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It’s great to talk about bygone days

Southern Ohio

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Christmas and New Year are just a memory and before we can turn around a couple of times it will be here again. As I have said so many times before, time waits for no one.

In the Harrison area we had a couple of days of nice weather. Just a tease that says spring will be here before too long.

My sympathy goes out once again as sadness have hit the Les and Pat Wagner and Becky Hasty family, along with so many others that I don’t know their names, in the loss of a precious family member, their Aunt Ethel.

I am sorry I don’t have much information on Aunt Ethel, except I know she was a wonderful person and the family loved her so much.

I know this is one elderly woman who was blessed to be at home with family to the end.

When she was able to be helped out of bed Aunt Ethel was taken outside to be with family events, such as weddings in the yard, birthday parties or whatever the occasion.

When Pat called to tell me the death of this wonderful woman, I was caught in a situation that I couldn’t ask very many questions, so I apologize for not being able to say very much.

I only wish I had the love and support in my family as the Wagners have in their family. I am also glad their love has overflowed to me.

A few days ago I wrote something concerning the event of my birth at my little hometown of Roxana, of my Grandpa Hall dying the same night I was born, just a few hours in between. Hiram Frazier and another man made Grandpa’s coffi n, and Gladys Hogg who owned the store at Roxana, took material and padding from her store to pad and line Grandpa’s coffin.

I received the most precious note from Gladys Hogg’s son Wilgus Hogg. Then I received a phone call that was a highlight for me that I will never forget.

It was so great to be able to talk of bygone years of my mom’s grandparents, Ma and Pa Coots.

Ann Calihan wanted so bad to share something about Gladys on the computer as Johnny had gone to get the doctor when Johnny and Ann’s older child was due. Johnny didn’t get back in time, so Gladys Hogg delivered their beautiful baby daughter, Carol.

As Ann was trying to share this on the computer so Wilgus could see, the tablet that Ann was using wouldn’t cooperate. Later when she was telling me on the phone, we laughed until we almost cried.

Gladys Hogg was very influential in Larry Roark’s life also as she taught Larry in school. Larry also had the pleasure of visiting Gladys several years ago.

Gladys is still doing great as far as health is concerned, buy that dreadful dementia has taken this wonderful person’s memory.

Well, I guess this enough of bygone years. I will say I am really looking forward to having more chats with Wilgus Hogg.

Doyle and Betty Ison, I hope you are feeling better and able to get out for a few days when it was nice weather.

Richard Caudill fired up his four-wheeler and got to take a good, long ride to the mountain he loves so much, then enjoyed a ride the next day to visit his sister Marcia for lunch.

Belated happy birthday to my niece Sue Hall, and Mart, I hope you are doing alright.

I am sorry this column is going to be short.

Until next time.



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