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We are saddened by the deaths of Tressie Sellers and Bob Sinning. Both are Norwood residents prior to so much medical problems. Please include these families in your prayers.
Travis and Sheryl McGowan south of town are proud parents of a new baby girl. She will be called Ella Lynn. She was welcomed home by brother Ty, sister Emma and brother Max. Paternal grandparents are Dwight and Joan Collins, Jan and Donnie Kelly, maternal grandparent is Fay Bradshaw and the late Cecil Bradshaw. Emma was so happy to get a baby sister.
Fay Bradshaw attended a baby shower July 9 for her granddaughter, Julie (Williams) Kilgore. She is expecting a boy, her first. She got many nice things.
Wedding bells will be ringing Saturday for Joseph Williams and Emma Janel Sorrell. We all know Joseph the son of John and Bernetta Williams. We wish them many happy years of wedded bliss.
The Ryan Family had their 38th reunion last Saturday. Thirty-two were present. They had a bountiful dinner and fellowship. As usual some couldn’t be there and some came who had missed or had never come. Those present were Phil and Sue Durden, daughter Karen, Leo and Ruth Bradshaw, Deana Kelly and granddaughter Hailey Lanzinni, Steve Moody, and daughter, Rhonda Coy, Tristan, Joe and Teresa Chadwell, Leah Vaughan, Curtis and Bonnie (Filer) Ryan, Randy and Beth Vance, David and Marilyn Flake and two grandchildren, Joe Ryan, Tony Ryan, Hazel (Heath) Benoit, Debbie Dunlap, Gerald and Beverly Van Ness, Nellie Blackburn, Zena Graves, Patsy Graves and Jerry Graves.
The Norwood Senior Citizens met on the second Tuesday in July at the Caudle Church. Twenty seven were present. They were Joan Williams, Wanda Helums, Delta Forrest, Dona Climer, Jo Ann Sanders, Clara Morgan, MaryBell Summers, Jack Chadwell, Hubert Strunk, Linda Cottengim, Leo and Ruth Bradshaw, Phil and Sue Durden, Angie Richardson, Donnasue Cottengim, John and Shirley Shores, Ronnie and Janet Atchison, Linda VanderBogart, Jason Cartwright, Leon Pendergrass, Jr. and Alberta Steinert, Earlene Dennis, Bonita Raney. We’ll see you next month.
I’m going to have to lift my feet or something different. I can’t get younger and I could fall anyway. I’ve fallen twice in the last month and it’s very hard to get up. I’m very sore on one side and my right arm is sore.
On July 4, Delta Forrest hosted the 30-year Snavely reunion at her house south of Norwood. Seventy-eight family members attended. On July 2, 26 family members gathered at her home and enjoyed a wonderful visit. They included her five sisters, two brothers, and six cousins. Most of these also attended the reunion on July 4.
Two sons of Frank Snavely, who passed away as a young man, were visiting relatives here. He was the son of William and Eda Snavely. His brothers and sisters were seven. His oldest brother was Bryan, then Joe, Bill, Mary, Cleo, (Frank) Floyd and Ralph. I remember all of them.
Both his boys were past 70. They hadn’t been here for years. All their uncles and aunts are gone. I didn’t see them. Delta told me about them.
Bryan and Ralph married cousins of mine. Bill Snavely was my first “feller” but one day I saw him sitting real close to his wife-to-be (Doris Frost) and I decided I’d quit him. They all had a nickname for me and it was “Squinker.” He took my older sister Anise and I home with him one time. It was snowing and we spent the night. I wanted to sleep with Bill upstairs with his brothers and his mother wouldn’t let me. I was so mad at her. He was 18 and I was a little past three. I must have been a wild youngen’. Ha! When we lived in Kansas City, Bill, Doris and their families visited us.
Avanel Jones had knee surgery last Monday. She is the wife of Gorman Jones. We wish her a speedy recovery and a successful one.
Juanita Sinning called this morning to say she forgot to include in Bob’s obituary that after they moved back to Norwood in the 60’s Bob was on the Norwood school board and met Wallace Greenfield and they got the little league baseball group started and it has been ever since. Their grandkids and great-grandkids have played.
We attended Bob’s visitation Thursday night and funeral Friday. A very large crowd attended both. After the visitation my family went to visit Leon and Rita Bradshaw. They were having a get-together with neighbors, friends and family. I didn’t know that but joined right in. They had the Mennonite Church Choir sing for them. They were a very good group. They had watermelon and snacks. Everyone enjoyed the evening. I met many I hadn’t met before. I had a nice visit with Geneva Coats who is their neighbor.
In regards to Bob Sinning’s funeral, Gary Dale Bruffett sang a solo and he did such a good job. It was beautiful. He is such a good singer. I enjoyed all the singing and sister Fortner’s piano playing. Brother Fortner did a good job with the service.