Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

February 26, 2015


Hello to all you snow lovers! We finally got a big one. Last Monday about 10:30 till 12, when I finally finished grocery shopping, the stores were as busy as I’ve seen them since Christmas Eve, 1998, when we had the huge ice storm. Remember? In both cases it was difficult to even get down some aisles. The good thing was people being nice and trying to be patient. A snowstorm can certainly be a hardship. It can also be that break in our routines that gives us time to pause and think of something good. Many thanks go out to all the people who remove snow and take care of our roads and are there when emergencies occur. What would we do without you? I’m sending a personal thanks out to Evan Davis, a Lee-Davis student who came and cleaned off our driveway. He did a very thorough job.

I have enjoyed a couple of walks over ice in the streets and noticed a lot of neighborhood kids, building forts, having snowball fights and sliding down hills. I’ll bet they’re ready to get back to school for a while. As I write this, it is much warmer, but more warning of flurries are still in the forecast.

Neighboring Henrico County native, Rayvon Owen is among the top 24 contestants in this season of “American Idol.” It’s nice to have a local doing so well.

Spring is on the way. It really is! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 21 to come to a Spring Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road in Mechanicsville. You can start out with breakfast and stay for lunch.

In between you can shop and stop and chat with folks you didn’t see during the cold weather. Of course you’ll need some crafts to brighten your spring. A $1 ticket at the door gets you a chance at a door prize. If you bring a can of food for the needy, you’ll get a bonus chance. Raffle tickets are $2 or 3 for $5, and there are hourly drawings. There will also be a bake sale. It might still be cold outside, but I can promise lots of warmth on the inside

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