This doesn’t seem possible the last day of December 2011, such a beautiful sunny day.

I spent time with all my children and grands Christmas week, Patty came and got me and Friday, December 23, we, Patty, Joe, Aaron, Josh, Sandy and Carter and I had our Christmas the 24th as Josh had to work Christmas day. Patty brought me home Sunday evening (Christmas Day) then on Monday Tracy, Hannah, Devin and I went to Moberly and visited Debbie and Shelby Hutchison, Devin and Jamie Snodgrass, Bailee, Lauryn and Hayden. We came home late Tuesday.

Carol Wise and Riley O’Shea spent from Saturday until Monday with Ann Collins, others joining them on Christmas Day were Chris Hartzell, Ted and Karen Collins.

Agnes Williams, Bertha and Dean Scherer, Janet Paul and Katlyn Smith, Karen and Doug Fredrick were among others, guests of Sirena, Jared, Cole and Izzy Bradshaw for Christmas dinner. They live near Mountain Grove.

Birthdays in January are Shelby Hutchison the 9th, Lauryn Snodgrass will be 3, January 22 and Doug Fredrick the 27th.

Agnes Williams spent Tuesday until Thursday at the home of Janet, Paul and Katlyn Smith.

Congratulations to Will and Ashley Collins who were married recently. They live in Cabool. Will is the son of the late Mike Collins.

Ted and Karen Collins, Melvin and Daren Causey, Autumn, Brian and Blaine visited Wednesday night with Ann Collins.

Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy new year. Be kind to everyone.