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We are enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Hope the real cold weather is over. Of course we still have some winter left. Spring is my favorite season.
Sympathy is sent to the Norman Anderson and Jerry Richardson families, also to the family of Lorene (Raney) Bennett of Macomb. The three were well known in our area. I’ve known them for many years.
I attended the visitation services for Norman and the graveside services for Jerry yesterday. I saw so many people at both services. I was glad yesterday was a nice day for the graveside service. Some wore short sleeve blouses and shirts with no jacket. Norman and Jerry were buried at Thomas Cemetery near Norwood. Lorene was buried at Ashley Cemetery north of Macomb. Jerry’s brother-in-law, Bro. Lonnell (Bob) Parmenter preached and used such appropriate scriptures. First time I had heard him speak and I was impressed. I don’t know the ministers that Norman had.
Darrell Cooley has purchased the Norman Anderson home. Norman lost his wife, Evelyn (Mullins) Anderson, a little over a year ago. His children are all situated so they sold the house.
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Mallernee just returned from California after attending their son Scott’s wedding to Jessica DePalma Feb. 5 at Long Beach Anglican Church. The reception was held at a hotel in Los Angeles. They spent their honeymoon in Australia. Scott is attending seminary with plans to be an Anglican priest and working part time. Jessica is a hairdresser. We wish them a long and happy married life.
Shelby Gray and West McIntosh visited Travis Coatney Friday night. Travis, a victim of an accident several weeks ago, is recovering. It is just a slow progress.
Don’t forget the senior dinner at Caudle Church will resume the second Tuesday in March on the 8th. Come and bring a friend. Please don’t forget.
Had a nice visit by phone with Charlene Murrell Friday. She has macular degeneration as I do and needed a phone number.
Dean Gray has returned from the hospital after having gall bladder surgery. He is doing fine but won’t return to work for a few days.
Ronnie Atchison is doing much better and will complete his therapy in Springfield soon and will not have to make two trips a week up there. He is working in his shop as usual.
Ronnie Harris is in Cox Hospital but is reported doing better. Bonnie is somewhat alone as her children that live here are away on vacation. We wish Ronnie a quick recovery.
Hopefully they can have Velma Gray’s birthday party tomorrow at Norwood multi-purpose room.
Leo Stofer formerly from Norwood and has lived at Mountain Grove a long time took his wife Carolyn (Gray) Stofer to Ava Friday night to eat at the Hucklebuck Cafe for their 51st wedding anniversary. Leo and Carolyn are both Norwood graduates. We wish them many more happy anniversaries.
Monday our daughter, Teresa, drove Leo and I to Branson to have his hearing aid adjusted. Peyton McDaris rode along too. He is her grandson.
Brenda K. Manasco and her driver who works for the Blind of Missouri, called on me yesterday. She was going to the Mountain Grove area. She said she’ll be taking a new job in Jefferson City very soon. She’s a lovely lady and I’m glad to have her as a friend. We wish her luck in her new job. It is different and she likes this job but we want to step up when the chance comes.