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Last weeks news –Lyn Halcomb celebrated her birthday with 24 family members. They ate at Lyn’s favorite, Red Lobster and came back to her daughter’s, Shelly Parham’s for cake and ice cream.
Saturday evening Connie and John Siler hosted a birthday supper for her brother, David. John got to try his new smoker out on a turkey and pork meat.
Christy and Chris Lakey hosted a birthday party for granddaughter, Shelby Crossland, who was excited about being 6 years old. Several family members attended.
This Weeks News – God called another good friend and neighbor away, Dr. Randy Lea. Randy sure loved his community. He lived on the former Earnest Lafferty place by Eastern Gate Church. He was one of the around the mountain residents. He was good to help and a very caring person. James and me will never forget all the good acts of kindness he did for us. Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at Green Lawn East Springfield, MO.
Sunday was our biggest attendance at Cardwell Missionary Baptist Church. We had 36 in attendance. Two preachers and their families were there, Susie and Bruce’s pastor, from Hamilton Creek and Gary and Trish McMurray. The rest was ours. I was glad for all the specials. They had a good meal and a very good spiritual service. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and church services at 11 a.m. There is no Sunday night services as of now.
Recently Kevin and Doug Nelson and Jeff Powell visited Jerry Nelson. Jerry and kids and grandkids are in and out. Great granddaughter, Crissie J., spent some time at Grandpa Jerry’s.
Remember Wyatt Applegate, Jerry’s great grandson, he may have another surgery soon.
I hope all this winter blast misses us. It sounds like we are in for a good one.
The old ground hog may not see his shadow, but anyway, you go six weeks until spring. I sure would love an early spring with warm winds and rains and most usually several around get their early lettuce bed ready for Feb. 14. We passed Preston and Louise Hampton’s on a warm day, I asked James, “Reckon they are getting ready for their early lettuce?”
Visitors at our home have been Junior and Betty Halcomb, Rev. Donald Potter, Rex and Shirley Halcomb and David Halcomb. James visited Kit Grimes Saturday evening and he got our generator tuned up. I sure hope the bad weather misses us.
Happy birthday to Kit on Feb. 3, along with, Rev. Dennis Downs, Jerry Nelson and Rev. James Orick.
James and me visited at Connie and John Siler’s twice last week. Junior and Betty Halcomb also visited.
Phyllis Bloomer visited her aunt, Janie Morrison. They did some work outside and later ate at Shoney’s.
Lane Porter stayed with his grandparents while his mother, Deanna, attended evening college classes.
Get well wishes to Gracie Williams. She hasn’t been feeling very good. There are several different flu bugs flying around.
I think about years ago how people had such hard times. If you had a cow, chickens and a good horse you were doing real good. We take what we have for granted today. People back then could not imagine how good we have it, but we still gripe and if times goes on – we will be the folks who had a rough time, but history may repeat itself and we all maybe happy with a cow, chickens and a good horse.
Regretting about yesterday and fretting about tomorrow will not get us anywhere today.
Stay warm and healthy and remember all good things come from God. Hope we have a better week than the weathermen are predicting.
Happy Ground Hog Day!