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There is a good supply of moisture now with snow and more snow! Nature’s prediction with “kernels the shape of spoons in last falls’ persimmon seeds” is being fulfilled whether it is fact or fiction! The snow covered trees are beautiful. What a fluffy snow!
Snow ice cream isn’t near as tempting to me now as it was when I was a child. I’m more interested in a cup of hot chocolate.
News from Bob Bryant in Houston, TX. is that doctors there want him to have his chemo therapy at their hospital. I have heard the snow is heavy there as it is here in the Ozarks.
Mabel Bryant said her grandson, Sam Bryant, a Sgt. In USAF, in Afghanistan may get to come on leave to the states the latter part of February and will be stationed in another base until his five-year time is up.
The ladies who are mail carriers are fortunate to have husbands who can drive them for their mail routes on such snowy days!
On Saturday I had a call from a late cousin’s husband in Gulfport, Mississippi, former Naval station where he makes his home as a retired Naval officer, Frank G. Ward, as he moved there last year for retirement. He still participates in certain festivals with his bagpipes, which are a special talent of his. Before moving there, he lived in Wellston, Oklahoma and took part in many celebrations in Oklahoma City, OK. My late husband, Glen and I visited them in Oklahoma and they came to Missouri and spent a night with us. His wife was Elsie Schofield, cousin of Glen’s.
Former resident, Shirley (Crawford) Bloom, of Lubbock, TX. passed away January 27. I heard from Sylvia Carson Saturday who now lives in N. Pekin, Illinois and she misses her friends here in Missouri. Also snow was piled high around her new house.
The friendship quilt show begins on Feb. 14 and continuing through Feb. 25 in the Historium exhibit on the square. I plan to have my quilt there, as I have some older ones of my mothers and sisters. The exhibit should be interesting.
I have received 2011 seed and plant catalog already tempting me to order early.
This Thursday is our regular club day, depending on the weather, we are to meet at Vaught’s Restaurant on Feb. 17, for Lilly Ridge Extension club monthly meeting. We had to call off the January meeting.
President’s Day will be Feb. 21 and noticing March calendar I see the official first day of spring is March 20. We have a late Easter this year, on April 24. It has always seemed that we don’t really get into spring until after Easter.
At last report Bob Bryants came home from Texas, but will be going back for his treatments. Best wishes to them.
Prayers are for Tyler Pitcock in St. John’s Hospital as he faces surgery for colon obstruction, or intestinal problems.
Sunday evening was monthly business meeting at Lilly Ridge Church following services, the first Sunday night of the month. This coming Sunday the Heritage singers from Ava, will be at Lilly Ridge for the morning service.
Best wishes to our adult Sunday school teacher, Marcia Lyon, who has surgery scheduled for Feb. 14 and had blood tests and others done this Monday, in advance of her surgery. She and husband, Dean, have been busy with their cows having calves this month.
Also Carol and Jon Latham have several cows calving this cold and snowy weather.
The cold snowy weather hasn’t slowed down Doris Treiber’s laying hens. She said they are in 100% production with three eggs from three hens. Varmints killed two of her special hens last week.
The road crews have been busy trying to keep the roads cleared for everyone and were working overtime.
It’s taking more wood for wood stoves these winter days and nights.
Lilly Ridge Club program at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 will be “Relay For Life” at Vaughts.
Edith McKinnon’s senior adult class pastor at Mtn. Home was surprised with a birthday luncheon Monday a week ago. His name is Max Pyron, and was 50 years old.
A philosophy of life is that “Man’s way leads to a hopeless end, and God’s way leads to an endless hope.”