News from the Henderson Community of Chester County

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with Gloria Holiday

Hello to everyone! Psalm 136:1-26, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.” I would like to take this time out just to give thanks for all that we have here in the United States of America. Yes, a day of celebration of Thanksgiving Day is upon us. Nov. 25 will be Thanksgiving; however, Charles Dickens, a great English writer and social critic, said that we are mixed up in America. He suggested that instead of having one Thanksgiving Day each year we should have 364. Use that one day for complaining and griping. Use the other 364 to thank God each day for the many blessings He has showered upon us. In all things we should give thanks. So enjoy this week with your family and loved ones.
Last week was the Veterans Day program sponsored by the Chester County American Legion; the program was outstanding. If you did not attend, you missed a great program. Commander Dunbar, the city of Henderson says, “Thank You!”
On Nov. 11, our grocery store by the name of Cash Saver was doing more than just selling groceries. If you were a Veteran, you walked out with more than what you went in the store for. This store was giving Veterans a FREE bag of groceries that had all kinds of great food items in it. I want you to know I cooked the beans from the bag. We call them brown beans, and some say pinto beans. Whatever you may call them, they were sooooooooooooo good! I added some onions and corn bread! Yummy! On behalf of all of the Veterans here in Chester County and surrounding counties, we say, “THANK YOU for thinking about us!”
You know I can remember when Dr. Catlett was the Principal of Chester County High School. He invited all Veterans to meet him at the High School for a wonderful meal that was prepared just for the Veterans and family. It was a blue carpet affair! The veterans were treated like royalty! The high school students did an outstanding job serving and cheering for the veterans. There are so many great things that have happen here in our small town down through the years.
There is one more thing I would like to share with you. After the Veterans Day program, a sweet little lady slipped me a red bag in my hand with a beautiful letter about her father and family who have served in the Armed Forces. As I read the letter, my eyes filled with tears. I felt the love she has for her family and how proud she was to be in a family that has served for this great U.S.A.! She also gave me a beautiful red, white and blue star purse that I love. When I saw the star shape and the colors, the first thing I thought about was “Old Glory,” what the flag stands for and why we celebrate Veteran Day! Thank you, Ms. Patsy, for your kind heart.
Our prayers and condolences go out to Mr. Ray Yarbrough family. Mr. Yarbrough served his Country with respect and honor. He was a friendly outgoing man that loved his children and family. He will be missed but not forgotten. His memories are forever.
On our prayer list this week: pray for our United States of America and remember all of our soldiers.
If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your families, birthdays, anniversaries, announcements or things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call me at 989-1907 and leave your message, or you may email me

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