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This Monday morning dawned warm and mostly sunny with wind still blowing, but abated some compared to the past several days.
Kasey and Terry and son came by Saturday at noon for lunch. None of them had killed a deer yet, but all were still looking eagerly forward to that trophy kill. Devin Degase got his deer Sunday morning and they had to bypass breakfast in order to get it dressed out in time for church. Devin also had filled his tag during the youth hunting season and his dad, Brian, got his deer. Others from whom I heard and who were successful on Saturday were Jim Frye and some of his hunting buddies namely Bill Frye and Charlie Williams and Jerry Kaisen. Kevin, Joseph and Devin had fun camping during the weekend and then Kevin had to go back to work today, reluctantly I must add.
Jim and Jean Frye appreciate family and friends who cut and split their winter’s supply of wood last week on Saturday. Jean served breakfast to fifteen people and then supper at 3 p.m. Everyone worked hard all day. When we get unable to do things ourselves we realize the goodness in people and we thank God for the many friends we have and for the kids He has blessed us with. I myself can’t imagine what it would be like without my five.
My daughter, Karen and my granddaughter, Nicole, visited with me Thursday as did Charlie Satterfield and Vonda Stine. Charlie brought me a large bucket of sweet potatoes and Vonda was here as always for my daily therapy session. For she does far more for me than her excellent housework. I look forward to visiting with her as well.
Jim and Jean Frye helped Autumn Miller celebrate her 7th birthday a little early with a birthday party. Her friends, Montana and Cheyenne Moore and Nichole Degase and her great aunt Robyn Tetrick were there Sunday and those coming later for cake and ice cream were Autumn’s grandpa, Rusty Frye and great aunt and uncle, Jamie and Danny Dry, and friend, Erick.
I enjoyed part of a day at Quilting Club. At least long enough to eat a delicious potluck dinner and to get started at hemming our Christmas raffle quilt. I brought it home to finish for I will very soon have another one to hem. It is a very large quilt and very beautiful. Barb Hoefling’s daughter donated the quilt pieces already all cut perfecly and Barb set it together perfectly. Jean put the binding on and Barb, Wanda and I hemmed it. Our excellent quilters did a flawless job and whoever is lucky enough to win it on December 10th at the club Christmas party will be most happy. We always have our Christmas get-together at the Squires fire house with potluck and a craft auction and visit from old St. Nick. Mark it on your calendar for December 10.
Ruth and Kasey Taber are both on vacation until after Thanksgiving. I hope they enjoy the time off for time flies and it will be over all too soon.
As for myself, I get tired of my “always vacation” and wish I was able to go back to work. I miss the hustle and bustle and trying to fit everything in and most of all I miss the noise of life when you’re young. Seems like silence is the most deafening noise there is. I have always enjoyed the times when my kids and husband were around and now especially at night I’d love to hear the sounds of them around again. But I have much to be thankful for with my memories and my kids’ calls and visits. I have been blessed with a long life and with kids who’ve all turned out well and with many friends. I treasure them each and everyone and I enjoy each day left to me and I love my Lord. What else can I say.
Until next time, stay well and be happy and most especially make someone else happy.