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6-27-2011. The most important thing that happened around here this past week is that Walt (Bob) Allison’s daughter, Roberta, (Berta) had a heart attack. What a shock! She’s 52 years old.It was Thursday morning at work. She was in Genisis East in Davenport. They have a special unit there for heart patients. When my neighbors, Kathye Clark, had a heart attack a few years ago and that’s where she went to. They had to put a stint in each one of Berta’s two arteries that were clogged. Then she got to go home Saturday afternoon. Of course she will be off work for some time. Her daughter, Amber, and Amber’s husband, Ryan, took her home from the hospital and were going to stay there and take care of her for awhile. I’m sure they will take very good care of her. It seems like there’s a lot of people around that age having heart attacks. That’s about how old Kathye was when she had hers and when Bob Stephens had his heart attacks a few months ago. I think it had been about two years since he had his 50th birthday and Candi went down there for the party and now Berta. Walt’s other daughter, Mona Stephens, who lives in Ozark, Missouri was on her way up here to Candi’s in East Moline, Illinois. Walt called her and told her about Berta. Mona had to take a detour because of the flooding. When we heard about what happened to Berta I told Walt we would have to pray our hardest and that’s what we did. I know for a fact prayer helps and I see proof of it almost every day.
I was awake most of the night again because of storms. It really rained hard again for a long time. And some of the thunder shook this old house and it doesn’t shake easily. I called Frank (Dee) Allison to tell him about Berta and we talked a few minutes. I never even thought to ask him if he had any news. The weather couldn’t have been any better yesterday so we sat outside and really enjoyed it. He cut some weeds around the shed and flower beds in between breaks and I pulled some weeds which was mostly tall grass growing in the flower beds. I read when you could mix salt and vinegar together and spray on them so I did that because I don’t want to spray the strong stuff because of all the little critters around here eating the grass. They’re good little things and don’t bother anything. The weeds were turning brown after I sprayed them, but I got tired of waiting and went ahead and pulled some of them. I wish we could send some of our rain down there to the people in South Missouri who need it. It rains almost every day here and so far the temperatures have been good for the most part. Of course it’s humid. I read where Chloe Eva was doing better and I was glad to hear that. I wish I had got her phone number and mailing address when she called me that time so I could of sent her a get-well card and maybe called. Maybe if she reads this she will call me again.
Well the old clock on the old wall tells me I better get this ready so the pony express rider can jump on “Ol’ Risky” and gallop on up to the mailbox. So take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.