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Another week of dry weather and it is not just in our area, but widespread according to the news. Perhaps there will be some moisture soon as its times to plant turnips and parsnip seeds.

I believe Kirs Ledbetter must have been surprised to see her name and that she had visited me this summer. I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets mixed up on names or events. I made a mistake on Jamie Gillis. Anyway, I’m glad my column is read each week. My daughter Kristin Luebbert is back in Lindsborg, Kansas and in nursing classes at McPherson and Hutchison.

Doris Treiber drove to Topeka, Kansas July 3rd and visited her daughter, Laura, until July 8th, where they had their family reunion at the Senior Center at Silver Lake, Kansas. Her three brothers, one sister and their families, total of 42, from Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri were there and Doris’ daughters also. She visited me Tuesday afternoon and shared a watermelon.

Among all my birthday cards was one from my friend, Elda Edwards, with a picture of her huge sunflower, a beautiful specimen, a volunteer plant, in the Theodosia and Ocie area.

Helen Conardy, Lynn and Devin Hicks and I were in Mountain Home Wednesday, August 8th where Helen and I had our weekly leg therapy at Prevention Plus with Diane Owen, P.A.

Before long it will be time to think of getting fuel for warming us in the coming winter. But as for now keeping cool is of most importance. Electric bills are expected to be higher for sure.

I appreciate news from Jean Suman this week. She reported those who attended the Gaddy family reunion, and also Sunday church services with Ernestine, were Helen Miles of Springfield, Randy, Donna and Emma Miles of Nixa, Annie Belden of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Paul and Tammy Childress of Jefferson City, Carlyn and Theresa Bridges, of Kansas City, Elaine Baldwin of Pineville, Louisana and Jeanna Smith of Belton.

Others attending the reunion and an extended visit with Jean, were Elizabeth, Cameron and Emma of Harrisonville, Rebecca, Isaiah, Mallory, and friend, Kelli, of Belton.

Best wishes to Ernestine Gaddy as she recovers from successful foot surgery. Jean and Rusty Suman accompanied her to Springfield on Thursday. She is recovering nicely under the care of her sister, Mildred. Stopping in to give her encouragement were Carolyn Waters, Helen Miles, Theresa Bridges, Todd and Zac Suman.

Maxine Smith, and I joined Edith McKinnon, at Vaught’s Sunday lunch where we met up with Sylvia Carson and daughter from Illinois, who, were here for a few days to visit Sylvia’s sister, Camille, having her 80th birthday.

Our prayers are for Bob Bryant at this time for his health to improve.

“Hello” to those who read our weekly news and perhaps there will be more next week to write about.

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