#FRIDAYFOOD Holiday food traditions — sides

20161204_130254_resized_1What a wonderful time of year for food and family! There are particular foods that make the holidays extra special. Whether it is grandma’s homemade rolls or Aunt Margaret’s fruit salad, some foods just define the holidays.

I recently asked Facebook and Twitter friends what foods make the holidays memorable for them – what foods make the holidays complete? An overwhelming majority said turkey and dressing, but there were a few other interesting suggestions.

Jenny Thompson Moore said her mom always make Chess Pie on Thanksgiving, and has since she was a little girl.

“Her giblet gravy and dressing is the best, no one can make it like her,” Moore said. “For Christmas, we always have fruit salad that she has made since I was a little girl and we always have to have it. These things just keep the tradition of my family going and remind me of Thanksgivings and Christmases past.”

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Halloween: Sharing a few memories


At a Fall Festival at Bellefontaine UMC many years ago, me and Pepper dressed up as black-eyed peas. We thought we were funny, but not everyone caught on! HA!


For many, Halloween holds a lot of fun memories.

Whether it was fishing for prizes at the Halloween Carnival at Eupora Elementary School or getting to wear the Superman costume you have wanted each year, but finally found, Halloween was a time of innocent fun and moments that will never be forgotten.

Christie Bailey Colvin of Tomnolan said her favorite Halloween years were those we spent on the Navy base.

“There were kids for hours,” Colvin said. “I remember buying five paper grocery bags of candy and running out! We all spent the evening outside, enjoying the neighbors.” Continue reading

Early voters in Bellefontaine — Don’t forget to vote today!

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Poll worker Sybil Whitt helping Bobby Middleton with the voting machine at the Bellefontaine precinct.
See this photo in the November 12, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/11/13/cochran-nunnelee-carry-county/

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Voting day

Pepper Sisson getting out his driver’s license as his identification to vote in today’s Republican primary runoff election. Poll workers this morning at the Bellefontaine precinct include Margie Pepper and Sybil Whitt. Not pictured Sandra Sisson.


See this photo in the June 25, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/06/26/voting-in-runoff/