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It is cloudy and cold this Monday morning, but it is the time of year for colder weather and we can’t complain in no way about our beautiful Autumn, with plenty of rain and plenty of gorgeous color. I’m not looking forward to winter because I’m a worrier and my kids have jobs with lots of driving. Otherwise there would be no problem because there is much to be grateful for, a good warm house and plenty of food and kids who care for me. We are all fortunate to be Ozarkians. So much to be thankful for.
I’d like to extend condolences to the family of an old friend, Rosco Erhardt. I always appreciated Rosco and Claire as good neighbors and friends. They were always available in times of troubles.
And I talked to Hester Tidwell this morning. We were talking of Ray and how much he is missed. I have good memories of Ray who was always our good neighbor. He worked for and with Joe when he first moved to Wasola and then he and Charlie were the best of friends. They swapped chickens and shared a milk goat and enjoyed talking together. Ray and I were the same age and had the same health problems. It was awfully hard for Ray to have to give up working around the farm and taking care of his animals. I enjoyed Ray singing and playing guitar and his Don Williams style was most enjoyable. Ray and Hester had good years together and enjoyed doing everything together. We must think of him free from pain and in a better place.
Hester enjoyed having her brother, Frank McDaniel, and his granddaughter, Sonja, for dinner Thanksgiving Day and she had dinner Friday with daughter, Janice, and family. Then Saturday Hester was at Clinton and Reba Harley’s and family. On Sunday she attended church at Theodosia where her great-grandson was dedicated to the Lord.
Newt and Jo Delp had their family for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and Vickie and Mike came on Friday.
We had dinner Thursday with Jim and Jean Frye and most of their large family. It is the first time I can remember being away from home on a holiday since Mom and Daddy died. It was a wonderful day with my sister and brother-in-law and all the kids and grandkids. We appreciate all my family.
Greg and Karen Evans were preparing dinner expecting Greg’s son, Jake and two children from Texas. When they got a call that they had been involved in a wreck which disabled his new pickup Greg and Karen headed to Oklahoma to pick them up. No one was hurt thankfully. Then they all had dinner at Norma’s, Greg’s mom on Saturday.
Karen’s daughter, Nicole, came down for dinner on Friday and then went to her dad’s and Toby’s for the rest of the holiday and for dinner with Robert’s family at his sister, Edwina’s before returning to school and her job at Bass Pro. She doesn’t have very much time for leisure. Nikki will soon have her Master’s Degree.
Burr and Ruth Taber had Burr’s son, Aaron, for a two day visit through Thanksgiving.
Karen and Ruby Lee and Kasey and Terry visited me at various times and Charlie came by. Charlie went to Mike and Lucy Jones’ for Lucy’s traditional turkey dinner. I have eaten many of Lucy’s delicious holiday dinners and always enjoyed being with their family. I am most happy to report that Mike’s health is good, thanks to the good Lord.
Nina Heath and Annie went to Thayer to the home of her daughter, Donna and Scott and two girls.
Vonda and Steve enjoyed dinner with her son, Kevin and family on Thursday. Vonda was happy to have a rare weekend off.
I think I have exhausted my news until next week. In the meantime this week stay focused on doing the Lord’s will. God bless us all!