TS New Year’s Rally Article 4 and last of the series for the New Year’s Rally
Sunday morning was left open for rest since this was the day after New Year’s night celebration and the late hour of 10:00 for us seniors.
Our traditional lunch of cabbage for cash and peas for good fortune, with chicken and cornbread was delicious. A special thanks goes to Lisa Merriman for the pot full of scrumptious cabbage she brought. We had our judging for the “Pea Off” which was very close, one point, they were both good. The winner was new member Sandy Frazier but close second was Sue Kelly, who said she voted for Sandy. I apologize for not getting the picture for Sandy’s award presentation but I was busy counting votes.
After the great meal, we played pool which was located down stairs in the meeting room. We played modified 9 ball, and some had a great time. Others pleasantly played and were good sports, but Patti and Duane had a ball. No not any of us were pros and mostly the women didn’t even know how to hold the cue, including me, but played anyway to show support to their hubby. Winners of the tournament were Jim and Tina Hoover. They were presented a block of wood which had been carved out and had a 9 ball inside which Polk had made. Quite unique. He also had made several of the wooden puzzles we used on the second night of the rally. This is the only time in the history of the club have we had a pool tournament. We’ve done a lot of things but this is a first. Wish more of you had been here to enjoy the good fellowship and fun. Linda
Happy New Year Traveling Supremes…until next time!
New Year’s Day started out with a hearty breakfast of sausages, biscuits, and eggs. Since I was busy scrambling eggs, I didn’t get any pictures. The day was a rest day after two days of tours and knowing we were meeting at a local restaurant for our evening meal and then more to do. Everyone rested, shopped and did their thing for the day.
That evening we enjoyed a wonderful time of entertainment with a headline of well-known entertainers, jokester James Smith, singers Tina Hoover, Ida Cook, and Polk Brian, with a super-star hailing from West Monroe and new member Raymond Frazier. Everyone did a great job and we all certainly enjoyed the music and jokes. Afterwards, we drew for “Dirty Santa” gifts and had lots of fun stealing gifts. It seems Joe Kelly’s handmade cutting boards took the winning exchanges.
We’ve had it all so far, under a boil water ban because of broken pipes in the area, our meeting room flooded with so much rain, it also stormed in the night, earlier when Polk and I arrived it was freezing and had to take precautions, and I postponed a tour to Fort Jesup due to a heavy fog. Well, to clarify, I felt obligated to delay the tour until the heavy fog cleared which did cause confusion, sorry about that, but we made it and finished the scheduled portion of the day.
After Fort Jesup, we went to the Depot to get a sneak preview of the future opening of the museum depicting the train route in the area. Afterwards many went to Nichols store and then off to eat Mexican. That evening we played bingo and winners were able to select white elephants gifts, some good and others, well questionable. Anyway we had fun.
Our New Year’s Rally Report will be sent in several articles, so be looking for them. I intended to be sending them to Web Master Susan each day through the rally but things happened and my computer wasn’t working with our hotspot. This was the least of our worries. Linda
TS New Year Article 1
Rain, Rain, go away, the TS New Year’s Rally wants to play. We persevered and headed out to tour with our umbrellas and had a good time.
We had 16 couples signed up but two had to pull out leaving us with 14 couples attending. Opening night was snack night and time to review and update the agenda and welcome new members, Raymond and Sandy Frazier from West Monroe, plus give out $180 worth of credit cards or coupons given to us by the different businesses we were visiting. Those attending were: Jerry and Hessie Smith, James and Gail Smith, Bill and Martha Bobo, Sue and Joe Kelly, Sue and Joe Moore, Ron and Diane Garner, Steve and Lisa Merriman, Duane and Patti Stowe, Jim and Tina Hoover, Les and Ida Cook, Burnell and Marie Moreau, Polk and Linda Brian and the Fraziers.
We toured the NASA museum in Hemphill, ate at Hemphill BBQ, cancelled a Mudfish Adventure due to the rain and had “puzzle night” which they seemed glad to come to an end. They were good sports and some were able to win prizes of candy bars, so not a bad day. Linda
New Members Sandy and Raymond Frazier from West Monroe, Louisiana