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We had a wonderful deluge of rain on Sunday. We had 1 ½ inches and I have heard reports of up to 3 inches in the area. We thank you dear Lord for your blessings. Pastor Carl brought his message on the Trinity. After church several of us drove to Springfield to member Karen Hickman’s home for a cookout and swimming. They did not get the rain we got earlier so it was hot. The kids really enjoyed the pool and swimming. We older adults stayed inside in the air conditioning. It was a wonderful day of fellowship. Pastor Carl had a short devotion before we left.
There is not much news to report from here. I’ve been staying in out of the heat and doing some sewing. So till next week, God’s Blessing to all.
I’m having a late start on the column this week. The heat has been having its way with me.
Visitors this past week were Jocelyn Downs, Randy Boeddeker, Kim Fincher, Rex Boeddeker, Regina Boeddeker. There was a medical appointment in Springfield on Thursday quite early and I returned home by 9:30 a.m., and it was already 88 degrees by then. Friday was a day in the office but I managed to be home by 2 p.m. Saturday was a pool party at Jean and Steve Canape’s place attended by all the Canape family, Tina Chriss, Trish and Aryan Bohn, Jocelyn Downs; a lady named Jackie from Springfield, Arlene Boeddeker and moi. We had a great time splashing and visiting. Everyone brought things for the meal.
Saturday afternoon Randy Boeddeker had a BBQ birthday party at his place for his granddaughter, Alexis. Most of the Boeddeker clan were there and Kim Fincher. My age is showing so I was the first one to leave, to get out of the heat. Four great grandbabies were there, ages 4 to 10, and they never stopped running and playing, except to eat grilled pork. They wear me out just watching them. Kim prepared wonderful grilled vegetables, baked beans and coleslaw. Shortly after arriving home son Ryan called from California for a visit. Son Ron called from Alaska on Thursday with little Reanna chirping away in the background about going fishing.
The rain Sunday morning was most welcome. We received 1 ½”.
We received an unsigned prayer request from Nebraska asking for prayers for Ethel Thomas and Gordon C. Gladden. These are unknown people to us but perhaps someone in Douglas County knows them. It never hurts to pray for strangers. I send out the Internet prayer requests for St. Leo’s Church and we have over 80 prayer warriors, here and in other states. Bless their hearts.
Try to stay cool and check on your neighbors!