The fall colors are at their best display on trees and shrubs, but leaves are falling fast and soon the trees will have lost their pretty leaves.

We have now gained back the hour of sleep we lost March 10th.

News at Tecumseh Fire Dept. is that Jack Daugherty had worked 31 years and is now retired from the job he did well. Congratulations! Jerry Lash has worked 18 years and did a good job and is to be congratulated. I was told the new fire chief is Nathaniel Winrod and he is appreciated to take on the position. Best wishes on the job in emergency situations.

Best wishes to Dan Moody who is having some bad back problems and works at Baxter Lab. His wife, Arreaun, also works there and keeps busy when home also with many jobs.

Neoma Moody has had teeth pulled and is getting some new dentures. Also Lyndon Pitcock in Fair Grove had dental work done recently and his wife, Linaia, has also. Best wishes to all of them.

Those procedures are ones a person is glad to get over as quickly as possible.

Granddaughter, Dana (Davis) Taylor visited me Saturday evening on her way home to Brixey from spending a couple of days with J.C. and Bonnie Taylor and daughter, Joyce, helping them with a yard sale. She had her 12 year old dog, Cheyenne, with her to see me also, as she has always been a special pet, and is now having health problems that are life threatening.

Maxine Smith is great-grandma again since Sept. 26th when Zakariah Hallam was born to Chris and Chandra Hallam in Tempe, AZ. Siblings 6 year old, Abigail and 3 year old, Hadiah and grandparents Curt and Marsha Hallam.

Karen Davis and I are going to Mountain Home Wednesday for my doctor appointment.

Thursday Friendly Neighbors Club meets at the Health Center basement room for their monthly meeting and will plan for their Christmas baskets that usually are filled and delivered to homebound and other folks. Also send get-well cards to several folks who are sick in the neighborhood and other areas.

Prayers are for Randi Smucker and Diane Easterday for recovery from their surgeries.

Edith McKinnon enjoyed visiting in the home of Dr. Aaron Newton and wife, Lucy, at Theodosia area with the First Baptist Church serving group where they addressed Christmas cards to send through Red Cross to veterans, and they enjoyed the scenic drive as they drove there and back. The Newtons had their daughter and her son visiting them.

Bud and Carol McClendon from Lick Creek hill drove Sunday enjoying the pretty fall colors over in the Udall area and visited a time with Dave Davis.

Keith Davis returned from his work in Delaware wher he had been for several weeks as a welder.

I was pleased to receive my 50 yearr pin and certificate at Gainesville Eastern Star Chapter Monday evening, Oct. 28th. Growing older isn’t so bad after all!

Edith McKinnon is limited in her walking because of an injured knee. She is seeing her doctor again this Wednesday.

I have enjoyed a quart jar of honey (with comb) from Poplar Bluff that daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, David, purchased for me a few weeks ago.

We will miss the beautiful fall weather as colder air moves in.

Just a thought, “If your dog tries to chew on your dictionary, you should take the words right out of his mouth.”