This community sure has had its share of losing some wonderful people the last month or so.

Ms. Venice Joyner left this world after about 90 something years. She was a very feisty lively young lady. Sharp as they come. I loved to sit and listen to her tell stories of the past. She would always start out by saying Now Sister. She was the sweetest person. Wish My legacy would be as good as hers. 

We also Les Vance husband of Mary Vance. He was one of our Veterans in the community and was well liked by everyone. He always had a smile on his face and their was never a time he didn’t speak to you. Mary you are in our prayers and just take one day at time. Thanks for all your calls and asking about my Sandy too. 

The following people are having birthdays coming up, Donna Stevenson Duncan, Donna Rimmer Burrows, Doris Griffith Watkins, Johnny Murl Dowdy, and myself. Happy 76th birthday Sue Hartwick Passmore. Also happy birthday to her grandsons Ryan and Brian Wilson. Can you believe it guys and gals we are another year older! Hope each of you have a great birthday and many more to come. 

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Day next week! Remember what the true meaning of Thanksgiving is! Giving Thanks!

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We are enjoying some beautiful weather and it’s November. Some of our trees have still got color, and the wind has stripped the leaves of some of them. It has still been a beautiful fall. God is so good.

Marsha Brown is home from the hospital. We thank the Lord, it wasn’t her time to go to her eternal home yet.

Sunny Earnhart, with her sister, Marian McGinty, have returned home after spending several days in the hospital, and rehab at Salem Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, both places in Conway. They are happy to be home.

Our local Red Hat Society met last Thursday and had lunch at Hensley’s Catfish House in Quitman. We meet once a month at a different restaurant in Conway. We wear our purple clothes and Red Hats, and eat and enjoy being with friends.

Mrs. Lola Owen and Mrs. Ercle Dow of Conway visited Betty Applegate last Sunday afternoon. They have been friends for many years.

Betty’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit her, like ours visit us. I just don’t tell it every week.

Last Friday was the date set for our annual sister’s get-together. We met at the Greenbrier Montgomery home, Ray and Mary Ruth’s.

Those attending were Helen Dean Loyd of Bentonville, Ark., Johnnie Sue Johnston of Nixa, Mo., Mary Ruth, and my daughter, Sherry Sellers of Conway and myself of Holland. We can’t be together for the holidays, so we celebrate them all at once, at a different time.

We exchange gifts for Christmas, birthdays and the different holidays. We enjoy brunch, visit, eat, open gifts and eat again! We have previously gone somewhere and spent a night or two. Shopping, attending a show, but old age has caught up with some of us. We have a brother, Travis Sims in Conway, and we love him very much!

Please, I need you to send me something to write. I can’t write about you neighbors, if I don’t know it.

I want my heart to reflect God’s love.