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Wendy N. McDougal

From left, Prestley Bramlett, Ginger Bramlett, Alli Bramlett and Holly Harris in Times Square.
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From left, Prestley Bramlett, Ginger Bramlett, Alli Bramlett and Holly Harris in Times Square.

New York adventures include 24 hours in baggage claim

Wendy’s word

Mountaintop experiences — a term new to me until a few days ago.

Maybe I live in a bubble, but during a recent quiet time with my daughter, I was introduced to these words.

It’s a concept with which we probably are all familiar but don’t take time to reflect on. It’s those once-in-a-lifetime moments that take our breath away. Looking back over our lives, we all can more than likely find times that would fit this description. They don’t come often, but that makes them all the more sweet.

May 2007 bring you many mountaintop experiences. May your heart skip a beat with hope and joy as you enjoy these sweet times. Cherish and relish in each and every one.

NYC adventure

A recent Christmas getaway took Ginger Bramlett, Alli Bramlett, Prestley Bramlett, Holly Harris and Ginger’s parents, Joe and Gail Peete, to New York City for a holiday celebration.

Dec. 23 was the intended return date for the group, but a snowstorm in the Midwest left Ginger and Alli stranded in a crowded airport.

“It was crazy,” said a laughing Ginger. “I didn’t realize the airport shut down at night. We had to stay and sleep in baggage claim for 24 hours. Alli and I just pulled two benches together and made a hut. Certainly not the way we wanted to spend Christmas.”

But the two finally got a flight to Nashville on Christmas Eve.

The family is reflecting on fun times, such as seeing the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Wicked,” the Rockettes’ “Christmas Spectacular” and visiting Good Morning America.

Other highlights included a stop in Chinatown and standing in line to see the storefront at Bloomingdale’s and the “Narnia” display at Macy’s.

Hartselle Newcomers

Hartselle Newcomers’ Club will meet Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at The Depot for a potluck lunch and recipe exchange. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Peck, a licensed massage therapist, from Mane Street Salon.

Childcare will be provided by First United Methodist Church. Contact Sue Kalber at 751-0295 or Sandy Johnson at 751-4540 for more information.

Herb Society

Morgan County Herb Society kicked off 2007 with a recent meeting. Dot Maples shared a quote from Will Rogers, stirring a good laugh among the group.

Nancy Crosier gave a demonstration on propagation of pelagoniums (scented-leaf geraniums) using vermiculite as a rooting medium. She talked about how cuttings were transported in the early history of the United States and there was a discussion among members about cuttings taken by family members and how far they traveled.

Crosier demonstrated with cuttings of Nutmeg, French Lace, Fair Ellen and Lemon Crispum. She provided rooted cuttings and new cuttings, along with vermiculite, for members to take home. The meeting was adjourned.

Looking ahead to future meetings, February will be a tea party. Everyone should bring a favorite tea to share, a tea pot and a tea cup. March will be a demonstration on aromatherapy given by Janice Walding. In April, the group will take a field trip to Everything Under the Sun, a nursery owned by Kim Allen.

Wendy N. McDougal Wendy N. McDougal
DAILY Staff Writer

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