Goldbergs on a Roll

Eleanor Goldberg loves to give parties more than anything else and she is good at it! She and her semi-tolerant husband, Fred, followed up her Halloween extravaganza with a casual Thanksgiving Eve supper party for several dozen of their friends.

I sat down next to a charming lady – an out-of-town visitor who was visiting her son, attorney Louis Waterman. She said she had gone to Eastern High School and had lived on Westport Road “back in the day.” I can’t always remember what day it is, but I immediately said “pretty white rambling house in the curve, the Blooms lived there 60 years ago.” And I was right! Maybe I won’t have to go to the memory care center at the old folks’ home…yet!

H.J. Redmon, Kaye Bowles-Durnell, Kate and Jack Underwood, Sandy Metts and David Snowden, Libby and Don Parkinson, George Stinson, Eric Haner, Janet Falk, Kay Matton and her niece Stacy Otto, Charlie and Carol Hebel and Lori and David Osborne feasted on Philip Koenig and Kathy Hensley’s (Silver Spoon) shepherd’s pie, chicken liver pate, salad and mini-sweets.    

MAYFLOWER LUNCHEON

The Kentucky Society of Mayflower Descendants held their annual fall luncheon meeting at the Pendennis Club earlier this month.

KSMD Governor Fay Charpentier-Ford led the meeting, which began with the invocation from Carol Vaughn and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Julia Mitchel. Special recognition certificates were awarded to four members. These included the Ambassador’s Award to Terry Collis, a former KSMD Governor, and Special Support Awards to Jan Sheetinger and Carol Vaughn. The National General Society Award went to historian Anissa Davis, recognized for her extraordinary work in recruiting new members, presenting genealogy workshops and helping proposed members in filling out their membership applications.

New KSMD members Kay Alpaugh and Nancy Mettz, descendants of Henry Samson; Maria and Chelsea Bayles, descendants of John Alden; and Georgia Hahn, a descendant of Stephen Hopkins, were introduced.

Following lunch, Lee Nelson read the Mayflower Compact and named the 41 adult males who signed it. It is this document that is generally treated as the foundation stone of American democratic governance.

Dr. James North, a prominent religion historian, spoke on the Gunpowder Plot of November 5, 1605, also known as Guy Fawkes Day or Gunpowder Treason Day. (The political hoo-hoo that went on in England is mighty like the verbal carrying-on going on following our recent election! Let us hope that our turmoil ends with fireworks, bourbon and branch water!)

BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

Eight college basketball greats were selected as the 11th Induction Class for the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on November 18 in Kansas City. Six of the eight were players. The other two were coaching legends Mike Montgomery and Hugh Durham, who just happens to be a 1955 graduate of Eastern High School in Middletown.

During his historic 37-year coaching career, Durham earned enough wins at three Division I schools to finish as the winningest coach in program history. He began his career at his alma mater Florida State, where he led the Seminoles to the 1972 NCAA Championship game and three NCAA Tournaments in his 12 years. He also had a stellar career at Georgia and Jacksonville. When he finished his career in 2005, he had an overall career wins total of 634.

His other honors included being four-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the year. He coached nine All-Americans and four Academic All-Americans, and he was a member of five halls of fame.

Attending the induction ceremony were many people from Kentucky, including David and Pam Ray, Harriet and Wade Wearren, Linda Bunting and Benny and Judy Fryrear.

QUATTRA 4 AND COOKIES

Remember that Quattra 4 will present designer jewelry and wearable art at its show at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Road on Saturday, December 3 from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Club’s Mirror Room. For more info, check facebook.com/quattra4 or quattra4.com on the web. The show benefits Heuser Hearing & Language Academy.

Also, Les Dames d’Escoffier of Kentucky will have their second annual cookie sale to benefit the organization’s scholarship fund. Some 60 professional cooks and talented amateurs will have their finest for sale at Copper & Kings in Butchertown starting at 10 a.m. on December 3. Last year, they sold out of goodies in little over an hour! VT