Church ladies enjoy old fashioned luncheon

Church ladies in Blairsville, Georgia enjoy old fashioned luncheon

The First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Georgia was recently the scene of an old-fashioned barbeque picnic luncheon complete with bonnets and hats, long dresses, homemade ice-cream, decorations, and good fellowship.

Over 50 ladies gathered to honor 94 year old Ruthie Carnley and 98 year old Thorna Holmes. (The youngest little lady was Sidney Marek at 3 years old.)

Both of these ninety-something ladies look and act many years younger. They enjoy life to its fullest each and every day. They may have to listen a little closer to catch every word, they might need an arm to lean on now and again, but life is still full of excitement for Ruthie and Thorna. You can tell by the sparkle in their eyes.

Sherry Moriarty planned the event to celebrate her mother's birthday. She also wrote and read a beautiful poem. As daughter Sherry read the words aloud to Miss Ruthie, many guests wiped tears from their eyes. It was a memorable moment.

Sherry says, "My mom is wonderful. I wanted to show my thanks for all she does by throwing this country-woman birthday celebration."

Sherry did the cooking. The menu included lemonade, barbeque chicken, corn, baked beans, and coleslaw. Dessert included strawberry shortcake with homemade ice cream. Everything was delicious.