Happy February to ANNETA & JIMMY ROBERTSON, GERALD TONORE (Gerald is like Mike Cage, he is still working, praise the Lord), BOB GREEN, (love sitting next to you in our amazing Spirit Builders Sunday School Class, with our favorite, good looking, brilliant, witty teacher, JAY PETTIT), BETTY & DELTON HEARN, (Betty is a very talented artist. I love my Georgia Tucker painting, perfect in my kitchen, I get to enjoy the grand old lady every day), BETTY ANN NOLAN, MARGARET & BEN PRICE, KATHY WELLS, CAROLYN TRAWICK, JANETTE, CHRISTY, DAN & EMMETT STIDHAM, DOROTHY WILLIAMS, KATHRYN HUTCHINSON and the SIDNEY SEEGERS FAMILY…..

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The Monroe Symphony Orchestra and musical Director/Conductor CLAY COUTURIAUX recently presented The Valentine Pops featuring MANDY HARVEY. If you missed this February 9th concert, you missed a real treat! “Call Me Irresponsible,” “Cole Porter,” “Night and Day,” “In the Wee Small Hours,” “Heart on Fire,” “Cole Porter” again, “Begin the Beguine.” Intermission… “Fly me to the Moon,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Sea of Love,” and “What a Wonderful World,” my favorite.

This was the place to see and be seen — a packed crowd with all the best. BEVERLY JARRELL invited us to join her table of eight along with Betty Ann Nolan, Nancy & Carrick Inabnett, Becky Welch, Carolyn Deal, Jo & Jim Popham…. Beverly’s Daughter created the most wonderful Valentine arrangement for our table. We won first place! The Inabnetts provided the wine, that was perfect. We all brought our favorite hors d’oeuvre ... delicious and so much fun! It was also fun seeing how others decorated their tables and what they were serving. I loved JANICE & J.B.LANDRY’S TABLE, all Valentine Red with lots of hearts. CAROLE KILPATRICK, LILLIAN & HERSCHEL GENTRY, JANE SARTOR, SHARON & BUBBA HENRY, all adorned beautiful holiday red attire. Intermission we enjoyed viewing tables and visiting with friends, CAYCE & RYAN SARTOR, YEVETTE & DARREN REEVES, Layna & Dr. RICKEY CAPLES, DIANE & DR. BUDDY RIZZO,(loved their table), MIKE WALSWORTH… If you missed this year, you missed a real treat. I will remind you next time!

After the concert, the Caples invited us to join them for a little after-dinner libation in old downtown Monroe, on the river, upstairs next to Cotton’s. How much fun was that? It was like going back in time, climbing up the big old stairs, I felt like I was about to enter an old “Speak Easy.” It felt like walking into the old movie with Paul Newman, “The Sting”! It was sort of drizzling outside and very quiet. The door opened and there was excitement in the air with fabulous, glamorous, lively groups of couples laughing, visiting and having fun. Best Whiskey Sour I have ever had!

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MARGARET and JOHN PRUITT cordially invite you to the Christening of LAURA JANE. Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10:15 A.M. Grace Episcopal Church…Celebration to follow at 11:30 A.M. at the home of Margaret and John Pruitt… What a beautiful celebration… Fabulous flowers, happy family and guest. The parents and Godparents…SADYE RICHERT, MEGAN HARKEY, MARGARET & JOHN PRUITT, baby LAURA JANE & ALLEN SPIRES, JR.

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If you get a chance, go back to the News Star, February 8th and read Star Parker, Columnist: US future lies in Christianity, Capitalism and the Constitution… really good, you will enjoy and agree. I have got to go, heading to Shanghai, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mekong River, Angkor Empires and Ha Long Bay! Next time I will be back with a full report and lots of pictures, if I am not in jail! With nine granddaughters and six daughters, I am going to try and bring back the prize Louis Vuitton bags … the fake ones that are first quality. We will see, I will be very careful, would hate to have them arrest Dr. Cage.

Be kind to all and keep us in your prayers!

Dianne

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