Cana/Pino: Families get together for the holidays

Published 11:10 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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By  Betty Etchison West

Cana/Pino Correspondent

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church’s oldest and one of its most loyal members, Nancy Collette, is in Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Nancy’s daughters, Katie and Nancey, report that she is making progress, and they think that she may be able to move to a rehab facility early next week.  Members of Wesley Chapel may find Nancy’s vacant pew on Christmas Day disconcerting, but they will be praying for her speedy recovery.

People in Cana and Pino celebrated Christmas by attending church and getting together for a meal or refreshments.

The Marlene Trivette Family had breakfast on Christmas morning for her family: Vicki and Robert Burchim, and grandsons, Sean and Rick Rouse.

The Dull Family had their family gathering earlier in the month at the Wesley Chapel Fellowship Hall.   Marlene’s Family went to the Trivette family gathering on Christmas Eve as they have done for years.

Kathy and Bob Ellis went to Reidsville Sunday after the church service at Wesley Chapel to have Christmas dinner with Kathy’s son, Ethan, his wife, Allison, and her grandsons, Reid and Luke. Bob’s son Robert, his wife, Maricel, and son, Jayden, traveled to Reidsville from their home in Raleigh or dinner.

Boyd West, son of Luther and Ostine Warlick West, spent Christmas Day with his Aunt Sue and his other Warlick relatives in Cleveland County.

The family of Al and Susan Cujas had their family time on Christmas morning. David and Missy Michalski spent Christmas Eve night at her parents’ house so they would be there early on Christmas morning.  The Cujas’ other daughter, Amy, and her husband, Ryan Applegate, spent the Thanksgiving holidays with her parents in Cana and are spending the Christmas holidays with Ryan’s parents, Sandi and Jim Applegate, and his brother, Eric. The Applegates live in Jacksonville, Fla.

Frances Tutterow’s Family, which includes her son, Jason Tutterow, his wife, Page, and daughters, Reese and Harper, and her daughter, Elizabeth Tutterow Burchette (Izzy), her husband, Joe, and their children, Joseph, and baby, Birdie Frances, had their annual family gathering at Frostland on Christmas Eve. This was a special time because it was Birdie’s first Christmas at Nana’s house.

Frances Etchison West Tutterow had Open House for her extended family at Frostland on Christmas Day.  That was a special time for the family to relive other Christmases there. I remembered sneaking into that living room more than 85 years ago to see what Santa had brought. My father, Everett Etchison, helped my brother, John, build a house with blocks or Lincoln logs. That memory almost brought tears to my eyes because John died just before Christmas last year.  I also remembered my mother, Lola Sofley Etchison, reading a new book to me. Now, the young families are making memories.

Henry West has been busy baking.  He took cookies, brownies, etc. to members of his church, Eaton’s Baptist, who were not feeling well last week: Charles Edward Pilcher, Larry Richie, and Eugene Hunter.  He also took his Preacher, Dr. David Gilbreath, and his wife, .Jeanne, who have been so kind to him, cookies and brownies.

COVID just won’t go away. My sister, Marty Babcock, and her husband, Bill,