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Bonnie Phipps said she had stayed in last week because of the heat, but she got out Sunday and went to church. I made it back home from the lake last Monday about 4:18 and I saw that I had 1.5 inches of rain in my gauge. Last Tuesday I had four-tenths of an inch of rain, Thursday another two-tenths of an inch and all this heat we have had since then probably drew almost all of that water out of the ground.
I took my news in last Tuesday and then went over to Mary Lou Garfits and when I left there I went over to Cathy Merritt’s and helped her with some papers.
I studied on my Bible lesson Wednesday because I was the leader and we didn’t finish chapter 9 of Romans so we will finish it this Wednesday.
Donna Fleetwood called me Thursday morning and said that she had rushed Landon to the hospital and I was to call Debbie his daughter and have her come to the hospital. Landon was put on a respirator machine Friday night and he went into a coma and he stayed that way until Sunday night. He came out of the coma and talked with Donna and they took him off the machinge. So far he is doing okay. Donna’s sister, Beth, came in from Florida and is with Donna now.
Those visiting in my home Thursday was my granddaughter, Lakota Blakey, and great grandson, Jett Coonce. Tara dropped him off and came back later in the afternoon to pick him up and the other visitors were Grandpa James Blakey and Gary Shelton.
I took Tom Elliott some fresh bread and chicken and dumplings.
Violet Blakey stopped by Friday morning then I went to town and stopped by Mona’s Café and then went on up to Marie Dickey’s to pick up some papers to take over to be recycled then I went on over to Mary Lou and Ronnie’s. When I left there I took Ronnie’s milk jugs to the recycling center because I had to pay my light bill, so I could leave the papers and jugs right next door.
Donna Nichols stopped by on her way home and picked up her eggs.
Saturday I started to make me some jerky and found out I was out of liquid smoke so I had to go to town. I dropped some papers off for Ronnie Garfit while in town.
Marie Dickey, Carol Moore and Hellen Blakey attended the past matron and past patron meeting Saturday evening at the Sunny Side Café in Mountain Grove. When we got back to Ava I weont on over to the ball park and watched James and them finish with their game. They lost right at the last.
We need to keep all our sick folks in our prayers. My prayers go out to all my church families that are sick and well and all the others that need it.
Welcome home, Tom, and get well quick.
My prayers and sympathy go out to all that have lost a loved one.
Keep our leaders and the men and women in the service and their family in your prayers. Please remember the young men and women in training to go overseas in your prayers.