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Saturday night James and me enjoyed the Eastern Gate Church Christmas program. They had a pretty good night for it not being cold nor windy, rainy or snow. Before we went James and me talked about how we would miss Ethan Hutchison. I thought of him through the program. I would see some young person and make me think of him. Maybe the way they turned their head or a side view. Anyway, many are missing loved ones. They have obituaries on television and I noticed a 17 year-old girl. She was pictured in her cheerleading uniform. We never know what tomorrow will bring.
I was glad to see Larry Hutchinson feeling better.
I appreciate all our Christmas cards. We have enjoyed them and I appreciate Gracie Williams for the box of chocolates. They were very nice. She always remembers us. We love you.
Sunday after church we had our family Christmas dinner and watching the kids open presents. A huge turkey was served and ham with all the trimmings and lots of sweets and snacks before dinner. Mercy, it was good food.
Our niece and family, Amanda, Chad, Ashlee and Brady were the hosts this year and we got to see our new family member, Cale Phillips. He sure looks like his dad. Sunday morning we stopped by Sybil Harvill’s and her son, Bob, was there. We visited with him. A new gas cooking range was by the Christmas tree. Sybil’s kids got it for her.
Happy birthday to Garrett Ewing. He is the one year-old son of Casey and Kim (Harvill) Ewing. It is also his grandpa Gary Harvill’s birthday on that same day, Dec. 19. Being the good aunt that I am, I won’t mention how old he is. There is just 59 years difference in their age. Love you guys.
On December 9 Alice Nelson and her sister-in-law, Gracie Williams, visited Jane Pruett and went to lunch to celebrate Jane’s birthday and Christmas. Jane’s sister, Evelyn Pruett, is very ill at this time.
Rex and Shirley Halcomb and David Halcomb visited us last week.
My niece, Traci Thompson, sent me a picture of her dad, Gordan, who is my brother. We lost him to cancer. It had a very nice saying that said, “Memories we don’t remember days we remember moments.” He had a cap we gave him that read Bray’s Feed and Groceries, Oldfield, MO. He loved to come back home to Missouri and fish and hunt. We have missed him so much.
Art Hampton’s sister-in-law, John’s wife, needs everyone’s prayer. We always enjoy him calling.
I chatted with Fae Pruett. She is gaining some. Remember her in your prayers.
A very large crowd attended the visitation for Dawn Hodges. Rex and Shirley Halcomb and Ralph and Melissa Hutchinson attended. James had some sinus and inner ear trouble. We didn’t get to go. Boone and Dawn enjoyed being together and it will be hard on him.
Iona Maggard called and her sister-in-law, Norma Hampton, passed away. My sympathy sent to them.
Mt. Olive did not have Bible study Wednesday so her great nephew, Marvin Hampton, stopped by and they had a very nice visit. She enjoyed it.
We chatted by phone with Lyn Halcomb. She moved into a house. She has more room when the family gets together and chatted to Rob Thompson. He needs your prayers.
Thank God for the spiritual services Sunday at Cardwell Baptist Church. Good special songs were sung. Art Hampton played the guitar for the services and sang two songs. God has truly blessed him with his talents of playing and singing. Lisa Richards sang a beautiful song and she did a fine job.
Dennis and Jenny Downs had handsome and so very cute grandson, Emory, with them. We doubled plus three Sunday in attendance. We pray God will send more people to work for Him and see souls saved. We give God praises for it all.
I appreciate Kit and Julie Grimes and girls for the very good homemade candy. I mean good. I received an electric throw and James received a very nice pocket knife.
I appreciate everyone for the Christmas cards. I hope God blesses your family this Christmas and I appreciate everyone for all the good things each and everyone has done for us through James’ 34 years in the ministry. Pray we can continue to work for Him and we are always here to help and if anyone needs to talk about something and you don’t want it printed in the paper that you were here it won’t be. We are always willing to come to your home. We are willing to do anything to help people in time of need and we like help getting people saved, it’s what it’s all about.
I appreciate the Herald for the gift. I really need and use mine. May you all at the Douglas County Herald have a great 2011.