“Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,” Philippians 1:4.

A week ago Saturday I took Aunt Freda Clayton to the hospital at Branson and on Monday my cousin, Madeline Brown, brought her back home. Freda is still very ill. Pray for her.

Gary and I went to Theodosia area Tuesday afternoon and visited with Rayford and Freda Clayton. We were in Theodosia area again on Friday and visited with Vic and Jean Plante.

Those that came together at Ralph and Dana Brazeal’s home Saturday to celebrate the holiday of the 4th were Ernest, Dara, Cody, Howard and Bailey Strong and Amanda Davis, Cody Shamefelt, Wilford, Rose, Trish Parker and Willow Clayton. Howard and Ella Faye Mitchell, Tiffanee Satterfield and Zoe Shull and Forrest Brooks, Zamber Little and Wyatt and Liviya Wharton, Del and Fanya Scott, Becky McConnell, Honie Johnson, Linda Bischoff, Bill and Sucketta Satterfield, John, Tabitha, Stormi and Kasey Medlock, Steven Davis, Gary and me. It rained enough that evening that we didn’t worry about the fireworks. Ralph did another good job of cooking. I think everyone enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

We were blessed by God with a good rain Sunday evening.