LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

by: Valarie Fraling Special to the AFRO
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“There’s a time of the day when the sun is going down, that’s the golden time of day. It’s a time that the sun turns gold all around, that’s the golden time of day. At the end of the day when the wind is soft and warm, don’t it make the flowers sway? When the sun settles down and it takes a lovely form, that’s the golden time of day. People let me tell you there’s a time in your life when you find who you are, that’s the golden time of day. In your mind, you will find you’re a bright shining star, ooh that’s the golden time of day… Frankie Beverly and Maze

David Couser’s rooftop party under a clear, cloudless sky with only a full moon illuminating the night was “simply beautiful.” People danced to the sound of a cool band and a rocking DJ as the white table clothes and white draped linen, decorating the cabana danced to the cool breeze. Always great seeing #55 relaxing during the off-season, David’s brother Michael and sister Stacey are always there giving that family support to brother David.

Gents on the Move’s, “The Prom,” at the Columbus Room in Parkville, was a huge success with guests arriving in tuxedos, white tails, white dinner jackets, gowns and after five attire. The guests enjoyed an open bar, sit down dinner and a majestic performance by1970’s singing legends, First Class during dinner. DJ Jammin Jessie kept the guests on the dance floor with old time favorites and the latest hits. Gents on the Move members are Larry Winkler, AJ Miles, Herbert Scott and Jerry Chambers. Make plans to attend the Gents on the Move annual Christmas party at The Ivy Center December 23, 2017, featuring an open bar and buffet. For tickets contact AJ Miles at 410-488-1674, ticket price is $30 for a fun filled night.

What a way to celebrate her birthday after attending “The Prom” on Saturday! Carol Miles’ husband AJ surprised her with a birthday party at the Elks Home on Harford Road. Carol thought they were just stopping by for drinks and was surprised when “her boys,” The Panama Band showed up and performed, celebrating with family and friends.

“Among the delights of summer were picnics to the woods.” Georg Brandes

The Three No Trump Bridge Club, out trumped themselves at their annual party in Patapsco State Park where guests dined on barbecue, fried fish, burgers and more, prepared by Chef Damien Pulley, assisted by his wife Tobi.  Each host provides the libations of choice for their invited guests. The tranquility of the park and the sound of music enhanced the exquisite table designs arranged by the hosts, adorned with crystal, china, napkins and floral arrangements. The Three No Trump members are: Brenda Sykes, Sara Smalley, Dr. Charlene Cooper-Boston, Rosemary Atkinson, Shirley Richmond, Denise Dobson-McDonald, Aldonna Wylie, Joan Brown, Jean Powell, Pat Roselle, Evon Haskins Jackson and Steve Wainwright.

Happy birthday Mattie Mumby,Thurman Pinder, Rita Cooper, Debbie Parker, Joyce Gillard, Joselyn Alexander, Charlene Brown Baldwin, Reuben Marshall, Dr. Louise Johnson, Faith Thomas, G. Louise Green, Tanya Pajardo, Glen Middleton, Marian Finney and Rosalind Robinson. Guess who’s turning 50, the twins Russell is and Robin Neverdon, and happy 80th birthday Judson Wood!

Lovin’ you is easy ’cause you’re beautiful makin’ love with you is all I wanna do. Lovin’ you is more than just a dream come true and everything that I do is out of lovin’ you. No one else can make me feel the colors that you bring. Stay with me while we grow old and we will live each day in springtime. ‘Cause lovin’ you has made my life so beautiful and every day of my life is filled with lovin’ you. Lovin’ you, I see your soul come shinin’ through and every time that we, ooh I’m more in love with you.” Minnie Riperrton

Happy 49th wedding anniversary Sarah “Sadie” and Eugene Smalley, Bobby and Lorraine Williams and Dante and Candes Williams Daniels celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary,

“How can I give thanks for all the things you have done for me. Things so undeserved yet you gave to prove your love for me. And the voices of a million angels could not express my gratitude.  All that I am and ever hope to be I owe it all to Thee. To God be the Glory” Andre Crouch

Praise the Lord Saints, I’m celebrating 42 years and, “I ain’t no ways tired,” of working with the most dedicated and committed public servants in the federal government and, “I never could have made it without you,” Marvin Sapp. 42 years ago, I thought this was a temporary stop as I completed my educational journey, receiving my Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. If you want to hear God laugh tell him your plans. People ask when are you going to retire, but I remember the words of my friend Mildred Harris at her retirement celebration, “You know when it’s time.”

Thinking of you Joanne, James “Dickey” Harris, Alvin Jones, Bernice McDaniels and Laura and Karl Knight, sending a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.

The homegoing services for Laverne Gaither’s mother Eva Frances Lockwood are August 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Vaughn Greene 8728 Liberty Road. The funeral is August 12, at 11:00 a.m., at Douglass Memorial Church. Continue to keep Laverne in your prayers.

What’s happening!

The Honorable Marilyn Mosby will be honored in Atlanta, Georgia August 11,at an evening reception hosted by Ambassador Andrew Young, Mayor Kasim Reed, DeKalb County State’s Attorney Sherry Boston and Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Congratulations Marilyn on a well-deserved honor!

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