CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS FOR THURSDAY 9-23-21
THE VILLAGE AND THE TURNPIKE
On Sunday, September 26, Charles Burden, Doug Pace and Patty Stahl will hold a book signing and Q&A session at the Family Life Center Building of Rocky Hill Baptist Church on Hwy 276 in CedarMountain. This is a change of venue from last week’s announcement. Please bring your book if you would like to have it signed by the authors. The book is available for purchase at the Cedar Mountain Café, Creekside Market and Grill, Whistlestop Market, Mud Dabbers Pottery and Highland Books. For those unable to attend the Sunday afternoon event, a second program – with a slightly more focused orientation – will be held on Friday, September 24, at 4 pm at the Sherwood Forest Barn.
HANDCRAFTED ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW REGISTRATION
Interested in having a table at our Cedar Mountain Community Handcrafted Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, November 6th? It is being held at the CedarMountain Community Center, 10635 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain, NC from 9am to 3pm. Tables are $10 each. Please go to https://www.cedarmountaincommunitycenter.com and fill in the form. Submit the form and your method of payment. PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org . If mailing a check, please send to: CedarMountain Community Center, P.O. Box 152, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718. Table(s) will be considered reserved when funds are received. Please note: This show is for handcrafters only, no resale vendors, please. Thank you.
COMING UP AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER
Monday, October 11: Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser with a report on the Scholarship Fund.
Monday, November 15th: Thanksgiving dinner. Candidates for election to the board for 2022 will be announced. 4 board positions are open. Nominations will be open at that time and voted on at the November potluck.
KOLB BENCH DEDICATION By Nancy Waclawek, Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf League treasurer
Heavy cloud cover, misting rain and recurring showers made Sept. 16 a lousy day for golf. But that inclement weather meant the course was clear to honor a golfer who would never have let a little rain spoil her day or her round of golf.
Lin Kolb, a longtime member of the Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf League, died in July 2020 after months of health challenges. Her friends in the golf league missed her every Monday of last year’s league and every Monday this year. Last summer, the women donated in Lin’s name to the First Tee of the Upstate, one of Lin’s favorite charities. Plans also were put in place to honor her with a granite bench at one of the holes on the Sherwood course.
Last Thursday, all elements converged for a chance to dedicate Lin’s bench on the 7th hole. Her family was in town – her son Bryan from Malaysia, her niece Sarah and husband Rich from Iowa and her husband Ken – and all the parts of the bench were completed and assembled.
More than 20 people gathered at 11 a.m. in the rain to honor a woman described as “the sun we all rotated around.”
Sherwood’s golf pro Brian Lautenschlager reflected on the weather, saying it was apropos that the course was shut down just for Lin.
Karen Gleasman, vice president of the golf league, quoting an Elton John tune, noted that it was “a little bit funny that we are dedicating a bench for a woman who rarely sat down” because she lived life so fully and stayed so active with golf, tennis, Pickleball and other activities in the community.
Gloria Clouse, president of the league, described Lin as a “unique person who you admired and wanted to be like.”
Sandy Eidson, secretary, read from a Mary Oliver poem, “When Death Comes”: “When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.”
Most of the people attending shared memories of Lin and talked about the lasting impression she made on them. Here are words they used: inclusion, acceptance, dedication, natural competitor, inspiration, big heart, sportsmanship, friend, missed.
All of those remembrances of Lin reflected words that she herself had written in her journal and were quoted in her July 2020 obituary: “Though people, trees and grass dies, love never dies.”
The Rev. Judith Davis, adjunct clergy at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and a member of the golf league, led the dedication and blessing of the bench, concluding with this prayer from 19th century Swiss philosopher Henri-Frederic Amiel: “Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So be quick to love, and make haste to be kind, and may God bless you and those you love this day and always.”
Photo caption for Bench dedication Lin Kolb 16.Sept.2021:
Gloria Clouse (center), president of the Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf League, speaks during the dedication of the Lin Kolb bench on hole #7 on Sept. 16. To her left is Brian Lautenschlager, PGA pro for the course, and Diane Hodson. (Courtesy photo)
CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace Two celebrations happened this month that I didn’t mention in an earlier column: Don & Judy Patrick celebrated their wedding anniversary on September 8th; two weeks later Don Patrick turned another year older. Congratulations & happy birthday to the Patrick’s!
Speaking of celebrations the annual AOTC (Assault On The Carolinas) bike event happened this past Saturday, the same day our Linda Young married Richard Packer! Luckily most of the attendees knew to leave early for the wedding. Most importantly the bride & groom were there on time, looking very good indeed! Congratulations Linda & Richard.
AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young
After 11 years living alone I met someone very special through online dating a year ago. His name is Richard but hereafter will be referred to as my honey. He too was widowed and didn’t like living alone either. According to the online dating site, we were a perfect match. I was dubious but in January we became engaged and were married last Saturday. There is so much to say that I will talk about it more next week. Right now I just want the “dust to settle” so to speak. Thanks to everyone who made it all possible. You are loved.
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The plaque on Lin’s bench will say: “Lin Kolb, July 2020, Treasured Friend and Fellow Golfer, Sherwood Ladies League.” All are invited to rest, visit and be inspired.
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Photo caption for Kolb family 16 Sept 2021:
Among those attending the dedication of a bench in Lin Kolb’s memory were, from left to right, the Rev. Judith Davis, Roz Banks, Peggy Baldwin, son Bryan, husband Ken, niece Sarah and her husband Rich. The bench is on hole #7 of the Sherwood Golf course. (Courtesy photo)
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Headshot Photo caption:
Lin Kolb. (Courtesy photo by Gloria Clouse.)