McCools Start Early On Decorations To Help Add A Little Cheer To 2020

By Patsy Deck

I want to make a correction from my October 12th news item.  Audrey Ross was 97 years young on October 10th. I cheated her out of four years! I’m so sorry sweet lady. Sometimes my fingers go faster than my mind!
What awesome weather we are having this month so far. I’ve trimmed my red rose bush and brought all my flowers in for the winter. Not an easy chore, for sure.
A lifetime friend,  Alan McMillian, called last Tuesday to tell me that his wife, Janie, was getting over the Covid virus. Janie hasn’t gotten her taste back yet, but is doing much better health wise. He and Janie are retired and enjoying every day. Alan said he was enjoying cooking for them and I know he is a great cook.
When I was recuperating from surgery a few years ago, he fixed a few meals for us. I was telling him how much I enjoyed the taco soup he brought us during that time and he said he had forgotten and wanted me to send him the recipe that he had given me a few years ago. Look out, Janie. I know he is going to make you some and I hope you will be able to taste it by then.
Friday, November 6, little Gary Beavers  was taken to the hospital in Grenada and later transferred to Greenwood. It was determined that he had a stroke. He does have  a small spot on the right side of his brain. He is in a hospital room now and is up and walking. His blood pressure is also back down. Please keep praying.
David and I attended the graveside service for Ken Cooper on Thursday, November 5, at the Union Cemetery in Tillatoba. It was a sweet service with Bro. Mike Ramage officiating.
Sadie Harper wants to let everyone know the last day to bring Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes to church is this Sunday, Nov. 15. She thanks everyone who packed a shoebox.
I got the news Monday morning that Mike Worsham is moving to North Carolina to be near his daughter. There was a “Walk Through” Reception at the Historical Society Building in Coffeeville for Mike Saturday. It was also his birthday. Happy belated birthday, Mike. I know Phillip Tillman is excited to hear the news, as he will only be about 40 miles from his lifelong friend.
Martha Box said and I repeat, “This is still the craziest year I have ever experienced and I have  been everywhere. Troubles I have had my share. But 2020 – lawd, lawd. If we did not know GOD IS REAL and Still IN CHARGE we might panic.”
This is so true, Martha.
Happy birthday to Jackson Jarrell on the 10th; Harvey Sturdivant and Rosemary Irby share a birthday on the 11th; and Mali Jarrell celebrates the 13th. May you all have a great day celebrating.
Deborah McCool said they are still the boring McCools with nothing going on. They did start putting out Christmas decorations in the yard Sunday afternoon. They always decorate and celebrate every season and I love riding by and seeing what they have done and added each year.
Her husband, Tommy, said he wanted them up early this year. This year needs some cheering up, that’s for sure. I’ll agree with you there, Debbie and Tommy.
Thought for the day….If you are going to believe everything you read, then start with your Bible.

Patcie’s Recipe of the Week:
Texas Millionaires Candy

• 1 cup white sugar   •1 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup Karo • 1 stick margarine
• 1 lg. can Pet Milk  • 1 tsp. vanilla
• 1 quart pecans • 1 bag chocolate chips
•1 bar parafin
Mix first 5 ingredients except for 1 cup of milk. Bring to a boil, slowly add 1 cup milk. Cook to soft ball stage. Remove from heat and add vanilla and nuts. Spread on cookie sheet and cool in fridge. Pull apart in bite size pieces and dip in melted chocolate and parafin mix which was melted in a double boiler.

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