Norwood Gleanings

Howdy. It rained almost all night. It was music to my ears. Those slow, steady rains is what this old earth needs to soak up real good.

Sorry to hear about Jim Sinnings passing away. Years ago he would A-I everyone’s cattle around until people started going to school to do it themselves.

Gary Watts is home but it’s gonna be a slow process getting back in the swing of things. His physical body is alright, but it’s his speech that was damaged in surgery and he is still a little confused on some things.

Faye Bradshaw has taken up a new residency at the assisted living home in Mountain Grove.

Faye Gray is coming home to Bobby and Lori Gray’s home to stay with them. I’m sure his mother is proud that they are willing to help her out the way they are. I hope it’s where I can take care of my parents when the time comes.

Farmers Day is the 28th and it will be here before you know it. The kids love to attend it. It’s the only day that kids get to run all over and just have fun and visit. There’s always a whole lot of good food, singing and a nice parade. If you don’t want to do that you can always come over to the sale barn. It’s just like Noah’s Ark. There is all sorts of animals except there is more than just two of every kind. Last month there was over 1,000 chickens, and 1,200 goats and sheep. They sell pigs, donkeys, parakeets, turkeys, Guineas, ducks, geese and a whole lot more. Kids love it.

With this rain, mushrooms will be popping up and what I like about them is they are free, if you’re willing to walk and find them.

Wednesday the 25th, Rabron and Clara Jones will celebrate 59 years together and on the 26th, Brad and Angie Brown (Watts) will be together 12 years.

Pete Williams has been under the weather for a while, but I heard that everything is looking up for him. So that’s prayers answered.

Union Grove held the first Widows Banquet on Saturday the 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Courtney DeVault and Angela Coatney were in charge and the young girls gave pedicures, manicures, sang and served a meal to eleven ladies. Those attending were Gail Lawson, June Forrest, Janace Baty, Carol Rhoads, Gladys Levan, Delta Forrest, Donna Bennett, Gale Robertson, Ruth Bradshaw, Nancy Hopper and Bonita Raney. They have added a few more names for next year. The young girls loved helping the older ladies and the ladies loved being pampered. We appreciate Courtney and Angela for making the widows happy.

Thought: The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. “If the truth be known, we all could do better at that.

If you have any news, give me a call and until next week, God bless our little town. 746-1112.