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Besides the fear of earthquakes, this time of year is noted for tornadoes. On April 18, 1890, Marshfield, MO. was almost blotted off the map as a tornado killed 92, injured 200 people and only a dozen out of 200 buildings were left standing. My father’s family lived there and had told of their experience, being one family that was saved from the storms.
Roger and Lanell Long enjoyed their vacation time in Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida last month. Her sister and husband, Sue and Wayne Cobb, from Howard Ridge, joined them for a few days. They did a lot of deep sea fishing and caught a lot of fish. After coming home they spent several days in Branson, and went to shows. Though the Longs had planted garden before they left, their seeds have not come up good yet, with the exception of their onion sets.
Harry Davidson is now eating his new onions as he said the winter onions were getting tough. I haven’t found mine to be that way as they are still in cold ground and just right to eat.
Mearl and Roger Satterfield fished at Table Rock Saturday in the “Anglers in Action” tournament.
Bob Arnett is recovering from hernia surgery and Betty had a tumor on her neck removed. Both are making a good recovery. Best wishes to them.
I was invited to a belated surprise birthday party at Golden Corral in Branson, Sunday, April 3, for a former Tecumseh resident, Geneva King, and was sorry I couldn’t be there. Her church friends hosted the event.
Prayers are with Rex Johnson as he has taken treatments in Texas.
I appreciate a good fisherman friend who brought me white bass fish last week all cleaned and ready for the skillet, Dale Dethrow.
An old landmark, the home of Elmer and Bertha Watson, is now gone and a new structure is being built there. There are many memories of a few folks left, of dinners Bertha would cook on her faithful wood stove, and feed our whole Sunday school class who were invited home with them for Sunday dinners. A most vivid memory was when my husband and I were invited one evening, midweek, to join them to stem gooseberries (wild ones) until late hours and of course a lot of visiting and storytelling, the week following our wedding in June 1939. Elmer and Bertha were married the year after I was born, and were like family to all of us at Lilly Ridge.
Best wishes to Lou Arta Corbin who has a case of bronchitis and I’m sure its miserable to deal with.
The Corbins’ three year old granddaughter, Madelynn Corbin, from Texas, is spending two weeks with them.
The Easter Cantata at First Baptist Church will be presented Sunday evening, April 17, at 6:00 p.m.
An East Wind resident enjoyed Sunday school and church at Lilly Ridge Sunday, Charlie Flatt accompanied Beulah and Mearl Satterfield to church.
Richard and Rene Blackburn were in Springfield Monday seeing their doctors. Beulah Satterfield accompanied them and visited her daughter, Karen Livingston.
A good attendance was at Sunday night services at Lilly Ridge.
Mildred Hayter visited her sister, Earnestine, and husband, Joe Gaddy, over the weekend and attended church at Lilly Ridge Sunday night with them.
Dwaine Turner will host the teens from the church with a hot dog roast, following the youth’s activity of cleaning up highway right-of-ways, on Saturday, April 9, at 2:00 p.m.
Lilly Ridge Church will have the nursing home service Sunday at 4:00 p.m., April 10.
Hummingbird feeders need to be out this week for the little hummers arrival.
Just a thought, “If you had your life to live over you would need a lot more money.”