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Saturday has begun as a beautiful cool day.
We are saddened by the deaths of two of our former residents who are Lola Long and Mildred (Filer) McIntosh. Lola died in Springfield and Mildred in Oklahoma. I have known both people almost my entire life. Mildred is a sister of my brother’s wife and my sister’s husband.
Lola never married and Mildred married Leo McIntosh, who is also deceased. They had four children. The families of these people were well known in the area a few years ago.
Mr. Alva Filer operated a sawmill south of town and sold a lot of lumber and employed several hands. Mr. Long was a well-known carpenter. Both people have left a lot of memories. Lola was 99 and almost 100. Mildred was 90+. Pray for the families in their time of sorrow.
People are so busy in doing things of today. Shawn and Shelly Chadwell had to rise early and attend an auction at Kirbyville, Mo. today as he will be the auctioneer.
I enjoyed going to Teresa’s Beauty Shop Friday visiting with the ladies. I saw Evelyn Williams. I don’t see her often.
My leg is healing a little. I can’t see it very good. The Oxford nurse has been taking care of it now. Appreciate that.
The Macomb Sunshine Club met at Ma and Pa’s Cafe in Mansfield, Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. All the members were not present. Those who were are Sharon Norell, president, Robin McNeil, secretary/treasurer, Loretta Hall, Ruth Bradshaw, Jo Ann Gray, Susan Dodds, and visitors Jenny Gray and a little boy she is caring for. His last name was Nickolson. He has a brand new sibling. His grandfather is Dallas. We had a good lunch.
Our roll call was about leaves. Each member had leaves in their clothing, not really, but patterns of leaves. The trees will soon be giving them up. The fall season is a sad one for me and I dread winter.
Luann Kochis helped me last Monday. She is such good help. They have lost two cows due to calving. Poor farmers, there’s lots of hard work and things such as that, happens often. You can work so hard and still lose them.
So sorry about Mrs. Findley who was killed in a car accident last Saturday. Jo Ann Gray said she had ridden with her often.
Get well wishes to Violet Hinote who hasn’t been well lately. She has an ever-going problem but this was a different one.
Donnasue Cottengim’s mother of Mountain Grove has moved in with her. She was in the hospital but I haven’t heard how she’s doing. I don’t remember her name. We hope she’s doing better.
Randy Cottengim and Jennifer are no doubt back from their cruise now. He had Michael Marah fill in for him at church Sunday.
Kevin Durdin spent last weekend at Norwood with his parents and went to hear his stepson preach, who was Michael Marah.
I talked to Velma Gray and she was cooking fresh green beans and new potatoes that her daughter, Donna Gilley, had brought to her. That made me hungry.
Teresa Chadwell has her three granddaughters as their folks are at Kirbyville. They are Emily, Marla and Cassie. I think I’ll go get Emily and have her make me some cookies. She makes the best I’ve ever eaten.