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Last weeks news – There was a couple of good ballgames last week. One against Ava Victory Academy on Tuesday night and with Mark Twain Thursday night.
We went to town Tuesday for lunch and did some shopping then stopped by the nursing home to visit with Peggy Jenkins and Ethel Posey. Mary Jones was sleeping so we didn’t wake her up. We visited with Helen Dobbins on our way home. She is doing good.
We didn’t go to the Fifth Sunday Singing Sunday night, but they tell me we missed a blessing. The church was nearly full. They had lots of good singing with snacks and fellowship later.
No rain this past week. We will get rain when the time is right, I guess.
It looks rainy a lot of the time, but just never materializes. February is usually a wet month. We will see.
Cody Richards and Braxton spent Saturday with me. Tony joined us for the day. They thought I had a water leak from the well, but they never found it. Braxton is growing tall, but is awful thin. He loves to eat grapes. I gave him grapes to take with him when he left. He said they were so good and he just kept eating them. I hope he didn’t eat too many of them.
My sympathy to the Melton family and to any one else who has lost a loved one.
This weeks news – I didn’t get the items sent in last week. The weather has been so bad. We are having snow and sleet. No warm weather to melt the snow and ice so it just hangs on.
Tony Richards and Charley Hampton were here today. Cody Richards was by one day. The days are getting longer now. At 4:30 it was almost dark, now it doesn’t get dark until 5:30. The time will soon be changing for the spring. I am ready for some warm weather. It has been cold for so long a time.
There were so many deaths this week in the Herald. I knew some of them.
My sympathy to all of their families. It was three years ago the fourth of February that Jack was called away.
Today (Sunday) was Tony’s birthday. He thought I forgot it, but I hadn’t.
This big buzz around here in Rome is all the ice, snow and cold weather, the roads and no school. We have so much to be thankful for. We have had no problems with electric so we have hot and cold water and most of all, bathrooms. Just think our fore fathers had none of these luxuries.
The kids have been having fun playing in the snow, but I noticed they didn’t stay out long at a time. I had a birthday the 2nd of February, Ground Hog’s Day. I got lots of calls from family and friends. Freda Richards, my sister-in-law, and Kenny Goin and Megan Cook also have February 2nd birthdays.
I was sorry to hear of Leroy Melton passing away. Leroy and I share great parents, Gilbert and Clarandy (Vickery) Jenkins. Our parents were close friends.
Dick and I went out Friday as we needed some groceries. Dick visited with Helen on Saturday. While he was there Ronnie Dobbins came by to feed his cattle, there by Helen’s house. He asked Dick to go with him to feed his cattle over on another farm. Dick enjoyed going with him. I just received word that my grandson, Jason Maloney, dropped some wood on his foot and he didn’t realize there was a splinter in his foot until it started swelling up. By the time he got to the emergency room infection had set up. They were not sure they could save his leg, but did surgery and hopefully they saved it. He has five different kinds of infections in his blood. He is a very sick boy.
We also heard from our granddaughter, Brooke, who lives in Kenya, South Africa. She told of an up rising there in the streets fighting and burning and etc. We’re praying she will be able to get out of there before long.
Kelly and Deann Thompson, Kinsey, Kailey and Kyle had lunch with Dick and Pauline Richards Sunday after church. May God bless America.