Nell told many stories and showed interesting pictures of the changes that have taken place in Cobb County over her lifetime. Among those attending were former McEachern principal Ralph Williams, Carrie and Tod Hoyme, Teresa Rose, Marietta police detective Rick Redd, and a host of ladies 90-plus years young.
Margaux Nicolas, who feels it's her mission in life to save the Earth, celebrated her eighth birthday on Jan. 10 with a Save the Earth Party.
The second-graders enjoyed crafts with recycled materials including pinecone bird feeders, magazine bead bracelets and draft critters from used tights, rice and felt. Rotation groups for the craft centers represented wind, water and sun, forms of renewable energy.
An enormous gluten-free "Save the Earth" cake made to Margaux's exact specifications was served along with healthy snacks. Goodie bags made with reusable shopping bags were filled with gummy worms, a book of other craft ideas with recycled materials, a craft kit to do at home and all the fun things made at the party.
In lieu of gifts, children made donations to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Merrymakers included: Brother Remy Nicolas, Emma Clonts, Mila Coleman, Kiely Gilbert, Anna Goeppner, Gabby Harwell, Alexandria and Holden Lennon, Kira Pardue, Anya Schroff and Kalieann Wetherington.
Margaux is the daughter of Trish and Eric Nicolas of Marietta.
Isabella Amara and Camryn Johns of Marietta were making music with the Orphan Chorus at the Fox Theatre's production of Annie this weekend. The young actors were chosen from a group of 100 that auditioned for parts based on their singing, dancing, and stage presence. Isabella is the daughter of Cecilia and David Farkas. Camryn is the daughter of Lynn and Will Johns.
Fashion spotlight of the week: When we all had cabin fever from the cold she was bursting with sunshine in a yellow swing coat and black leggings and booties - Meah Lawrence.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit @bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-7122.