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Little Scottie Has Already Stolen Her Nana’s Heart

By Patsy Deck

Good morning from up town Tillatoba. It’s cold up our way but  no rain lately. I guess most of you have your Christmas decorations out and looking pretty. We now have a few outside lights but not as many as we usually have. I’ve come to the conclusion and accept that we can’t do as much as we used to or want to any more. Age has taken its toll and that’s okay. God is good!
Martha Box says the only news we hear is about Covid, not about the 99 year-old who died of COVID 19 after being totally separated from her family, the family that she wanted to look in their eyes and say, “ I love you, serve God and we will meet again!”
Addie, Martha’s great granddaughter, went  over and put the rocking Christmas  music on and began to pull out stockings and candles. She is a miniature little Martha.
She got a phone call saying that another granddaughter, Marnie Box is a bit sick and had to miss school Monday. Hope you feel better soon, Marnie.
My back-through-the-pasture neighbor, Eugene Bailey, woke up Friday morning and couldn’t breathe good. After going to the emergency room, they got him going good and sent him home with some medication. Sunday afternoon their visitors were Festus, Ruth Jane and Amanda Hailey. Amanda took Erik some decorations for his tree.
Julia Kerr spent Friday and Saturday with her mother, Jessie Williams, and decorated her house for Christmas. Another daughter, Sandra McCaulla of Grenada, visited Sunday.
I talked to Trudy Simmons by phone one day and she was playing with her great granddaughter, Scottie Little. That little girl has stolen her Nana’s heart. Trudy also reported she only leaves home to buy groceries or go to the doctor. I think we are all going stir crazy!
Our visitor this week was our daughter, Donna Garripoli, of Grenada. She brought me some nice face masks that cover your neck and face.
Please keep Ruth Melton in your prayers. Ruth isn’t doing well as of this writing.
Happy birthday to Freida Weir on the 9th; my great grandson, Bradley, celebrates the 10th; Brandy Rounsaville the 11th; Lillian Standridge and Missy Burney share a birthday on the 12th; Sandy Sturdivant celebrates the 13th; and Lee Jackson and Myra Jackson Dempsey share a birthday on the 14th. I pray you all have a great day celebrating your special day.
Happy anniversary to Festus and Ruth Jane Haley on the 15th.
Thought for the day…..There’s this to be said about a world crisis, we learn a lot of geography.

Patcie’s Recipe of the Week:
Buttery Butterscotch Cut-Outs

•1- cup butterscotch flavored chips
• 1- cup butter
• 3- cups plain flour
• 1/2- cup packed brown sugar
• 1/2- cup sugar
• 1- egg
• 2- Tbs. milk
• 2- tsp. vanilla
In one-quart saucepan melt butterscotch chips over low heat, stirring until smooth. Pour into large mixer bowl and add all remaining ingredients. Beat at low speed until well mixed – about two minutes. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic food wrap and refrigerate an hour. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough, half at a time to 1/8 thickness. Cut out with Christmas cutters any shape you desire. Place one inch apart on cookie sheet and bake for 5 to 8 minutes in a heated 375 degree oven.
Cool completely and add frosting:
2- cups powered sugar
1/4 – cup softened butter
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1- teaspoon vanilla
Beat at low speed until fluffy. If desired, add food coloring.

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