Has the intrinsic value of the holiday become a hiccup until 12:01 Black Friday? Is it a series of YouTube images of a shopper stampede past pushed back glass doors into retail stores for “pictures at 6” news?
Last week, I was standing at drugstore near a front aisle where the first display to get shopper attention might have been a pilgrim or a cardboard turkey, but was instead a life-sized Santa Claus.
Clara M. Travis Armstrong recently celebrated her 91st birthday at her home on Chatman Lane. Many friends and family members stopped by to wish her a happy birthday. Her six children presented her with two handmade white gliders for her patio. Pictured, from left, are Jim Travis, David Travis, M. Yvonne Patterson, Bonnie Travis Ochs, Clara Armstrong and Anita T. Richter. Absent was Clara’s son H. Wayne Travis.
Pictured are, from left, Debbie Travis Nation, grandmother; David Randall Travis, great-grandfather; Clara M. Travis Armstrong, great-great-grandmother, holding baby Carley Evelyn Marie Hardin; and Stephanie Hardin, mother.
Shelli Mobley of Taylorsville and Larry Wayne Jr. of Spencer County were married Nov. 8 at the Masonic Lodge.
The bride is a daughter of Prentice and Tonya Mobley of Taylorsville. She is a granddaughter of Debbie Milburn and the late Billy Graham and Imogene and the late Prentice Mobley.
She is a 2012 graduate of Ramey Estep.
The groom is a son of Larry and Doris Wayne of Spencer County. He is a grandson of the late Mac and Ira Gibson-Clarkson and Susie Collins and the late Roy Edward Wayne.
He is a 2007 graduate of Spencer County High School.
Claude L. Brock and Linda K. Brock were recently honored for 35 years of service to the Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo. The recognition took place in Louisville during the 40th North American International Livestock Exposition.
Linda Brock of Louisville received the Newell G. Hicks Vision Award at the 2013 North American International Livestock Exposition. The award is one of the highest honors that can be given to an individual by management of the North American International. Brock has been a keystone of promotional support at the expo.
Just for the record, I am not one of those people who puts up her tree just after Thanksgiving; I need more time to absorb the effects of every holiday. But there are many who are ready to pick out the perfect Christmas tree.