Exercise classes by EHC are held weekly, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9-11 a.m. in the Alread clubhouse. Then on Thursdays they’re quilting, 9-11 a.m. in the same location. Interesting persons are invited.


The theme for this month’s Senior Nite Potluck is “soup,” Eunice Lemings tells me. These potlucks are always delicious so there should be some very pleasing choices. Bird Nest Soup anyone? It’s open to persons 55 or greater, Friday, January 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Crabtree Foursquare Church’s old sanctuary kitchen.


Saw Joy Lemings at the store. She said she would have preferred I not mention her name in regards to her donation to The White Family’s award winning Christmas display in Crabtree. I told her sisters Diane and Janie had insisted. It’s a blessing to live in an area where doing good for good’s sake without recognition is the standard.


Neighbor Brad Attitudes says he can’t stand much more of this cold weather regardless of how it impacts insect populations come spring. Maybe this most recent return to the deep freeze is the last, or maybe not.


Lalla Ostergren, my friend and fellow organic gardener, says this is a great time of year to finalize plans for the coming gardening season. She says it’ll take your mind off the cold and get your taste buds to salivating. She’s encouraging me to get ready to plant seeds indoors, such as leeks (10-12 weeks before last expected frost), broccoli (6-8 weeks before), cauliflower (6-8 weeks), and cabbage (5-8 weeks). She says, “Think spring!”


If you have info about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.