Last Saturday night my baby girl celebrated her big 50. Rather than me writing about it, here is what Angie says:
It has taken me a couple of days to collect my thoughts, semi stop the tears and try to put into words what it want to say!! And the truth is I DON”T KNOW HOW! Or what to say! My heart is full! There are so many I want to thank, so many I can never return the feelings I got from what you did for me! In some way I am sure I am not going to express them! But here’s a shot! Thank you to everyone who joined me at my party; old and new friends and family made the night perfect!
Thank you to everyone who helped pull it off! Mom– aka Bootie Bell Chewning – who always remembers my birthday and makes me feel special every day; Cydney McGhee, Becky and Kellen for making the trip to make sure I have all of my heart in one place to celebrate, miss you everyday. Thank you, Abbie Lewis, Drake Houston Lewis, Elena Boitnott and Greg for also being pieces of my heart.
Chasity Barbour, Robin Ream and Ana Lisa at the War Memorial, you guys are the best. I hope you already know how much I love and appreciate all that you do for me and the town.
Shirley T. Rice, who always is there for me and my family; Michelle Barklow, Beth Thompson Wickline, Candie Tomlinson – for putting up with the madness of set up– and Melissa Blankenship, Nonie Evans Hall, Shelia Richards Crosswhite for putting up with my insanity; Becky Collier for my amazing slide show, I cried a lot watching it!
Abbey Dillard for taking pictures, Anjie Feazell, Mark Feazell and the DeRailed Band for the great music; brother Greg Chewning, Ray Milton, Roger Haith, Len Barrow, sound, and Michelle Barrow, helper and GoPro operator; the beautiful Ccake by Cindy Gardner .
Thank you Kim Barker, Mayor Brad Grose, Melissa Blankenship, Mitzi West Johnson, Lindsey Bell Wells and Amber, Kathryn Sowers, Dallas Simmons, Donna Sue Richardson, Valerie Bell Hendricks for all the kind words, Mark McCadden Jr. for the beautiful songs, Norman Smith, awesome drawing. Thank you for all the food, gifts, messages, calls.
Thank you to those that traveled to be with me! Sorry if we left anyone out, just know you all are loved and appreciated! I am sure I will be back with more. A simple Thank You is just not enough.
To the Hokie-goers– We missed you and so sorry for the outcome.
Had a fantastic birthday!!
Happy Birthday to Dale Blankenship, Kelly Wharton (Nifty 50), Jennifer Crush, Dorian Dozier, Tonda S. Fugate, Danny Cruff, Chase Curry, Erin D. Brooks, Mark Hypes, Mark Schreier, Betty Ennis, Ashleigh Altice, Mable Booze, Joe Scott, Jamie Lantz, Mark Layman, Andy Slusher, Jessica Brammer, Bunk Shockley, Cindy Hall Clark, Erin Thurston, Brian Garrett, Linda Crowder, and Christelle R. Worley.
Happy Anniversary and congrats to Judy and Jim “Tick ” Saul, Kelly and Monty Hall, 29 years, Mark and Debbie Frye. Hope you have many more years together.
Get Well wishes and prayers go out to Gail Brabham (improving daily), Jason Peters, Mike Chewning, Tommy Wood, Kate Greenway (surgery last week), Robbie Wilmoth at home. To all having health issues, hope you have a speedy recovery.
Don’t forget “Little Shop of Horrors” at MMT. Fun show.