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This Sunday was a lovely day, with warmer weather and sunshine.
The Clark Christmas program was well attended and well received. The little angels were angelic and all the songs were in praise of our Lord and Savior born in a lowly manger so long ago. We are all appreciative of the many visitors and hope they enjoyed the program as much as we enjoyed doing it.
Burr, Ruth and I attended the Christmas party at Stan and Marsha’s church Sunday evening. We had such a good time joining in the Dirty Santa gift game. We are happy we were invited.
Nicky is out of school for the holiday. She and her mom, Karen, did my shopping for me Friday.
Greg went to Texas and brought Dylan home for the holidays. Dylan really wanted to be here for the play and so they drove hard and made it just in time. He was very happy to see everyone, and we were glad to have him home with his Dad and Karen.
Now we are all anticipating a New Year’s Eve party in honor of my mother “Granny” Lela Degase. Her grandchildren have talked of the “Granny” Christmas parties she always had and so this will be the first annual New Year’s eve party on the same order as were her parties with finger foods and games and then they decided we should include the whole Degase family and so we will call this the John Degase Memorial party so as to include not only Granny’s family, but Dude’s, Orville’s, Bill’s, Iva’s and Bert’s, all of Ma and Dad’s descendents. We hope to make this an annual event and so hope to see you all on New Year’s Eve at Clark Church from early to midnight.
Please pray for Luna Bell White. She is Jim Frye’s sister and she is in the hospital with a serious diverticulitis attack. They are checking with a sample from the site sent off for analysis. So we’re waiting and praying.
And also for Norma Frye who was still in the hospital at this writing. We trust in God’s plan and we are faithfully praying that Norma will be able to transfer to a rest home.
And I am thankful that we have a Savior, called Jesus, that we can turn to when in need or for renewal of spirit and always with joy and praise for He is there for us all every time we touch Him with our prayers. And He always answers in His time and at His will. I just trust that He knows best and He does.
Kasey came by this morning and filled my stove with pellets. My wood pellet stove is doing a good job of heating so far and is the easiest to operate. I am thankful to no longer be battling big sticks of wood and contending with all the problems that ashes cause. I think it is going to be economical to heat with. We shall see.
I appreciate the calls and letters and cards. I must acknowledge a call from an old friend and almost like a brother named Granville Beasley. We reminisced about my “notorious” uncles. Granville practically lived with my grandparents since he and Orville were inseparable.
And my niece, sweet Katrice, made me a special card of a picture of me, Jo, Colleen, Martha Lee, Jim Frye and the Haynes cousins taken at the old sale barn at the first fairgrounds. We were young and pretty good-looking. I treasure all pictures because I lost all mine when our house burned.
And all the words of encouragement from you all I appreciate and so I will keep writing as long as I can.
I got one letter from Josephine Peebles that I wish to acknowledge. I have heard or maybe read of this lady who is my age almost as my 82nd birthday will be April 23, 1929, but to my knowledge we have never met and she is someone I wish I knew. Anyway, we connected through her Christmas letter. I wish a Happy Holiday for “Jo” and all my friends far and wife.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from my home to yours.