Perryville: Privily residents celebrating birthdays

The all-you-can-eat breakfast is at Harmony Lodge on Tome Highway Saturday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 a.m.

Moore's Chapel United Methodist Church invites guests to The Pumpkin Prom – a dance for all ages on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. Music by the Perfect Beast, free dance lessons from the Cecil Dancenter and refreshments and surprises. The church is at 392 Blake Drive in Elkton. For more information call 443-553-8420.

Andrea Rock, Ruth Frank and Scott Smith are sent Nov. 2 birthday wishes.

The ladies of the OWC send birthday wishes to Patty Chernick on her Nov. 3 birthday. Love and best wishes from Gail Ashby, Joanne Roland, Kathy Collette, Diane McGrillis and me.

Peggy Dymond will celebrate her birthday on Nov. 4.

Happy Nov. 6 birthday to Joan Pyle.

My in-laws, Mary Lou and Herb Southall, send birthday wishes to their daughter Shirley Morse on Nov. 8. Also sending birthday wishes are Morse's husband, Don, as well as Roger and I, Janet Southall, Joann and Casey Wilson, and Linda, Natalie and Jeffrey Barton.

At a special meeting of Chestertown Chapter 86 Order of the Eastern Star in October in Chestertown the Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron Kitty and Bill Neff welcomed the Grand Officers of Maryland at their Grand Visitation meeting. Those Grand Officers in attendance were Worthy Grand Matron Debra L. Hribar; Worthy Grand Patron David L. Hall; Associate Grand Matron Bette L. Bowen; Associate Grand Patron William D. Gunn; Grand Conductress Claudia A. Eaton; Associate Grand Conductress Nancy L. Ford; Grand Chaplain C. Elaine Niemeyer; Grand Lecturer Jean K. Chance; Grand Marshal Judith Birckhead; Grand Organist Donna Runyan; Grand Ruth Beverly Geisler; Grand Electa Loretta M. Donaldson; Grand Warder Sheryl J. Peters; Grand Sentinel Cecil R. Jones; and me, Grand Martha. Sister Diane Smith of Havre de Grace Chapter 27 received her Hive Hopper Pin becoming a member of the traveling club.

On October 25 the Grand Officers of Maryland were greeted by the Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron Elly and Ben Lim of Ruth Chapter 7 in Hyattsville at a special stated meeting. Grand Officers present included Hribar; Hall; Bowen; Gunn; Grand Treasurer, Patti Snell; Eaton; Ford; Niemeyer; Chance; Birckhead; Runyan; Grand Adah, Winifred Harvie; Geisler; Donaldson; Peters; Jones and I.

On Oct. 27 Caesar Rodney Chapter 2 of the Grand Chapter of Delaware Order of the Eastern Star held a costume party in celebration of Halloween. Several Grand Chapter officers were in attendance including Hribar, who was dressed as a nun; Hall, dressed as a beekeeper, and his wife, Judith, who was dressed as a bee; Ford and her husband, dressed all ready for bed in their pajamas; Niemeyer, dressed in a Lucille Ball costume and boy was she lifelike ("Loooooooooosie I'm home!!") who was accompanied by her mother, Chris Walz who was a witch; Geisler; dressed as a vampire; Donaldson, dressed as a bag of M & M's; Peters, dressed as an angel, who was accompanied by her traveling companion, Florence Horsey, dressed as a Greek Goddess; and Roger and I, dressed as George and Martha Washington. Brother Tom and Sister Sue McLaughlin, members of both Caesar Rodney Chapter and Havre de Grace Chapter came dressed as bunnies.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Bessie Fetterman, Thelma Frederick, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Frances Riale, Frank Whitecavage, Louise Fagan, Herb Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Corine Yeagle, June Peddicord, Harriett Schmick, Arthur Holley, Gertrude Fassell, David Lake, Andy Larkins, Barbara Lucas, Bonnie Wagner and Carolyn Kulp.

Thank you to all those who submit articles for the column. Keep those birthdays, anniversaries, special parties and celebrations, family functions, vacations and anything you want to see in print coming to me at And don't forget to mark the subject line "Article for the Record."

Remember this – We live in the land of the free – because of the brave!! Thank a soldier today!

Today in Cecil County history (including U.S. history on this particular fact): Women exercised right to vote for first time in 1920.

U.S. history: Nov. 2 – South Dakota became the 40th state in 1889.

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