Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

March 5, 2015


Attention: Snow lovers, you’re praying too hard! Could you pray for an early spring next time? Waking up last Thursday to such a beautiful sight, I couldn’t be sad, even though it means we had to postpone two important appointments. This second big snow was so pretty with the trees laden with snow. I had to smile.

Did you know that March 2 – 8 is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week? Wear orange this week for awareness and make a donation to, if you can. It’s also time to gear up for three local biking events that support MS. Dates are May 30-31 in Cape Charles, Va.; June 6-7 in Richmond and June 13-14 at Pollak Vineyard in Greenwood, Va. near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Go to or call 1-800-344-4867 for more information.

Dave and I stopped by McDonald’s for a late breakfast and it was nice to see a few folks I haven’t seen in awhile. Tommy Tucker seems to know everyone who comes by to greet him. Russell Williams was also there. He had a birthday Feb. 23. If you see him, give him a shout out. Then we saw Margaret and Kenny Mitchell, former neighbors. Margaret (who didn’t write “Gone with the Wind,” but wishes she had) told us she and Kenny had a reenactment of their marriage recently at a 51st wedding anniversary party. Their oldest grandchild, Jackie, planned the entire event. Our daughter, Kim, and the Mitchell’s daughter, Renee, were fond playmates as little girls and attended Lee-Davis High School together.

Our libraries always provide entertainment. “Digital Scrapbooking 4 Teens” takes place Thursday, March 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for ages 11-18 at the Mechanicsville Branch Library, 746l Sherwood Crossing Place. Participants are asked to bring a flash drive with 20-30 photos and a valid email address. Please sign up or call the library at (804) 746-9615. Pizza is provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

The Atlee Branch Library is having “A Celebration of Dr. Seuss” Saturday, March 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 3-10. Enjoy stories by Dr. Seuss and creative crafts. If you have an extra amount of books that you are finished with, they’d love to have donations for their spring book sale. They’ll happily accept CDs, tapes, talking books as well.

Anyone interested in writing is invited to the next meeting of Hanover Writers on Tuesday, March 17, at Main Channel Life Coaching Office (directly across from Village Bank) 6130 B Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Mechanicsville really wants to hear your news! Call me at (804) 746-9142 and leave a message or email Have a great snowless week! (I hope.)

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