It has been a busy, but an exciting weekend at "Cooters Place".
John Snyder, "Bo Duke" returned for another visit, drawing long lines of people waiting for an autograph and a photograph. The day was gorgeous Saturday with a large crowd of people enjoying the day and the entertainment.
It was a thrill to hear "Cooter" and "Bo Duke" sing the theme song together from the show "Dukes of Hazard" with his Garage Band. What great entertainment for a small community!
Those who spent a weeks vacation recently at Myrtle Beach, S.C. were Linda Dwyer, Tammy and Brittany Dwyer, Cindy Dwyer, Matthew Seay and other friends.
They enjoyed the beach as well as great shopping, good food and playing golf.
Linda Dwyer, Tammy and Brittany Dwyer and a group of friends enjoyed breakfast Monday at the Cracker Barrell Restaurant on their way to Paramount Kings Dominion. They all enjoyed the day.
Sonya Anderson, daughter of Brenda and Sonny Anderson will be leaving Aug. 19 for college at Virginia Tech at Blacksburg. We all wish you well.
Birthday wishes go out to Chris Anderson for a special day Aug. 31.
Ms. Debbie Keyser of Winchester spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Keyser.
Joshua Smallwood, our grandson, will be leaving Aug. 18 for college at Radford. We will miss you.
Mrs. Ruby Dwyer spent several days this week with her daughter, Kathy Yoder at Elizabethtown, Pa., and also Cindy Cumins Pryor of Middletown, Md.
The annual Johnson reunion was held Aug. 12 and 13 at "Captains' Den", the home of J. Robert and Stella Johnson in Swindler Hollow.
It is called "Captains' Den" because their grandfather, Henry L. Johnson built a cabin there when he moved form the park, and it was named for him, "Captain Henry".
Henry and Mary E. Johnson had eight children, and one of their children was Laurence Elmo "Billy" Johnson. All seven of his children were in attendance on Saturday. J. Robert Johnson, Dorothy Rector, Kate Partlow, Carson Johnson, Allen Johnson, Mary E. Clatterbuck and Louise Johnson, along with a total of 48 family members.
Stella D. Johnson celebrated her 80th birthday on Aug. 12 with all the relatives.
The oldest person in attendance was Anna G. Brown of Culpeper who was born Nov. 9, 1911. While the youngest was Faith Hoffer born April 11, 2000.
On Sunday there were 50 in attendance, and they were joined by their Red Oak relatives. Thomas Johnson, Judith J. Turner and her two children Diana and Caroline Turner, also their mother Charlotte Coates Johnson.
Others attending on Sunday were Nina and Bobby Blizzalaro, Julia Johnson and Carl Compton.
Mrs. Leanna Wharton entertained Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson of Rochelle, Mrs. Margaret Berry of Criglersville and Mrs. Alvin Atkins for dinner Friday evening at Appetite Repair Shop.
Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson of Rochelle, Mrs. Margaret Berry of Criglersville and Mrs. Leanna Wharton were Wednesday dinner guests of Mrs. Alvin Atkins on Acronbrook Lane.
Mrs. Atkins' Saturday dinner guests were her niece, Ms. Patti Knick and Ms. Anne Nance of Waldorf, Md.
Call me with your news and make it a good week.