- Ada, Oklahoma


December 20, 2012

Holiday goodies pack on the pounds


Byng —

One of the holiday parties we always look forward to is the coin counting party for the Lottie Moon foreign mission program.   This year we had it at J.D. and Aundrea Thys’ spacious home. After a potluck meal of several thousand calories we settled into the tedious business of counting the coins everyone had saved during the year.  The Lottie Moon effort was $2,600 richer at the end of the evening.  We expect to reach our goal of $5,000 by next Sunday.  The coin counting effort was started many years ago by our music director, the late Fred Taylor.  He owned a produce business, and he made a point of never spending a coin that he collected. All his jingling money went into a savings bank.  After the first year, Linda Cooper gave him a giant bank shaped like a Crayola. Each year it held several hundred dollars.  His widow, Ruth Ann, has continued the tradition though she, of course, does not generate as much change as Friendly Fred banked.

A star among the coin savers is Harley Cobb, 9-year-old son of Gary and Louise Cobb. Last year he saved more than $200 in coins earned by doing various chores, improving grades, etc.   This year, his collection was down, but he still deposited $147 in the Lottie Moon fund. One thing we can be sure of is that when Dec. 26 gets here, he’ll be back to saving every coin he gets.

One item on the menu at the coin counting party was fried chicken cooked by Carla Eidson. The unusual thing about this particular fried chicken was a pulley bone was included. Lannie Sliger was pleased to get it. He said that was the first pulley bone he had received since he was a kid eating his mother’s cooking. I had  been aware that cut-up chickens we buy no longer have a pulley bone.  Just as we did in the ‘olden’ days, two people (Ruth Ann and Lannie) broke the pulley bone and made wishes, but no one could remember if the long or the short side would get the wish granted. 

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