Twenty-nine friends and relatives gathered for the recent 49th annual Lands family reunion in the fellowship hall of North Rockwood Baptist Church.
Those attending from out of town were Donna, Greg, Rachel and Jacob Townsend and Ryan Austin of Big Stone Gap, Va.; Rhonda, Alberta and Casey Whittenberg of Murfreesboro; Robert and Kathleen Lands of Dayton; and Linda and David Hudson of Ooltewah.
Area markets are featuring enormous pumpkins and, even though it isn’t quite Halloween time, preparations are afoot for that annual day of witches, haunts, goblins and ghosts.
Some plants, however, haunt us all the year around. Even trees, usually thought of as friendly things, might sometimes be considered alarming at this time of year. What about strangler figs, witch hazels or dragon trees?