PATRIOT NEWS 12/13/2018

First, of course myself and 23 of my favorite Red HOT Hatters enjoyed an exquisite Christmas Luncheon at the Schenck Mansion.  Everything was perfect! The food was delicious and Stasia Wiseman did a wonderful reading entitled “A Look in the Mirror.” We sang, we talked, we ate, we laughed — a good time was had by all. Innkeepers Steve and Jenni Bennett were very gracious hosts. So sorry that Barb Dowdy wasn’t feeling well enough to attend. Hope she’s better by now!

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 Just as I predicted, last Friday, the First Friday in Vevay, was fantastic!

  First, of course myself and 23 of my favorite Red HOT Hatters enjoyed an exquisite Christmas Luncheon at the Schenck Mansion.  Everything was perfect! The food was delicious and Stasia Wiseman did a wonderful reading entitled “A Look in the Mirror.” We sang, we talked, we ate, we laughed — a good time was had by all. Innkeepers Steve and Jenni Bennett were very gracious hosts. So sorry that Barb Dowdy wasn’t feeling well enough to attend. Hope she’s better by now!

  Then, just a few hours later at Vevay’s Historic Hoosier Theater we were all entertained with some home grown talent in a live performance of “The Dixie Swim Club.” Everyone did a fantastic job: Kristin Sigmon, Lisa Fisher, Elizabeth Chandler, Angie Priest and Jenny Miller. Quite a hoot! Now I could be a ‘little’ prejudiced but I really thought Lisa Fisher as Lexie was hysterical. So fun to see live theater in our own hometown.

  The Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church will hold mass on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th at 4 p.m. All other Advent masses this month will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday as usual.

  I was doubly blessed again this week! Again, I heard from Patty Chase and John Campbell also called from Cincinnati. John has returned home from the rehab facility after breaking his arm a few weeks ago. Prayers for a speedy recovery, John.

  Prayer list: Father Christopher Craig, Ellyn Kern — wife of Jerry Brown, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Bruce Hutcherson, Tammy Cole, Irvin and Eva Fette, Freda and Harry Walker, Eddie Trinkle, Sue Bear, Sharon Ward, Mike, Barbara DeNoon, Mickie and Jake Rader, Joyce Earles, Dale and Eric Simon, Jerry South and Red Hot Hatters Barb Dowdy, Mary Christiani, Marie Cole, Patty Chase, Lura Riga, June Lack, Sandy Dawson and Sondra Stave. Prayers of comfort also for the families of William Lay and Mary Alice Scudder.

  I occasionally get calls about old recipes and I will attempt to help with those whenever I can. Carol Albright called this week and so far, I have gone back to 2016 and still haven’t found the one she is asking for! Hopefully, I will be able to continue sorting and saving the recipes that I have included into some simile of order soon. Whomever it was that wanted the “Finger Lickin’ Good Cake”, call me back!  I found that one!

  The love of my life, My Mr. Hershey, left for the Rainbow Bridge this past week. It was time. It was still very hard. He was a rescue dog from a puppy mill and his first eight years of life were confined to a small crate. When I adopted him, he already had canine dementia from being caged for so long. He would stand in the middle of the large, fenced in yard for literally hours at a time. That’s all he’d known before. He slowly gained some sense of freedom but never was an explorer. He was too goal oriented. All he cared about was lying in the sunshine and eating. He was incredibly intelligent and over the past eight years he had made amazing progress. Even once he totally lost his eyesight, he could maneuver off and back on the porch, around the front yard, into the rear yard and back into the kitchen all by himself. His attitude was much larger than his meager 10 pound frame should have been able to carry. If it hadn’t been for the love and care of Dr. Racheal Low, I would have lost him months ago. She is taking over Doc Moore’s Clinic in Rising Sun and is an exceptional person and awesome veterinarian.

  You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of message inside the cat mailbox in front of 1995 Front Street in Patriot; or by calling my home at (812) 594-2281; or by dropping me a note at P.O. Box #01, Patriot, Indiana, 47038. In addition, contact Kay E. Cook on Facebook or online at PatriotNews1995@gmail.com. If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear in the following week’s article. If you need something in a particular issue, please be sure and give it to me early.