Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pinecrest news

November 30, 2006

When I read Sunday morning about Bertha Armstrong's death, I thought of all the times she had played "Happy Birthday" for us at our birthday parties and then would play all the old songs that brought back so may memories until someone would tell Bertha to go get her cake and ice cream.

Pinecrest residents have lost a good friend and a gracious lady.


  • Bertie Morriss has been blessed with a new great-grandson. Killian Patrick McCormick was born Saturday to her grandson and his wife, Kevin and Anna McCormick of Lawrence.

  • Bertie Morriss spent Thanksgiving Day with her daughter and son-in-law Merlene and Price McCormick.

  • Cindy and Dean Hinkle, Bonner Springs, brought dinner Sunday evening from the Ralph Mersman family's Thanksgiving dinner in Scipio to their aunt Tillie Bichelmeyer and stayed to visit with her.

  • Charlene Wittenmyer brought dinner to Tillie Bichelmeyer and stayed and visited with her Wednesday evening.

  • Richard and Janet Campbell brought a basket of food from their Thanksgiving dinner to Tillie Bichelmeyer on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Joe and Marty Bichelmeyer, Shawnee, came and brought Tillie Bichelmeyer a plate of food Thursday evening. They watched the Chiefs-Denver football game together.

  • Betty Ryan and Bud Neilson spent the Thanksgiving Day with her daughter Barbara Earnheart and family of Linwood.

  • Bud Neilson and Betty Ryan spent Friday with Bud's son Robert and Dora Neilson in Kansas City. Other guests were Bud's daughter and family Greg and Patty Huckelbee and son Travis, all of Arvada, Colo.

  • Betty Ryan and Bud Neilson drove to Linneaus, Mo., and spent the day Saturday with Betty's son Randy and Jeanie Ryan and family.

  • Betty Ryan and Bud Neilson spent Sunday with Betty's grandson Darrin and Rhonda Freeman and family in Leavenworth.

  • Alta Vorhies entertained her family in Pinecrest III clubroom Saturday with a Thanksgiving dinner. Guests were Rocky and Sue Cusinam and Jennie from Illinois, Cindy and Mickela Wagner, Pittsburg, Beth Cobligh, Stanley and Felecia Brown, Kenneth and Janet Vorhies, Angie Vorhies, Heather Turner, Kenneth Vorhies III, Kenzie and Kyligh Tuner, all of Lawrence, and Clarice Morriss.

  • My niece Janet Blaylock, Topeka, my sister Carol Belles, Lawrence, and my great-granddaughter Autumn Musick, Linwood, visited me Saturday afternoon.

  • I spent Thanksgiving Day at the home of my daughter and son-in-law Sharon and LaVerne Musick in Linwood.

Other guests were Dudley Steffen, Gravois Mills, Mo., Wilson and Pam Snively, Maryville, Mo., Tiffany Musick and Jeremiah Smith, Tonganoxie, Donald Musick, Autumn, Musick and children Aftyn, Trinity and Duncan, Linwood, and Robert Musick, Eudora.

In the evening, Sharon and Pam came in and decorated my Christmas trees and LaVerne decorated the outside of my apartment.


  • My son and daughter-in-law Richard and Marcia Tuggle, Alamosa, Colo., and my son Dudley Steffen, Gravois Mills, Mo., visited me Friday morning.

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