American Legion makes bingo, line dancing fun

Dec. 08, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

    Some of the most beautiful spots in Waxhaw were open to the public on the Waxhaw Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour this past weekend. Each home was just so interesting, including the history of them, the lovely decor highlighting the era in which they were constructed.  And, of course, the metal sculpture, as well as all other art featured, whether it be interior, or on the grounds of these homes, was just fascinating.  The Tour Committee did a fine job in making their selection.  Also good to see were the local restaurants filled to capacity with the ladies from the tour.
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    This past Friday was the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  I always say that day not only kicked off a horrendous war, but it commenced the colossal changes in the world.  Probably due to the fact that we were just getting a “grip” following the Great Depression, everything changed drastically.  Most of us didn’t have much, materially, anyway, but everyone seemed so happy. Then our boys began to ship overseas, into a war that was unbelievable, which expanded, by the United States going to fight in Europe.  Things still come back in my mind, like seeing the GI’s in the Bataan Death March, only in the movie theaters, as there was no television.  At a young age, I thought perhaps it would never end, maybe we’d always live with car headlights painted black on the top half, our special window curtains to block the light from possible enemy aircraft, the air raid warden checking to see everyone was following the rules, etc.  What a strange four and a half years! Finally, it ended, and people were dancing in the streets  But the fatalities, the wounded.  I will always remember in 2007, traveling to Normandy, seeing the cemetery there, on the North Sea. The thousands of graves.  A hope of mine is to never again experience wars such as those we have in the last 71 years.  Remember our vets!
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    Enjoy food and drink while you shop at Stewart’s Village Gallery each weekend prior to Christmas. If you have not visited Stewart’s, you do not know what you are missing.
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    Have you played Bingo at the American Legion on Tuesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m.?  Well, Bill and I have, and Bill won!  It was so much fun, we keep meaning to get there again, but we’re both usually busy on Tuesdays.  Also, Line Dancing is quite popular on Friday evenings at the Legion, also beginning at 7 p.m.  Not only fun, but you get some exercise too.
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    I hope you are reading this article early in the day, as the Waxhaw Christmas Parade begins at 3 p.m., right down on Main Street, Waxhaw.  It is always good, as everything else in Waxhaw.  Hurry down, before your space at the curb is taken.  It is always a good time.
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    Vivian Riegelman recently returned from a trip to Austin, Texas, visiting her son and daughter-in-law for Thanksgiving.  Can you imagine she drove by herself all the way there?  Vivian had a wonderful time.  You go, girl.
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    Happy to say that Phyllis Rosen is coming along quite well recuperating from her surgery.  Both Phyllis and Larry went up to Long Island to celebrate Phyllis’s 70th birthday.  I wish you at least 30 more, Phyllis.
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    The Waxhaw Business Association Christmas Breakfast meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th at the American Legion, 8 a.m.  Sounds like a great meeting.
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    The Waxhaw Woman’s Club Christmas Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18th.  Your reservation should be in, very shortly, so be sure to send your check on time!
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    St. Gabriel Church Women’s Club has scheduled its Christmas luncheon for tomorrow, at 11 a.m.  The Catholic High School Choir will perform.
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    Sure hope you will do your shopping locally.  It helps our shopkeepers pay the rent.  My husband reminded me that I can purchase gift certificates at the barber and his favorite restaurants.  Practical gifts, but better than something you can’t use.
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    Have a good week, remember to smell the roses, schedule your mammo, but most important, keep in mind how much “fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.