Sure hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving Day!

Nov. 24, 2012 @ 11:33 AM

    Sure hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving Day!  We had a quiet, but busy day. Since I am accustomed to cooking for seventeen people, and now only have to cook for five or six, it seems like just another day.  But all in all, it was great, and nice to receive all the phone calls from the out of state offspring, and friends, etc.

    The weather certainly has been beautiful!  Do you know how great it is to only need a sweater when all your life you have been wearing a coat on Thanksgiving Day?

    The Democratic Women of Union County will meet Tuesday, November 27th, at 6 p.m. in the Old Armory Community Center on South Johnson Street in Monroe.  The Program will feature “The 2012 Wrap-up.”  Also, Monday, December 3rd is the Democratic Women’s Annual Holiday Party & Installation of Officers at the Monroe Country Club. Details are forthcoming!

    St. Gabriel Church Women’s Club Holiday Meeting and Luncheon will take place December 10th at 11 a.m. in the Ministry Center.  Prior to lunch, the Charlotte Catholic High School Choir will sing for those in attendance.  $10 per person.

    Last weekend the Methodist Church in Matthews was the site of their Holiday Craft Fair, and I must add that it was a huge success!

    Our grandsons’ maternal aunt and cousin, from New York, spent the weekend with us, and we had so much fun showing them the surrounding area, and how and where we go about our daily lives.  The highlight of the weekend was driving to Biltmore in Asheville, and seeing the gorgeous building decorated for Christmas.  What a delight!  Did you know that Biltmore is listed as “1,000 places to see before you die?”  (worldwide)  After our tour of the mansion and its grounds, we drove to the Grove Park Inn, and dined on the Sunset Terrace.  Now, I ask you, how good can life get?  

    A staff member of the Museum of the Waxhaws called to inform me that the date of their Christmas Tea will be changed to December 8th, as the original date was December 9th, which is the date of the Waxhaw Christmas Parade.  So, change your calendar to December 8th for the Museum of the Waxhaws Christmas Tea.  Hope to see you there.

    There are some other reminders I must tell you about:  December 1st is the date for two Craft Fairs in Waxhaw:  One is the Last Minute Boutique at the American Legion Post 208, which sounds terrific!  Also, Cuthbertson High School is the scene of a Craft Fair on the same date.  

    Remember, the Waxhaw Woman’s Club Holiday Tour of Homes scheduled for Friday, December 7th, and Saturday, December 8th, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Also, if you purchase your tickets before the days of the event you save $5.  The tickets are $15, until December 7th, and then $20 per person. Remember, you can buy them at Bella Dimora, the Bead Merchants, Eight Legs Gallery, as well as Stewart’s Gallery.

    Waxhaw’s First Friday is December 7th, with all kinds of exciting events going on.  The Twelve Days of Christmas will feature a Dickens Holiday in the store front windows. The trees were illuminated for the holidays this past Friday evening, with a wonderful program, including carols singing, the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus in a beautiful horse and carriage, photos of all the children and Santa, all kinds of games.  A really terrific evening for families, and the lighted trees now look so festive, therefore,  if you haven’t seen them, now is the time to do it.  

    This year, especially, is the time to do your shopping in your hometown.  Yesterday was designated for small business shopping.  But this can be continued all season, and for that matter, all year long.  There is nothing you can’t buy in Waxhaw. We must not forget these local businesses that donate all year to our non-profit events, and depend on our patronage.  Those raffle prizes?  The cash given to support non-profit events, like the Woman’s Club ventures, the Museum, etc., So let’s give back, all year long, but especially during this wonderful holiday season.

    Can you believe that Gigi’s has recently celebrated their First Anniversary?  Congratulations, Gigi.

    Have a great week, take time to smell the roses, schedule your mammo, but most important, remember how much “fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.