Readers share Calhoun memories with subscription renewals; Holiday cake-astrophe

Lisa McNeece

A couple of notes that came in with subscription renewals– Calhoun natives Hattie Morgan of Mobile paid for her and her brother, Buford Clark, in Bonifay, Florida.

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Recalling the White Christmas in Bruce in 1958

Lisa McNeece

Charles Rogers’ mention of a snowy Bruce parade in the 1950s set off some memories for Bobbie Shekell of Bruce. Charles couldn’t remember the exact year, but Bobbie said she thought it was 1957 or 1958.

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Christmas parades have been extremely cold, but didn’t have snow like one Charles Rogers recalls

Lisa McNeece

While waiting to take a photo of the group of employees at Spratlin’s Monday morning. Charles Rogers and I were standing outside in the cold discussing Saturday’s parade.

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Griffins’ touches on Bruce Square look great; Enjoyed latest Hunger Games movie

Lisa McNeece

Bruce square is decorated for Christmas with finishing touches going up this week. The Fine Arts Club is working on the gazebo, and the Twentieth Century Club has transformed the light posts.

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New generation doesn’t understand old school lingo

Lisa McNeece

We are going to have to teach our old-school lingo to the next generation.

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Tradin’ Place closes; Ellie Kathryn’s nose like a magician’s hat

Lisa McNeece

A long-time Bruce business has closed the doors. Ronald and Chris Clark have sold the inventory of their junk/antique store– The Tradin’ Place, to re-tire.

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Speed bumps popping up everywhere; Addi Claire doesn’t like to sweat

Lisa McNeece

It seems that every municipality in the county is looking at speed bumps to slow down speeders.
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Bruce Fall Fest, Sweet Potato Festival draw big crowds

Lisa McNeece

Rain and storms Thursday made for a pretty quiet Halloween. Bruce’s Fall Festival was moved to the Bruce Museum due to the rain. It worked out really well, although it was very crowded. Trunk or treaters changed to using tables with many adult helpers in costume.

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Gingerbread haunted house took a while, but finally conquered

Lisa McNeece

Addi Claire and I finally got to decorate her gingerbread haunted house Monday night, a week later than we anticipated, which was, of course, my fault.

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Great pumpkin eater around our house finally caught

Halloween needs to get here quickly. I’m running out of pumpkins. I usually buy five pumpkins in various sizes and colors to decorate around the outside of the house for Halloween. Except for the one we carve for a Jack-O-Lantern, I leave the others out until Thanksgiving.

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