Joys, Sorrows, Milestones – Fall 2020

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In keeping with our “Sharing Our Joys, Sorrows, and Milestones” procedure (click on the blue link for details), the following people asked to have their notes from a recent Sunday worship service shared with you. Notes from the last four weeks are posted.

To share your own Joy, Sorrow, or Milestone, link to the form here.

Week of September 13

Congratulations are in order to Paul Van Valkenburg, Iva King,and the entire Social Action Committee on receiving a grant from the Fund for UU Social Responsibility to support local Get Out the Vote efforts in Athens-Clarke County in partnership with UUFA’s two Justice Partners: the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement and the Economic Justice Coalition.

Mark Williams was recently bitten by a brown recluse spider. After emergency room treatment he is feeling better and recuperating at home.

Week of September 6

John and I are sad and relieved to have moved out of our home for 30 years. During that time we had two kids married, 6 grandchildren born, John got tenure and I started the OT program at Brenau. A rich thirty years, many of which were celebrated on our back deck. Time for the next adventure-and in a one story home! ~ Barbara Schell

I want to thank all the lovely people who have sent cards, especially those I don’t see on facebook ~ Rosemary Woodel

Friday evening Donna Clement and I blended our families in a simple but sweet ceremony officiated by Kelli McConnell. We are thankfulTo have been able to Zoom the service toll so our families out of state and sick could still be present. ~ Lee Cornell

Healing thoughts and love to Garrett’s wife Karina who was diagnosed with COVID last Monday. ~ Lee Cornell

Week of August 30

On Friday, August 28th Will and I celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary. ~ Marguerite Holmes

John and I are sad and relieved to have moved out of our home for 30 years. During that time we had two kids married, 6 grandchildren born, John got tenure, and I started the OT program at Brenau. A rich thirty years, many of which were celebrated on our back deck. Time for the next adventure-and in a one story home! ~ Barbara Schell

I want to thank all the lovely people who have sent cards, especially those I don’t see on facebook. ~ Rosemary Woodel

We had to say goodbye to our beautiful Izzy Wednesday afternoon. She was the best dog. I will miss her always. ~ Shaye Gambrell

Week of August 16

Ange Kahn: I have been diagnosed with arthritis of the spine and going to Emory Neurology/Rheumatology Clinics Sept 8. Appreciate positive vibes for healing.

Janice Simon: My recent sorrow is that my beloved Corgi Alfie, who I had since a puppy, crossed the Rainbow Bridge August 5 at the age of 17 years & 8 months. He let me know it was time by refusing to eat for three days. He was a true love and will be in my heart forever. My Joy is that I have a new fur companion, a miniature dachshund of 7 months, that I’ve named Gabby. She is adorable and makes me laugh.

Week of August 9

Myrna Adams West and Herb West: Thank you all for your prayers, thoughts, and loving support as our grand-nephew, Nick, fought valiantly to survive multiple traumas sustained in a horrific auto accident on July 31. He left this life for his next adventure on August 3. Please continue to remember his family and friends, especially his wife, Andi, his daughter, Marlee, his sister, Nicola, his father, Tom, and his grandparents, Fred and Barbara Adams. Your kind words and generous support mean so much to us.

Ange Kahn: I have been diagnosed with arthritis of the spine. I am going to Emory’s arthritis clinic on September 8th.