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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

February 23, 2017


Greetings Mechanicsville and beyond! I hope all of you had a happy Valentine’s Day. McDonalds in Mechanicsville was rocking on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at breakfast time. A whole group that comes often was gathered when one of the men’s wives brought in a big homemade cake, red napkins and plates. No one was too proud to participate in eating the delicious red velvet cake. As people talked and joked and ate, I happened to notice a man putting flowers, then candy and a balloon on a round table near us. He placed cardboard hearts and a Valentine there also.
This wandering (nosey) correspondent told him how nice it was to leave a surprise for his wife. Bruce Marston, a painter by trade said he is working too much so he tries to meet his wife, Anita, at McDonalds some days. Finally, Anita came in with a plate full of chocolate hearts and small valentines, which she gave to everyone there. She was happy with her surprise, but continued to give out the hearts. I told them that I officially pronounced them, “Couple of the Day.” They laughed and we took pictures of them with all the goodies surrounding their table. They have two children and have been married 31 years.
Besides, Betty, Tommy, Tony, Dave, Nancy, Dorothy, Earl; Bettie and George, Margie and John; Mrs. Oatman and her two adult daughters, Amy and Peggy, there was John, a banker, who says he should be mayor of Mechanicsville. We also saw neighbors from years ago Margaret and Kenny Mitchell. It was a fun time and so nice to see that something small can bring happiness to folks on a dreary, cold day in the neighborhood. Thanks, Mechanicsville McDonalds, for putting up with extra noise and for being so gracious.
American Legion Post 175 is having a buffet breakfast Feb. 25 at the post from 7:30 to 10 a.m. For $8 a person the buffet will include scrambled eggs, plain or blueberry pancakes, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, grits, fried apples, coffee tea and juice. Proceeds will go to Boys and Girls State, American Legion Baseball, ROTC sponsorships, Boy
Scouts, and many more causes that benefit our community. The location is 8700 Bell Creek Drive in Mechanicsville. Send your news by calling (804) 319-7968. Keep the love flowing and have a wonderful week!