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Mother’s Day has come and gone. I got to be with both my daughters. They are so precious to me. I take every day as a special Mother’s Day. Yesterday was such a beautiful day. We sat on our front porch quite a bit. That’s a special place to me as I’m less ambitious than ever. I couldn’t hardly walk the last four days and I had to miss the alumni banquet. I missed last year. Maybe I can go next year.
So many passings of friends. Dolly Stigall’s services Friday. Maxine (Cramer) McIntosh was brought back home from Ohio and buried Saturday at the Thomas Cemetery. She was 79 and a very sweet person. Linetta Roy also passed at 97. She was a former resident of Brushyknob and Norwood.
This is such a busy world even for old people. We have good intentions but can’t get around to everything. Don’t forget your Mommie and Daddy. They don’t come in two’s and no matter how old you or they are, if you’re a real parent you never get over the desire to see them. Don’t put it off too long.
The old Fay VanNoy barn north of town was burned down last week on purpose. The house was destroyed a few years ago. At one time we thought that was a beautiful place but times changes things. The new four lane went on the south side. Then places were built on the property. I think both the barn and house were in good shape, but that kind of barn doesn’t fit our needs with new type equipment.
John (Buck) Dawson is still hospitalized and I believe he had a by-pass Friday. Hopefully he’ll be home before long.
Last night I attended the senior graduation at Norwood High School. Such a large crowd attended. I heard that some cars received broken windows while it was in progress.
Leah Vaughan of Mansfield fell at her farm Friday and received an injured knee which has stopped her walking. She will have some problems for a few days. We pray for a quick recovery.
The senior citizens had their monthly dinner the second Tuesday of the month. Those attending were Ronnie and Janet Atchison, Linda Cottengim, Wanda Helums, Bonita Raney, Velma Gray, Roy Dean Gray, Violet Hinote, Donnasue Cottengim, Delta Forrest, Clara Morgan, Barbara Saladin, June Bradshaw, Heath Gibson, Ben and Dee Pratt, Tearifer and Alice Bringle, Jack Chadwell, Joan Williams, Jr. and Alberta Steinert, Leon Pendergrass, Earlene Dennis, Donna Climer, Joan Sanders, Ruth and Leo Bradshaw, Zach Williams, and Etta. We had 30 present and a lovely dinner and lots of fellowship. Hope to see you again the next second Tuesday.
Duane and Mary Atchison are the proud parents of a new baby girl. Her name is Charity. That was her great-great-grandmother’s name. Mrs. (Ira) Charity Atchison. She is welcomed home by big sister Trinity and brother Christian. She’s a beautiful baby.
The Ellis Moore property north of town is now occupied by its new owner. An Amish family from Iowa bought it. Mrs. Moore moved to Mountain Grove. Their children grew up on that place and attended Norwood School. They were Lonnie, David, Jerry and a daughter. I can’t remember her name and I’m too lazy to look it up in the year books. She doesn’t live here and David passed away recently.
Teresa Chadwell drove her parents, Leo and Ruth Bradshaw, to Bolivar Wednesday. It was a nice day for the trip.
School is almost over for this term, just two more weeks. The seniors were out last week and will not go back since graduating. I graduated 69 years ago. The school has progressed a lot but we had a great school back then.
Clinton Leroy Gaver passed way on April 25.