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Miller Grove News Dec. 24, 2008

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A few days ago I received a Christmas card from Mrs. June Watson. Many of you remember her as Miller Grove’s homemaking teacher. She retired back in 1999 and I still correspond with her fairly regularly. She said that her mother is living in North Dakota with June, her sister, and her brother-in-law. Her mother fell a while back and broke her hip. They had originally planned on coming back to Texas for the winter, but her mother’s medical problems have delayed their trip. June’s mother, Laverne, lived in Seagoville before she began staying with June and her twin sister, Julia.


Thursday night’s Christmas program was very good. All of the kids did a great job. This year’s program was about everyone at the north pole trying to get Santa Claus to “Go Green”. In other words, to be environmentally friendly whenever possible. After the conclusion of the program Mrs. Bailey and I presented Mrs. Taylor with a holiday flower arrangement from MGISD to honor her hard work on the program (since she will be retiring at the end of the year).

Monday Darlene Flecker, Lori Evans, and I took a road trip to Jefferson, TX. I had never been to Jefferson. If you have never been, it is worth the trip. There are several shops on the square, not to mention my favorite part … the food. We ate lunch at the bakery and then went to the pie shop for dessert. The weather was pretty frigid, but that didn’t bother us too much. Darlene and Lori bought several Christmas presents and I bought (you guessed it) food. “The Old Store” had some fudge and chocolate covered pretzels that called my name, and the “Jefferson General Store” had some really good apple butter and sweet potato butter. It only took us about 1 hour, 45 minutes to get there. So, check out Jefferson if you get a chance.

Moving right along to my birthday list, happy birthday to Monty Tipps on Dec. 22, Elizabeth (Millsap) Adams on Dec. 23, and Aaron Smith on Dec. 27.

Ed and Geneva Bayse will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. Ken and Phyllis (Renshaw) Haywood will celebrate their 23rd anniversary on the 27th. Congratulations to both couples on their special day! Remember to keep me informed on any goings on in the community. My email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I’ll leave you with a Merry Christmas wish and with a short poem that I thought of earlier today:

The holidays are now here,

Spreading much Christmas joy and cheer.

This is when the Christ-child was born,

In a manger on Christmas morn.

Trees, gifts, and twinkling lights are not why we celebrate this day,

It is meant to remember baby Jesus lying in the hay.

Think about this while you open gifts and eat a bite,

This is the night that the star of Bethlehem shone bright.




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