Grandparents Day is among the many things that occur in September. Faye Asal helped grandson Jerry Martin Jr. celebrate at this Buckingham pre-school. They are shown in the Herald's group picture of Wednesday, Sept. 26, on page 6B. Faye has two granddaughters well into a three-year program to become nurse. Rebecca Newman is enrolled at Richmond Bon Secours and Victoria Bowles is a nursing student at Shenandoah University.
The United Methodist Women of the Cumberland Charge were well represented on Sept. 29 at the Farmville District UMW Day at the Blackstone conference Center. From Antioch, Faye Asal, local president, and Lynn Hill accompanied Pastor Todd Gess; from Centenary were Judy Womack, Ann Jamerson, and Geraldine Sanderson; from Paye were Sherry Pitt, Edna Stutler and Marjorie White.
Members of the Robinson and Schember families met in the home of Lloyd and Sherri S. Robinson, of Mocksville, NC, for a joint birthday celebration for Stuart, age seven, and Lanna, age four, for their fall birthdays. Suzanne, age eight months, enjoyed the fun with her siblings.
Jack and Ruby Simpson hosted a September family gathering to celebrate a number of birthdays, spanning from Jack at 81 and great-grandson at one. Coming from the North Carolina area of the Outer Banks, Fayetteville and Wilmington included Mark and Debbie Pollard, Matt and Becka Cooke with one-year-old Kolton Gage Cooke, Aaron and Danielle Natoli, Berkeley and Smantha Pollard; also Patricia and Ellie Honebein, of the local community. The Simpson's granddaughter Ellie is continuing her nursing studies in Richmond at Bryant & Stratton College.
Bill and Joan Page are receiving congratulations on grandson Cody Short who spent a week at NASA Langley. He was one of 48 Summer 2012 Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars. Cody is a senior at Buckingham High School and is pictured in the Herald of Wednesday, Sept. 5, on page 4B.
Congratulations to ribbon winners at the Five County Fair. Mary Dimmie won first on tomatoes and cantaloupe and second on cherry tomatoes. John Dimmie took first place on Bar Cookies and on Banana Bread. He won third prize in the special Deviled Egg Contest. Darian Lipscomb won a blue ribbon on his drawing in the youth art division.
Alice Higgins accompanied family members to Tar Wallet Church on the fourth Sunday of September. The church honored the 80th birthday of Arlene S. Vance with a covered dish lunch followed by special music.
Anna S. Garrett was among those who visited the Indian Relic display at Lee's Wayside on Sept. 29.
In early September four-months-old Levi Jones visited his great-grandmother Grace Ownby. He was accompanied by his parents Jeremy and Crystal Jones, all of Charlottesville, and by his grandmother, Marjorie Lou Hufham, of Dillwyn.
Little Miss Violet Watson, one-year-old, visited her grandmother Diane C. Young. She was accompanied by parents Ed and Caroline Y. Watson, all of Charleston, SC. This made a special Labor Day weekend for all.
On the eve of September, local families celebrated the 94th birthday of Walter Stimpson with a covered dish lunch in his home. Those present included Grace Ownby, Anna Garrett, C. T. and Barbara Stimpson, Billy and Geraldine Sanderson, Jason Stimpson, Nolan and Anne R. Lpiscomb, Connie R. Smith. Millard and Martha Stimpson, of Madison Heights, were among his recent visitors.
Another grandmother joy to share is that June A. Warriner's granddaughter, Kaitlyn Warriner, of Richmond, recently completed Dental Technician School.
On September's fifth Sunday, Diane C. Young, along with Hunter and Sue Young of Troutville, attended the Coffey Family Reunion held in Vesusius.