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Stray cats mean litters of kittens

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Howdy folks!

As I used to say, grab that cup of your favorite beverage and pull up a chair and let’s visit for a while.

The time has changed again and it will take a few days for my body to get used to it. I have to say once again I am not looking forward to cold weather. Now I have got my complaining out of the way, I guess I will concentrate on other things.

Oma Hatton, I meant to say something to you in my last column. You mentioned having a bunch of cats, well I can relate to that as some time ago the neighbor who lived in the house above me moved and left cats. One came to my house then another, which meant this past summer I inherited two batches of kittens. When the first litter of three was big enough, my son Keith Ballard took them to the animal shelter. It bothered me a little but I seemed to get over it, however this time the mama cat had six and for some reason when Keith called me to say he had taken them to the shelter I felt a sadness. They were so cute and fluffy. One tried to follow me out the gate so I broke a small switch off a tree and hit the ground to scare it back as I live on a very busy road. Well, that little kitten looked like a porcupine as it bristled its fur and hissed at me. This little thing you could hold in one hand, now I tell you I laughed so hard at this.

Here I am feeling sad about little kittens and people are killing their babies or giving them away.

I went to Ross to visit my friends Chris and Juanita Lanham. As I was telling them of my feelings Chris made fun of me for feeling sad. I took Bennie to visit them later in the week. Bennie really likes to go there as he knows just where the toys are kept.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? This holiday has come around much too fast for me as Christmas is fast approaching.

I have given my daughter Anna Nottingham money for her family as she will not be able to shop before too long. She is having some problems with her pregnancy. Anna is still having contractions and I am very worried about her. Please keep her and the baby in your prayers.

My daughter Kay Gray is still a mess from something that was to be a simple same day surgery. Kay looks as if she is painted purple or wearing a purple bikini bathing suit bottom from the doctor nicking a blood vessel during her surgery. She is so sore that she can hardly walk and it is painful when she touches the bruised area.

I have to go to the doctor this morning for some blood work. Would someone like to take my place? I had an appointment yesterday afternoon and it was too late for fasting blood work to be done, so I have to go for some testing the first week of December to rule out some possibilities for the shortness of breath that I am still having.

I talked to Ann Calihan for a little while. It seems her ordeal with the Cat Scan didn’t end with failure to bring her back out. When she went to get the second one done, someone had not done all their homework so there was a mix-up for a little while. Ann is a diabetic and has to eat a little something of the morning, and it was after one o’clock before she was finished with everything.

I am really slipping. Belated birthday wishes to my son-in-law Scott Nottingham Nov. 7, and to my sweet granddaughter Katelyn Nottingham Nov. 10. I almost forgot Katelyn’s birthday as it had been a very busy day for me. I didn’t take her gift to her until Thursday evening.

On the way home from visiting with my granddaughters Katelyn, Sarah and Jessica along with Anna, something unusual happened. A police car pulled me over a short distance from Anna’s. I guess I rolled through a stop sign. It was just a warning. At first I thought it was Scott acting silly and no such luck, it was the real thing. One thing, my life isn’t too boring!

Gwen Huff Farmer is really dreading cold weather as it means she can’t get out and about too much. I really regret I haven’t been able to make a return visit to spend time with Gwen. Maybe in the spring I can see Gwen and Shirley Wells both.

My little sidekick Bennie Wiederhold fell and in the process injured his hand. It isn’t broken, just swollen. He said, “Mom-ma, I feel better.”

Bennie is growing tall but not gaining much weight. I took him to the park across the road from where they live. I should lose some weight as he ran my legs off me.

My brother Richie still isn’t feeling very well. Wanda did manage to get a little Christmas shopping done early.

Bruce Jones, do you think Richie told Santa to bring you something for Christmas? I hope you and your family are doing alright.

Hello to my brother Jerry Hall and Mattie Hall, to my brother Wallace Lee Hall and sister Loretta Church and all the girls at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.

Well, it is getting time for me to get busy. I am really glad that my computer is fixed as it feels good to be able to write at leisure and not feel rushed. I really appreciate everything Keith does to help me.

Hello to a young man named Travis Morton on Facebook from Jeremiah. I hope you are feeling better

Until next time, Rose Ballard, 9110 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030, email: Bluegrassmama4@ aol.com telephone (513) 367-4682.


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