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Greetings from a very hot and dry hollar. Pray hard for relief. The weather is bad, the government has went to pot. If they would cut some of their wages things might be better. As always the working man carries the load.
Sunday at Garrison Church, we had good services, dinner and baptizings. As hot as it was I think everyone thought about a rerun.
Saturday we visited George and Shirley Jones, Zelda Jones and Joe Rozell. We saw Jean Loomis at Kay’s store in Chadwick.
Linda Orick visited Junior and Betty Halcomb and Sybil Harvill Friday evening. Sunday, Keith Williams visited grandma, Sybil.
Traci Thompson, our niece called from Council Grove, Kansas. She had a speaker phone her mom got to talk and listen too.
Edith Maggard has not been feeling good. She is in a nursing home at Ozark.
James and me visited Tom Pettit and grandsons, Brock Smith and Alex Pettit. Tom’s nephew, Tim, passed away. He was the son of Bob and Carolyn (Morrison) Pettit. Carolyn is the daughter of the late Oscar and Zelma (Pruett) Morrison.
My sympathy to the Alice Mitchell family. Her funeral was at 10 a.m. at Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark. James and me attended her funeral.
In last weeks edition of the Douglas County Herald, Colton and Wyatt Marler’s baseball team, The Bad News Bears, were pictured. Good job boys to you and your winning team. They really enjoy playing ball.
Early morning around here we have been in the blackberries. They sure have been nice this year. We have lots of red ones, but the humidity may do them in. The shade sure helps ours. Our hands sure are sore from the briars. Trish McMurray said you were blessed with berries. I thought on it and we were. I sure hate seeing them go to waste, but it’s a hot job. People take a lot for granted.
I don’t have much to write about. James retired and I may have to do the same on writing items. I sure would like for you to call me if you have anything to share.
Monday morning James and me visited Ervin and Sandra Maggard. He is really anxious for the heart transplant. Pray it will be soon and that everything goes really good.
John Siler has been busy putting up hay. It sure is hot and dry. No one will have problems with any second cuttings, but the weather may change.
Have a good weekend. Pray for rain. Lord’s will we will be in the blackberry patch. This year we’ve had less ticks and chiggers. I got chiggers before picking berries. The heat may of took care of them. Always a bright side to everything, just hard to find or see sometimes.