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It was a beautiful Memorial Day with sun shine and high winds. My yard has beautiful flowers in full bloom of many colors.
Every day last week Seminole Church had a bus full of people going to Joplin to help in any way they could and will continue every week as long as they need help. A love offering was taken Sunday morning. We had no service Sunday night.
Pastor Don’s message was from Ruth 4, The Story of Redemption. God has always been in the business of redeeming people.
I went to Ava Friday and stayed with Dave and Cathy over night. I decorated at Brixey and Denlow Cemetery. They both looked real colorful this year. I did not see everyone. I never went over to the school reunion. After two walks through the cemetery I found my limit. I’m not as young as I feel. For a while I was not so sure I could get home. Cousin, Tom Cooley, was a big help on the first round. I did get to see the Williams, Essil, Dan and Fay from Oregon, who came for the school reunion. I sat on the bench with Esther Wrinkles. She was doing what she does best, collecting money for the cemetery. Russell and Robert Upshaw and the Hopper sisters and Jeremy were there. It is good to get to know them again. Jeremy reads my column. It was good to get an update on their Aunt Jean. These Hoppers are my cousins. Jean was a schoolmate. She reads my column, greetings to you in Omaha.
At the Hitching Post Friday I got to know John, Rachel and Kimberly Pitts, Donna Broge and Beth, Lola Watson, Tama Nash, Larry and Lorene Lakey and Eula Lakey.
Marise took our good friend, Eleanor, to place flowers on her husband, Ben’s, grave today.
I had a phone call today from Geneva in Oregon. She was taking flowers to our sister, Elma’s grave. Geneva is looking forward to the Proctor Reunion, June 25 at Sandy, Oregon.
God, delights in redeeming people.