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My heart goes out to the families in Joplin. It is too sad to dwell on. The pictures are unimaginable, but we here on Little Creek can somehow put it in to perspective from the awful chaos left in the aftermath of the tornado that wiped out my sister’s place. Just two years ago on May 8th, the tornado left miles long evidence of the cruel force that left Jim and Jean without a home and has left scars on the landscape as well as some of those affected.
It was a scary night last night. Burr and Ruth came to my house because they live in a trailer home. I have an inside closet ready which is the safest place I have. I wandered if we could all three get in my little storm shelter and Burr’s plan was for both of us to go in first and he would guard us on the outside. We discovered none of us knew where our flashlights were.
I just wonder if when Jesus comes back some will be as unprepared and with those “little lights of theirs” not shining. Sometimes things happen suddenly and we’d better stay prepared and ready for His appearance.
Church services were good and Dyanna blessed us with an anointed inspiring message. We are all grateful that Dyanna is obeying her calling. Her preaching inspires us all. I appreciated her talking of Mom and telling what a prayer warrior she was and it is true that Mom knew right from wrong with no middle ground. I also know, as Dyanna says, that Mom would be overjoyed to see her grandchildren in church. I know she prayed for us all everyday.
My visitors Sunday were Ruth and Burr, who shared beans and cornbread and a salad with me and Karen. On Saturday I was very pleasantly surprised by a visit from Jim and Audrey Turner. Audrey is my other sister for we adopted Jim, our cousin, as our only brother so that she could be our sister. That’s what I remind Jim of often, but we do love Audrey as a sister anyway.
I talked to Sis. Jean today. She was in her quilting room as she often is. She said she, Jim and Autum spent awhile Saturday night in their storm cellar. Their visitors Sunday were Jamie and Danny, Benji and Cori with Austin Underwood, and Rusty and Sarah. Others visiting at various times were Kevin, Robyn and Norval, and Travis Driscoll and wife visited Jim on Wednesday and came on over to club to see Jean and accepted an invitation to eat dinner there.
I haven’t been able to go to club for awhile and I surely miss my friends. I keep up with everything by talking to Jean and Jo and I’m hoping to be able to go again. Everyone is waiting and hoping the bridge will get fixed. Then I’ll be able to ride with Alma. I need to be there to help hem some quilts.