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It has been several weeks since I’ve felt like getting my items written, for which I apologize. I have had many comments sent to me and expressed in person saying my news is missed so I guess I’ll try writing again. I tried to get any sister to fill in for me but no luck!
I had nine teeth removed and a lower denture put in and believe me, it is the hardest surgery to recover from. It has finally quit hurting so much and I can actually eat some soft solid food.
I tried going to church last Sunday and was really ready to come home early with Burr and Ruth who had an early appointment. Maybe I can go and enjoy services again this Sunday coming up tomorrow.
I have started writing this on Saturday the 23rd so I won’t forget to have ready for the mailman on Tuesday. I will have some current news to write from Little Creek residents which I will gather Sunday, hopefully.
Some late news. My visitors of late were Kevin, my son, today. Burr, Ruth, and Evonne stopped by Thursday evening.
I got a letter from Aaron who assures me he is doing good and looking forward to church. He sends love to all his church family and says he has his sermonette ready.
You see the church members each are giving Bible scripture and commentaries on what they have chosen on Sunday nights.
We are having good services but missing Mark so much and we talk of him often. Someone said, I think Kevin, that Mark was a good encourager. This I miss most for he always praised every effort and was so contagiously enthusiastic about everything. I guess we will always miss him and all he contributed in addition to his sermons and teachings from his every present Bible.
Brian is to be congratulated on taking on the duty of leader and sometimes speaker as well as Danny for his teaching and sunny attitude. We also very much appreciate Dyanna for her teaching us through her very good sermons when she feels up to the task. She is like me sometimes she is feeling not up to par. Although she is most often ready and willing, we receive much from Dyanna’s sermons.
I should not fail to encourage the singers who bless us through their excellent efforts and especially the young people. The youngest little girl even sang a special with Grandma Julie’s help and did very good.
She has made so much progress as well as her little brother. He is growing up and is very good. A few of us just benefit from the efforts of others. Our church needs all your prayers.
I send regards to Lorene Maloney and daughter Cindy. I hope you are doing well. I send condolences to Connie and family at the loss of Hannah. She was a beautiful fixture in the furniture store. I enjoyed visiting with Hannah each time I bought a piece of furniture. She was in business many years and I for one bought what I needed there instead of Springfield. I think we all should patronize our local businesses and keep our money in Ava.
I’ll share a bit of wisdom I just read, “They say that old age is all in your mind.” The trick is to keep it in your mind and not creeping down into your body. I guess old age creeps up on us and catches us all at once unaware. You just can’t appreciate your youthful and middle aged life until you realize it is in the past. So I encourage everyone to live life fully and be aware of all you are able to do.
We had good services today. A good lesson and Brian had a message from Matthew and related chapters. The boys, Joseph and Devon played their guitars really well. They are dedicated to their music.
Charlie came by today bringing squash and cucumbers and I am having tomatoes and peppers from my container garden.
Dylan Evans went back to Texas after a short summer with Dad, Greg and Karen.
Kasey and Terry came by Sunday evening and ate a few fish patties with me.
Kasey came by a few times during the week to do some tasks I needed help with. Vonda does most all my work and my errands but a few things I don’t ask her to do. We made zucchini bread on Friday and our next kitchen chore we have planned is blackberry jelly to use some frozen berries I have.
We cleaned closets, the utility room, kitchen cabinets and doors. So we have most all clutter taken care of. I am noted for my clutter and Vonda has been a life saver. She is also a fill in for a therapist for she provides my weekly therapy. I appreciate Vonda very much, also Karen, my daughter, for getting my groceries and medicines and for taking me to my appointments.
Vonda commented on how good my kids were to me and I agree that my family, kids and their families are exceptional. They take good care of me and I am proud of each one of them and I love them beyond words.
I have really missed my quilting club friends but hope they will forgive me for not being there to hem the quilts. I suggested they elect a designated hemmer but I guess they are all addicted to quilting and not hemming. Anyway Jan says they are about caught up on the quilts they do for others other than members so anyone needing some quilting done give a call. The Nimble Thimble quilters do a very good job and do quilting to your directions.
Karen and Nicole came by one day. Nikki was looking forward to a float trip on the weekend. Karen has been house cleaning while it has been too hot to work outside. She has painted two bedrooms.
Until next time, May God’s blessings abound.