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May 7, 2012 – Dick and I visited with Larry and Lynn Clayton the 7th. Larry is improving, hopefully he can soon be able to get up some every day. We talked to Bob and Ella Mae Husky at the church picnic last week. They had been visiting in Tennessee and got into a hail storm. It did a lot of damage to their car.

Plainview held their 8th grade graduation Monday the 14th. Our granddaughter, Kinsey Thompson, was one of the 16 that graduated. Dick and I was in Nixa on business Tuesday, May 8 and came back by Danny and Beth Maloney’s, north of Nixa. They gave us some garden vegetables.

Kelly Thompson’s parents from Illinois came down to attend Kinsey’s graduation. They are staying in a R.V. in the Thompson yard. We will be going to softball and baseball games this summer. Kinsey is playing on the Ava Freshman team. Kailey and Kyle will be playing in their age group teams.

On May 15 attendance at Goodhope General Baptist Sunday was 81. Susie Adams sang a special accompanied by Sue Brown on piano and Mary Baumgardner on harmonica.

For Mother’s Day for Lodean Schultz family carried in food so Lodean didn’t have to cook. Family was Ervin Schultz, Tom and Sue Brown, Ron, Judy and Jerry Lethco, Gloria Hodge, Deanne Garrison, Rodney, Lisa and Kayli Brown.

Tom and Sue Brown attended their granddaughter, Kayli Brown, eighth grade graduationg Friday night at Mt. Zion. Sue says it’s hard to believe their youngest  granddaughter is going into high school.

5-21-2012 – Norman Cross and I, visited Peggy Jenkins, Irene Richards, Golda Miller and Ruby Miller, at the Heart of the Hills nursing home, Thursday the 10th and again on Saturday.  I got a call that Ruby had passed away.  Golda and Ruby are our first cousins.  Dick and I visited with Helen Dobbins, Friday the 11th.   She is not able to get out much anymore.  Scott Richards and his son-in-law Gerod and grandson Josh, from Cape Girardeau, visited in the Dick Richards and Kelly Thompson homes.  Kelly barbequed for everyone Saturday evening.

The Mother/Daughter Banquet at Goodhope General Baptist Church, Saturday night, was well attended.  A bountiful meal was served buffet style and the tables were covered with different color cloths with a lit candle on each one.  Pauline Richards prayed over the meal and approximately 20 were in attendance.  After the delicious meal, a game was played, similar to, “The Newly Wed Game,” between mothers and daughters.  The winners received a prize.  Prized were presented to the oldest mother, Lodean Schultz, to the mother with the most children, Judy Lethco, and to the mother with the most grandchildren, Lodean Schultz.  Misty Breshears won the door prize. Our many thanks to Kimberly Stillings and Brenda Reed, for planning the banquet.  Everyone had a good time of fellowship.

Tom and Sue Brown attended church with their son and his family, Rodney, Lisa and Kayli at Seymour Nazarene.  It was their homecoming Sunday with dinner.

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