A helpful hint to remember for Christmases to come


January 10, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

One of my neighbors told me a cute story that I would like to pass on as a helpful holiday hint if you lose your car keys next Christmas.

My neighbor's daughter and her 2-year-old son were visiting him Christmas Day. Later, as they were about to go home, she could not find her keys even though she clearly remembered putting them in her purse.

After a thorough search of the house, the driveway and the car failed to locate them, my neighbor recalled he had a spare set of keys in his house.

The mystery continued for four more days until a sharp eye spied the keys shining among the lights and ornaments on the Christmas tree. Little boys can do the cutest things.


The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights finished 1993 with a flurry of activities, and their busy schedule will continue this year.

Last month, the club sponsored the Christmas Holly Mart, "Breakfast with Santa" and a performance by Otis and Karen Stroup at a luncheon meeting.

After the luncheon, some members sang carols and distributed gifts at the Meridian Nursing Home.

More than 100 children, parents and grandparents enjoyed pancakes and surprises at "Breakfast With Santa."

The club and the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association participated in the tree-lighting ceremony in early December. The decorated tree was at the Community Garden on Camp Meade Road.

The club has invited two speakers to the 10:30 a.m. meeting tomorrow at the clubhouse, 110 Hammonds Ferry Road.

David Emge, a Linthicum resident and former White House employee, will discuss "Christmas at the Blair House, the President's Guest House." Emge worked at Blair House for 12 years, designing and coordinating the Christmas decorations. For 15 years and four presidential administrations, he decorated the White House for the holidays and state dinners.

Brenda Pendergrass-Chwang, the executive director of Hearth House, an Arbutus shelter for homeless women, will discuss the services provided by the shelter.

The lectures will be followed by a potluck luncheon and social hour.

For information, call Connie Perry at 859-0096.


The Ferndale United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the lower level of the church.

Ruth Smith from Hospice of the Chesapeake will speak on living wills. Refreshments and a business meeting will follow the lecture.

For information, call 766-9220.


The Taxpayers Improvement Association of Patapsco Park is sponsoring a family preservation program for children ages 5 to 17 at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Lloyd Keaser Center. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

For information, call 636-2607.

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