The monthly meeting of the Farmer Farmerette Club was held Thursday evening November 6 at 6 p.m. at the home of Paul and Wanda Hanson. President Kay Reading called the meeting to order with the pledge to the American flag led by Wanda. Roll call was answered by Pauline Oberman, Keri Bradford, Kay Reading, Wanda Hanson, Clara Shaver, Claudine Lybarger, and Jeannie Smith, with each telling something about either the Mayflower, pilgrims, or quakers. Song leader Pauline Oberman led the group in singing “This Land is my Land.”
Hanson read two articles that touched all our hearts as it was with heavy hearts we had to say goodbye to one of our founding members this past week when she got her wings.
Elsie Lybarger was a truly wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her. She had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes and through her long illness she never once lost that. She loved to sew and whatever she made came out looking “store bought.” She served several different offices as a club member and at the time of her passing was vice- president. Elsie was the type of person who is irreplaceable and as anyone will attest if she was your friend, she was your friend for life.
The mystery gift donated by Bradford was won by Lybarger and most everyone received gifts from their secret pals.
Tony Windmiller and R.V. Jones, two gentlemen who are volunteers of the Bowling Green Fire Department gave a most informative talk on their work.
Reading read a memorial to Elsie that she wrote bringing to mind tidbits of past gatherings of the club from years gone by.
Motion was made and passed to make a donation to Pike County Home Health in the name of Elsie Lybarger and also one to Mary Jane Myers Wiysel, a daughter of club member Inez Myers who passed last week also. Also cards were signed to be sent to Clara Shaver and Inez Meyers in the loss of their loved ones.
Plans were finalized for the club’s annual Thanksgiving carry-in supper which will be held on Sunday evening November 16 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship of the Curryville Presbyterian Church.
The next meeting, which will be the Christmas party, will be held at the home of Keri and Jerry Bradford at noon on Friday, December 5.