Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Gravelly news byG lenna Goodson

JULIE____I am sending you articles for May 24th and May 31st, since I will be gone to OKC for a couple of weeks. I have divided them. Thanks

A young couple got married and went on their honeymoon. When they got back, the bride immediately called her mother."Well," said the mother,"so how was the honeymoon?" "Oh, Mama" she replied,"the honeymoon was wonderful!So romantic----- Suddenly she burst out crying."But Mama, as soon as we returned, Sam started using the most horrible language--things I'd never heard before!!I meanall these awful 4 letter words!You've got to take me home--Please Mama!""Sarah, Sarah,"her mother said,"calm down! You need to stay with your husband and work this out. Now tell me, what could be so awful?WHAT four letter words?"Please don't make me tell you,mama,"wept the daughter,"I'm so embarrassed, they are just too awful!COME GET ME PLEASE!!! "Darling, baby, you must tell me what has youso upset. Tell your mother these horrible 4-letter words!" Sobbing the bride said"Oh, Mama--he used words like dust, wash, iron, cook--"I'll pick you up in 20 minutes," said the mother.

CBS Sunday Morning, t.v. news, interviewed Gary and Sheila Garner at Gary's Pet Registry last weekI am so sorry I did not know about it before the program will be broadcast. It will broadcast Sunday, May 21st, and I hope some of you saw it. CBS was especially inbterested in Gary's registering of designer dogs also called hybrids. Fox network has also interviewed Gary by phone.

Last week I dropped by the Auto and Farm Suppy at Plainview to purchase oil for my car. Kim and john Yates of Rover operate the store. Kim had been nice and put in power steering fluid for me before so she out the oil in for me. Bless her!!Kim told me that their 15 year old son, J..W rode in the Russellville regional rodeo and he won the saddle bronc riding.

Last week I decided to go to the laundry mat at Wing instead of bothering my relatives washing my clothes. It had been years since I had been to a laundry-mat andI realized I had not missed the experience!! So,Lowe's here I come for a new washer!! Iwent to Loucinda's to wait for my clothes to dry and O.L. Briggs was visiting. It was lots of fun to visit with O.L. Loucinda tells O.L, that her generation is a dying breed when it comes to decorating graves at decoration time. She says,:"You know my kid nor my brother, will carry on the tradition."That's one thing about Kathy being so much younger than me- she can continue the tradition.

Last week Loucinda and I went to Waldron. We went to see my cousins, Dortha and Peggy. We all piled into Loucinda's car and went to 3 garage sales. I found 6 dresses for my little great-granddaughter and several books. One lady obviously enjoys the same authors I do cause she had books by Hoag,Johnansen, Patterson, Grisham andSidney Sheldon.I bought several, hoping Betty Lampkin can share them with me. We then went to James' food store and Loucinda and Dortha got already prepared chicken livers, bught corn on the cob, which I shucked and boiled. They prepared a great salad and Dortha bought canned beans. We had a delicious early supper.

While I was visiting Lucinda one day, Dennus Castleberry calls and tells her she just really needs to get one of his kittens for Michael to play with when he comes to see her. But that line did not work!Loucinda tells him no more cats for her. I told her she needs to =help Dennus out, that 2 more outside cats for her would be okay, but she still said "No.!"

Dortha gave me flowers to plant.I bought 4 tomato plants and a couple of flowers, so when I got home, I worked until after dark planting my flowers and tomatoes. Dortha and Peggy havebeautiful flowers in front of their apartments.

We have had acouple of calls as a result of my article with the list of former graduates for whom we need addresses. Ifany one else has any information about these peope, please would yu call us.
I was sorry to hear of the death of Willis Southard of Young Gravelly. I understand that he was on oxygen and when the electricity went off for 8 hours last week, it resulted in his death. If that is true, his death is doubly sad.

In talking to the former Jewelene Putman a couple of weeks ago, I asked her if she had ever smoked. Her answer was a classis--she said"I never needed to smoke for a high. My natural high was my love for music andto go to those singing conventions and play the piano was my high." That's one ofthe reasons Jewelene still looks young--she took care of her body.

According to the radio news, thetwo most popular names for children this year, and ever since 1999, are Emily and Jacob. Since I have a niece named Emily, and a great grandson named Jacob, I agree with their choices. Being a teachr for 30 years, Ican tell you that children get along better with a common, easy to spell, easy to say, name. Imagine going through life with the name of Apple that one of the movie stars named her child. Ican just hear 4th grade boys teasing her unmercifully!!

The community auction that was to be held at the Nola store, the last wekend in May has been postponed unti lthe first wekend in June.

Think on this----"You can't have everyting--where would you put it?"

Gravelly news for May 31st, by Glenna Goodson

Monday, May 08, 2006

Lezlie made straight A's

Gravelly news by Glenna Goodson

A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady. She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up. After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder and hands him another handful of peanuts. She repeats this gesture about 5 times.When she is about to hand him another batch, he asks the old lady, "why don't you ladies eat the peanuts yourself ?" "We can't chew them because we have no teeth,"she replied. The puzzled driver says,"Why do you buy them then?"he old lady replied,"We just love the chocolate around them."

