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The Sabbath was a beautiful day weather-wise and otherwise. We had a wonderful lesson with discussion. I think we were all in agreement that there is good in every denomination. And I think we should not determine in our minds what a different denomination believes until we investigate (or research) what they really do. Sometimes we think everyone should believe exactly like we do instead of keeping an open mind.
Also, the little folk (they are all girls) did an excellent rendition of a song under the direction of Julie. There are five of them but the littlest one of them got bashful.
Tamara had her new little baby named Evan and Wendy brought her baby girl.
Then, for the first time in several years, Dyanna preached a needed sermon. Burr said it was what he needed to hear and I think we all did. Some of our new converts had never heard Dyanna preach and they seemed thankful and receptive. I hope she continues to feel well enough to feed the congregation. She will be rewarded. Dyanna is an amazingly strong person and I admire her.
All my children and families except Kim were with me for dinner.
Greg and Karen and Casey and Terry got their gardens out. Kevin and Donna have a new great-nephew named Hunter Dean, weighing 7 lbs 6 oz. Parents are Whitney and Martin Baldwin. Whitney is Dean Mitchell’s daughter. Hunter has a big sister, Autumn. Congratulations to all.
Kevin, Monte and Joseph went fishing one evening and reported a good time with not much luck. Joe had a big one that broke his line and got away.
The dogwood have been absolutely beautiful this year but the lilac and redbud didn’t last long at all. Spring is a good season and especially because we’ll soon have poke “salat” greens and watercress. The leaves are opening up fast and soon the hummingbirds will make an appearance. I have enjoyed the different birds all winter. Now I have a new friend. Karen and Greg brought me a mama cat and she seems perfect, only coming to the back porch when I call to feed her. She comes from the little storage building so I assume she is making a dent in the mouse population.
Norma Evans visited Greg and Karen Sunday evening, and their friend Tom was there helping build a greenhouse. It is wonderful to see the younger generation interested in gardening and especially the men. I hope for a good season for their crops with lots of produce to can. Burr bought Ruth and I a new pressure cooker and we are looking forward to using it. I had supper with them when they returned from their successful fishing vacation for a week. The fish supper was very good.
Jean was expecting their grandson, Tony, yesterday but I couldn’t call for news today for she was in Springfield at the eye doctor. She has had trouble with her eye after cataract surgery. She thinks she got something in it when she helped Jim make garden and the wind was blowing. Anyway, she got a scratch on her cornea and is having lots of pain. We had prayer for her. It has been nearly two weeks and they tell her it may be quite a while longer before it heals.
I enjoyed club Wednesday and we missed Alma, Jean and Barb. They all are quilting on Wanda and Audrey’s quilts and I finished all of my hemming jobs. It’s not the same without Norma.
That’s about all from Little Creek this week.