When we start the new year, we are now in the winter weather pattern. Cold mornings and cold days. It’s a great time to start winter projects, cleaning closets, cleaning closets, scrapbooking, putting together puzzles (We got 5 for Christmas). The list never ends.
Someone brought me a scrapbook prepared in 1955 by the Quebec community, and it describes what happened at that time. The goals at the time were improvements to homes and the grounds around the homes. Everyone was encouraged to grow a kitchen garden, have fresh vegetables and canned vegetables. A local molasses stick was grown to support community projects. Community Leader Homer McCall directed a play at Quebec School, and the older children were in the play. The money earned on the presentation was used to purchase play equipment for the Quebec School. There was a list of 110 families living in the community in 1955. There was a map of the community with a number where each family lived. Some of the listed improvements were: MO McCall Sr. sowed rye in his field; John Fisher repaired his mailbox, sowed his pasture, and used herbicide; Roy O’Dell bought land, prepared pastures, bought a chainsaw and a pick-up truck; Medford Chapman added new courtyard gates; Virgil Ramey bought land, bought a mower; Elzie Chapman uniformed her mailbox, sowing grass; Frank Thomas bought housing; Harlow McCall bought a pick up truck; and Theodore Hoxit bought a chainsaw. Some people bought TVs, some people graveled their driveways. It was a time of rural America in the Quebec Community. Faith Baptist started their building in 1955. Pastor Craig Dodson was a pastor at the time. We can not go back, but we can remember the dust and heat from the days when everyone knew everyone and what they did to improve their family’s lives. It was hard work, but everyone cherished their lives and what was reaped by hard work.
Doris and Ded Waldrop got Doris’ daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mike Kirkman, for Christmas. Also, Doris’ grandson Nick and his fiancée spent several days with them during the holidays. Our son, Britt Whitmire, spent several days with us at Christmas. He lives in Greensboro. Jeanette Mason and her friend Arlene and Jeanette’s family spent several days in Pigeon Forge recently. Holly Ashe was with her godchildren along with Holly’s parents, Wayne and Geraldine Ashe, for the new year. Chloe and Noah stayed up for the New Year for the first time. Birthday greetings to Melissa Carson, who celebrated on January 4th, and Duane Allen, who celebrated on the 8th. Wayne Ashe turns 70. Join in the celebration of his birthday at. 6pm on January 23rd at Faith Baptist Church in Lake Toxaway. Dinner and cake will be served. My husband, Don, and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary on the 4th Condolences to the following families: Mae Wilson and the McKinney family on the loss of Charles McKinney; Frances Owen and her children about the loss of her husband, Robert Owen; Andy Mull and his family about the loss of their mother, Elizabeth Mull. Please continue to pray for Lisa Fisher, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, and pray for the many in and around our community who are suffering from the virus.
Headwaters Outfitters will host the annual WNC Wildlife Day on Saturday, January 15 from 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be several seminars and presentation opportunities. NC Bowhunters will score animals from 6 p.m. 10.00 to kl. 15.00 Everyone is welcome.
A group of about 30 adults and teens from Faith Baptist enjoyed snow tubing at Highlands Outpost on January 2nd. The study course on “Fireproof Your Marriage” was completed on January 9th. New literature will soon be selected for the Sunday evening study on the second and fourth Sunday, which begins with a small meal at 18.00 and the study afterwards.
Oak Grove begins the new year by reading the Bible and remembering a Bible verse each week. They continue to meet on Wednesday night at. 18 for a communal meal and followed at. 18.45 with teaching for adults, young people and children and preschool. They are also holding a family movie night for parents and children (1-18 years) on Friday, January 28 at. 18. They will provide pizza, popcorn and drinks and there will be a movie for kids and teens. The church continues to work with TC Henderson and plans to make a luncheon for the entire faculty and staff in January.
The lunch for seniors continues in the club. All seniors over 55 are invited to activities and lunch. Call the center at (828) 862-4466 for information. Remember that all these services are free.
The small “Free” library box is located just inside the parking lot gate on the right. Take a free book anytime. These books are for children.
There will be no bingo in the center in the month of January.
If you would like to rent the building, call Ann Hendrix at (828) 862-4974.
Please call me at (828) 506-0062 with news for Quebec and the Upper Rosman area. Thanks for reading the Quebec News.