The rain has really soaked in the dry earth we had in July.

I have enjoyed the garden vegetables from friend’s gardens, since I was unable to make a garden again this summer.

Since the showers of rain came, grass has grown, pastures for the livestock and our yards need to be mowed.

Dave and Karen K. Davis stopped by Monday morning on their way to town and then to Mountain Home for doctor appointments.

Congratulations to Dick and Elda Edwards on their 60th anniversary in Theodosia area.

Tecumseh now has a beautician and hair stylist, Rebecca Hallmark, who is open for business. She and Edith McKinnon stopped by to see me Thursday. Rebecca lived in the Ava area in the past years.

Visiting in the area with friends the last of the week were Sylvia Carson, with daughter and granddaughter from North Pekin, Illinois. They also visited Sylvia’s two sisters.

On Saturday they met friends and Sylvia’s club sisters, Edith McKinnon, Maxine Smith and Linnie Ingram, at Deb and Lou’s Café where they had breakfast together.

The annual Farm Bureau meeting will be held Saturday, August 17th at Hoerman Memorial Park. Members are asked to furnish the desserts for lunch to be served there at noon. There will be door prizes and election of officers after lunch.

Best wishes to Ida Mae Huse as she recuperates from some recent surgeries.

Best wishes to Raymond House and wife, Nadiene of Willow Springs. If friends want to send cards, their address is 906 N. Walnut. They are former Tecumseh residents.

The First Baptist Church baptized three people Sunday in Lick Creek. Bob and Nancy Walker’s grandson, Nate, their son-in-law, and Bill Sutherland.

The Martin family band played music the last weekend of July in the pavilion at Joe and Diane Easterday’s hilltop home at Rocky Ridge. Jerry Luna and Marilyn Tilley, were in attendance. A great time was had by all.

Joe’s two brothers have visited them from Ohio. They were fishing Sunday, but the fish weren’t taking the bait so no luck this time.

Bob Arnett makes delicious cucumbers into lime pickles and a lot of them. He shares with friends who really enjoy them.

Maxine Smith has bronchitis and hasn’t been feeling up to par.

Best wishes to Karen N. and Ed Davis of Gainesville with health problems.

As the Dog Days which consist of about 40 days, according to the almanac, are now past we should get into the fall time of the year which should be more enjoyable. Hopefully no rabies have occurred.

A thought to remember is “Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all others.”

“Hello to cousins in Kansas and other places, who like their home area news each week.”