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The Finley River is almost over its bridge on Z Highway as I write this report. Sounds like several communities were hit hard by this early spring storm. We are thankful that we came through everything alright.
Sunday we celebrated my husband’s birthday with cake after church. We were joined for morning services by youngest son, Jay and grandson, Caleb. We also enjoyed having youngest daughter, Jeanette, and grandchildren, Nicholas and Sarah, and great-granddaughter, Reagan, present. Little Reagan placed her great grandpa’s birthday offering in the plate as he stood and everyone sang “Happy Birthday.” It was nice to see the pew full of family.
I enjoyed seeing Elsie Myers at church on Sunday morning. She is so precious and we really enjoyed the nice article about her in the paper. She is a great reporter.
This community sends it condolences to Anita Keeling in the loss of her cousin, Clayton Graves. Anita has been so special to the Olga community and our family. She can often be spotted attending community events in our neighborhood and could often be spotted working behind the counter of Kindall Store following its reopening. We were saddened to hear of his loss and know that heaven has gained a great man.
If you would like to schedule a tour of the Chateau Charmant, the castle in our neighborhood, please call 241-2321. It is a great tour and I know that you will be amazed by all the work that has taken place in building this European style castle. The Palmer’s are such special neighbors and we appreciate them greatly.
Jerry Zwally had to have part of his leg amputated and he is presently at St. John’s Hospital. For more information call 429-7209.
We attended birthday party for our great-granddaughter Lilly this weekend in Seymour. She is so cute and is really growing and this was her second birthday party. I know that her parents Jimmy and Abby Inman are really proud.
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Frank Buckles. Mr. Buckles was the nations last living WW I veteran and he was a native from Missouri. He was honored at the Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival several years ago and David DeJonge represented him. Mr. Buckles was 110 and he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. I recall when there were still several WW I veterans in this community and now a chapter of American history is gone for the ages.
Hope you have a great week and we hope to see you out this way in the near future.