After almost three weeks, we have left the beautiful town of Lincolnton. When we are in the same place for an extended amount of time, it is sometimes hard to find things to write about. So now that we’ve move on, I’ll tell you a few highlights of our stay in N.E. Georgia.
First of all, our forever friends, Jack and Jeannie Dickson, arrived from Joplin, Missouri in time for Jeff and Sheri Easter’s Homecoming Festival. My sister, Nancy, flew into Augusta, Georgia, from Morgantown, West Virginia.
Richard is in charge of taking care of the parking area for campers at the Lewis Family Homeplace. He received a call from a lady in Canada who was making arrangements for herself, her sister and her mother to come to the concert but they would be staying in a motel. They were excited about meeting Jeff and Sheri and seeing them perform in person.
Richard was very impressed that the three where making such a big trip to see the concert. He decided it would be a nice gesture to have me fix a luncheon for the ladies. I said sure and set about making plans for what I would need to serve a luncheon under a tent outside the bus.
Richard said no, that maybe Carol Norman would allow us to use their screened-in patio. Carol graciously agreed. Then Richard decided it might be nice if Carol’s husband, Walker T. Norman, Chairman of County Commissioners of Lincoln County, Georgia, would come by and talk to the ladies about Lincoln County.
Richard also decided it might be nice to ask Sheri Easter to stop by to visit with the ladies who had traveled so far, but, sadly, Sheri had a prior appointment. Everything else went really well and just as Richard had planned it.
Chicken Salad on Butter Lettuce
Grapes Bacon Crips
Lemonade Sweet Tea
|Paula, Jeannie, Me, Laurette, Sandra|
|Laurette, Paula, Sandra|
After lunch, Walker took the ladies for a tour of Lincoln County. When I first met Walker, he took me and Betty Brooks on that tour. We had no idea we would be gone so long and neither did Shelby Hewett or Wanda Givens who were waiting on a park bench in front of the library for Betty and me to return from Walker’s office at the courthouse. During our ride, he made tactical maneuvers never attempted at Atlanta Speedway. It was an unforgettable trip.
I wasn’t around when the Hansen Ladies got back, but I was told they enjoyed the tour. They also got the opportunity to meet Jeff and Sheri and they learned the Hansen’s were singers. During the concert, Jeff invited sisters Sandra, and Paula, and Mom Lauretta onto the stage. Their beautiful voices entertained the crowd. And Richard and I enjoyed meeting and entertaining them for a short while.