President George Washington Remembered

Welcome to another week!

Fallowfield United Methodist Church members plan on having another chicken pie making on Saturday, February 22, at 8 a.m.

You are welcome to join us – just stop by. We can always use more help. If you want to sign up you can also email me at " clindsay0406[@] and I’ll add your name to the volunteer list.

I know I’m looking ahead, but Ash Wednesday is March 5. This is the official beginning of Lent, when Christians reflect on our Lord Jesus’ suffering and prepare our hearts for Easter.

Pastor Dave Bell of Fallowfield United Methodist will lead Lenten worship services at 7 p.m. every Wednesday beginning March 5. The last Wednesday Lenten service is on April 9.

This is the first year in my memory that my home church will have Lenten services.

Fallowfield United Methodist offers Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services also.

Kennard United Methodist Church will host Easter Sunrise Service. Mark your calendar if you don’t have a home church. We’d love to meet you and Lent is the perfect time to meet your new Christian family.

George Washington’s birthday is on February 22. Here are a few facts I learned at and

Washington attended school from age 6 to 15. His mother couldn’t afford to send him to college.

Washington never had any biological children. His wife, Margaret, had two children from a previous marriage: a son, Jackie, and a daughter, Patsy.

He loved hound dogs and bred his own. Check out some of their names: Sweet Lips and True Love. Wonder if he named them on Valentine’s Day.

Then there were his teeth: They were not made of wood. His teeth were actually made of ivory set in silver plate.

Whew. I’m so glad for President Washington. You know what a wet toothpick feels like in your mouth? Imagine a mouthful of wet toothpicks. Yuck.

Our first president didn’t wear a wig like most of his counterparts. Instead, he powdered his hair and wore it in a pony tail.

As chief executive, Washington signed the Constitution first. He is the only president to run unopposed. Respected by both liberal and conservative Founding Fathers, they unanimously elected him not once, but twice. He was one of a kind.

Have a wonderful week. Blessings!