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Another week has gone by and they go so fast but we’ve had some beautiful days. We are needing rain around here. Glad it has cooled off.
We lost a senior citizen in our area this week. Frank Tompkins of the Glendale area passed away. So sorry about that. He’s been a resident of this area for many years.
There have been so many things going on the past week. I attended the 60th Macomb School and community reunion last Sunday. They had 30 that signed the register. There’s not too many left of the school students. I enjoyed it very much. I never attended school there, but shared it a few times as Danny Letsinger’s dad would move near there to work for “Shorty” Quessenberry a few months now and then. When Danny moved back to Hickory Flat School he would tell me about Macomb. Danny was my student the first day I taught and his first day of first grade. He was my student for most of seven years. He was the master of ceremonies Sunday and has been every year for a long time. His wife Charlene plays the piano so beautiful and is a real nice person. I enjoy him telling about his early years. I saw many old friends which is my joy. Friends are so important when we get old. I’m so thankful for all of mine.
I know you hear so much about me but you need to send me news so I’ll have something else to write.
We had a good time at the Oak Forest and nearby communities reunion. We had a good pot luck dinner and a good fellowship. In the afternoon we sang specials and talked about our connections to the church. We had a beautiful day and the church is nice and inviting. Carol Hull helps so much.
The grounds were nice and Lyle Hull said Donnie Kelly had brought his equipment and cleaned up the timber area near the church after a storm had made a mess of it. Several logs were sold from the timber before it was cleaned up. I have a lot of memories of that place.
Velma Gray sang “Life Has Made a Change in Me.” And Bro. Don Potter sang two songs, “Choices” and “Depart From Me.” So glad Velma was able to attend. Some were ill or other circumstances kept them away. Some new ones came and we enjoyed having them. There are so many things to do nowadays and we have transportation galore so we can’t do everything anyway. Most enjoy this short life but are hoping to share in the new forever life through Christ our Lord.
Avanel Jones, wife of Gorman, is home after surgery but may have to have more work done as she still has problems. Gorman hasn’t been feeling so good, either. We pray they both will improve soon.
I had a surprise visit Thursday with three of my cousins, the children Eugene and Judy, children of Willard “Wid” and Carabell of south of Norwood just off C Hwy. I hadn’t seen Eugene in years. He and his wife live in Indiana now. He is a computer program person. Judy lives in Springfield and works for 911. I really enjoyed them. Their parents are both gone and their old home is sold but they went down anyway.
Some of you remember Lindel Covington who lived near the Macomb junction several years ago. His stepson, Cloine (Covington) Smith, visited this area last Labor Day along with his son. He is back this weekend also. He lives in Warrensburg, Mo. He said Lindel is 94 and in a care center in Arizona. His wife is deceased.
Leo Bradshaw has finally found a doctor that has helped him. He has gone to a Dr. Applegate at West Plains three times. For five years his right side of his head and ear has pained him so and no doctor diagnosed it except it was probably a nerve. It’s still sore but not any pains. It is a nerve she says. Anyway, he is finally free from that awful pain. Hope it lasts and if not she has another idea.
Have a good week.