Bootie Bell Chewning
When Alberto De Bobe gives a party, it is always fantastic.
He served his guests wine and dinner under the 17th century chandelier, with food from different countries– Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Russia and Brusela, with pastries from France and Spain. The stars of the evening were the lobster puff and Russian caviar.
Guests were Dr. Jeff and Susan Teass, Dr. Glenn and Robin Echols, Lorean Terry and the Ca Milo Sesto Garcia, Dr. Richard and Elena Ross, former Miss Virginia first place Lisa Moorman Sumpter, Marquesa De Avila, Ted Stafford, Dr. Andy and Sondra Slemp, Dr. Wills and wife Rose. Just sorry I could not make it– always a great party with awesome people! Thanks, Alberto! Thanks, too, for always helping the Vinton Chamber of Commerce!
Snow put a damper on another party at David and Dalh Brown’s Friday night. It was a family gathering; however, the folks from Richmond, Lynchburg and Covington could not get in and were missed. A few of us got there, greeted by the astronaut Liam Burch and want-to-be astronaut Justin Brown LOL. The food was delicious and the house beautifully decorated. Dalh always does a great job. We did celebrate Greg Chewning’s birthday. Maybe summer will be better LOL. Love the family. Happy New Year!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Jerry Foutz, Donna Sue Richardson, Stacy Edmunds Evans, Charles Cullen, Carey Harveycutter, Jane Lester Boney, David West, Sara Mullen, Susan Hodges, Sandra Maxwell, Shelby Foutz, Dot Overstreet, Loren Adams, Alice Obenchain, Jason Boothe, Dave Gardner, Jay Brown, Ed Thompson, Darlene Nester, Brody Parrish, Kelli P. Jones, Danielle Flinchum, Mary Barfield Croft, Caitlin McBroom, Kevin Carter, Michael Howell, Peggy Schaaf, Mike Stump, Kathryn Heisig, Sharon Doss, Laurie Hartwell, Karen Obenchain, Kathleen D. Wolfe, Regina Rivera, Kenny Flowers, Norma B. Bratz, Cassie Poff Bryant, Jessica Sibley, Bonny Sparks, Gordon Puckett, Ashley Woods, Charlene Day, Kristy M. Stinnette, Jamie Parker, Lois Baker, Laura V. Ratliff, Allison Burnette, Charlotte Yeatts (young 80), Irene Morgan, and Ann Greenway. Hope you all had a great one!
Get Well wishes and prayers go out to Jerry Foutz (just got out of the hospital), Duane Rice (doing better after surgery on his neck), Derek Govin, (surgery), Bruce Muncy, and Mike West.
To all having health problems, hope you are better soon!
Congrats & Happy Anniversary to Steve and Heather Gabris, 22 years, and Jim and Joan McGrath, 52 years. May you have many more together!
Congrats to Sam and Tori Hubble on their wedding last week! Hope you two have a great life together!