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Baby goats evoke jealousy in dogs


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I enjoyed a good telephone visit with my good friend, Anna Watkins of Florida. It’s really true a call is the next best thing to being there. I love talking to my friends that I don’t get to see.

I enjoyed our usual dinner on Wednesday with my son, Rob. He was feeling bad with the flu. It had been hanging on all week. It’s hard to get over. He was feeling better on Friday. I hope it’s all gone when he gets back.

He got to see some celebrities a short time ago. Barbara Fairchild, Lori Morgan and another singer were visiting his neighbor, “Goldie.” I can never remember her last name. Barbara Fairchild (“I Wish I Was A Teddy Bear”) came and knocked on his door and talked to him. She parks her big bus in his driveway. I almost met her once when I was down there. I didn’t know who it was until she left. I sure like Rob’s neighbor, Goldie. I told her I wished she lived next door to me. I’d cook her some more soup beans.

My sister, Betty Tyree, and I visited Clyde last week. He was about the same. He enjoys the pampering all the pretty nurses and workers give him. They are so good to him. I sure appreciate it. It gives me peace of mind to know he’s getting good care.

I enjoyed a call from Bobby Pass a while back. He used to live here; he lives in Indiana now. He’s going to send me some of his music. We know a lot of the same people.

Creda Isaac called me the other day needing some cemetery information. I was glad I was able to help her. That is such a good thing they are doing. I’m sure they work hard and I’m sure everyone appreciates all they do.

I enjoyed talking to my sister, Joann Brown, in Indianapolis a few days ago.

My sister, Louise Shepherd, and her daughter, Pam Gardner, came over to see my baby goats a few days ago. I think Pam would have liked to take Annabell home with her or the two little white twins, but I don’t think her dog “Sadie” would appreciate it. My dog “Jazzy” was so jealous of Annabell while I was giving her a bottle, she cried and got so depressed I was afraid she would have a heart attack.

We had a surprise visit from our sister, Joann Brown, and her husband, Donald. She should never have left us and moved all the way to Indianapolis. I guess you go where your job takes you. We are all glad to see them when they come back home.

Let me correct one of my many mistakes. I put in the paper last week that Paul Dent had passed away. He didn’t, it was his wife. I’m sure there have been lots of calls and cards. I’m so sorry. Andrew Sexton’s wife called me. She is a cousin of Paul and Benny. I didn’t know that.

Benny also called me and told me not to worry about that. I hope Paul didn’t get to read about it. Benny said they would get in touch with me when they come in. I look forward to seeing them. I’ve always liked them. So many of our friends have moved away, but we don’t forget them.

Our church, Whitco Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle, started revival services on Sunday night. The first night it was Bro. Donald Tapio and the rest of the week is Bro. Jimmy Jewel of Ohio. Our pastor, Bro. John Conn, and the whole congregation invite everyone to be with us.

Bro. John Conn went to Lexington to be with Bro. Buck Adams who was having a heart catheterization. Our church appreciates Bro. Buck and his wife, Ralpha.

They were in revival at Colson Holiness Church last week. It ended on Friday night. I went with sis Pat Branham on Thursday night. There was a large crowd there and seemed to be going well. Bro. Josh Sturgill is pastor there. His church seems to be growing. He has a lot of young people.

Saturday was an enjoyable day. I cooked dinner for some of my family, my sister, Joann Brown, and husband Donald; Louise Shepherd and her daughters, Carol Day and Shannon Banks; and Betty and Bertus Tyree. I fed them country food – soup beans, fried potatoes and cabbage and chicken casserole and cornbread. We had some banana nut bread for dessert. They all seemed to enjoy it and we enjoyed just being together. The rest of our family was missing. Hubert and wife Joyce and John and his wife, Priscilla, were at the lake and Charles and Brenda were out of town. Some were working and couldn’t make it.

I called Ann (Miller) Vanderpool on Sunday. She is the daughter of the late Lettie and Woodrow Miller. They were our Marlowe neighbors. She’s going to try and find me some old pictures.

It’s so good to see all the bloom on the trees and everything getting green. Looks like it might be a good year for fruit. I hope the summer won’t be as dry as it was last year so the farmers can raise lots of vegetables and maybe the price of food will go down.

I was sorry to hear of the death of the daughter of Lois Williams and the late Doc Williams. Her mother sure took good care of her. Lois practically stayed up there with her daughter and she will surely miss her.

Well, I’ve rattled on long enough.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.

This news from the Ermine Senior Citizens Center:

“The Ermine Senior Citizens went to Camp Nathanael for Senior Day on Thursday. We had two busloads from our center to go. We had a wonderful time and a beautiful day for it.

“We enjoyed the message, singing, and the skit they put on for us. We enjoyed all the program. They are from Mackinaw, Ill., and call themselves The Prime Time Messengers. We had a great time and a wonderful dinner. They have good cooks there.

“After we left Camp Nathanael, we stopped at the Amish store in Hindman and bought lots of goodies.

“Debbie Slone, our site manager, has been off work due to having surgery but is back now. She came back April 14, and we’re all really glad. Debbie, we missed you a lot and hope you will soon be OK.

“If you are a senior citizen, come to Ermine and join us as we have a wonderful center, good people, and get along like one big happy family. We would enjoy having you.

“Until next time. Seniors, take care and God bless all.”

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