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Wednesday, December 12, 2007 • Posted December 11, 2007 10:00 PM

What peculiar weather we are having! I am having a hard time deciding whether to put my summer wardrobe away - are you?

Speaking of wardrobes, my good friend Bonnie Holmes and her friends (and relatives) Candy Cargill Wenzel and Mary Ann Millard went to Galveston to Dickens on the Strand and wore lovely Victorian costumes. I have a wonderful photo of them all that I will put in the paper next week (as soon as I find it!).

Our Blanco County Community Choir Christmas concert was a howling (no pun intended) success! And the goodies the ladies in Johnson City and Blanco at the respective Baptist churches were delicious. All of us had a wonderful time, and I can’t wait until next year to do it again! Vickie Pautz is a delight to work for (and with), and the good dentist, her husband, Doug Pautz, is a hoot to sing in front of (he stood behind us in the pews).

Our son, Rob, is here now. You can find him hanging out at the bowling alley just around lunchtime. He will be singing with me in BUMC’s church choir on Sunday - I love to have him do that.

Don’t forget to let me know anything special that might be happening at your houses. I am not as on-the-ball with calling people as our own Virginia Beare used to be. I have heard that being retired gives you a lot more free time :)

On Saturday, Dec. 8, Bonnie Riley took her grandsons Hunter and Cooper Riley, along with the exchange student from Montenegro Marija Sepovic, who is spending the school year with Karla and Charles Riley, to El Mercado in San Antonio. After shopping and listening to the wonderful singing in the center of the shops, they went to the Riverwalk, where they had dinner at Casa Rio on the river. After some strolling along the river walk, they boarded a river cruise boat for a trip along the San Antonio river to see the beautiful Christmas lights. A little shopping at the Rivercenter Mall and everyone then enjoyed root beer floats and popcorn while watching Shrek 3. A great time was had by all!

Wes and Charlotte traveled to Llano on Saturday, December 8 to watch their daughter Crystal play basketball in the Llano tournament where the Blanco Panthers took third place. After the tournament, they stopped at Pizza Hut for lunch and then headed back to Blanco.

Blanco Community Orchestra members, who were wearing red stocking caps, entertained residents and staff of Live Oak Medical Center this past Monday afternoon with a program of old favorite Christmas songs and carols. Mary Nabers was master of ceremonies and narrator of the well-known poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. The program beegan with a lively rendition of “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and concluded with “Jingle Bells.” Featured singer Wes Schultze sang a number of favorites including “White Christmas,” Omce Depew - “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and everyone joined in singing Christmas carols.

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