Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Lynn DeHay has just returned from a vacation with daughter Dawn, her husband Rufus Prince and their sons, Ryan, Logan and Carson.
The first stop on the trip was Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC where they happened upon a ceremony honoring the Korean War veterans. The group of six also toured the cemetery taking special note of the Kennedy gravesites and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Before leaving, they observed the impressive Changing of the Guard.
The family then boarded the Metro and headed to Washington, DC to tour “The Mall.” Although it was impossible to see everything in one afternoon, they managed to see the White House (outside the fence only for security reasons), the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Wall and the Reflection Pool. They were able to see The Pentagon from a distance as they drove the maze trying to leave the city.
The ultimate destination was Brownsville, VT where the group enjoyed the beautiful scenery that the New England states are famous for. While there, the Prince family enjoyed an afternoon of horseback riding, but Lynn gave a pass on this activity.
On the return home, one night was spent in New Jersey before returning to New York City to spend the day. The day started with a ferry trip to Ellis Island and Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty.
Following their return to Manhattan, the tour continued to numerous landmarks, including the World Trade Center, The Trump Towers, The Empire State Building (which looks small in comparison to some of the buildings now being erected), St. Peter’s Cathedral (being renovated), Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and of course, the site of the 9-11 memorial. The group disembarked in Greenwich Village for lunch, and the Prince family chose to eat pizza from Joe’s Pizza, which was featured on Spiderman II.
And, since it was Dawn’s birthday, Lynn treated her (and the entire family) to a delicious New York cheesecake from world-renown Rocco’s.
A group met at Cracker Barrel to celebrate birthdays of four guys on Aug. 13. Larry Hill’s birthday was Aug. 1, Ellison Singletary’s Aug. 7, and David Hilton’s birthday and Ben Coker’s birthday will probably be celebrated again on Aug. 17 and 18, respectively.
Also joining the group were Marvin and Carol Wiggins, with wives of those celebrating- Carolyn Hill, Celeste Singletary, and Polly Coker-along with David’s girlfriend Barbara. Old friends always have a great time together!
Daniel A. Singletary recently stopped by Friendship U.M. Church Cemetery while searching for some of his ancestors. Daniel was on his way to meet a cousin, Michael Singletary, at S and S Campground.
When Ellison and Celeste Singletary stopped by, Daniel met another couple of cousins. He was also invited to attend the Cross, Bradwell, Grooms Annual Reunion on the first Saturday of July 2015 where he may meet some other family connections.
Spaghetti luncheon Aug. 31
The Spring Hill United Methodist Church is sponsoring a spaghetti luncheon (spaghetti, salad, roll, tea and dessert for $7) on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church’s social hall located at the intersection of Old Guillard and Spring Hill Church roads in the Sandridge Community.
Spring Hill United Methodist Church will begin services at 9:15 a.m. on Aug. 31.