Force at Fairchild Air Force Base. Twenty-four Bennetts greeted her on Christmas Eve at Rick and Michelle Bennett's home.
Ted and Ethelene Osgood hosted their daughter Debbie and her husband Mick Cochrane, granddaughter Paige and grandson Steven and his girlfriend Jessica Riffle from Salem on Christmas. Ethelene also hosted her craft club's Christmas party on Dec. 11. They have been meeting for more than 40 years.
Dorothy McBeth went to her son Darrel and Shirley McBeth's for Christmas Eve and daughter Sandy's for Christmas Day with son Sam and Terry. Dorothy sure is appreciating her warm new home. Connie Ames resumed a longtime tradition of making ceramic ornaments for her family this year, presenting them on Christmas Eve, when her daughter Renee Duke and son Dennis and Laura McBeth were there.
Skid and Juandeane Skidmore spent most of Christmas Day on the phone with family.
Kari Baldwin Benjamin, of Niles, Mich., helped a friend drive out to the West Coast for her new job. They stayed with her parents, Norm and Donna Baldwin, for a few days and left during the storm on Dec. 17 for the airport. They got to Cameron's and found that a tree had fallen across power lines that were down in the road, so turned around and went through Airlie to Highway 99W. She made it on time for her flight, though.
Jean Weisensee is still providing blood pressure checks on the last Wednesday of each month, so stop in. Also, the Pedee Women's Bible Study will continue meeting on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church starting this week. We will be reading and discussing the Book of Esther -- quite an exciting story. They'd love new members.