The people in Oklahoma who heeded the storm warning are complimented and were safe, although many perhaps didn’t hear the tornado warning. I was on the phone with my cousin and she was in her cellar they had built when they built their house at Wellston, OK.

My pear trees are so full of pears that are growing and the limbs are bending over. Some may break I’m afraid.

As blackberries are blooming in some locations here I think the cooler weather is what old timers called “blackberrry winter” or “blackberry squall.”

Congratulations to Mason Eslinger, Tim Campbell and others who lost those extra pounds, and really look good now and they are finding they can get around much better with less danger of having a heart attack.

Lots of folks are coming to Lilly Ridge Cemetery this week to decorate the graves of their loved ones. Orville Shaeffer of Springfield was one who came and he recently passed away. Sympathy to his widow, Vena.

Jean Sumans work hours were changed so that she can now come to Sunday morning services at Lilly Ridge.

Her son, Todd and family visited her recently, from Ozark.

Mearl and Beulah Satterfield and I were in West Plains Tuesday.

It was rather stormy Thursday then the clouds moved away.

The annual Lilly Ridge Cemetery committee meeting held the 2nd Sunday afternoon in June will be the third Sunday afternoon, June 16th this year at 3:00 p.m.

I was sorry I missed seeing Sylvia Carson while she was here with daughter, Jennifer, from North Pekin, Illinois. I was sorry to hear her sister, Camille Pyle, was in a car accident when they were over west at a resort.

Best wishes to my daughter, Kristin Luebbert, as she received her nursing degree in Hutchison, Kansas and is now a RN and working.

A thought, “if we have designed our past then we have a good future.”