Heflin Highlights for January 9, 2014
by Suzanne Payne
Special to The Star
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How About This?

If you can’t impress people with your intelligence, confuse them with your stupidity.

Happy Birthday

Jan. 9-Ann White, Anthony Spurlin, Virginia Estes, Tyler Rigsby and Freda Weathers. Jan.10-Clint Cochran, Jenny Duke, Amanda Page and Holly Laminack. Jan.11-Isaiah Ware, Anna Lillian Newell, Mallory Turner and Deannie Grubbs. Jan.12-Lexie Bennett, Dennis Green, Tony O’Harrow, Melissa Green, Tom Smith, Donna Thompson, Lexie Wilkes, David Houston and Steven Cavender. Jan.13-Elise Butterworth, Margaret Copeland, Steven Charles, Betty Stephens, Melody Lanning, Jimmy Price, Jeremy Whitman, Hoyt Price and Jeromy Owen. Jan.14-Annette Cunningham, Jager Fergerson, Virg Rivers, Hunter Lee Salers, Mike Loveless, Hannah Harbin, Haley Morris, Shay McMichael, Dale Hart, Linda Thomas, Joyce Dollahite, Misty Owen and Abby Junior. Jan.15-Ronnie Payne, Charlie Post, Michelle Davenport, Ronnie Thomason and Alan Smith.

What Happened?

This is not an accidental omission. I do not have one anniversary turned into me for this week. To all of those couples who are celebrating and did not tell me about it, Happy Anniversary! I know you are out there!

Sunshine List

Here is some great news for the new year. Andrea Wise Smith has asked to be removed from our Sunshine List. She is doing much better and we rejoice over that news. She and her family are grateful for the prayers and support shown to them.

Jennie Smith, Iris Kent, Jimmy Pentecost, Ken Sanders, Rider Bearden, Jacky Stovall, Merrill Hayes, Sherry Brown, Kerry Smith, Cora Burk, Sara Noland and Junior Jenkins.

Personal Holiday Thoughts

I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you all did as well. I will have to say that I felt a rewarding sigh coming on this past week when I cut that last strip of tape and placed it tightly on a large plastic storage box. (Decorations are wonderful, but they are a lot more fun to take out than to pack up.) My husband declares EVERY year that I need to cut back on my decorations and EVERY year I use the same ones. He tends to forget his rants from year to year. I tell you what else happened to me as it does most every January. Several days after my careful packing and putting away, I notice something that was left out of the box. This year, it was a huge poinsettia wreath hanging on the kitchen wall! How did I miss THAT? Oh well. It will spend the next eleven months in the back of my closet.

My holiday was (as always) made sweeter by the presence of grandchildren. Most all of the four grands received things that beeped, required both a massive number of batteries and agile thumbs. Dolls are not just anonymous dolls anymore. These little girl dolls now come with a given name and a complete family history. It is actually a very cool concept. The ever stylish Barbie made her appearance this Christmas as well. Barbie still looks great even at her advanced age of 54!

While the games and dolls were taking a well deserved rest, one of the best times we had was gathering around the kitchen table playing Bingo…plain, non-electric Bingo. The same can be said for the family talent show…ages 10 and under only. The weather was not kind to us at our gatherings. Riding toys had to wait on sunny days. There was also the favorite game of Hide and Go Seek. Note to my grandparent friends. If you are the one hiding…the floor of a small closet with louvered doors is not the best hiding place. Even though it took a long time for “the hunters” to find me, it took them even longer to get me to my feet. (Use your imagination. It wasn’t pretty.)

I’m not saying that my Christmas was one bit better that any one of yours. It is just that I am blessed to be able to share mine in this way. I am thankful for that privilege.

Contact me with your news at rkpsop816@yahoo.com or mail to PO Box 924.
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