Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic for Feb. 24

At the 1988 Rappahannock Nature Camp, in the back row, counselor Beth Conover, director Lyt Wood and instructor Robin Purnell help the Rappahannock Nature Camp’s class of 1988 show off their artwork. Photo by Linda Coit.

50 years ago
March 16, 1961

Mrs. James Lud Jenkins of Slate Mills, celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday. She performed her daily chores, cooking three meals for herself and her sons, cleaning her four-room house, feeding the chickens and bringing water from the spring. For relaxation Mrs. Jenkins smokes her pipe and enjoys quilting.

The Flint Hill Ladies Auxiliary to the Fire Company served a delightful dinner to the firemen and visitors on Tuesday evening, March 14. Rev. Warren Wilbur acted as toastmaster. Mrs. Barbara Gentry, on behalf of the ladies, and H. S. Barksdale, speaking for the firemen, welcomed the guests and co-workers.

Members of the Flint Hill and Washington Baptist Churches gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker Wednesday evening to plan the joint Easter service. A bountiful buffet supper was served and the Rev. Warren Wilbur gave an illustrated lecture on church and other activities in Oklahoma, Texas and Kentucky.

25 years ago
February 13, 1986

On Feb. 10, 1936 the Reverend Homer Welch married Dora and Dave Gheen at the Methodist parsonage in then rural Fairfax. Last Monday, the Amissville couple proudly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
The couple met by accident. When Dave agreed to deliver newspapers for a friend he met Dora at one of his route stops.
The successful meeting led to a marriage that has given the couple seven children.

Dave Davie of Washington was named Driver of the Year for Crowder Transfer & Storage, which is agent for United Van Lines. Crowder President, Dorothy C. Coffey said, in a statement released with the $500 bonus check, “The award is one that I believe you richly deserve.”

There are those times when a person’s abilities and talents are so perfectly matched with their job that the job and the person become one. This is the case with Arlene Frye and the infant program at the Child Care and Learning Center. In fact, it is hard to imagine the program without Arlene. Although she has been working at the Center for five years, she has been raising children for more than 33 years.

10 years ago
February 7, 2001

Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins of Forest Grove Road, Viewtown, found 20 balloons on their farm late last week following Super Bowl XXXV. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins think they probably came from the Ravens’ victory parade in Baltimore. The Jenkins couple said each of their five grandchildren and one great-grandchild would have a Super Bowl souvenir.

Nathan Flinchum from Viewtown was recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of William and Mary for the fall 2000 semester.
William and Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Nathan is the son of Roger and Deborah Flinchum.

After successfully constructing the recycling building at the Flatwood Refuse and Recycling Center late last fall, Scott Schlosser’s RCHS Advanced Building Trades II class is now tackling one of the classrooms at CCLC’s Washington School building. Class members Vickie Sager, Brian North, Wayne North, Johnny Wines, JD Wines, Joey Joback and Chuck Baldwin are in the process of renovating and refinishing the space — a project that will keep them busy until Easter.