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Well here I am back in the news again. I have been up north for two weeks visiting with my three sisters and one brother.
Mark Blakey took me to Camdenton August 24 to see my sister, Mollie and Dale McPheeters, where I spent the night. The next day we went up to Knob Noster, where our sister, Katie, and Jimmie Moulder lives and they left me there because Dale had to go to Kansas City to his brother’s, Bill Molder’s 85th birthday party. I stayed with Katie and Jimmie the first week and Sunday we went to their church in Independence and I got to see my brother, Bernie Simmons. After church we went over into Kansas City and I saw my other sister, Margaret Allen, and her son, James. When we left there we went back to Independence where Katie and Jimmie’s daughter and family live and visited with them until Bernie called and said that his wife, Thelma, wanted to see me, so we went back over there until church started that night.
Tuesday night I went with two of my nephews, Kennie Moulder and Scottie Simmons who God has called to preach and we went to a church called Reach Out and I thought Scottie would preach and I could hear him, but he didn’t, so I will have to wait until later.
Thursday night Jimmie and Katie took me up to Belton and I got to see and visit with a friend that I worked with in Kansas City in the garment factory. We had a little trouble finding her apartment.
Jimmie and Katie live on a farm so I got to go with them while they fed and they have a big pond below their home and it has some catfish and other types of fish in it. I caught one catfish while I was there.
Friday, October 1, they took me down to Dale and Mollie’s and we celebrated Mollie’s birthday. I baked her an angel food cake and when we got down there Mollie had cooked a roast and had dinner almost ready so we ate there instead of taking her out. That night Dale, Mollie and I went to Warsaw to watch their grandson, Cory McPheeters play football.
I still don’t know what they are doing, but when Cory got the ball and ran up the side for a touchdown I stood up and yelled for him.
Jimmie and Katie went to Mount Vernon where they saw their grandson, Dylan Cole play football and he is only a freshman and he is on the main team.
I went with Dale and Mollie to church Sunday and guess who I saw sitting up from me and I told Mollie that I knew her and I went up and said Hi and gave her a big hug. It was Catherine Robinett. I knew she lived in Camdenton, but I didn’t expect to see her.
Dale, Mollie and I met their children, Mike and Lanna McPheeters, Kyle and Cory, John and Shari Payne and John Riley down at the Outback Restaurant in Osage Beach to help Mollie celebrate her birthday again, but her birthday wasn’t until Oct. 4. Mollie was 75 and she received 14 cards and lots of phone calls.
While I was at Mollie’s, we went to a market and they had bushels of apples for $11.99, so I got me some Jonathon apples.
Monica came up Thursday afternoon and by the time we got everything in her car and we visited we left there about 8:30 and when we got to Ava she filled up with gas and I got some milk and bread and then I got my mail from Jo Stephens and it was a little after 11.
It was good to be back in my own church Sunday. Bonnie and Cecilia went to church Sunday.
Keep your prayers going for all our sick folks. My prayers and sympathy go out to all the ones who have lost a loved one.
Lets keep our leaders and the men and women in the service and their families and the ones in training in our prayers.