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Everyone was appreciative for the good rains. I read where Alice Lirley who writes Red Bank items asked for people to pray for rain and I did also. We got some good pond fillers.
Rev. James Orick will be preaching Sunday at Bruner Baptist Church. Rev. Alan Maggard is pastor. Everyone welcome. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and church services begin at 11 a.m.
Junior and Betty Halcomb enjoyed her sister, Babe and Elwin Pare last week for a visit.
My sympathy sent to the James Taber family.
Jane Pruett called and she went fishing at Springfield Lake on Labor Day with her daughter, Ester Todd and grandkids. Recently she had a good visit with Robert, Louise and Malissa Moore and her girlfriend at Lambert’s Café. Malissa came got Jane. Jane had already eaten, but enjoyed the visit. Malissa goes to college and is busy working.
Leslie Morrison called Saturday morning and it was nice chatting with him. He is from the hills of Highlonesome and Boulder’s Fork. He has lived at Ozark, MO. for many years. His sister, Bertha Coffer, is in the nursing home and her son, Junior, is very ill.
I talked to J.D. Morrison and his sister, Chole Wolford’s health has really failed lately. They desire your prayers.
I had another birthday Sept. 9. I was a big old 58. I called Melissa Hutchinson and now I know I am old. I thought her birthday was the 10th and Irene Swearengin’s is the 12th, but she said that hers was the same day as mine and that Irene’s was on the 10th. Whatever day they are on, happy birthday girls. I believe she said her husband, Ralph, would be in about two weeks.
As. Rev. Hobo Applegate use to say, no disgrace in getting old, just unhandy. Remember the Hutchinson family in your prayers.
The older folks who said things about your age and health as you get older you find out how true it is.
George and Janie Morrison attended the Chadwick Tent Revival. There were several saved. They really enjoyed it. Janie and Betty Halcomb went to the beauty shop and on to town and ate out. Janie took Florence Morrison to the doctor on Friday.
Get well wishes to Anna Hailey. Her grandma, Alice Nelson, called and said she was in the hospital. She is such a sweet little girl, a little blond haired angel.
David Dean stopped by last week as some cattle were out and Boulder’s Fork road sure got a good wash out in places.
The young people that were in an accident last week were hurt, but it sure could have been worse.
We sure have had lots of hummingbirds after they hatched out. At first they were hard to see, but you can hear them. One sounds like a motor running on the back porch. I have also seen some beautiful moths and butterflies this year. Copperheads have been on the prowl. The Martins are going to be gone soon and the hummers will head out and the snakes will den up. Ole Man Winter will be around the corner. Time flies and it feels like The Stillings had molasses making days six months ago not a year ago.
James painted the outside of the house and I guess our next big project will be cutting wood for the winter, We have some, but not near enough.
Saturday evening James and me attended the visitation for Don Luttrell. We saw Louise and Preston Maggard. Louise is relation to Don’s wife, Sally (Coffer) Luttrell. James worked at Fasco with Sally and Don. Don is Phil Brown’s uncle. He was a good friend of ours.
I called my neighbor, Iona Maggard, to see if she had washed away. I thought she might have floated down Boulder’s Fork. She said no and that she went down Punk’en Creek. So if you saw someone riding the waves, it was Iona. I asked my sister, where did the name Punk’en Creek come from?
I enjoy the Snoop by Keith Moore. Keep up the good work.
A very large crowd attended the visitation and funeral of Diana Maggard. Rev. James Orick did the officiating. James and me wish her children, Jordan and Madison the very best.
James and me attended church at Garrison over the weekend. Jarrett Dougherty was their Sunday night doing his comedy. A large crowd attended. They served a good meal afterwards. Have a great weekend.