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February 05, 2013
Elizabeth (Betty) Forry celebrated her 100th birthday at Murphy's Grill in Dallas on Jan. 19. Her daughter June and grandson Patrick were there, as were Earl Gage, Earl Roy and Lodice Gage, Cliff and Anne Bault, and their sons Levi and Dawntae. There was delicious chocolate cake to finish the lovely dinner. Great-granddaughter Britni was unable to attend since she was suffering from flu for the whole week.
Carolyn Hall has retired as secretary of Pedee Church. She invested a great deal in making the church a comfortable and welcoming place for regular attendees and guests. Beyond her role as secretary, she organized and managed the church library and also assembled a complete catalog of books and other materials we have available. She was much appreciated and the church will miss her in that role.
Dorothy McBeth's two younger sisters, Charlotte Hart of Philomath and Mae Melheim of Washington, visited her last week, a treat as they don't often get together. They loved her new home, which now has a porch on the back so that she doesn't step off into the mud.
Alan and Sue Garton spent some time in Phoenix, Ariz., recently and were there with Sue's brother, Roger Dorey, and his wife, Rita, when he died due to cancer. Many in the community knew Roger and were sad to hear the news.
The Pedee Women's Club had a potluck lunch for the community Jan. 30, with 25 people attending. In the past they had a potluck on the last Friday evening of each month, but find that too many don't like to drive at night, so are now switching to the last Wednesday of each month. The next potluck will be Feb. 27 at noon, so mark it on your calendar.
The women of Pedee Church are getting UFO Day going again. They're setting a regular day, the first Saturday of each month, to work on UnFinished Objects, or anything else. The church basement is a perfect place to work on projects -- lots of space, tables and light, and they have expert quilters, crocheters, scrapbookers and knitters in the group, so come at any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to work on your projects, get or give advice, or just visit. Invite a friend and bring a sack lunch. I'll even teach you to quilt if you want.