Norwood Gleanings

Howdy. I just love meeting new people and the Wagon Train stopped off at the sale barn and slept overnight, so I went to their house to get the scoop on them. John Gustafson (Swedish name) has a wife and six children living in his quarters, which was very small along with 4 hens, 1 rooster, 4 pigeons and three dogs.

He was living in Winfield, Kansas and somehow ended up in northwest Arkansas and will stay awhile in Cabool to get a few more wagons. He makes jewelry and knives and sells them on the internet. He is a blacksmith and farrier by trade. He blacksmiths like the vikings did without any tools. He said jokingly that Amazing Grace is taking him across this journey (that’s the name of his jackass). I thought that was humorous myself. Very intelligent man. His website is

Now for our more local news. London Hill is still waiting to hear from Barnes Hospital and in the meantime he had another MRI done this week.

Happy anniversary to Chris and Michelle Wehrer on the 16th and 13 years to John and Dorothy Locke on the 19th.

I heard that Shirley Turner was in the hospital this week. We send our get well’s to you.

Don’t forget our Christmas parade December 6 at 11:30 and chili following at the multipurpose room and bring the little ones. Santa will be there and he will be taking pictures with your little ones. I might even have my picture taken.

Can’t really tell you what’s going on with the new restaurant coming. I do know the gals name is Jennifer Thompson and she has got delayed and the hardware store was closed all last week. I guess we will just wait and see what’s going to happen there.

The next Jamboree will be December 5. We had a whole lot of clean fun and I didn’t see but one cell phone out all night. That’s the difference between generations. The younger ones have to see entertainment on the internet and the old ones entertain themselves. I loved it so much.

Alice Allen got a surprise this week. Her daughter came for a visit for a couple of days. She is from out of state. I believe that’s the first time I have ever seen any of her kids and I’ve met Jess’s son once awhile back. He lives away too.

Ruth Bradshaw is back in the hospital. We want to send our get wells to her.

Danny Cottengim came and preached for us Sunday night. What a testimony. His wife is in remission of leukemia and he has stage 4 prostate cancer. He said I keep working for the Lord until he calls me home. He reminded me of Job in the Bible. If you’ve never met Danny, he is one of a kind.

Thought: Don’t ever give up.

Until next week, God bless our little town.