Millions of greeting cards are sent out each holiday season. Estimates suggest that 85 percent of the United States population, or roughly 250 million people, mails out greeting cards. That adds up to billions of cards going through the postal system - and all in a relatively short period of time.
I attended my monthly bridge club last week. The talk turned to books we had recently read. We swapped titles and recommendations.
People are generally amazed when I tell them I take just one baby aspirin per day. The invariable comment is, "That is so wonderful for your age." Somehow that doesn't make me feel too wonderful - just old. But then I reply that I make up for it with my teeth.
Members of the Covington Elkadettes attended the State Auxiliary meeting at Jekyll Island recently. Attending an installation luncheon for new officers of the State Auxiliary were, left to right, Theresa Parker, Deedee Ingram, Adrian Capes, Helen Irish, Pat Kirkpatrick, Eleanor Haney, Mikie Wagy, Miriam Wheeler, and Penny Blakeney, Covington Auxiliary president.
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Five generations of one family gathered recently for a photo: (L-r) Great-great-grandmother Della Kitchens, mother Ashlee Polk holding Laynie Rose Polk. Back row are great-grandmother Gwen Hammond and grandmother Deneen Taylor.
Five generations of one family gathered recently for a photo: The great-great grandmother, Nora Daniels of Oxford; the great-grandfather, Dick Daniels of Covington; the grandmother, Cheryl Daniels Porter of Flowery Branch, formerly of Covington; the mother Susan Porter of Whatley; and her infant, Olivia Ann. Cheryl Porter grew up in Covington and attended Newton High School.
Meet the five generations of the Howard family: Mae Pridgen, Joan Evans, Charmon Hamilton, Carmon Howard, and Jeffrey Howard.
A Mansfield family welcomes its newest generation. Pictured: Great-great grandmother, Mrs. Mildred Wild; great grandmother, Shannon Jones; grandmother, Linda Piper; mother, Brittni Jones; and 3 month old baby girl, Ruby Blaire Richardson.
Artie Brunson My mother is Bonnie Brunson. She would sit with me at our kitchen table every night after dinner to review my homework. Spelling was difficult for me, so she gave me hints to help me remember the correct spelling, and I still can hear her saying, "Vacuum has two U's in it...remember YOU-YOU-vacUUm!" I guess her tips worked, because now I am an assistant principal! Thank you, Momma, for EVERYTHING you have done ...
Fantastic family: Jerry and Lee Aldridge were recently recognized as Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs Family of the Year. The award was presented to the Covington couple at the GFWc's 114th annual convention April 25 in Jekyll Island.
The Berry family of Covington has owned a farm in the Almon community for six generations. Originally the farm had dairy cows, but today the family grows Christmas trees. Pictured are four generations of the Berry family: Charles Hamilton Berry V (Chase), left, Charles Hamilton Berry IV (Chuck), Charles Hamilton Berry III (Charles) and Charles Hamilton Berry Jr. (C.H.)
Nannie Barrs, left, Mavis Bryant, Bobby Dykes, Branden Dykes and little Emma Mae Dykes make five generations.
Nannie Barrs, left, Mavis Bryant, Bobby Wykes, Branden Wykes and little Emma Mae Wykes make five generations.
Pictured are great-great-grandmother Alice V. Brown, left, great-grandmother Virginia Hanson, grandmother Regina Hammonds, father Ricky Childs and grandbaby Brody Childs.
Army Spec. Wilson E. Burgess has arrived for duty at Miesau, Germany. Burgess, a nutrition care specialist with eight years of military service, is assigned to the 212th Combat Support Hospital. He is the son of Wilson E. and Julia A. Burgess of Trelawney Place, Covington.
Army Pvt. Jeremy N. Edmondson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Nell Batson, of Covington, died January 6, 2009, at Rockdale Medical Center, at the age of 72. Daughter of the late Tally T. and Marie Evans Hill, she was born and raised in Timmonsville, SC and had been a resident of Newton County for 29 years. She was a graduate of Furman University, taught in several elementary schools including Porterdale Elementary for 10 years and retired from the Newton County School System. Mrs. Batson was ...
Bertha Roquemore, age 100, from Marietta, Georgia, passed away on January 6, 2009. Services will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday, January 10, 2009, in the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Rd., in Covington, Georgia, with Rev. Ray Barfield officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park. Mrs. Roquemore was born in Covington, Georgia, on August 15, 1908. She grew up on the mill village and was valedictorian of her ...