October 2020 Newsletter

: LaMora Simpson


In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.     

Alexander Smith


Well, October sneaked up on me and I just realized I have not done the “letter”. So let me begin by saying, there is an effort underway for a slow return to some small events for Ennead’s calendar. In September we had several opportunities for our members to participate: Carnival Memphis had a food bank volunteer event, Book Club was hosted by Peggy Edwards, Rummikub was hosted by Vickie Carwell, visit to Cheekwood in Nashville to see the Chihuly Glass exhibit organized by September Young, Girls Night Out with mini pumpkin planters organized by September Young, and lastly a Bike Ride at Shelby Farms organized by September Young. We also have some folks getting together at different events like the Germantown Grove. Hopefully, we can get all those opportunities listed in our calendar for easy reference. Thanks goes to our hosts and organizers for making these fun things happen. Our members are our greatest assets!

While we still struggle dealing with Covid 19, things do seem to be improving. The numbers of new cases seem to be headed in the right direction and our Governor has lifted restrictions placed by the state on 89 counties. I am so looking forward to the day when this virus is just a bad memory.

Speaking of looking forward, In the Ennead October tradition, we will be offering our Halloween Party:

Ennead’s Spooktacular Halloween Hoedown

Saturday, October 24, 2020

6pm – 10pm

Delta Blues Winery
6585 Stewart Road
Lakeland, TN 38002

This event’s location (thanks to Jerry Michie) allows for easy social distancing and Halloween gives us another reason to wear masks. Ennead will provide wine and beer and the sides for hotdogs, smoked sausages that are made possible by David Kelley. There will be a costume contest and there will be music by Memphis Funk. This event is free to Ennead members and $25 for guests with $5 donation of each guest fee going to Carnival Memphis. Please help us to invite all our friends with a reminder that Masks are required and a normal temperature will be required for entry. I look forward to seeing everyone there and meeting new friends!

Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer,
it comes back as a Tupperware lid that fits nothing!

October Birthdays
Sally Gentry 10/04
Mary Elmore 10/10
Jimmy Humphreys 10/11
Jo Vail 10/14
Susie Sargent 10/18
Edith Caywood 10/27
Steve Crocker 10/29