Debbie Cederlind, Moe and Kaylynn Todd and Alaya came down to Bonnie Phipps Friday and visited all day and Michael and Wendee Freeman and girls came over that evening and visited until the football game was half over then they went over there and Debbie, Moe, Kaylynn and Alaya went home.

I took my news and eggs in last Monday and Jessie and Ben Three Eagle came up and trimmed some of the limbs off of my trees and then came back Wednesday and trimmed the cedar tree that blocked my view down the road. I sure appreciated what they did.

Last Tuesday I received .5-1/2 of an inch of rain and then .2 of an inch of rain is what I received Friday night.

George Blakey came and picked up his eggs Thursday morning then I went to town and took eggs in and paid a bill then I came back by the nursing home and took Marie Dickey a birthday card that all the O.E.S. officers had signed for her 93rd birthday. On my way home I swung by John and Jo Stephens for a while and got to see James Hathcock there.

Saturday I went over to Thelma Chisam’s who saved a Springfield paper for me that had a write up about the Shepherd of the Hills and different ones talked to the reporter about it and this is what my son-in-law had to say, by the way, we all call him Joel, but his first name is Thomas,…”Many businesses claim to be like family, but around here, it’s true,” said Thomas Reemes who has worked at Shepherd of the Hills for 26 years. “It’s a cliché, but we’re family,” Reemes said. His own family was born out of the play. In August 1989 Reemes met his future wife at Shepherd of the Hills, and they still work for the company. “She’s the best thing that ever happened to me and the best thing to come out of this experience,” Reemes said. If you ever went to see the play a few years ago you might have seen Joel play the city dud, Ollie, and he was good at it.

I went by Dustin and Kelsey Seaborn’s, but they weren’t home then I went by the nursing home and visited with all the people that I usually talk to.

It was cold going to church Sunday, but the sun was warm if you were inside your car.

Lets keep our sick folks in our prayers. There are lots out there to pray for.

My prayer and sympathy go out to all that have lost a loved one.

Please keep our leaders and the men and women in the service and their families and the ones in training in your prayers.