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Highways were certainly busy with holiday travelers over Memorial weekend. Fathers Day is June 19 and July 4 comes up next, summer beginning June 21. So we may consider that we have had a short spring. It has been a difficult time for gardeners with adverse weather conditions. Now it takes some “getting used to” hot summer time!
It was sad news to hear of my cousin, Ray Hillhouse’s death in Springfield last week. His mother and I were first cousins and the family lived near Hardenville after the children were grown and married, and Willie and Chloe were missed after moving to Springfield.
It was nice to have Sylvia Carson and daughter, Jennifer, from N. Pekin, Illinois visit me Sunday afternoon. They had attended Jeff Dotson’s Sunday morning service in Gainesville. They also visited Sylvia’s sisters at Tecumseh.
As time seems to fly by, it won’t be long until fall revival time, Oct. 2-6 at Lilly Ridge. Before then, we have Hootin’ An’ Hollarin’ to look forward to when friends and relatives come to visit families here, Sept. 15-17.
It was good to talk to Bill Sanders one evening and say a prayer for him to have better health, as he has had a long siege of health problems.
Having a good helper come over Monday was appreciated, to get a new storm door installed, and weed eating done, as my son, Marlyn, completed the job. He and wife, Charlene, volunteered at Joplin with their church group Saturday and Sunday for two long days of work a week ago.
Maxine Smith attended Sunday’s Friend Cemetery decoration and potluck lunch there in their community building this past Sunday.
Edith McKinnon with daughter, Zoe Ann Garcia and daughter, Sharon, visited in Independence, Kansas with Edith’s brother and family for several days last week, after attending a niece’s graduation.
The church council members met Monday to work on the quilt ribbon awards for the September quilt show.
What a noise comes from the cicadas as they make their “shrill continuous noise” in the trees until next week when they disappear.
Due to the heat I didn’t get out to the Relay For Life dinner Saturday evening. I really enjoyed the occasion last year and hated to miss this year.
Paul and Judy Bryne have been seeing their doctors in Mountain Home. Paul has a painful shoulder. Best wishes to them.
Bea Link is a good gardener and she and James will soon have tomatoes by early July.
My next door neighbors, Shane and Jackie Pendergrass, also have a beautiful garden with nice tomatoes growing fast. It takes lots of work, but is very rewarding to have a good garden and no one goes hungry.
Best wishes to Mark Suter with his health problems. His mom, Johnalee, enjoyed having her grandson, Shane and wife and three month old baby, Corbin, to visit her recently. Shane works in Kansas and their home is in Ava. Also, Ronnie and Cindy Carroll, and Loretta Crewse from Springfield spent Memorial weekend at Johnalee’s.
Lilly Ridge Cemetery annual meeting is this coming Sunday afternoon in the church fellowship hall at 3 p.m. Every one that has relatives buried here is encouraged to attend and help in the upkeep of the cemetery. Flowers will be kept on the graves until July 1 and then the caretaker will remove them to make his mowing job easier. Anyone wanting to save their flowers should pick them up prior to July 1. Arrangements that are on the monuments may be left on them.
Mearl and Roger Sattefield fished Saturday in the Heartland tournament on Stockton Lake and got a good five fish line, but didn’t win a prize. Beulah spent three nights in Springfield at Doug and Karen Livingston’s last weekend.
Roger and Jean Suman attended Relay For Life at the Gainesville High School library Saturday evening. They had company over Memorial weekend as their sisters, Helen Miles and June Owensby, along with June’s daughter, Debbie and husband, Steve, came to visit and decorate their parent’s graves.
Karen K. Davis accompanied me for a medical procedure Monday in Mountain Home.
Just a thought, “they say time changes things, but don’t we actually have to change them ourselves?”