I hope everyone had a great and blessed Christmas. I was glad to see we finally got some snow.
On Wednesday afternoon, December 19th, Reesea Jackson and Dollie Green went to Indianapolis to the Azbells. They then went with the Azbells to the University of Indianapolis to watch Sam Azell's basketball team, Holy Spirit, play at half time. Sam made two three-pointers and his team won. Thursday, December 19th, Reesea had a doctor's appointment downtown, afterwards they returned home.
Christmas Day guests of the Greens were Mary Lynn Reese, Deanna Green, Levi, Kaylee, and Elijah Green, Reesea and Bailey Jackson, Fred, Charla, Drew, Alli, and Sam Azbell, and Dungy Dog. Santa was good to everyone.
Congratulations to Jeff and Sue VanSickle for winning the Christmas Light/Decoration contest in Patriot. They won gift certificates from Bryceno's, Fisk's Grocery, and Patriot Package and Bait Shop.
Christmas Eve guests of Linda Smith were Blaine Husby, Joe and Donna Brady, Dickey and Brenda Bethel, Jeff and Sue VanSickle, Ben, Patti, Raylinn, and Taylor Kappes, Glenn and Kassi Bovard, Kobe Chatham, Kole Kelly, Joey Rider, Andrea Rider, Zoey, Zayden, and Zale, Missy Rider, Troy Smith, Landen Rider, Dalen and Maizlee Smith, George and Nancy Turner, Alyce and Iver Husby. Everyone enjoyed a great meal and getting together with family.
Pamela and Brett Dansby, mother of Ben Kappes, came in from Texas on Christmas Day to stay with the Ben and Patti Kappes family. They stayed until Friday and enjoyed playing with Raylinn and Taylor Kappes in the snow.
Get well wishes go out to Patriot resident, Bruce Hutcherson.
I hope everyone had a great and safe New Year.
Ivan and Dollie Green, Billie Green, and Hazel Huffner, and Bill Evans went to Lowell Devers visitation in Rising Sun on Friday, Decemeber 28th. Lowell was a fellow classmate in 1958. Afterwards they all had lunch at Jack's Restaurant.
Ivan and Dollie Green ate at the Belterra buffet on New Year's Eve and stayed and enjoyed the music.
Ivan and Dollie Green went to Indianapolis on January 4th, to the Azbells and returned home on Sunday, January 6th. While they were there they got to see several of Drew and Sam Azbell's basketball games. Their teams won some and lost some.
Happy 17th birthday to Brandon Little on January 10th.
Steve Brady came over to Keith and Jean Little's on Christmas Eve to visit with his sister, Jean. Steve and Brandon shot pool and had a good time. Steve brought Jean over a birthday present. Her birthday was December 23rd. Happy belated birthday, Jean.