Cana/Pino: Cana Road drive a hay bale wonderland

Published 6:56 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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By Betty Etchison West
Cana/Pino Correspondent

If you have not been down Cana Road during the last weeks in October, you should make that drive. The people from Cana to NC 801 North have shown a lot of creative ability by decorating round bales of hay in a Halloween motif. There are witches and goblins and all kinds of other decorations. Just use a bit of that expensive gas and make the three mile drive – you will be surprised and entertained. The decorations will probably disappear near the beginning of November.
I made a mistake in last week’s article about Tina Gobble’s visit with her Uncle Dean Dull. I said that Tina and her husband, Greg, went on a second trip to see Dean. Tina’s husband is Brent
Joseph Burchette, the son of Elizabeth (Izzy) and Joe Burchette, celebrated his 11th birthday last week with a trip to a big construction site near Raleigh. Carolina Drilling is involved in the big project there. Joseph who went with his mother, Izzy, and his grandmother, Frances Tutterow, had a great time seeing the big machines operate. Joseph’s uncle, Jason Tutterow, and other employees of Carolina Drilling, took Joseph around, showed him everything and answered his many questions. What better birthday could the grandson of Larry Tutterow, a man who loved the construction business, have.
Oliver Cujas, the son of Susan and Al Cujas of Cana, celebrated his 15th birthday last week. His birthday was celebrated with a family bowling party. Those who enjoyed this special birthday celebration with Oliver, in addition to his parents, were his sisters, Amy Cujas and her finance’, Ryan Applegate of Charlotte; and Missy Cujas and her finance’ David Michalski of Clemmons; and his aunt and uncle, Anthony and Melody Cujas, of Ford City, Pa. This was the kind of celebration that Oliver likes because he loves being with his sisters and other family members.
There was one other October birthday celebration—it was for the oldest member of the West clan. Roland West was 92 on Oct. 7. People ask about Roland all of the time. He is healthy and happy sitting in his recliner in his den reading. His memory is gone for the most part but he still enjoys reading. He may not remember what he has read, but that does not matter as long as he is content. It is good that he can be in his own home with his family coming in and out—children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We are happy that we have been able to let him enjoy doing what is likes to do with the help of good caretakers, Veronica Godfrey, Robin Latham, and Wanda Cranfill.
Earlier in 2021, Betty and Roland celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary with family members. That was not a big celebration because after 68 years we were mostly too old and tired to celebrate.
The pastor of Farmington and Wesley Chapel United Methodist churches is doing a Bible study. The group meets at Farmington on Monday morning at 10 and at Wesley Chapel on Thursday evening at 7. The pastor is just beginng a new series which is a survey study of the whole Bible—it is designed to last about a year. These study groups would be delighted to have you join them—you can chose the location most convenient for you because the study is the same at both churches.