By Kay Gibson

The Watson Quilters called off their meeting Thursday night due to howling winds repositioning snow and making bitter wind chills. Yeah, in other words, we chickened out.

On Saturday, February 23, There will be a benefit for Jackson Holmes. The soup supper will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Watson Baptist Outreach building. An auction will follow. If you have any good auction items to donate, contact Gib Holmes. Also contact Gib to buy tickets for these raffle items: 22 Ruger rifle, two $100 gift certificates, and two quilts.                                                                                                             

SAM

I’m getting old. Soo many memories. So, I’m going to tell you a story.

When I entered high school at Watson, I was all grown up . . . almost.

Mr. Hultberg was new that year, too. He was my “Citizenship” teacher.

One day during class, someone threw a paper airplane. Mr. Hultberg  seemed to think that I was the pilot. To tell the truth, I didn’t even know how to make a paper airplane. Nobody confessed, so my teacher told me to write a paper on Samuel Gompers and read it the next day in class.

I didn’t make or throw a paper airplane. However, I did write a paper and read it the next day in class.  ONLY, I changed Sam’s name to Samuel Chompers  and said he invented false teeth. In my story, Sam was not the president of a labor union, but that of the Dental Association.

Mr. Hultberg could have flunked me.

But he didn’t.