Indianapolis, Ind., was the recent destination of Marcia Blount Moody and her mother, Billie Latting, to attend a birthday party.  It was a very important birthday party. Marcia's grandson who is also Billie Ruth's great grandson, Luke Moody, was celebrating his very first birthday!  He is the son of Chan and Jeri Moody.  His sister, Reagan also helped with the celebration.  The party was fun and everyone had a good time

The family had just moved into a new house and Chan wanted his mother and grandmother to see it.  They both agreed that it is a beautiful house and were glad to visit with the Moody family.  They enjoyed their stay so much that time passed quickly and too soon it was time for the drive back to Philadelphia.  According to Billie Ruth, the trip took two days driving there, but Marcia drove back in one day. The weather was lovely and she likes to drive!


A bridal Tea honoring Paige Richardson was held in the parlor of the First United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, April 2.  Hostesses for the occasion were the members of the Tea Committee.  It is a lovely tradition that has been carried on for many years by the church.  Guests were greeted by Paige, her mother, Penny Cumberland Richardson, and the future groom's mother, Mitzi Brown Stribling.

A pretty square cake iced in white frosting formed the centerpiece on the white lace cloth covered table. As is traditional, the initial of the bride's new last name was the focus of the cake's decoration.  Punch was served from a crystal punch bowl in crystal cups along with salted nuts.  It was a very nice event for everyone who came to wish the couple happiness.  

Paige and Tyson Stribling will be married on Saturday, May 5th.  She is the daughter of Eddie and Penny Cumberland Richardson.  Tyson is the son of Dr. Kent and Mitzi Brown Stribling.


Four baptisms were held at Holy Cross Catholic Church during the month of March during the 10:30 masses.  Alaina Grace Vrbicky, the daughter of Andrew and Tiffany Vrbicky received the Sacrament of Baptism during mass on March 12.  Bailey Cannon, the great-granddaughter of Ron and Betty DiPalma, and Alizaeth and Jacob Breakfield, the granddaughter and grandson of Sylvia Breakfield, were baptized on March 19 during mass.  Father Augustine Palimattam, the Pastor, performed the baptismal ceremonies.  Congratulations to the families!


On Sunday afternoon, April 2, Hannah Jones was honored with her first bridal shower in the Prince's “Train Room” in their home.  The theme was “Tiffany Blue” which has long been the signature shade of blue associated with the famous Tiffany jewelry store which originated on Fifth Avenue in New York City. There are Tiffany shops in many other cities now, but they all use the same blue boxes and gift wrap. A white ribbon is also traditional.  A large framed chalkboard mounted on an easel near the door welcomed guests with the message, “Old, New, Borrowed, and Tiffany Blue, Hannah is ready to say I Do! Welcome.”

Guests signed the bride's book which was placed on a rustic table with wheels decorated with a floral arrangement of white spring flowers in a low rectangular container covered in Tiffany blue and tied with a white ribbon around it on one end, and pictures of Hannah and Eric and a framed invitation were grouped at the opposite end. Looking very lovely in a Tiffany blue dress, Hannah greeted her guests as they arrived.

The room looked very festive with arrangements of white spring flowers on the tables in Tiffany blue containers.  White floor length table cloths covered the food and punch tables. Centerpieces made of two boxes of different sizes gift wrapped in the Tiffany blue paper stacked one upon the other, tied with white ribbon, and topped with beautiful floral arrangements added an elegant touch.  Plates, napkins, and even the perfect petit fours were blue.  The petit fours looked like the famous Tiffany gift boxes in blue with white ribbon icing tied around them.  Huge strawberries dipped in blue colored chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate were a tempting treat. There was a wide variety of very delectable food from which to choose.  

After sampling the luscious food, everyone gathered around to watch as she opened her gifts. Hannah was so thrilled and pleased with each and every gift she opened.  Her cousin, Rebecca Prince, assisted her in this exciting task.  Everyone admired the gifts which were given with love and best wishes.

Special guests for the occasion were Hannah's two grandmothers, Phyllis Prince and Joan Jones.  Hostesses were Lisa Posey, Joni Duncan, Mandy Dees, Lynn Wilson, Valeria Prince, Ellen Prince, Carla Martin, Nancy Hardy, and Jenny Dabbs.  Hannah and Eric Beckham will be married on August 5, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia in an evening ceremony.