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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

January 19, 2017


Greetings to Mechanicsville and beyond. I hope you are spending your time well. Are you gearing up for the Inauguration? It will be a day of TV on Friday, I feel sure. Even if you aren’t happy with the country’s choice we need to try our best to give Mr. Trump a chance and hope his administration goes well for our country’s sake. I try to remember to respect the office, even if I don’t personally love the person in office. I hope Mr. Trump can implement some good plans. To Mr. Obama, I’d say you did a good job and must feel so relieved not to have the responsibility of the USA on your shoulders any longer.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Faye Coates and Cheryl McCartney, who share January birthdays. Let me know if you have one and we’ll wish you well in this column.
I know there has been a lot of sports on TV lately, although I don’t pay a lot of attention. I hear the screams from the living room. I don’t dislike sports I just enjoy other things a lot more. Even though I don’t really follow sports, I know that it’s getting to be time for Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, the Henry Fire Company 6 will again manage the kitchen duties needed to have Spiced Shrimp available for your consumption. Pre-orders required (by Feb. 2) for pick up between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 5, at $9 per pound. Cash and checks accepted. Email with your name, phone number and quantity desired, or with any questions. They’ll have this delicacy ready well before game time for your snacking and festivities.
The Catholic Daughters located at the Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road will have their annual Brunswick Stew and bake sale Feb. 4 in time for Super Bowl weekend. For 16 years this group has raised money to give away thousands of dollars in scholarships to college or work training students. You may email to order stew before Jan. 29.
Pick up time for the stew is between 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. It is $8 a quart.
If your organization is involved in any such projects, please call or write me at or (804) 319-7968. Come on Mechanicsville, please send your news to this column. Have you traveled lately; are you going to travel? Did your family member win an award or do you just have something you’d like to vent about? Birthdays and anniversaries are always welcome. Nothing is too small or too large for this column. Make it a great week!