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Rory Boeddeker’s son, Nicholas (my grandson) was given an award and a nice gift card for his involvement in helping with the flooding in North Dakota. Nick now works for Halliburton (harvesting natural gas from shale) and is working up north, my home state. Nick and some of his fellow workers went into Minot, ND and helped fill sand bags, and fed folks at a shelter there. The flooding in that region is overwhelming, much farm land and many homes devastated. Nick will be home for awhile shortly and he and his wife, Angel, are coming for a meal, lots of chatting, and to get my candle making jars and supplies.
I used to make candles, hoping to sell them and add a few coins to my purse. However, it seemed most everyone thought they made good gifts, not realizing the expense of wax, scents, coloring agents, jars, etc. So, another retirement project hits the dust. That is OK – candle making heats up my kitchen! There are quite a few canning jars from my garage going to Jocelyn Downs and Tina Chriss.
Ron Boeddeker called from Alaska and I could hear his daughter, Reanna, chirping in the background. Ron has had some other job offers up there. Having many allergies, he finds he is allergy free in Alaska. Meanwhile, his wife, Arlene is getting around pretty good now with just a cane. His son and daughter, Rex and Regina, worked a bit at the Fox Trotter showgrounds. They say there were far fewer people and horses this spring but still, a lot of trash and mess to clean up.
So far it looks like a bumper crop of hay this spring. Randy Boeddeker is working a local job and putting up hay as well as working on getting his new 60’ x 80’ building ready for hay storage and to store his equipment out of the weather.
We are not looking forward to Hwy. 14 being closed for replacement of the bridge over Cowskin Creek. This will add many, many miles to a trip to town. I’ve been told the unofficial detour gravel roads are not in good condition. No sense bathing one’s buggy (car or truck) when it has to be on gravel roads. That is one of the reasons I built my home where it is, on a paved road. The traffic on Hwy. 14 of gravel trucks has been hot and heavy for several days.
Sunday St. Leo’s had a missionary priest to celebrate the Mass. It was very upbeat and interesting indeed. May God bless you and may you be in good health.
From the desk of Jamey Herd:
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church had a few visitors for Sunday Morning service. Pastor Carl brought the morning message from the book of Mathew 25: 1-13 about the ten virgins and being ready for the return of the Lord. There were six little ones in Children’s Church with Laveta and Susie. We were glad to have Pam Cobb back from Texas. Several of the ladies met and had a meal at Ryan’s in Springfield this past Friday.
Susie and her children went to Joplin and did some volunteer work recently. Susie said she witnessed an out pouring of help from people from all over. There is still much work to be done in Joplin and it will be years before things return to normal for the people living there.
We were glad to have Eva Garrison’s grandson, Scott Dinwiddie and family with us Sunday. They are living back in our area and we want to welcome them back.
These wedding anniversaries are hard on a person. I ended up spending three days in Cox after having a fainting spell at the Theodosia Cemetery on the following Tuesday. The doctors are still trying to figure out what is going on with me. I suspect old age may have something to do with it. But I appreciate everyone that came and helped us celebrate our 50th anniversary. It was a wonderful day.
Better health is wished again for Erma and Jim Cudney. We miss Jim in church and I know Erma is missed at the Nazarene.
There is a revival going on right now in our area at different Churches. I believe it will be at Pleasant Ridge on the 20th and 21st at 6 p.m. each evening.
Until next week God bless each and everyone.