Pat’s Chat

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I didn’t have the details for you in my last Pat’s Chat about Eloise Williams Everett’s funeral details.  Visitation will be at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home at Flatwoods, WV from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Following visitation we will travel to the Falls Mill Cemetery for Graveside Services.

Sad to add to this that another Burnsville High School classmate died on November 20th, 2017.  Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti funeral Home in Weston on November 28.  Interment followed at the K of P Cemetery in Burnsville, WV.  He was in my brother, Sam Wiant’s class and Sam always looked forward to seeing at the annual Friday afternoon dinner and reunion.

I am sure there are other funeral announcements that I have missed.  If so please call me at 304.472.5102 so that I can get them in the Pat’s Chats for everyone to see.  If no one answers just leave a message and I will call you back to you.  Or you can email me at “”.

This evening was special.  I spent an hour at Chapel Hill Methodist Church enjoying a beautiful Christmas Cantata with a professional-sounding choir and instrument accompaniment.  My friend, Mary Ellen Davidson and her sister Hallie Hurst sang in the choir.  I am so glad I attended.  The percussion section had wonderful, varied instruments adding high lights throughout the music.  One talented lady managed it all by herself.  It added great dimension to the beautiful music.  I hope they do it again next year.  I want to go again.

Our planned celebration at church on Saturday did not happen.  Our 90-year-old celebrity ended up in the Monongahela General Hospital.  They got a picture of her in her hospital bed with her cake, but because of something called encryption, I couldn’t download it for the paper.

A fun thing we did is take one of our decoration pumpkins off the porch step, cut it up, roast the seeds, and then roast the pumpkin.  Yummy!  Did you know that pumpkin has more than 245% of your daily vitamin need?

“Chocked full of Vitamin A and more! Don’t waste it! Boiled or baked it’s like a mild tasty squash. This good: food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.”  (From the internet which shows it gives 245% of your daily need for Vitamin A.  That is 245%!) Besides lots of other nutrients.  Eating it is like taking a high-powered vitamin pill, but since it is natural, it will be much less likely to cause an overdose or allergy.

Pumpkin can be boiled or roasted. Don’t try to PEEL it as the skin is so tough.  It is easy to cut the pulp out after it has cooked.  Boiled with butter tastes sort of like

It is easy to get a recipe on how to roast almost anything and it always gives good tips.


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