with Dot Patterson
Greetings from Hickory Corner.
Flag Day is every year on June 14 and celebrates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. On June 14, 1777, John Adams spoke about the flag at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He said, “Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.” (Library of Congress). To me, this is a day to stop and think about what our Red, White and Blue Flag stands for: democracy, independence and patriotism. I fly mine proudly.
Reminder: membership dues to the Hickory Corner Community Center were due in May. If you have not renewed your membership, please mail your dues to Sarah Holmes at 720 Holmes Rd., Henderson, TN 38334. We have a wonderful center, and it is a great place to fellowship with friends and neighbors. Our dues help support the center.
Congratulations to Zac and Brooke Garner on the birth of their son, Cooper Wyatt, born June 6. Cooper was welcomed home by his sister Addy. Grandparents are Brad and Connie Garner of Hickory Corner and Joey and Melanie Lipford. Great-grandparents are Alfred and JoEllen Garner, Joe and Gail Lipford, Steve and Marie Douglas and Lee and Judy Flatt.
Celebrating anniversaries are Lonnie and Shirley Morton (June 2) and Frank and Diane Clayton (June 8). Wishing you all many more years of happiness. Celebrating birthdays are Joyce Clayton (June 4), Ruby Hanna (June 10), Ravon Maness (June 12), my niece Pam Clayton (June 11) and my daughter, Cindy Lucas (June 13).
Remember in prayer Arlan Porter, Walt and Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ronnie and Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Mary Alice and Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Jim Ruth, W.T Roland, Peggy Lard, William Maness and Buck Burkhead. If you would like to add or remove a name from our prayer list, please call me.
Do not forget to shop our local businesses. Many of our businesses, especially small businesses, have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Shopping locally helps our community, so think local when you are shopping or eating out.
What was popular 40 years ago? Remember the Cabbage Patch Dolls that became famous in 1980? They came with a birth certificate and adoption papers. They sold for around $30, but people were willing to pay much more when they became hard to find. They were cute (some thought creepy), and lots of little girls wanted one as well as some big girls, as I bought two and sent one to my niece and kept the other one. I eventually gave mine to a friend. They hit the market, and by the end of the first year over three million were sold. If you still have one laying around, you may want to check if it is worth any money. I read where a red-haired fuzzy made in 1985 in a pink outfit can fetch a few thousand dollars.
If you would like to rent the HCC center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159.
Please call me at 989-3315 with any news and tidbits. I would love to hear from some of our readers.
Make it a great week.