Last Weeks News – Here’s hoping everyone had a great Easter Sunday, good church services and even an Easter egg hunt if that was possible.
Memories of mine are the many years I enjoyed having my own hen eggs from the hen house, dying them pretty colors for the children to hunt and see who found the most for their baskets. We even had some candy eggs from the store.
I had a call from my great-granddaughter Alexus with my daughter Kristin Luebbert in Tillamook, Oregon at Easter time. And greeting cards from friends and a new pen pal in Brookville, Indiana. She keeps up with my column in the West Plains Quill paper. They have property in the Thomasville area.
I have memories of my sister visiting with cousins there in the 1930’s. Some of who I never met. Also an Aunt Myrtle (Reese) Gale lived in Birch Tree and Mountain View in years past.
It was good visiting by phone with a friend Doris Treiber Tuesday evening. She had her first hummingbird as soon as she put out her feeder of sugar water. So a scout was probably there watching for their supply after a long flight from Mexico back to the states.
When I put out my feeders and didn’t add food coloring to the water the “hummers” haven’t come so I am adding color to their feeders.
Jerry Miller had son Mark and his son Dustin over Easter and they brought friends so all enjoyed their Easter egg hunt.
Best wishes to Phyllis Long who fell and had surgery in West Plains and is now in rehab in Mtn. Home.
The late Bonnie Reid’s daughter, Beverly, in Springfield is having treatments and better health is wished for her.
Sympathy to the family of Ginger (Louise) Robbins Chittum who passed away. Her services wer Monday.
Granddaughter Dana Taylor mowed my yard, but there is still cleaning and weed eating to be done and the April showers are making the grass grow faster.
The DOW Three County Extension Club April meeting was well attended on April 15th, at the Tecumseh firehouse. We had some visitors and held a silent auction benefiting cancer patients in the wig program. The program on Cherokee heritage was by Paralee Rea which was enjoyed by all.
News of Alma Weiss falling and breaking pelvic bones was disturbing to hear. She is in Gainesville Healthcare.
Mike and Jackie Davis, Steve and Janeen Ator, Jerry and Jerry Ann Lash, the Davises friend – Tannis, Beth Nickelson and Edith McKinnon, Bob and Wanda Bowling all had lunch at Cookie’s in Theodosia. Bob and Wanda Bowling drove up the Glade Top Trail after lunch.
Edith McKinnon accompanied Dennis and Amy Galyard to the new library at Mountain Home and ate lunch at the Black Bird Café last Thursday.
Everyone enjoy the spring showers for they bring May flowers.
This Week News – As spring showers come and grass grows fast the hum of mowers will fill the air. My neighbors have already mowed their yards and they look nice. I’m getting mine mowed also.
Our DOW Extension Club meeting on Tuesday, April 15th at Tecumseh firehouse, was quite successful with our silent auction netting a good amount.
Paralee Rea presented our program on Indian heritage of the Cherokee and Creeks. She wore the native dress beads and all the dress made from nine yards of material.
Later after lunch Jerry Kiger, conservation agent gave a good program on wildlife in our area.
Thinking back in time it was 75 years ago, April 25th, when our GHS Class of 1939 graduated. Only a few of our classmates remain. Dale Morrison and I being two of our 39 classmates that year. His sister was one of those and is deceased.
The Robbins family has our sympathy in the loss of Ginger (Louise) Chittum whose funeral was last week.
Jean Suman had Easter dinner with her son Todd, wife Lori, and children Ali and Zac, at their home in Ozark, MO. Also enjoying Lori’s serving of food were her parents, Linda and Merle Ammon, from Overland Park, Kansas and Ali’s friend, Ricky Peery of Ozark.
They all proudly celebrated the excitement to Ali’s announcements of graduationg Summa Cum Laude in May from Ozark High School, being nominated to the queens court as a candidate for prom queen, and starting her college studies this fall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
On her way to Ozark, Jean attended the presentation of an Easter Cantata by the Methodist Church in Ava.
Daffodils and other early flowers bloomed and brightened up our yards but last such a short time. The red japonica shrubs were also pretty for a short time. Leaf raking and mowing grass had to be done at the same time here and is still going on as I never seem to get caught up with a big yard to mow. Granddaughter, Dana, and husband Chet, have promised to help me out at times and now have some of their belted Galloway cows and calves here to keep me company as I mow in the back yard area.
David Humphriesville stopped by to tell me he was moving away early in April.
Paralee Rea accompanied Sam and Donna Weaver to an Amaranth meeting, in Springfield last Friday evening. She and neighbors, Ernie and Ruth Stone had lunch at the Lick Creek firehouse Saturday. Jean Suman went after the serving was over in late afternoon. The meal was 11:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Gainesville Eastern Star Chapter 432 has their stated meeting this Monday evening with potluck at 6:30 p.m. At last meeting, April 14th, Elsie Ponto brought her many birthday cards to show us that she had received for her 99th birthday, March 29th.
Mearl and Beulah Satterfield have a good garden growing. Potatoes are up and hopes are that they don’t get frozen with a cold spell.
Jerry Miller had tests in Mountain Home Monday and while there she did some shopping for plants.
Sunday evening was a stormy time and there was a lot of destruction by tornadoes in Arkansas and Kansas, also some in Missouri. It was April when this area was hit with storms also in March 1961. As we were living in Kansas then we came home on a weekend afterward to see the Ray Crawford store and Norman Carter stores destroyed. Also Roy Seawright’s place across the road and Marshall Crawford’s along with others damaged.
Mushroom hunters are searching for their delicaties in the woods this time of year.
Last I heard from Sylvia Carson in Illinois they were having chilly weather. Almost like ours as it is changeable.
Best wishes to Stella King for her to have better health.
When given a gift the manner in which it was given is worth more.
Best wishes to all who have health problems.