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You could see many of our friends and neighbors actively working away in the yards and gardens this past week. Despite some chilly weather, several took advantage of the warm weather on Sunday after church.
Members of our family enjoyed attending the surprise birthday party for Jerry Diehl at Elkland. Jerry is so much fun and I enjoyed meeting members of his family that I had never visited with before. Happy Birthday Jerry!
We are praying for Amber Brand as she gets back on her feet. Amber has been in St. John’s Hospital and I have been really worried about her. She is so precious and is like a member of our family. Please pray that Amber will be home and back on her feet in short order.
Saturday, I enjoyed traveling to Springfield with daughters, Janice Morris and Jeanette Evans. We took my granddaughter Cecilia Morris and great-granddaughter Reagan Inman to see the new movie Rio. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed eating out at the Old Chicago restaurant.
Sunday afternoon it was off to Webco Manor to visit with our dear friend, Helen Jackson. Helen has a bad fall this past week and spent sometime in St. John’s Hospital. She will be at Webco to get back on her feet and we enjoyed visiting with her.
Remember that the Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival is quickly approaching and many from this area are planning on attending the events. You can see the complete schedule at www.cherryblossom fest.com.
I am excited to see all of the vendors around the Marshfield square on April 29 and 30 and I hope that you all will attend the luncheon that will be raising money for the Honor Tour on Friday, April 29 at 11:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. This is a great cause, sending World War II vets to Washington D.C. to see their memorial. You can order tickets by calling 859-2460.
We are also looking forward to the Hubble Dinner which is the same day and the same location at 6:30 p.m.
I have been thinking about my dear friends who are such good pie bakers. They should enter the cherry pie contest, which will be held on Friday, April 29. Pies can be dropped off from 1-4 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and this contest is open to all ladies in the area. You can contact Elsie Myers at 859-3258 for more information about this. There are many great pie makers in the Olga area and I know they would take home a blue ribbon for sure!
We enjoyed seeing Emogene Burleson and Jan Gallagher while out for lunch on Sunday after church. We had a nice visit. Emogene is originally from the Dogwood area and we discussed the new church building that the Dogwood Nazarene Church has constructed on 14 Highway.
Our family would have liked to have attended the last church service in the old building. However, they did not have two services, as has been the practice at Dogwood when observing church anniversaries and those of us who had commitments at our own church were not able to attend.
There are so many fond memories there and it broke our hearts to miss this opportunity to worship with lifelong friends and neighbors. I wish they would have had a service in the afternoon, allowing many of us an opportunity to be present. We are excited that they are able to build a new church, we are anxious to see the inside of the new building as well.
Have a great week and we hope to see you out this way in the near future. Kindall Store is always alive with activity and if you would like to come out this way, take a tour of the Castle in our neighborhood as well. Call 241-2321 to arrange a tour.