By Estella Minor
On June 19 2023 the Stonewood CEOS met at the Congregational Missionary Church. The meeting was called to order and members welcomed by president Deloris Wilson. A candle was lit in memory of our deceased members. Members in attendance were Deloris Wilson, Ladonna Tucker, Jan Johnson, Estella Farnsworth, Lesita Snider, Eva Summers, Darlene Francis, April Stout and Willa Jean Green. Devotions, entitled Above and Beyond Worry were read by Jan Johnson. Willa Jean Green led the club in singing My Country Tis of Thee and Side by Side. The minutes of last meeting were read by Secretary Estella Farnsworth and accepted as read. The treasurers report was given by Treasurer Jan Johnson and filed. The lesson entitled Floriography (the language of flowers) was taught by Jan Johnson. The type and color of flowers have distinct meanings. For instance, Red roses mean Love, White roses mean purity or a new beginning, but Yellow roses mean Infidelity, jealousy, or decrease in love! Who knew!! Flowers are given for different reasons, such as gratitude for someone that has helped you through a difficult time or simply to say thank you or I love you. Flowers can brighten your day. Deloris gave a book report entitled “Dirt” Growing Strong Roots is What Makes the Broken Beautiful by Mary Marantz, who was born in Nicholas County WV. From a single-wide trailer in the mountains of rural WV to the halls of Yale Law School, her story is one of remembering our roots while while turning our faces to the sky. It’s a fascinating story, hope you will read it.
Continuing education… Eva Summers suggested teaching your young children to cook. They will thank you for it later in life.
Family: we are waiting for the staff at the local nursing home to get back to us regarding visitation and we are setting up a date to present a donation to the Stonewood Fire department to use for their fall Children’s activity. Our club did a quilting project this spring and summer for an individual and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Stonewood Fire Department.
Health Motivator Willa Jean Green suggested foods for healthy summer snacks, including pretzels, fresh fruit, especially Blueberries, fresh vegetables, and Dark chocolate.
Deloris, Ladonna, April and Willa Jean attended the International Student Tea at St Marks Church. They reported that it was beautiful and elegant and student Maria from Pakistan was delightful. We hope she has a great experience in our country.
Our club brought 102 packages of Ramen Noodles today for donation to the Mustard Seed food pantry. Heritage brought today by Delores was her father’s baptism certificate, he was born in 1904. Ladonna brought several charm bracelets with beautiful charms that have personally meant so much to her over the years
Books read this month totaled 28. CVH totaled 647
Willa Jean reported that her brother Don Martin is in River Oaks Nursing Home in Nutterfort; so if you will, please say a prayer for him or maybe send him a card. Thank you. Our next meeting will be on July 17. We hope everyone is enjoying the summer and are doing something fun!