Friends and Neighbors club meets at Seymour church

Eight members of the Friends and Neighbors Home Extension Club met Sept. 28 at Cornerstone Community Church in Seymour.

They responded to the roll call by giving the wedding anniversary date of their parents and/or grandparents and a little something about them.

Ruth Bateman brought in her 1953 Bible for devotions. She said this was her first Bible that contained all of the books. She led the group in reciting the Christian Pledge to the Bible and in singing a couple of songs from her Bible school days.

Ruby Niccum read the secretary’s report. Donna Abner volunteered to fill the treasurer’s position as Shirley Sears had moved out of state to be near her daughter.

Niccum reported on the members who are sick. She also reminded everyone that the club is hosting the District Fall Fling on Nov. 11 at Cornerstone. Various members are donating the decorations, drinks and table services. Shelby Eggers from Thrive Alliance is the speaker. The meeting will serve as the club’s November meeting.

The December meeting will be a pitch-in Dec. 21 at the Bateman home.

Jan Caplinger gave a lesson on colors. She used colored buttons for illustration. She had everyone pick out their favorite color of button and then told what each color means to God. She closed with a couple of useful hints: 1) one teaspoon of yellow mustard placed on the tongue and swallowed will stop leg cramps, 2) take fresh strawberries unwashed and place them in a quart canning jar and cap it and they will keep for a couple of weeks.

Bateman, acting as hostess, had everyone do some stretches before serving them a selection of light snacks.

The next meeting will be Oct. 26 with lunch at Poplar Street Restaurant and the business meeting to follow at Cornerstone.