Sweet & Sassy: Viewing vehicles on vacation

My first vacation of the year has me hoping I will find me a more dependable vehicle.

I really don’t know what I want, but plan to do some shopping this coming week. I hate to get rid of the car I have now, but I know it’s on its last “legs,” because three reliable mechanics have told me so and I trust each of them.

I am going to miss the heater my old car has but surely there are others out there of the same caliber. It’s the best heater I’ve ever had in a vehicle, though.

Hopefully, I will be led in the right direction as to the right car, SUV, pickup truck, hearse, bicycle or motor scooter or whatever else is drive-able in that week’s time.

I just pray my next vehicle will be affordable, dependable for a long time coming, somewhat low on mileage and is easy to handle. Hopefully it won’t be hard for me to get adjusted to it. You know how technology and other newfangled devices change all of the time. Don’t know if I can handle that.

Lord knows my old car has nickel and dimed me all summer long to the present. But, I just kept thinking each new “fix” would suffice and it would get better. But, it didn’t.

It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to the old and just as hard to get used to the newer vehicle I will surely be able to find.

I just love changes in my life…NOT always.

See you next week if not before. If I find what I want, I may just toot my horn at you as I pass by; that is, if I can find it.


Don’t forget:

• The Ansonia American Legion has begun having fish fries through Lenten on Fridays. They are set for March 11, 18 and 25. Served during Lent will be the fish and French fries. The regular all-you-can-eat fish fries are set for April 1 and May 6. Steak fries at the Legion continue March 12 and April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Jennifer’s Burritos will be served from 5 to7 p.m. April 8, also at the American Legion.

• The Treaty City Seniors Dances will continue every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge on East Third Street in Greenville. Tom Everhart will entertain with his rock and roll music of the past. There will be food to purchase, soft drinks only, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.


Happy birthday:

• March 10 to Jodi Norton Deaton, Amaryllis Flatter Worthen, Marilyn George, Kay Leis, Pat Spearman, Doug Cole, Staci Schmidt, Amber Gelhaus, Wilma Flack and Jason Duff.

• March 11 to Karlee Jo Deaton, Andrew Grow, John Coppess, Jason Hemmerich and Phil Crawford.

• March 12 to Diane Leeper Jenkins, Kurt Troutwine, Scott Sink, Scott Smith, Jerry Young, Don Lyme, Eric Bickel, David Ketring, Missy Kammer Riethman, David Kruckeberg, Jeri Dispennette, Brian Schwieterman, Marilyn Wetzel, Kailey Hammaker, Cheryl Leeper, and Crystal Miller Stewart.

• March 13 to Mary Duncan, Doug Coby, Deb Sanders Staver, Shane Clark, Heath Gessler, Margaret Hoening, Brent Faller and Brian Saintignon.

• March 14 to Joyce Dotson, Jesse Cline, Sharon Siders, Dixie Hemmerich Stickelman, Madyson Buckingham, Hazel Myers, Kathy Miller, Lily Hunton, Kenny Miller and Justin Pretrosino.

• March 15 to the Rev. Lee Wallace, Irma Hocker, Gary Kunk Jr., Roxann Grant, Cheryl Hart, Carol Williams, Marlene Dirksen and Sue Ann Puckett.

• March 16 to Debbie Balcom Mayse, Angie Widener, Ruth Scholl, Jesse Peters and Lisa Everman Heck.

Happy belated birthday to: Natalie Weedman (8, well 2) and Kathy Daniels (15-same age as grandson Ceirek Daniels), both on Feb. 29 [Leap Year Day]; and Kasen Phillips (2) on March 3.

Happy anniversary to: Larry and Becky Garrison on March 11; Jay and Amber Biddlestone on March 12; Mike and Sharie Hammontree on March 13; and Bill and Jane Gantt on March 14.


Don’t forget to pray for: Stacy Dorko, Ottis Rasor, Ray Francis, Mary Marshall, Jenson Fullerton, Rusty Hardwick, Carmen Snder, Michael Allen Clark, Elmer Long, Anthony Joyner, Shirley Mead, Maurice Longfellow, Teresa Ketring, Dave Sloan, Harry Moody, Jim Moody, Maxine Weimer, Linda Subler, Jerrod Pratt, Tim Ridenour, Dan Norton, Shelly Hoffman, Kathy Hiestand, Keith Howard, Betty Grimes, Kathy Magoto, Dean Brewer, Lisa Hall, Dick Neff, Tammy Shapiro, Ken Martin, David Magoto, Darrell Theurer, Charles LaFuze, Phil Clark, Sonny Hunt, Jim Marker, Terry Longfellow, Bill Drew, Don and Linda Myers, Nina McDaniel, Rusty Wilson, D’Arleen Waymire, Lee and Bea Moody (our parents), Linda Johnston, Ron Kreitzer, Pappy Harshman, Harold Rismiller, Rick Jones, Delores Duncan, Ansonia Police Chief Frank Shapiro, Randy Heck, John Klipstine, Elsie Svajda, Dave Sherman, Sue Chitty, Phil Chilcoat, Christine Pipenger, Paul Barton, Terry Ungericht, Gracyn Blackburn, Lowell Arnold, Robert Codling, Kohen Thwaits, Deanna Jones, William DeBord, Dave Starline, Bob Hiestand Jr.

Also, Kathy and Tom Hamilton, Joanne Sharp, Larry Bemis, Ivan Miller, Cindy Elson, Cary Van De Grift, Dina Dancer Morris, Teresa Mayo Amspaugh, Jim Crotcher, Tina Kiser Deaton, Alvera Schmitz, Vicky Henderson, Julia Frey, Tonia Thompson, Fred Monnin, Bob Coppock, Stephen “Brownie” Brown, Nate Epperson, Brad Pipenger, Faye Schlecty, Michelle Sparks Reed, Sheila Reed, Bill Beasley, Steve Cunningham, Kody Ketring, Bob and Sandy Finkbine, Kevin Dickey, Joe Martin, Tracy Bailey, Brenda Grimes, Margaret “Peg” Bundy, Kevin Hemmerich, Penny Starns, Tim Heck, Vanna (Hannam) Abbott, Suzy Heck Schilling, Addie Henderson, Barb Morrow Zimmerman, Samantha Smith, Shannon Peters Hall, Todd Walls, Ron Kramer, Melissa “Missy” Helmer, Susie Gress of Nebraska, Dana Holzapfel, Kara Didier, Carla Welch, Bill Schuette and to all those others who suffer from the many debilitating diseases.

And, God bless all of our military people serving and protecting this nation and help their families be strong.


Jamie and I send our condolences to the families of Larry Royer and Betty Dotson.


Think about it: “No matter who is President, Jesus is King.” — Unknown


By Linda Moody

Linda Moody is a staff writer for The Daily Advocate. Her column appears every Sunday. She can be reached at [email protected]