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This Sabbath is bright and beautiful. I didn’t make it to church today because I felt not too well and so I listened to preachers on the television and read my Bible and communicated with my Savior. I will miss my friends and coming together for worship, but you can practice your Christianity wherever you are and every day.
Greetings to all my friends who read my items, and thanks for your comments and encouragement.
I do my best to get something in the paper each week, but sometimes I fail by forgetfulness or lack of effort.
I hope I haven’t written something I shouldn’t have or made too many mistakes. So once more I am privileged to communicate via pen and paper.
Burr, Ruth and Aaron had supper here prepared by Ruth on Monday night. Aaron will be living with his dad and Ruth. He mowed the yard until it rained just enough to prevent further mowing.
They report a very good camping experience with enough fish caught for a supper of fried fish on the river bank.
I made a trip to Springfield Friday for a consultation with an oral surgeon. I am scheduled to have the rest of my teeth extracted. Then they will put the teeth that Dr. Mason has ready in immediately. How differently every thing is done nowadays.
My driver and I were talking about how beautifully green and fresh the Ozarks hills are. She is from Wyoming and retired to Mtn. Home and relishes every warm beautiful day. She pointed out how fortunate I was to have lived all my life here, a fact I think of every day. We are not only blessed with our surroundings, but with our kind of people, our little town, and our doctors and care givers and our churches of all kinds.
Greg went to Texas this weekend for Dylan to spend the rest of the summer with them. Dylan is raising a garden so hopefully someone will take care of it for him. I commend him for his effort and determination and for absorbing the knowledge he acquired from helping Greg and Karen. I admire these young people who willingly help their parents and honor them with help and obedience.
Joseph and Allison, my grandson and great granddaughter, both had birthdays the 13th. Allison is having her second celebration with her grandparents and her father, Jody Weyrauch, today. They called me from Fair Grove.
Ruth spent a couple of day in the hospital for tests. She came home Saturday evening. We trust prayerfully that she will begin to feel better.
Karen, Burr, Aaron and I had a good country breakfast together Saturday morning. An occasion mostly in the past. I usually have a breakfast bar with coffee while thinking of the daily breakfast I always made and ate with my family around this kitchen table. And we concentrated on our food and one another.
We certainly weren’t scattered around the living room with our plates and eyes on the tube.
Kevin came for awhile Saturday evening. The rest of his family went to Ava for Donna’s great niece’s birthday party. Her name is Autumn and she is Harold and Mary Mitchell’s great granddaughter. Jessica’s baby sits her quite often.
Aaron appreciates Karen for her efforts in taking him to the bus or school for summer sessions to make up some classes he needed to redo. He has a new attitude and determination to succeed. Please pray for him, as well as our communities, our leaders, local and national, and our country.
And remember, kindness always and a willingness to help all those in need of anything will earn you stars in your crown and you may never know what a smile and a little help might do for someone and also remember Christ might come calling in any shape or fashion and so never turn him away.
I will say goodbye for another week with not much news, but thoughts and ideas I ask to share with you with your indulgence.