In conjunction with the Tellico Plains
Christmas Candlelight Walk on Saturday, Dec. 1, The Bookshelf will
host a book signing for "Daybreak in the Mountains" by M. McCoy
Franklin. Franklin has written an eagerly awaited memoir about
his father, Rev. Dr. C. McCoy Franklin, who was mayor of Madisonville
from 1941-1945 and pastor at five Monroe County Presbyterian churches
from 1935 until his death in 1979. The book also includes a CD
with Rev. Franklin's birdcalls, for which he was famous. Franklin
will sign books from 5-8 p.m. at 108 Scott Street in Tellico Plains.
Call 423-253-3183 for info.
Happy birthday to Tristan Bradley,
Ashley Fuller, and Tanner Thomas.
Get well wishes go to Reba Williams,
Betty Cheeks, Sam Belcher, Faye Torbett, O.R. "Red" Young, Sue Young, Susie Moser, Otis Young, Molly Gray,
Wail Dalton, Thelma Matoy, JoAnn Queen, Boyd Rodgers, Emma
Best, Wayne Lynn, Charlotte Duncan, Justine Williams, Margaret Wall,
Virgil Tipton, Faye McDaniel, Gladys Best and Patsy Long.
Sympathy is extended to my family in
the loss of my precious grandmother, Mammie Belcher. She loved
her family and Lord with all of her heart. Her friends were a
great source of joy. She enjoyed talking with everyone that
would call with news for this column during the past 20 years.
She and I shared a guaranteed conversation on the night I prepared my
column, making sure we got our stories straight. Sometimes, we
were human and had some errors. But mostly, it was something we
liked to do together. Thank you for sharing your information
Kenneth Gay will sing gospel music, and
Christmas gospel songs, for the Tellico Plains,
Candlelight Walk on Dec. 1, at D&D
Antiques on Scott Street. The music starts around 4 p.m. until the evening. Rebecca
Furniss will join Kenneth sometime in the evening, as she walks
around Tellico as an itinerant fiddler for the evening.
Thank you to everyone that is sending
email to me for printing. I really appreciate your help. Please
send any monthly meeting information to me. Sometimes I will
forget that your organization has a standing meeting on a certain day
of the month, such as a Ruritan meeting on the second Tuesday.
I want this column to be for you. I enjoy letting everyone else
know what is important to Tellico and area readers.