Tapps Ridge News 9-12-13


Hello, friends.

Carol and I and many others enjoyed the Swiss Wine Festival. They had good crowds each night. The activities were good and the kids enjoyed the rides. The parade had a lot of good floats and bands from the school. It was just a good job by everyone.

Carol and I went to the visitation of Charles Patton. He was the father of Carol’s brother’s wife, Pam Kelly.

Zachery Rogers is off working in Iowa. We know Zachery will be okay but we are not so sure about his mom Sara. Sara we hope you and Daniel are doing okay.

Patty Chase is home after having surgery. Patty, we hope you are doing okay.

Betty Lucas had some surgery and is now at Swiss Villa. Betty, get well soon.

Brenda Rayles was a visitor of Tommy and Ann May. Brenda said they had a good visit.

Carol got to see Jamie and Karoline Green and new baby Kimber Kelly. Mom, Dad and Baby Kimber Kelly are doing okay.

Ethan, Jack and Carol went to he Library in Vevay. The Moore family of Vevay put on an exhibit of tarantulas. There were several in attendance. There were at least 20 containers of different kinds of spiders. The kids enjoyed the show. Thanks to the Moores and the Switzerland County Library staff for this event.

Carol and I took Ed back to Indy to see his new surgeon. They are going to have to do more surgery. Now he waits on the insurance company to agree. I know he is ready to get it over with.

Carol attended a retirement party at the home of Allan Bear. Louise Hartman was the lady of the event. Louise retired after several years working as an aide for Switzerland County Elementary School. She will be missed. Congrats and happy retirement.

Labor Day weekend Carol and I, Ed, Mandy and boys and Petey and Angie Browning went to Clifty Falls State Park. We all enjoyed a picnic and the boys and Carol went on a hike there. The park was beautiful.

Brandon Kelly came over to do some staining for us. He got a lot done too. Thanks, Brandon. Davey Curlin put us up a deck on the pool and put up the rest of the playhouse for us. Thanks, Davey, it looks good.

Carol and I attended the funeral of Keith Oeffinger. There was a large crowd at the visitation and the funeral. Keith was 36 years old and too young to doe. They say everything happens for a reason. Keith left behind a wife and three daughters and soon to have a new daughter. Prayers for all the family.

Recently there was an article in the Indianapolis Star newspaper about the oldest living lady in Indiana. She passed away in a nursing home in Carmel, Indiana, Carol and I were privileged to be acquainted with this lady. We met her when she was 99 years old and living in a third story apartment. She had lived there for 50 years. Her name was Janice Davis. She was never married and had no children. Also, she never drove in her life but knew Indianapolis as well as anyone. She walked five blocks to her church and she attributed walking to her longevity. She was 110 years old.

Doris Chase and Connie Jo Thies stopped over to our place. We had a nice visit.

Mary Jo Meyer has returned home from another trip to Florida. This time she went with her daughter Kim. They were at West Palm Beach.

We got a call from the McMath’s. Jeri and Jack who sold their home on Harry Tapp Road. They are building a home in Venice, Florida and doing okay. It was good to hear from them.

Carol and I stopped at a yard sale at Jack and Judy Bailey’s house. Amanda and Casey were having one there. I got to talk to Jack for a while. We had a good visit. Jack and Shawn were housing some tobacco. Ed was there earlier. Amanda sold him a puppy for the boys. His name is Rex T.

Gary Collins, Joann Schaub, Carol and I attended Mainstraus in Covington, Kentucky, over the weekend. Joann’s daughter Anita was among those artists who drew a picture on the street. She did a great job.

Happy Birthday: Barbara Banta, Rick and Kathy Kelly, George Adams, Lydia Mondary, Rita Sullivan, Laura Lea James, Vickie Bear, Brenda McCreary, Steve Johns, Mikayla and Ryan Honeycutt, Kori Johnson, Vickie (James) Meyer, Mike McCarty, Rose Jones, Sharon Barbour, Kathy McClurg, Audra Ridener, Jason Scott, Katrina Lock, Keith Smith, Brad Cox, Janet Daugherty, Jeremy King, Ann May, Richard Lock.

Happy Anniversary: Terry and Lou Ann Turner, Mark and Lee Jaye Lohide, Rick and Kathy Kelly, Billie and Galen Green, Steve and Teresa Lyons,, Mike and Cathy Hart, Phil and Paula Cloat, Greg and Chantell Thornton, Jennifer and Allen Scudder, Kenny and Carolyn Miller, Daniel and Sara Rodgers, Louie and Karen Peelman, Roy and Julie Leap.

Mary Jo Meyer treated an old friend to lunch at Jewell’s. They were school buddies. She said he went on to be a priest but now has retired.

Carol and I visited Doris Chase recently. Doris said Betty Lucas has been moved to Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay for therapy after having open heart surgery. Doris and Gladys Lucas visited her today. Keep her in your prayers.

Carol, Ed and the boys attended First Friday. She said there w ere a lot of people out. The boys got to ride Sprockett, the highlight of their night. Also, Pete and Angie Browning road Sprockett for the first time.

Prayer concerns for Fredonia Baptist Church: Wayne Daugherty, Rick and Laci Daugherty, Jean Deaton, Betty Lucas, Tommy and Ann May, the Oeffinger family, the family of Diane Konkle, Ed McClellan, Linda Bond, the family of Charles Patton, BJ Miller, John Lock, Frank Landry, Brenda Briggs.

Ed and I, Gary Collins and Joan Schaub enjoyed the Cincinnati Reds ball game last week. It was a great evening.

Fredonia hosted the fellowship breakfast Saturday. We had a good turnout. Thanks Lori and Janet for helping out.

Carol and I went to the American Legion membership breakfast Sunday. We saw a lot of friends and enjoyed visiting with them.

Betty and Dale Drew enjoyed the Festival Parade. Betty went to the Alumni held later that day. Betty and Dale’s family had a get together at Bill Peters’. We hope everyone is okay and everyone had a good time.

Find your inner strength.

Be that little thing, that little light,

That makes a difference in the lives of others.

– Penny Lee

That is all I have, just remember the coffee pot is still on. So until next time, take care.