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These beautiful autumn days are to be savored and remembered when the cold winds blow. I have always loved everything about the fall because it is a time to rest from summer’s hard work and to just enjoy the cool days not yet too cold and all too soon gone. Jack Frost will very soon herald another season to enjoy. Each of our four seasons afford good things and wouldn’t you hate to live in a place where nothing changes? I love our Ozarks and I count one of my best blessings was to have been born here.
These lazy days in my neck of the woods, finds us slowing down with some on the lake fishing, some going to concerts and talent contests, some to the numerous yard sales and auctions and some like myself just sitting on the porch contemplating things we should be doing.
I very much enjoyed getting to go to club, Burr, my son, enjoys club day also and he was able to take me over but my nurse comes in the afternoon so I had to leave before I was ready, but not before we planned our fall outing. I’m hoping to go and that the weather is still cooperating.
Jim and Jean Frye enjoyed having Jim’s nephew, Bill Frye and his friend Charlie Williams visiting one day. I think they were scouting out a place to hunt deer. Danny and Jamie Dry had dinner with them Sunday and Jean says she got to visit lots of friends at the talent show. She brought me news of Lorene Maloney and her daughter Debbie, regards to you both.
I wish happy birthday to my angel, Vonda Stine and I pray for many more dear friends.
Burr and Ruth Taber visited after church Sunday with son Aaron at Cabool. Aaron is doing good and anxious to come home. He is doing his school work via internet.
I had good reports that Jamie spoke on prayer with her sermonette Sunday night. She sang a pretty song also.
I wish to extend condolences to Betty Taber at the loss of her sister Nadine. I know it would be hard to lose a sister. I have two that I love very much. We should cherish each day we have together.
When I get to attend club I get to be with both my sisters, Jean Frye and Jo Delp and friends, Colleen Lakey, Ruth Evans, Alma Doty, Wanda Huffman, Marie King, Barb Hoefling, Audrey Turner and our one gentleman quilter, Billy Fletcher.
We meet once a week and work in peace and harmony on two quilts in the frames and I hem the quilts with help sometime from Barb and others.
We have pot luck at noon and most of the husbands join us at noontime. We really miss having Carl and Ruby Sievert with us.
Kasey Taber, my son, came by Tuesday night after work wondering if I had anything good to eat. Luckily, I had leftovers, which I was more than happy to have someone get rid of. I do not like to pour out food and I often have more than I can eat. We had a good time just talking and I’m overjoyed to have company, especially my family.
Burr and Ruth Taber came over one evening to bring my mail and checking on me. They practically live in my yard but they work and sometimes get in late so I don’t see them as often as you might think.
My great-nephew, Tony Ingerson, won the talent competition at Ava on Saturday. Daniel Collins won 2nd place. Tony sings beautifully, plays guitar and writes his own songs. He is exceptionally talented, and Daniel has a beautiful voice and uses it willingly and that I admire him for if God gives a talent it should be shared. We have others in our community whom the Lord has blessed with gifts of music, of speaking, of kindness and helpfulness and it’s inspiring when those gifts of talents are used to praise the Lord and to encourage others.
I am so proud of our young people who are bolder and more willing to share of themselves.
Donna Bowers spent the night recently with her mother, Nina Heath and Nina’s son, Matt Heath and family came for a visit with Nina and with Matt’s Dad, Jim Heath. They live over near the boot-heel and so they had a long trip. They don’t get to come too often with fuel costing so much.
Charlie Satterfield was happy to have most of his large family with him the past week-end. His daughter, Bess Linder, doesn’t get to come home very often because of distance, she lives in Illinois and because Bess hasn’t been in good health for awhile. So everyone gathered on Saturday for dinner and to be together again at the old home place. It was a joyous occasion and a beautiful day to enjoy one another.
Chrissy brought me a supply of paper towels from Sam’s Club and Charlie brought them to me on Monday with the good news that Mike Jones is getting strong and well in answer to the many prayers of faith for his healing. Charlie told me the doctors in St. Louis could find no evidence of cancer. I have been overjoyed and thanking the Lord for his healing power. We serve an all powerful God and I wonder why some find it hard to accept that He still performs miracles. I’m sure He is planning some things left for Mike to do. Mike Jones has always been one of my favorite people and I’ve loved him and Lucy as long as I have known them. I could never understand why I’m the only person that Mike didn’t tease and aggravate and truthfully I felt left out. I guess he needed an ally and Mike certainly did especially when he was at his best, or as some would say his worst.
On that note I’ll stop and may the good Lord bless you, all my friends. Stay busy, stay happy and find time to talk to God and praise Him for His goodness and blessings. Let’s activate our faith with prayer. Faith works wonders, and let’s say “I love you” and “great job” to someone each day, and most of all, may we recognize the special people we’ve been blessed to know.