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We have a good start on the month of June. We are having dry, bright sunny days that we’ve looked forward to. They are very warm but not too bad at this time of year.
Last Monday, Memorial Day, Merrybelle Summers and her son Hubert Strunk, visited us. We enjoyed their visit very much. They had been to the Oak Forest Cemetery. They tell us Jay Koehler is not well. We hope he gets better soon. We hadn’t seen or heard from him in awhile.
Yesterday was my hair day and I get to visit with my daughter, Teresa as she does my hair. Several ladies were there like Marilyn Walker, Joan Gray, Patsy Bradshaw and I. We had a good time. After everyone was taken care of, Teresa and Joan made a trip to Lebanon to see Dr. Witty.
We took our daughter Leah Vaughan to St. John’s Hospital Wednesday to have knee surgery. She did fine during the surgery and has spent the rest of the week keeping it elevated and healing. She wants to return to work next Monday. That was the way she spent her birthday, June 2.
This coming Monday Luann Kochis is leaving for a visit to Wisconsin. Her granddaughter will be graduating from high school and she plans to attend. She’s driving alone. That takes grit nowadays. Hope she has a nice trip.
Yesterday I dropped off some things at Bonnie Harris’ house but she wasn’t home. I came on to the Country Express truck stop and she was just leaving there. Bonnie received a broken arm when her lawn mower jumped out of gear or something similar. Her husband Ronnie Harris is not feeling well. Wishing them both a quick recovery.
I enjoyed reading about my cousin Joe Ryan in the Rural Missouri Magazine. About him restoring old houses and businesses. He lives at Stover, Mo. and attends our family reunions some times. His dad is Wayne Ryan, son of Albert and Euphia. Albert is my dad Arch Ryan’s brother. I also read about Plato. There was a big group in a picture and my grandson, Mark Vaughan was in it. He has been the baseball coach there 10 years. Plato has been found to be the center of the United States population. These magazines are very interesting as they have a lot of information we can use. If your vision is good there’s so much good reading to entertain you.
The cicadas are really making a lot of noises now in the trees. I’d like to know more about them. What I’ve heard is interesting. I’ve heard these noises are their mating calls and then they’ll lay their eggs and disappear. They will not return for several years. Their eggs will hatch and they will start making noises again.
Violet Hinote is home and doing better. After coming home from the hospital Monday, she attended the preschool ball game at Norwood. Her great grandson was playing. They played “T” ball. They were very entertaining.