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Betty’s Week

 Was excited to learn that Betty’s t-shirts were selling. Report from Erika and Lawton was that some of the sizes and colors were already sold out. I was so afraid that they would be stuck with all of them. Thank all of you who care enough about me to buy and wear these—I feel honored, indeed.

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Just finished proof reading the Christmas Section. All morning I was setting the Santa Letters and we have lots of them this year. My favorite request was a trip to Paris and a baby brother. Some of these children do have vivid imaginations.

  

Mel and I went shopping Saturday, she had to buy gifts for her 16 grands and I mostly just wanted to look. I was amazed at the toys now available, some of them are retro and are similar to when Jim was a child. I was especially delighted to see the  many board games and puzzles offered—many of them on my closet shelves. They have been modernized a bit, but the games are still played basically the same. We kept a jig saw puzzle on our table all the time when we were growing up—had an urge to purchase several, but knew I’d never have time to put them together. We spent a lot of time in Dirt Cheap and I got a good case of bronchitis from the dust and lint. However, it was fun and I’ll do it again.

  

We then made it to Burke’s and I bought a couple of nice things there. These are stores that I rarely get in. It is almost a department store—with clothes, house-hold items, bedding and bath linen, and lots more.


Mel wanted to purchase items in Bath and Body Works in Oxford and I got to look, then it was on to Marshall’s (a store Jimmie and I used to shop in Memphis). We ran out of time there, so we’ll have to go back. Didn’t get to Belk’s– another store we’ll have to visit after the holidays.

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This week we are printing essentially three papers—the Christmas Section, the December 21 regular edition, and the 28th edition, which has to be printed on Friday night (will be delivered at its regular time on Wednesday, December 27th). Ed and I several times printed two papers in one week, but think this is a first for three.

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I have heard so many reports of deer being killed and showing up along the roads and in back yards. I was lucky in that I did not see even one of the Eureka, Pope/Water Valley Roads, or Highway 315 over the weekend. I did drive slowly though, just in case.

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My Christmas shopping is all done—I don’t do very much any more. House decorations are next to none—I do have a wreath on the front door. Lights and garlands are all stored in the storage house and I just have not had time to drag them out. Wouldn’t do any good if I did—I’m not  home to see them and probably will not have any company.

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Mom and I enjoyed some delicious fried peach pies, compliments of Agnes and Robert, and a delicious fruit cake and some home-made fig newtons, made by Anne Burke and delivered by her husband, David.  Scoot Taylor with TVEPA  brought a big box of Russell Stover candy—my favorite. If all this delicious food keeps coming our way I’m going to have to buy a new wardrobe—lots bigger. We appreciate being remembered during the holiday season and all year long.

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So many folks are ill. At Woodland Hills Sunday, we were probably at half-staff. I’m rarely ever sick, but after the choir sang Sunday morning I had to leave. Was able to come back for the  night service. Had planned to attend the Methodist Musical Program, Sunday night, but was afraid I’d start coughing and disturb the service. We will not have services at Woodland Hills on Wednesday night or the night service on the 24th.

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Merry Christmas to everyone!

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