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What a wonderful Mother’s Day! At St. Leo’s we paid homage to God, respect and love to mothers and also acknowledged our high school graduates. We send our graduates off with knowledge of our love for them, prayers that they do well in their chosen endeavors, and that they remain true to their faith.
There were a dozen here for afternoon barbeque and fellowship, both family and friends. Of course, tales of yore cropped up, the good, the not so good, and the funny. Oh, how I miss Willie. He was such a character and he would have reveled in these gatherings. For those who don’t know, Willie was my husband of over 38 years and the father of our four sons. He was a good husband and father, a hard worker, a man with an ornery twinkle in his eye. Willie often had good tales to tell as he was the thirteenth of fourteen children, a Korean Vet. Willie passed on in December of 1990. I give thanks to God for his gift of Willie for all those years and the blessings of our sons.
After dark our son Ryan had called from California for a nice long Mother’s Day visit when the doorbell rang several times and there was granddaughter Regina to tell me that she and Rex were taking their mother, Arlene, to the emergency room at St. John’s with a broken leg!!! Arlene had been taking care of her daughter Rachelle’s dog and got caught up in a chain and went down. Regina, with good military training, splinted the leg before they moved Arlene. Good thing! Both bones in the right leg were broken between the ankle and knee. This afternoon (Monday) Arlene is in surgery for her leg. Please do pray that all goes well for Arlene, with quick recovery. This is not the vacation time she was counting on.
If you travel Highway 14 perhaps you’ve noticed the new “little” shed going up on Randy’s place. The weather hasn’t been very cooperative however, the building is progressing. Randy has wanted such a building for years for hay and equipment storage.
Friday night Tina Chriss and I attended a graduation party for Jacob Madche. On the way there we made a quick stop and met a couple who are related to Richard Downs, a neighbor. Small world!
I haven’t had much communication with our Dogwood neighbors of late and pray all is well with them and with all of you.
From the desk of Jamey Herd: Pleasant Ridge Baptist enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday by honoring the twelve mothers present with beautiful carnation corsages made by Pam Cobb. They also were presented with inspirational key ring. Amanda Williams was recognized as the mother with the most children present and as the youngest mother. Pat Williams won the oldest mother that was present. Service was dismissed Sunday night so the mothers could be with their families. I drove to Springfield and had lunch with my oldest son, Don, at Chili’s as Billy Joe went with son, Ron, to attend his son’s college graduation in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Pastor Carl brought an inspiring message from I Samuel: 1 19-28 about Hannah and the birth of Samuel. There were eight young ones in Children’s Church with Laveta Ray, Susan Dugan and Trevor. I don’t have Trevor’s last name.
I drove to Carl Junction Friday afternoon to attend my granddaughter’s band Concert. It included 6th through 12th grades. The High School Gym floor was packed with bands and there was standing room only in the bleachers. They put on a great Concert. I returned home Saturday to get Billy Joe packed for his trip.
Well I guess the old saying about if it rains on Easter Sunday it will rain for seven Sundays is not true this year. We got it all before Easter this year. The summer heat has already set in though. The trip to Springfield yesterday was warm in my car as I discovered it needed Freon. Don put a can in for me and the trip home was much cooler. My car registered 88 on the way home.
We finally have some tomato plants out. They should do well with this warmer weather. I also received two beautiful hanging baskets from daughter, Susan, for Mother’s Day.
I understand there was some bad lightening here at Dogwood on Saturday morning. I heard that Joan Workman lost her phone and television from the storm. I didn’t get to ask if she had any more damage.
That is all from this side of the fence. May God Bless each and everyone richly.