Last Thursday, Loucinda drove and Louise Gillum,
Mamie Glover, and I went with her to Danville Senior Center to have nurses from Danville Hospital, pamper our feet. Beth was the nurse that soaked my feet, filed my toe nails, used a brush on my toes and heels. She then rubbed on soothing, good smelling lotion. It was wonderful!Julie was there from the Yell County Record, taking pictures. I was glad to meet her and to put a cheerful voice on the phone to a happy face. I have been missing my friends at the Center and it was so good to see Alma Torrance, Ruby, Barbara Dennis and others. I did not know Cebelle James had goneback to work there as a cook again and it was goodto talk to her. Aftr lunch, we 4 ladies stopped at the Dollar Store, and a couple more stores before heading home. We had a good afternoon. While in the car gong home, Louise asks us, "Do you know how God speaks to poor people?" "Welcome ,Wal Mart, shoppers!"

Last Monday night, we only had 8 ladies for our Butterflies meeting at Rover Baptist Church. Maybe it was because they knew I had the devotional!!No, just kidding! We ate, shared needs, had prayer time and were blessed!

Isaw Kris Wilson at Fowler's cafe last week. Kris has applied for Jim Mccoy's job as deputy at Plainview, since Jim is retiring. I wish Kris well.

The Light House Promise Land Family Center, is really gong up fast now. That will be a good place for teens to gather, have a good time with no fear of drugs, or other things that confront teens now-a-days.

I attended the Adventist Church the 8th when they met for the first time in the Ola Methodist Church. I had not attended in 3 weeks and I had missed my Christian friends.I can always just feel their love and I know they pray for my family and me. Kelly Virbel was in charge of the opoening worship service and she did a good job. I look at this young lady--almost ready to graduate from college andso strong in the Lord that she does not have all the fears many young people have. And Tom and Peggy Jeys--I think how wonderful that they have come to their Golden Years and have walked with the Lord all these years andstill have a joy that only the Lord gives. and Joe and Janet Harrison--how dear they are to me.Joe did a good job of teaching the lesson. Janet lends a lot to the class by her good comments. Janet is so kind and loving and I always look forward to talking to her. And threre's Dr. Sandberg and Jodie--what a wonderful witness they are!!I'm so glad Dr. Sandberg is my Doctor and he knows me well enough to know when I need a lecture and when he just needs to be understanding and kind.

At my Rover Baptist Church, Sunday, I told Johnny Turner that I had written down in my funeral plans that he was to be one of my pall-bearers.He said "Well, do you know WHEN, because I have to put it on my schedule!"I told him I did not think God was going to reveal the timeto me.

I had a wonderful time at our pie auction at the William J.Parks Lodge at Gravelly. Friday night. We had the Dry Branch Bluegrass Band from Belleville to perform.They consist of, Jerry Payne, Kent Dennis, Gary McCord, Wayne Sloan and David Laster.Boy, they were good!! It was the firsttime I had seen J.B.Wagner in action as an auctioneer and that was fun to hear.How in the world he talks that fast is beyond me. Tommy VanOver had worked really hard on getting this organized and he was there, MOUTH and all!! Tommy hadus laughing half the night. Ray Rhoades was making an announcement and in the middle ofthe announcement, Tommy fell out of hischair to the floor, moaning. It seems that Dale and Elaine Lambert's grandson wasswatting flies. andone landed on Tommy. The child really whacked that fly andof course Tommy reacts in the way Tommy does. We hadseveral ofthe ones running for office in Scott and Yell County to speak to us briefly. During this time, Twain Willis was presented his 50 year pin by the Masonic Lodge at Gravelly.Ray Rhoades presented Twain with his pin.We so appreciate the ones that came out and supported our Lodge. Enough money was raised to almost pay for the siding for our building.

Sunday was a great day for me. At my Rover Baptist Church I saw Ruby Grace Williams Holmes and her husband, BNily Gene.It wasso good seeing them again. They live in Pa. and are here for some of the decorations at different cemeteries.Then aftr church, I went to Rover Park where some of the families gather before the decoration there. Loucinda had told me she had cooked enough for me so come and eat. I talkedto Chuck McCool about his realty business.The business iscalled,"Chuck McCool and Associates Realty," andthey are in Hot Springs Village. They have 3 agents now and will have 4 by the end ofthe month. Chuck says they have the number one web site in real estate. It wasso good to see the Gillum family, there. Of course, arold and i go to church together at Rover, but I saw Pat, his brother from Arkadelphia, John, Harold and Louise's son, and Juanita their cousin. In talking to Pat, Idiscovered he had coached basketball at a school in Fayetteville for 7 years, several years ago. Then he taught Biology in Arkadelphia schools for 17 years. So out of the 6 Gillum children, 3 of them were teachers. Johnnie Sue Willis, Pat, and then Barbara that lives in Mississippi.. I called Johnnie this morning to tell her I am impressed with her Gillum family. After I left the park, I was headed to see Betty andHoyt Lampkin and there was the Bluffton decoration along that road. Isaw Rita and Charles Daniel andstopped for a minute. I talked to Rita for a minute but of course Charles seemed to have lock jaw and would not talk. Charlesand his son, Robin, have recently built a fence around Charles' land on the Scroughout road..I was traveling that road last week and there were two young boys on a 4-wheeler just opening the newly built gate, and going in. Better watch that, kids. That fence and gate mean,"don't go in!"So I wenton to see Betty and took her some books to read.

Fred and I will be in OKC the 18th to see one of our grand-daughters graduate from high school. Lezlie made straight A;s, 1st grade through 12th grade and we are realy proud of her.

Isaw these words in my cousin Freddy's office, at Waldron. "Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits!"