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We are having some beautiful weather at last. Things will really grow since it has warmed up.
My brother in Texas said it was over a hundred degrees down there and very little rain. He lives in the drought area of Texas. He said every pecan tree has pecans on it. There is probably seventy trees on his place.
Tony and I were in Ava Friday doing some shopping. It rained until he couldn’t mow the yard. He came Saturday and mowed and bush hogged the field.
He also killed a large copperhead in the field below the house.
Sunday Tony and I went to the cemeteries and put flowers on the family graves. This evening we will attend the flower reading for Jack’s cousin, Chester Uchtman of Fordland.
My sympathy to all the tornado victims and others who have lost loved ones. Have a good week.
It has been a long time since I remember a more beautiful weekend for Memorial Day. I’m sure there were lots of families getting together for picnics.
I took my sisters, Norma Cross, Georgia Sanders and Sue Johnson, both from Claremore, Oklahoma and Juanta Herrell on a sight seeing trip Wednesday to places where we lived as we grew up. Our dad worked for saw mills, so we moved, where his timber was. We lived in the Roy, Goodhope, King Holler, Merritt, on little Beaver, Crossroads, just to name of few. It had been a long time since I had been to some of those places. We ended our trip at the Feed Bag Store, where we found the ice cream box, some got coffee and Juanita got a sandwich, and in the back room we found Jerry and Laverne Hall having a snack at the table, so we joined them. Daryl Armour came in for a chat also.
On Thursday while Dick, Georgia and me went shopping sue and Norma cleaned my house. How many sisters do you know would do that? It takes lots of love to care that much for your loved ones.
Friday, Kenny and Seth Hunt and Peter and Sandra Jenkins from Fayetteville, Arkansas came for the Jenkins-Applegate Reunion, which was Sunday, May 29. While we were at the Jenkins Cemetery Saturday we visited with Randall and Pam Thompson, Allen and Donna Kelley, June Thompson and Kevin and a cousin from Springfield, Glen Thompson.
There was 70 people at the Jenkins-Applegate Reunion, a complete list will be found in the paper. Everyone returned to their homes Monday, May 30.
Dick and I attended the Walnut Grove picnic lunch the 30th. That evening Freeda Richards and us went to Fordland to attend the visitation for Chester Uchtman. He was Dick and Helen (Richards) Dobbins first cousin. They are the last of the first cousins of Jim and Lidia Richards.
Freeda Richards called Thursday morning to tell us Lenora Burton returned home yesterday from the hospital. She has been a sick little lady. Hopefully, she can keep improving. We need to keep her in our prayers.