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Tracy Lakey from Moberly came down Friday and decorated all the graves here in Ava and she visited with her Aunt Bonnie Phipps before going back home that evening.
Debbie Cederlind came down Friday and stayed with her mohter, Bonnie Phipps, until Sunday morning.
Bonnie, Debbie and Cecilia all went to the Ava Cemetery, Walnut Grove Cemetery and Arno Cemetery and decorated graves in all three of them. When they finished at Arno they stopped by and talked with Larry and Marcia Yonker before going back to Bonnie’s home.
Mark and Sherry Blakey and Mark Weston went last Monday over to see Tara and Justin Coonce’s new baby and they came by my house and picked up a cake and a loaf of bread for them.
Here is my rain for last week. Last Monday I ended up with one and one-tenth of an inch of rain, last Tuesday I received another nine-tenths of an inch of rain, Wednesday I had one and two-tenths of an inch of rain, Thursday five-tenths of an inch, Friday three-tenths of an inch. The total for the week was three and five and a half tenths of an inch of rain.
Last Monday night I realized my submersible pump wasn’t working so I looked down in the basement and what did I see, but lots of water. James and Gary Shelton came the next morning and got all the water pumped out and I had to get a new pump to put down there because the other one was worn out and the little box that clicks on and off to let the water in my tank was burned out so that was something else we had to get, but by late afternoon they had my water going back in my house and the submersible pump was doing it’s job.
Wednesday I went to town and went by Mary Martha Williams and gave her a birthday card because I knew she wouldn’t get it for Sunday if I put it in the mail. Then I went on over to see Pat Miller and took her a birthday card and a loaf of bread. Her birthday was Thursday and I thought her sister would be down that day. Then while in town I went by and saw my great grandson, Jett. His grandparents, Bub and Lori Coonce, was there holding him, but they gave him to me. He sure is a sweet and beautiful baby.
Friday afternoon I went by and visited with Ronnie and Mary Lon Garfit and when I left there I stopped by the nursing home and saw Roxie Heimeyer, Pauline Schauffler and Norman Duckworth before I came on home.
Carol Moore came by Saturday morning and picked me up and then we went over and got Marie Dickey and we went to Bill Ferguson’s funeral in Mansfield. Connie Bacorn, Charlotte Bock, Mike Bock, Steve and Laura Walker, Robert Brixey and Charles Murray all members of O.E.S. of Ava and the Ava Masonic Lodge did the service for Bill.
Carol treated Marie and I to pizza when we got back to Ava. Violet came by and picked up her eggs that evening and I went out and mowed some of my front yard until I ran out of gas, but it was getting late.
Lets keep our sick folks in our prayers. There are so many out there.
My prayer and sympathy goes out to Hellen Nettleton and to Bill Ferguson’s daughters and their families and all the others who have lost a loved one.
Let’s keep our leaders and the men and women in the service and their families and the ones in training in our prayers.
Sunday after church I went down to the Spring Creek Cemetery and decorated Clarence and Michael’s graves and then I went by Delmar and Margaret’s, but they weren’t home, so I came back up the gravel road and got on KK and went to Mt. Tabor Cemetery and put some flowers on Howard Bailey’s grave. After that, I went in the church and visited with Kay.
I have a little story to tell you about last Sunday that will make you chuckle.
After Sunday school was over and the choir had sung we had specials. I was the first one to sing and I sing without music so when I was on the last verse there was a frog in the church that started to sing with me and everyone lost it but me. When I finished the frog was finished too. Kay told me it was a green tree frog and they found it when they cleaned the church. They put him outside where he belonged.