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We could really use some rain in this part of the country, everything is beginning to turn brown! Guess, that just comes with this time of the year. In the spring, we were complaining about all the rain we were receiving.
I understand that the volleyball on Saturday was a success at Kindall Store. I thought of all of them playing in the extreme heat. However, I am sure they were all having a good time together.
Saturday, there was some good natured fun that took place in our family. You see, Nicholas and Sarah celebrated their four-year anniversary and stayed at the Dickey House in Marshfield. On their wedding night a good portion of their family and friends showed up at the local bed and breakfast and provided them with an old fashioned shivaree. They beat pots, pans, instruments and anything else and they made Nicholas push Sarah around the square in a wheelbarrow. We have laughed and laughed about that.
Well, when word leaked they were going to be returning to their honeymoon location, I guess plans began to take shape. A text message shivaree was planned and they received text messages from all across the country at 10 p.m. Several had planned to show up and re-shivaree them. However, they decided instead to go to their home.
Nicholas and Sarah had thought they were going to show up at the Dickey House and they had filled buckets of water and were hiding in preparation. Instead, their band of merry friends left them a surprise. I can only imagine the look on their faces when they pulled into the driveway the next day and saw all the toilet paper that filled the trees, the plastic silverware that was placed all over the yard and the for sale sign that was strategically placed. I hear a lot of fun was had in the revenge! They sure made a lot of memories with this anniversary. They are so much fun and so are their friends.
Happy 87th Birthday to Helen Dorn, our dear friend. Helen celebrated her birthday on Sunday. She is one of Webster County’s few remaining World War II lady veterans.
I understand that there are still a few backpacks and school supplies left from the back to school bash that was held at the Elkland Independent Methodist Church on Saturday. There were even residents from this area that traveled the distance to get prepared for school. If you would like to learn more about these supplies, please call 468-3475. This sure has helped many families throughout the county and hope that it will help many more.
There have been many out gigging for frogs and hear that some have been successful. Late at night you can see lights up and down the Finley River and around pond banks across the countryside. There is nothing better than a mess a good frog legs.
We were sorry to learn of the passing of longtime friend, Emogene Burleson. Emogene came from Dogwood and had many fond years associated with this neighborhood. Several times she and her sister, Marion Philpott ventured over to Kindall Store and this area for events. They atttended school at Dogwood and enjoyed the big school reunion that was held in Olga a few years ago.
Marion was laid to rest not long ago in the Dogwood Cemetery and I know that Emogene had missed her so much. She was a great lady who was loved by many in this area. God has gained another special lady in Heaven.
Hope to see you all out this way in the near future. Come out and enjoy our many swimming spots, fishing locations and scenic views. Until next week, may the good Lord bless you in many ways.