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Freeda Holt, Larry Haden, and Bill Haden visited with Tom and Jewell Johnson last week. Of course they had family coming and going as well.
Norma Stillings went to the Ladies Bible Study last Thursday morning at Bethany Baptist Church, she attended a Hospice Volunteer meeting that afternoon at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall and then she attended a meeting of the University Extension Council, Thursday evening at the courthouse. Each of these meetings had been delayed because of snow and ice earlier in the month. Norma went to the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning to visit residents and play the piano.
Norma looked out and saw a few robins hopping around in the yard. Jonquils, Surprise Lilies, and wild chives were pushing up green spikes here and there. The squirrels, sparrows, purple finches, doves and Blue Jays were still coming to the bird feeders. Some bold little gold finches were seen at the feeders with touches of bright yellow showing as they begin to lose their winter coats. The Cardinals came in groups of maybe ten birds at a time during the snow and ice, but they were not there this week. One of the squirrels has a bright white underside that is noticeable, but all of them show their agility by hanging upside down from one foot while they twist and turn to get the seeds. It is comforting at a time of such turmoil in the Middle East and unrest in many more places to be able to look out and see the return of spring and see the same things happening in nature that have happened all our lives. God did promise that seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night should not cease while the earth remains.