Monday, June 25, 2007

I always admired her pursuit of knowledge

Gravelly News by Glenna Goodson

2 Women meet in Heaven. 1st. Woman: Hi, my name is Wanda
2nd Woman" Hi, My name is Slyvia. How did you die?
1st Woman: I froze to death
2nd Woman How horrible!!!
1st Woman: It wasn't so bad. after I quit shaking from the cold I began to get warm and sleepy,
and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?
2nd Woman I died of a massive heart attack. Isuspected that my husband had a girl friend
so came home early to catch them. but instead I found him all by himself in the den watching
1st Woman So what happened?
2nd woman: I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I started running
all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down nto the basement.
Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had
looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart
attack and died.
1st Woman: Too bad you didn't look in the freezer---we'd both still be alive.

The first thing I want to do as I am back from OKC is to thank Mary Cole for her letter to the Editor commending my column.That was kind of yu ,Mary, and it just made my day. I went to the computer and e-mailed my son in Ca. to let him know.!! In my writing for the Record I try to make it entertaining. Loucinda Buford has a great xource for jokes and she sends them on to me and I try to decidxe what the readers would enjoy..A couple of others send me jokes and I find a few in books I am reading. o thank you Mary--Keep reading!!!

My eye surgery itself, went well in OKC. I am disturbed because I cannot see any better and the eye is hurting, so I am gong to a specialist here in Ar. to find what the problem is. While in OKC, my daughter took me for the surgery and then to her home where I stayed with her for a couple of days. Before the surgery I spent time with a teacher friend and at our home in OKC. On the 17th,I was thrilled to go to my greatgrand son's 6th birthday party. My granddaughter, Robyn, found this great place in Edmond called "Pump it Up" for birthday parties.I don't think Jake will forget that birthday party. Russell brought me back to Ar. the 18th. He went back to Lake Texoma the next day to be with Fred. Since Fred's vision is so limited because of the stroke, Russ does not want to leave him alone very long at a time.

Isn't it strange how we are creatures of habit? When I was a little girl, the Cook bus traveled to Waldron 3 times per week and two days per week the bus traveled to Danville for customers to go "to town".
My mother always went to Waldron. Not one time do I ever remember gong to Danville.I was thinking of that when I realized I have not traveled any where in Scott County since two days after decoration day, the second Saturday in May.. Imagine onnly a couple of miles from me and yet I have not been to Nola, nor anywhere in Scott county. since the second weekend in May. So if you thought you were waving at me and it was Scott County--wasn't me--Kinda wierd!!

My computer is very important to me. I get back from OKC andI ran to my computer the first thing. I had about 30 messages. I read them and then my computer crashed. One thing that drives me nuts is that the tool bar has disappeared. Loucinda came up and worked for over an hour on the computer. She fixed some of the things that were wrong but could never find the tool bar. But I'm grateful I have a limited use of my computer, thanks to Loucinda.

Edith Turner had heart surgery while I was gone and the doctor placed a stint in the heart.Edie is doing well and her sister Hazel Russell is really looking out for her.

Loucinda's grandson, Michael, sent me a corsage via Loucinda, that he had fixed for me in his mother's flower shop in Russellville.That was so sweet of Michael and made me feel special.

Last Wednesday Iattended the funeral of Thomas Carroll at the Bluffton Baptist Church. Mary Alice, his wife, and I graduated high school together. I have never heard a better sermon at a funeral then what their pastor from LR presented. We learned what a strong Christian Thomas was and how he loved his Lordand his family. Betty Oliver, Mary's sister,played the piano and sang "Sheltered in the Arms of Love," so beautifully. I was glad to visit with my friend Melba Reed and Joy Don
Moody after the service.
Mary Alice has my sympathy, love and prayers.

A fellow came into Bill Workman's store at Gravelly. He said he and his wife lived 50 miles E. of Dallas. He is a musician and comedian and he had performed at Mtn. Home the night before. on his trailer is a sign that says, "Bob Tail Billy" and a picture of a guitar and 2 roosters.Quite a comical guy!

I learned last Wednesday that Beatrice Garner Yeats is not dong very well. Her daughter, Gerry, told me that her mother had been in the hospital for a week with bronchitis. She was at home as of the 21st, but she was gong back to the Dr. I must check on Beatrice--she's another lady Ihave known since I was a child and always loved her so. I always admired her pursuit of knowledge and her love of books and her writing skills.

Last Sabbath I was so glad to see my Adventist friends at the Ola church. Dr. Sandberg and Shaleah led the singing and then sang a special. Shaleah getrs better all the time in her musical ability. Dr. Sandberg preached an inspirational message. Kelly Virbel taught the Bible lesson and did a great job. I left my car at Ola and Loucinda picked me up and we traveled to Russellville where we spent all afternoon.We did some shopping for our FV reunion that will be in Oct. We purchased paper, envelopes, tape, etc. At a store that will remail nameless, Loucinda asked the clerk how much it would cost to print 900 ;letters. The price qjuoted was about twice the price we had paid 2 years ago. Tight-wad Loucinda had a fit.As we left the strore Loucinda said"Never trust a woman that has a "French tip manicure."

This Lord's Day it was great being back in my Rover Baptist Church. William rice and Bill
illigan sang abeautiful special and thesermon by Bro. Shipley really mader me search my heart. You kmnow we need more sermons that make yu THINK and PONDER. Sunday night Billy Milligan always takes reguests for the songs we sing. I requested "When All Of God's Singer's Get Home," Johnny Turner says, "You notice it does not say anything about piano players"and then he told Janette ,at the ;piano, he wasn't talikng about her, just the woman from Gravelly>"Then I knew I was back home--to have Johnny tease me!!

As close, remember we can be young only once but we can be immature always.


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