On this Memorial Day weekend, we all owe a profound debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect this great country. This weekend, we remember and honor those who have fallen in their service. That list of names doesn’t just include people.
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For those of you starving for columns about Culpeper’s 17th, 18th or 19th century history please be patient; I am working on a story or two that will delight your senses. In the interim, indulge me in a bit more of the “I remember whens.”
Going back into history as revealed in the scriptures, the birth of Jesus Christ had been foretold by prophets, and His birth was announced by angels. But the fact remains, that even though the scriptures foretold His birth (not once but repeatedly), those who scrupulously studied the Scriptures — the Scribes, the Pharisees, the priests and the learned ones, who should have recognized Him when He was born, did not. In their “learned” ways which made them proud and arrogant, they were blinded to the truth and missed the boat.
So what was your day like? Did you plant your umbrella in the car while wishing for some sunshine? I caught myself grousing at the weather because it was not complying with my timeline for mowing the grass. Really? Have we not mastered the weather well enough by now so that we can tell it when to rain, manipulate the perfect temperature and eliminate disastrous storms?
Today is “random idea” day, so hang on.
Almost every one of us wants a certain level of success. I don't know anyone who does not want to succeed. What do I mean by succeeding? For some it may be to finish school, overcome any addiction, become financially independent, finding a spouse or having a good marriage.
Is my life really boring or have I simply not opened enough of the right doors? I can answer without hesitation that there is little time for boredom in my day to day routine and it can all be attributed to a curiosity for life and an earnest love and respect for people.
While the heavy rain held off until near the end, participants in the Caboose run took a soaking during their race.
Q: There has been a baby bird fluttering outside near our bushes. It seems like she has fallen out of the nest. What should I do to care for her?
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Doug's Maytag Home Appliance Center started out as Doug’s Appliance Repair in February of 1991. Douglas and Kelly Golder began running the company out of their home and garage, where it remained for 3 years. As the company started growing, they rented a store front in the town of Scottsville, Virginia where they continued to provide excellent appliance repair service to their customers. In, 1996 they ventured out and took advantage of an opportunity to join the Maytag Company. They now have a bigger showroom and office to better serve their customers. At this point the business name changed to Doug’s Maytag Home Appliance Center. This allowed them to sell Maytag products and still be able to maintain the repair side of the business.In 2006, Maytag was sold to the Whirlpool Corporation. With this merger , Doug’s Maytag, added Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, and Amana to the Maytag brand giving more versatility and choices to their customers. Doug’s Maytag, understands the different customer demands and needs in purchasing appliances, weather for a new construction or for upgrades to an existing home, and can advise the customer on their purchase. Doug’s Maytag offers financing and leasing programs which allows the customer flexibility with their purchaseThey have partnered with Brand source, which has helped to build the business in many different aspects. Doug’s Maytag is a sponsor of The Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen, John Force Racing and Trees for the Future. Doug’s Maytag Home Appliance Center strives to provide exceptional value thru exemplary customer service before, during and after the sale. Stop in or call today to see for yourself! 434-296-6952 / 434-286-6952