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“Dog days of summer” are with us for a few more days, not the most comfortable time of the year! We have had some extreme heat lately, at least for our area. This is the time of the year when our good shade trees are appreciated.
How nice to have good friends who share their vegetables with me since this is my first year of not having a garden! Bea Link is one of my “gardener” friends, and shares her good “veggies”. Visiting Neoma and Warren Moody Friday morning I came home with a bag of good tomatoes. Kris Luebbert and granddaughter, Alexus Luebbert, spent a week with me. We did quite a lot of traveling during that time. Saturday morning, as Kris stayed over in Springfield, to await the birth of her niece, Mindy Jean Wright, and husband Brandon’s new baby girl, Chloe, eight pounds and eight ounces, at 10:30 am. Now I have another great-grandchild making me 25 “great.” I haven’t counted the “great-greats” yet.
“Hello” to Peggy (Boone) Walker, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The men’s monthly prayer breakfast will be in Theodosia at the Light-house Assembly of God Church at 9:00 am and all men are invited.
I had a phone conversation Saturday with Geneva King, of Hollister. She is unable to drive anymore and had sold her car a few years ago. Her son Jim works at Urgent Care facility, and lives on his farm a few miles from Geneva and son David.
Lilly Ridge Extension Club meets August 18th in the Health Center basement room at 9:30 to 10:00 for our monthly meeting.
This Saturday VBS will be a “one-day” event, with a barbeque that evening, at 5:00 pm. Parents and friends along with other churches are invited to be there.
Lilly Ridge Church had the 4:00 pm nursing home service Sunday. Report was that they had a good group and sang several songs, along with a sermon by Pastor Scott Linton.
The VBS offering goes to Honduras “Faith Home” this year to help with rebuilding damaged buildings caused by earthquakes there.
George Boze had another “yearly” disappointment when he looks forward to enjoying his peaches from a special tree. Year before last he picked them and some were canned. He put a fence around it, buying especially tall wire. But to his disgust, deer tore down his wire and devoured all the fruit again! He plans to hook up electric fence the coming summer.
Crows have pecked off all my apples from three trees already this year! I was fortunate to can and freeze a good supply last year.
The rain shower over the weekend revived grass that had about dried up, and shrubs also revived.
Marcia Lyon is scheduled for surgery next week at Baxter hospital. She postponed it so she could teach in VBS this Saturday. Best wishes to her.
Dave and Karen Davis visited in Salem, Arkansas hospital with granddaughter, Cindy Hensley. Their new house at Udall is under construction, by their son Larry Davis, and grandson, Keith.
Last week Marylyn and Charlene Pitcock and granddaughter, McKayla Braden came from Forsyth for a days visit with us while his sister, Kris Luebbert, and granddaughter, Alexus, were here. We went to West Plains and on the way back drove to Udall to see the Davis’ new house. They are now getting the sheetrock and taping done. The work has been in hot temperatures!
I enjoyed the Old Mill Run publication which came last week.
Maxine Smith visited at Gainesville Health Care with some friends and her neighbor, Eretha Kirkland, a resident there. She then drove to Archie and Norine Loftis’ for a visit Sunday afternoon.
I believe we are all getting anxious for the new recipe book which is in final stages, Janet Taber told me. Also the “paver” plaques are going to be interesting to see, project of the Chamber of Commerce.
The Hardenville post office has been in existence since 1921, and at present location since Lue and Gail Crawford built the store there in the 1930’s. It was considered to be renamed “Crawfordsville” but because the “red tape”, it was called, decided to keep Hardenville.
Best wishes to all sick folks and “hello” to friends who read our weekly news.