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Last weeks news – Lets hope a late Easter means a early spring. They say those little peeper frogs hollowing in February means snow and we got some. I remember going to Eastern Gate Church and hearing them in Larry Hutchinson’s pond by the road. I said something to Jane Pruett and she is the one who told me that means we will get snow. The geese are going over. I have heard several. The early flowers are appearing, but all can change very quick. We still have good old March to go through. Sometimes you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
Janie Morrison, Jean Loomis, Florence Morrsion and Darlene Guerin all went to Oklahoma and attended Florence’s sister-in-law’s funeral and went to another town to try and locate Florence’s families graves.
Juanita and Raina Powell and Crissie Coaltrain visited Juanita’s Dad Sunday. They rode the four wheeler and later the girls rode up and down about all evening. Crissie stopped by and Raina gave her five minutes to go the the bathroom. Ha, ha. Crissie was more interested in visiting and Raina was more interested in riding the four-wheeler.
We had a good dinner after church at Cardwell Chapel. We always enjoy the special songs and God has blessed James with some good messsages.
This weeks news – Last week James and me visited Tom and Phyllis Pettit. Their grandson, Brock, told James Sunday that his grandpa, Tom, would be here next Sunday and that they are very close buddies. Tom seems to be doing good.
James and me visited with Junior and Betty Halcomb this week and the week before.
We visitied Tony and Lisa Richards. They are getting rid of their beagle dog and are going to raise some rabbits to eat. I don’t think the beagle and rabbit combo would work out very well.
Rainia Powell, Crissie Coaltrain, Rex and Shirley Halcomb and David Halcomb have visited here at our home.
My sympathy sent to the Siler family. Our nephew, John Siler’s mother, Dorothy, passed away Saturday. Our love sent to the family.
Kerry Lafferty had to spend some time in the hospital. They are not sure what caused his problems. He seemed to be doing pretty good Sunday.
Sunday during Sunday school I asked Jacki, Kerry’s daughter, what her teacher at school’s name was? I repeated it and it wasn’t right. She said you are like grandma, who can’t hear very good.
My great niece, Shellie Marler’s son, Wyatt had been sick. She said he got up Sunday morning and said he felt like a different person.
Wyatt caught a two and a half pound white bass. He was thrilled with it. He fished with his family and all did good and his Grandpa Marler and him caught some nice fish one other day.
Delmina Woods honored James with a very nice retirement party Friday night at Shoney’s in Ozark. He now has a new boss – me! The room held 40 and we had over that so some sat out in the bigger area. I wished I had got a book for people to sign. We counted 54 and I am sure we missed some. We tried to count them after we got home and looked at gifts and cards. James’ boss J.D. Barton made a speech. She said some very nice things and that James had left a legacy behind. Becky Chambers, a co-worker, baked a cake and it was from all the co-workers and friends. It had a hunting and fishing scene on it. Our great niece, Amanda (Siler) Evans made the center piece. It was a vase filled with Hershey’s candy bars with balloons and a retirement balloon in the middle.The card read from Delmina friends. Everyone knows Hersheys is his favorite. We appreciate our niece, Connie Siler, for all her work and her co-workers to make it a special night. Also on Monday of that week they had another party so the kids and those he worked with could say good bye. The kids made lots of pretty cards and a good dinner was prepared by Deb Hall and one of the girls. There was lots of delicious desserts brought in by his co-workers.
Shane Webb made a real nice speech about James and the things he had done for them.
Friday night James received a lot of cards, gift cards, money, a very nice reel and other gifts. He appreciated them all.
It rained and we were sure glad we were in our big truck.
I saw our nephew, Gary Harvill, working on the road Saturday. I told James that was a real blessing. It was a mess.
Sunday Shellie Marler said they had a late Christmas at Clint’s grandmothers. The grandkids loved it and enjoyed playing together. The Marler’s had a death in the family around Christmas and then bad weather. Anyways, as I always say, better late than never. I stopped by Shellie’s sister’s, Kim Ewing, last week. I had Garrett, her son, a card and money for his birthday which was December 19. I had stopped by, but they were gone or she was working. Anyway, intentions were good. Garrett was sporting a pair of cute rubber boots that Aunt Shellie had got him for Easter. He got that early due to a late Easter and he is growing. He loves to be outside.
LeAnna Grimes called Sunday morning. She got accepted to the College of the Ozarks and was thrilled. She was going to her boyfriend’s church Sunday.
Take care, remember spring forward next Sunday.