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One can sure tell one is aging when you walk the Ozark hills in search of mushrooms. I can write about a lot of age processing, but why bore you and me.
A beautiful Sunday morning, but that wind is really roaring like a lion. Most usually April is more windy than March, but neither months canebeat me, as most folks will agree, not so much windy, I just talk a lot. James always said if you fall out of the boat, keep your mouth shut. I told Julie Grimes at Wal-Mart, water or land, I don’t keep my mouth shut. I’ll learnrn one of these days.
I wrote the above paragraph before attending church at Eastern Gate Sunday. Shirley Halcomb asked Portia Potter if I was as mean as I use to be and had I changed. She said she talks more, but she said I was pretty quiet too. You could of knocked Roger and Irene, Gracie and Shirley over as they know my mouth goes a mile a minute. Good to see everyone missed some of the kids. One year at Bible school they made a church sign and hung the pastor’s name on it. We kept that shingle for a keepsake. The kids that made it are most grown up now. Rev. Donald brought a good message.
Sunday night we attended at Mt. Olive. Pastor, Keith Lafferty, brought a good sermon. I enjoyed the singing. What was sweet was Courtney Swearengin read a reading and little sister, Riley, helped , it was so cute. I enjoyed the testimonies. They are planning a Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Downs bringing the message. Everyone welcome.
Rev. James Orick will preach Sunrise service at Chadwick Baptist Temple. Easter, Sunday night starts revival there with Rev. Troy Hull and Rev. Jon Mitchell Sr. preaching. You are invited to all the services.
I believe this week at Bruner Rev. Troy Hull and their missionary will be preaching a few nights. If interested make a call to someone that attends Bruner.
Several over the weekend looked for mushrooms. It was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Fishing isn’t right either. Nothing much is right in this old world.
James and Linda Orick visited her brother and wife, Junior and Betty Halcomb last week. Junior and Betty and their son, David, went shopping Friday and ate at Shoney’s.
Saturday evening James and me visited with Gary and Dillon Morrison. James and me attended the health expo in Springfield Saturday and stopped by Junior and Betty’s.
Last week we visited Connie and John Siler.
My sympathy sent to Malinda Williams, her grandson, Micheal, drown in Springfield Lake. He was her oldest son, Ernest’s.
Saturday we took a little stroll and found two black morals and lots of ticks. The bad weather we had this winter just made them more active. Blame it on global warming. James and me are looking forward to turkey season. I think the turkeys are gone and the ticks moved in.
Sunday dinner guests of Iona Maggard were her son, Ervin, and Sandra Maggard, Valerie Austin and Casey.
Dillon Morrison and David Halcomb visited George and Janie Morrison. David brought Janie some fish. Janie visited her neighbor, Jackie Nelson and took her a gift for her new grandbaby.
Monday we visited Tom and Phyllis Pettit of Sparta. They had been for Tom’s therapy. He seems to be doing good.
Have a good mushroom and fishing weekend.