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May came in with more showers, along with thunder and stormy Sunday evening and a downpour of rain! With branches and creeks already flooding the area we have enough moisture for a time! I believe the road crews have enough overtime work also trying to keep country roads repaired from washouts. Weeds and grass in lawns are growing faster than they can be mowed, and the ground is soft.
Happy birthdays to Sid Smith, in April, along with Debbie Guffey and Valeta Crawford of Lilly Ridge Church.
Sunday was our potluck dinner and we had several folks who stayed to eat.
The Ladies Prayer Brunch is fast approaching and will be at Lilly Ridge May 21.
I had a fuse blown for my well pump and car battery to go dead about the same time so thanks to a good neighbor I got going Monday morning. It used to be known as “you don’t miss the water until the well goes dry” and now it’s a blown fuse! And no one would believe you if you said the well was dry in this “wet” time!
Gooseberry blossoms have fallen off and the berries are growing fast now and also currants.
Marcia Lyon was in West Plains Monday on business and getting supplies.
Sid Smith attended the funeral of their neighbor, Keith Langdon, in southeast Missouri. All those who lost loved ones have our sympathy.
Mearl and Roger Satterfield fished in the Pomme De Terre tournament Saturday and caught a good string of fish but not enough to weigh in for a prize.
The Zimmer’s have a new cellar and it surely will be used if the storms get closer to our area. I was fortunate to live in a home provided by my parents, with one of the best cellars in our neighborhood, and we spent several times there, often in the “wee hours” of the morning, to feel safe from many stormy times. In those days there were very few basements.
Weather has closed the progress in the building of Mason Eslinger’s house at the former Elmer Watson home place. It has been raining since before he started the project.
Since news is scarce now, maybe by next week there will be some good news.
“Success means we can go to sleep at night knowing our talents and abilities were used in the best way to serve others.”