Julia's Tidbits - November 9th



On Friday, this past weekend, I attended the Wildwood Sisters Vintage Sale, and it was great. They had so many new items to choose from that were treasures from the past, and also so reasonably priced. I am hoping they will be open on December 2, and be a part of my Christmas Scavenger Hunt to be held that day. The grand prize for the hunt will be a large TV to be drawn at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. You must be present to win.

On Saturday, my next adventure was attending the Trinity Chapter #186 Order of the Eastern Star Spaghetti Dinner. It was so good. Those ladies can cook! My husband was thrilled because he got to gulp down a piece of lemon cake. I met the Worthy Grand Matron of the Trinity Eastern Star Chapter from Onalaska, Texas, and we

knew someone in common from Onalaska. Small world isn’t it?

After the dinner, my next adventure was to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Arts and Craft Show. I love to see what’s new and what’s old in the craft world. The vendors that were there had some awesome handmade items and beautiful handmade jewelry. Homemade aprons, pillows, wreaths, jams, jellies, wooden wall hangings, and candy of all types were the high light of the show. You know me-I was promoting my Christmas show next month, so some of these goodies you will get to see at Old Red on December 2, 2017.

By the time this tidbit is issued I hope you turned your clock back on Saturday night and you were not too early to church. I hoped you attended the Blessing of the Pets on Sunday downtown at the FUMC lot and went to “the Girls Night Out” at the Trinity Florist on Tuesday. What a great time! They really know how to throw a party and

sale. Don’t forget!!!! The Trinity Florist and Gift Shop will host a Christmas Open house on December 2, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM downtown.

Coming up this weekend is the First Presbyterian Church’s Annual Bazaar on November 11, 2017, located at 405 North Elm Street The event starts at 10:00 and lasts until 2:00 PM. The proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the ladies projects and charities of the church. Also, Saturday is Veteran’s Day, November 11. There are many activities planned for this weekend at the VFW Hall and around town. One extra special program will be held on Friday, November 10, at the Landsberry Elementary School at 5:30 on Maple Street. This FINE ART STUDENT PERFORMANCE will be performed by the 3rd and 4th grades in the school cafeteria.

TISD Thanksgiving Holidays will start November 20-24, 2017. Thanksgiving Day is November 23, 2017, and I won’t tell you the whole story about the Indians. However, I will tell you my daughter’s favorite Disney movie growing up was Pocahontas. It was five years later that she learned Pocahontas didn’t get Captain Smith’s love like at the end of the movie. Thank goodness for U.S. History in junior high. However, there are things you should know, but probably don’t!!!! For instance; Money isn’t made out of paper. It’s made out of cotton. This information gives me a whole new understanding about my parents’ admonition that money doesn’t grow on trees. It does not;

it grows on the ground. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana paper). No wonder this document is kept under lock and key so that no one will smoke it.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. He also could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. Hence, another invention started called multitasking. However, it still took him ten years to paint the lips of Mona Lisa. Maybe he couldn’t color in the lines. Lastly, The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

Now for things you know and wish you didn’t know; November 3, was National Sandwich Day, marking the birthday of John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich. Reluctant to leave the gaming tables, he ordered a slab of beef placed between slices of bread for onehanded dining. Little did he know what would become of his modest invention, the sandwich.

November is Peanut Butter Month. Do you suffer from this phobia “arachibutyrophobia,” the fear of having peanut butter stick to the roof of your mouth? I can’t even pronounce that word, much less fear it. November 14, is National Pickle Day; November 27, is National Cider Day; World Kindness Week is November 12-18; and my favorite is November 20, National Absurdity Day.* I need that day.

I have a friend in Mt. Dora, Florida who used to live in Trinity who still writes an article for a store and restaurant in Estes Park, Colorado and I steal her tidbits.* She is so talented. She taught herself all about printing and graphics on the computer after fifty years of age. She does the beautiful flyers for all my events and does the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce website. The Website is being updated as we speak, so check it out at next month, and look for our new businesses and events to come for 2018.

A Special Called Meeting is being held Tuesday at the Trinity Chamber’s new location on Stadium Street about the Christmas show, and the public is invited. I will give all the details of this meeting in the next issue, so watch this space. However, I will list some details that you will want to know about now regarding the time and place to be on December 2, 2017, at the Old Red School Building or downtown. Come rain, snow, or sleet we will have the festival on this day. I will move the show inside if I have to. The decision will be made after Thanksgiving.

• Arts and Craft Show 10 AM to 7 PM

• Santa Claus Pictures from 2-4 PM

• Entertainment from noon to 5 PM

• Lighted Parade at 6 PM (route to be advised)

• Lighting of the Christmas Tree Ceremony is 7 PM after the parade

• Trinity Florist Open House 9 AM-5 PM, downtown 

• First United Methodist Church life- like Nativity Scene downtown

• First annual Christmas Scavenger Hunt starts at Noon to 5 PM.

Call me for more information at 936-537-8171. We have some wonderful groups signed up to sing and to perform. Christmas and other songs are welcome, as well as dancing performances or storytelling. Trinity lets show your talents.