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By Ruth Bradshaw
Aren’t we glad Spring is here? I’m glad to kiss this past winter good-bye.
Richard Hanks passed away the past week. He lived in Lebo, Kan., and had been ill for a long time. He got poisoned from a weed spray and never got over it.
His folks moved to these parts when he was a young boy and they bought a place south and close to C Hwy. They had a large family, some were grown but six children moved here with the parents. He was the last of those that moved here.
His brother Frank had a grocery and feed store here at Norwood during the forties. His sister Dolly Jarrett lived here until about a year ago and she died. He called me about two years ago and said his dad and mom’s headstones were falling over or something to that affect, so I gave him the name of the three men who are caretakers in the business end of it.
Today we learned Paul O’Guinn passed away in his sleep. He was age 49. They lost his dad just a short time ago. His folks purchased the farm that Richard Hanks lived with his parents. They lived on YY Hwy. just a short way from C Hwy. Paul and his sons lived on the farm by his mother.
The Macomb Sunshine Club met last Wednesday at the Country Bumpkin in Mansfield with five members present. They were Sharon Norell, President Loretta Hall, Robin McNeil, Joan Gray and Ruth Bradshaw. Ruth had the devotional and it was noted what “faith” is and what it means to us. The roll call was something about Saint Patrick. We had a good dinner and lots of good fellowship. We will meet again the third Wednesday of next month.
We were sorry to hear about the death of the Mr. Charles “Jerry” Yackey, 67, of near Whetstone south between Norwood and Mountain Grove. I hadn’t seen him for some time. A few years ago they had a blackberry patch for public picking, I picked there. I knew his wife and two daughters. Remember his family and the other deceased loved ones in your prayers.
We’ve had another weather change but we can take it. Hope the peaches aren’t killed. Our Missouri weather changes often. I used to go to the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank several years ago every Saturday for my husband when he operated a garage here and Jeff Craig would always be there to greet you and he would always mention the weather and he would say, “Well, if you don’t like it stick around just a short time and it will change.” That was my first bank to use and they were so nice to me. Irene “Craig” Hicks was a real business person.
Maydell Dake is not doing well. Her daughter Bernetta, is here to care for her this week. Maydell doesn’t like it too well down in Arkansas with Bernetta. It’s not home.
The Chadwell Taylor Auction is having a public sale today at the Norwood Sale Barn. It’s a nasty day for it.
It was reported they had good gospel singing yesterday at the Mountain Grove Senior Center. I’d like to go hear it but I’m slow and there’s so many things to do.
The decorative pear trees are so beautifully in bloom now. The trees will be leafed out before we know it. Our hedge greened up so quickly. A few hyacinths have bloomed but I’m sure they will be hit by the weather.
There have been several newborns lately, but I can’t remember all of them. Maybe I’ll have the names later.
Have a good week.