Brenda Cannon Henley's archive

Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers rocked in old wooden rocking chairs, and I clearly remember swinging back and forth on the old metal glider behind Mama Cole’s house. She had placed the glider near the back of the house where the afternoon shade gave us some relief from the hot Georgia sun and where we could observe her beautiful garden growing. It was there that I learned the basic facts of life and that she loved me with an unconditional and undying love.

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Eating at one Chinese buffet is like dining at any other, right? Wrong. If you step inside the King Palace Café on Dowlen and stay for a few moments, you will come to know it is not your average Chinese buffet. In fact, the sign at the entrance says that it is Chinese and Japanese food, but with a touch of Western influence.

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The middle of May is a great time for a bit of Southeast Texas tradition. The 27th annual Boys’ Haven Crawfish and Music Festival and Giant Car Show will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Parkdale Mall in the parking lot behind Logan’s Roadhouse. Some of the guests will come for the delicious food (crawfish, barbeque, hamburgers and other great choices) while ohers will come for the music.

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The Beaumont Country Club will host Deliver the Difference, an appreciation luncheon benefiting Meals on Wheels. Tickets are $40, and funds raised from this May 10 event will go toward increasing the number of meals prepared daily to serve those seniors on the Meals on Wheels waiting list.

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Southeast Texans have so much to choose from to see, do and participate in during any given year. Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., residents have an opportunity to visit the Mediterranean in a way that is both easy and fun. St. Michael’s Christian Orthodox Church in Beaumont is inviting members and guests to come and take part in a cultural exchange, including food, entertainment, teaching, tours and wonderful fellowship.

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