Around Town: Love is in the air on Worthington Road

October 27, 2003|ANNABEL GIRARD

Redbud blossoms in October. It could be because love is in bloom.

The redbud at the home of Irvin and Betty Worthington on Worthington Road has never stopped blooming this year.

Worthington wonders if the tree might have set some sort of a record.

Mrs. Worthington doesn't know just when blossoms first appeared on the redbud but the blooms have spanned a budding relationship. She met Worthington in April while she was passing out food samples at Wal-Mart. "I've heard the way to a man's heart is through his stomach."

The relationship blossomed and they were married two weeks ago.

So about the only way I can explain that tree still having blooms in October is because love is in the air on Worthington Road.

Sears helping employees called to military duty

An e-mail message from a friend caught the attention of Al Cooper of Danville and prompted him to do some digging.


The message was about the steps Sears is taking to help employees who have been called to active military duty. After the message was verified, Cooper wrote the company. He is a retired Army National Guard veteran who served during the Korean War.

Sears does such things as extending pay differential to 24 months making it possible for reservists to continue to participate in the company's insurance programs if they choose. Sears wrote Cooper that it is following the same policy it had during Operation Desert Storm and when employees were called up to serve in Croatia.

Cooper sent his thanks to "This is a very good thing your company is doing during these trying times."

England's First Lady of Tea lectures at Elmwood Inn

The appearance of Jane Pettigrew at Elmwood Inn in Perryville for a lecture on tea attracted people from across the country.

Pettigrew, billed as England's First Lady of Tea, talked about her newest book, "A Social History of Tea."

Those who came traveled some distance. States represented, in addition to Kentucky, were Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Iowa, North Carolina, Tennessee, California, Ohio and Michigan.

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