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A nice change in weather has made everyone feel better. We still need rain, I call it pond fillers. Start the winter off with full ponds. My brother, Junior Halcomb brought us some real nice smooth tomatoes. We have a few tomatoes and sweet potatoes. James cleaned the rest of the garden. The crickets are plentiful maybe an early autumn. I would like that, have an extended autumn and not much winter. Sure are lots of creepy crawlers of things I have never seen before.
Lyn Halcomb and daughter, Shelley Parham visited relatives and friends in Missouri, Saturday, August 6th. Shelley invited the Halcomb’s for a get together at Subway. Attending were Junior, Betty and David Halcomb, Connie and John Siler, Amanda, Brad, Hope, Kaylee, Araina and Keagon Evans, Brad and Patty Siler and Adalynn, Rex and Shirley Halcomb, Sybil Harvill, Gary, Sandra Harvill, Mickey and Debbie Harvill, James and Linda Orick, our cousins, Thelma Posey, J.D. Morrison and Betty Satterfield. James asked the blessing, we ate had good visit and heard some good stories of long ago and up to date ones. Shelly had this as a present to her mom, in memory of here dad, Gordon Halcomb, who we lost ten years ago in July. Some of Shelly’s cousins had to work and ball games; so maybe next time. Several pictures were taken; a day in history I told was made August 6th. Shelly finally had her reunion. Maybe someday all my siblings’ families can get together, it’s hard with things families get involved in and several live out of state.
Sunday at Garrison Baptist Church, we were so happy that people from Delmina Woods, one of the groups of girls and two staff workers, came to church. James was on cloud nine. One girl brought him a picture she had drawn of a cross and his name on it. She didn’t have it finished when he retired. Justin sang two beautiful songs and “Have Thine Own Way” by Lisa Richards, always good to be in church with her. One of our deacons enjoyed her testimony. You can bless people by doing what God wants you to do. We are all guilty of quenching the spirit and Satan loves that.
Usually we have in the forties Sunday or upper thirties; we had sixty-one today. We thank God for all.
You are always welcome to Garrison. All the churches serving God would welcome you also.
Sunday, August 21st we will have regular services. On Sunday night church will be dismissed to attend Melissa Payne’s graduation at Drury and a reception to follow at Logan’s Steak House in Springfield.
Congratulations to her and she will teach at Sparta school this year. She will make a good one she is a sweetie herself. A good crowd out at Garrison Sunday night. Bill and Sue Guerin stopped us on UU Sunday evening and invited us to join Mt. Olive in celebrating Iona Maggard’s 90th birthday. They served ice cream and cake. Happy birthday Iona, we have cherished a lot of good memories over the year.
Last week lots of excitement with law and helicopters searching for a man. It never was on TV that anyone heard. Some heard about it on the radio. What it was all about I don’t know. Heard lots of grapevine news. He was caught by a citizen, he was using his tractor heading for highway 14.
Hazel and Loren Maggard visited his aunt, Iona Maggard, the night they were going to do Ervin’s, her son’s, heart transplant. Hazel spent the night with her. I thought that was very thoughtful and kind of her. Ervin seems to be doing good.
Janie Morrison and her niece, Phyllis Bloomer, attended the Chadwick rodeo. Janice visited Phyllis’ grandson in the hospital. He had a bad spider bite.
Our two neighbor boys and also great great nephews, Colton and Wyatt Marler’s ball team won their Miller game. Way to go Bad News Bears. They practice and we see mom and dad getting their exercise to.
Saturday, James and I visited my brother and wife, Rex and Shirley Halcomb. They have some nice tomatoes and the plants are beautiful. Junior and David have visited us.
James and I sat with Dana Lafferty through her mom’s surgery. She is getting better.
Dana, Kerry, Cheyenne and Jacki went with his sister, Judy and Mike Willis to Florida. They left Thursday. Dana called Saturday morning, her brother told her her mom was doing a lot better. Remember her and Ervin.
I heard Sue Thomas is doing well and hope Howard Thomas is doing good. Prayer changes things.
Raina Powell, her cousin, Crissie Coaltrain visited James and me Sunday evening.
Sunday evening we visited the Lawson’s and had such a nice visit.
Have a good weekend. Lord’s will, James and I are going to see if the fish are biting.
I fried up a big batch Wednesday night and they enjoyed the fish at Bible study, someone brought cookies. Guess what James ate? Yes the cookies.