News from the Deanburg Community of Chester County

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with Carolyn Goff

I hope everyone had a great week with the cooler temperatures.
I hear that Haunted Hollow has been great this year. I usually work serving food a night or two but was not able due to my back problems. I hope you have come out, but if not, you have two more nights – Friday and Saturday of this week.
We have two celebrating birthdays this week, so if you see Mike Mays on Oct. 23 and Christina Collins Long on Oct. 29, wish them a happy birthday! Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.
Please remember the ones on our prayers list: Kristen Carlton Jones, Tim Landers, Brianna Landers, Gary Hyatt, Carolyn Brasfield, Jim Ruth, Eloise Murley, Samantha Mosier, Woodie Deming, Betty Quarles, Ms. June Davis and our friends Johnny Roach and his son Johnny, Jr. Please remember to pray for our shut-ins and nursing home folks. Also, our military, our law enforcement and first responders, and do not forget the ones that have lost loved ones.
An inspiring quote: “It doesn’t take much effort to do what everyone else is doing. A dead fish can float downstream; it takes a live one to swim upstream. It’s easy to be common. The pressure comes when you decide to be uncommon.” – Joel Osteen
Devotion this week is from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young: “My Peace is the treasure of treasures: the pearl of great price. It is an exquisitely costly gift, both for the Giver and the receiver. I purchased this Peace for you with My blood. You receive this gift by trusting Me in the midst of life’s storms. If you have the world’s peace – everything going your way – you don’t seek My unfathomable Peace. Thank Me when things do not go your way, because spiritual blessings come wrapped in trials. Adverse circumstances are normal in a fallen world. Expect them each day. Rejoice in the face of hardship, for I have overcome the world…Matthew 13:46; James 1:21; John 16:33.”
Our Deanburg memories are from Paula Wadley: “Bobby Taylor, my brother, and myself were born in Deanburg. We went to Deanburg School. We walked the railroad tracks sometimes. Miss Deloris Scoggins was our teacher. I remember her pulling my tooth. We had good times there. My best friend was Linda Joy Miller. We later moved away. Our Uncle Manson Roby built a store, and Bobby worked there on summer before going in the Air Force. Still spend time in Deanburg and enjoy it!” Thank you so much, Paula! Good memories!
Call me with any news you have to share.
Also, I am looking for some stories from the past from people who grew up here and went to school at Deanburg Elementary or just remember living or visiting here. You can email me at or call 731-879-9777. I would really like to hear them and put in this column.

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