Washington column for Feb. 12

Trinity’s Forum

From left, Louise Eastham, Rev. Jennings Hobson, Betty Buntin, Ruth Baumgardner and Lois Snead gathered Sunday afternoon to reminisce about life at Trinity Episcopal Church during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.Ruthie Windsor-Mann
From left, Louise Eastham, Rev. Jennings Hobson, Betty Buntin, Ruth Baumgardner and Lois Snead gathered Sunday afternoon to reminisce about life at Trinity Episcopal Church during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

What gorgeous weather we had on Sunday, I hoped that everyone got out and about and took advantage of it. People were out walking their dogs, jogging enjoying the beautiful weather. Just maybe spring is just around the corner for us. Members of Trinity church came out on Sunday afternoon for a forum of reminiscing about life at Trinity during the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Some stories were amusing and some informative but all underscored the strength of a loving and committed community. Following the presentation conversation continued over a delicious spread of sandwiches and assorted sweets.

Antique appraisal

The Rappahannock Historical Society is sponsoring its 7th Annual Antique Appraisal and Bakery Boutique on Saturday, March 14 at Copper Fox Antiques at 7 River Lane, Sperryville. Now is a great time to clear your attics, garages and trunks to find that priceless items to bring for the appraisers to identify and estimate value. Who knows, you might have an items worth lots of money. For more information, call RHS at 540-675-1163 or email rapphistsoc@comcast.net.

Bogo sale

There going to be a buy-one, get-one sale from Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Washington Ladies Auxiliary Thrift Shop. You can buy one, get one purchase any item of clothing at the regular rock bottom price and get a second item of equal or lesser value for free. So hurry in because the best of their inventory will go quickly. The Thrift Shop is located at 10 Firehouse Lane and is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Thrift is a non-profit with all proceeds going to help support Washington Fire & Rescue.

Free Clinic

Rappahannock Free Clinic is open at the Rappahannock County Health Department on Main Street in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Registration 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, call the Fauquier Free Clinic at 540-347-0394.

Birthday wishes

Birthday wishes go out to a dear friend of mine, Pastor Phil Bailey. He will celebrate his special day on Friday, Feb. 13. Pastor Phil, just want you to know, you and your wife are missed deeply.

Love in the air

Is February the month of love? Well, it certainly is if you count the chocolates, the cards, the roses and the special dinners all centered around one day, Valentine’s Day, February 14.

The romantic inside us finds new energy in the midst of winter doldrums. Poets take pen to paper (or nowadays keyboard to email) and sweet words flow in streams of eloquence. Like spring tulips blooming above a blanket of late snow, the colors of St. Valentine’s Day are red and white.

There is still plenty of time to plan a special getaway. Remember to celebrate love the other 364 days too! After all, love is the greatest gift.

From our door to yours:

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Rappahannock News is blessed,

because of you!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

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