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The Ryan family reunion will be July 9 at the Corinth Baptist Church across the tracks south in old Macomb. I’d say around 11 a.m. It will be in the David Blanton building on the south end of the church. It’s a lovely place to meet. We’ll look forward to seeing the Ryans and relatives. A pot luck dinner will be served.
The Victory Hill Church, north of Macomb junction just off Hwy. Y, will be having a cookout and fellowship July 10 at about 5:30 p.m. Come and bring a dish. Everyone is welcome. Hope the weather will be suitable for being outdoors. Bro. Randy Cottengim is pastor and bluegrass gospel singers and players will perform.
A large crowd attended the Bradshaw reunion Saturday in Norwood at the city pavilion. There were several things for the children to do. Lots of food was served, also an auction was held in the afternoon. Kelly and Scott Hall did a good job as auctioneers. Everyone seemed to have a good time. See you next year, the day before Father’s Day.
Last Sunday being Father’s Day, our daughters took Leo over to Dowden’s Fish Place, north of Manes. Of course I got to go also and we had a good catfish lunch. Marilyn Walker, a good friend, went along. They have made a huge lake and people can fish. Some were catching nice fish Sunday. We had a good visit with Leo, his mother, daughter Emily and the Pattersons. He, Leo, loaned me some CDs of his daughters singing and playing. They are very good.
Mrs. Howard Deaton, Peggy, of Mountain Grove called me and told me she had lost one of her sisters, Mildred, 79 years of Redding, Calif. She was one of five children who lost their dad and mother before Peggy was school age. Their aunt, Mary and Walter Taylor, raised them. They all graduated from eighth grade at Hickory Flat School when I taught there. When they got older they all moved to Calif. except Peggy. There are only two left. Their parents were Esley and Georgia (Mulky) Stark.
The Macomb Sunshine Club met Wednesday at the Ma & Pa Cafe in Mansfield. Those present were Loretta Hall, Robin McNeil, Marilyn Wilson, Joan Gray, Ruth Bradshaw, and president Sharon Norell. The devotion was by Joan Gray substituting for Susie Dodds. Roll call was what ice cream we liked most. No one was very particular – just ice cream. Ha! Three members were absent. We started later so some could go to the foot clinic at the community building.
Last night we attended the benefit for John (Buck) Dawson at Norwood Pavilion. Several attended and the auction went well. John goes back to the hospital Monday to take care of two more clogged arteries. They took care of two when he had the heart attack. Sure hope and pray he does well.
Shawn Chadwell, my oldest grandson, brought six of the largest ripe tomatoes. What a gift! He said he got them in Arkansas. That must have been when he helped his in-laws, John and Bernetta Williams, move back to our area last weekend. I sure appreciate them. I didn’t have time to ask many questions. Shawn is always in a hurry. He said he must get back as he left the girls feeding calves.
Shelly Chadwell and Cassie took Weston to play ball somewhere.
Leah Vaughan is shopping for a different transportation. She wants one later model instead of two older ones that cost a little so often. It’s costly to drive a vehicle, but so many cars we see on the roads one wouldn’t think so. Everyone has to have a car now days. I used to walk to places but can’t anymore. I’m so thankful for them and the telephone, plus many other things we have now days.