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Column was written late Monday – totally forgot to get it done earlier in the day due to many interruptions. First came the home health nurse – her visit ran much longer than usual. In addition to her routine exam, she also had to drain the fluid, which is still very low. Thankful for that.
Then it was time for the weekly redressing of the drain site. After that came the regular Jimmie check-up, followed by meds. By this time column had been forgotten. In the afternoon came shower time and a trip to the grocery store. While in the parking lot watching the shoppers a light bulb came on that I’d not written a column. Back at home Jimmie put up the food, then brought up the computer, and I got busy.
We were so happy to have Caroline spend her Thanksgiving vacation with us last week. During breaks with visits with companions her age, she and I enjoyed playing games, watching TV and eating snacks. She is a joy to have around and we play really well together. Her cute antic of the week came while helping Pa Bill one morning. She drives the side-by-side hauling hay for him to feed the cows. One morning, while they were very busy, a friend from Amory called. Answering the phone, Caroline was heard to explain to her friend that she was very busy at the moment and she’d have to call her back during lunch break. She is a busy little lady and you must not interrupt her chores.
Caroline’s parents, Missy and Michael, arrived Thursday morning for the Cole Thanksgiving celebration. We all watched most of the Christmas parade while Jimmie completed the desserts for lunch – her contribution to the Cole lunch. I stayed home alone watching the remainder of the parade and then watched it’s rerun, followed by the dog show. By this time the family had returned and we, minus Missy and Michael, watched the Egg Bowl.
They watched the game with friends in Como, returning to spend the night on an mattress and my recliner. Their choice – there is plenty of bed space in the Cole Home. Late Friday Caroline decided to return home with her parents. The house sure is quiet without her and we’re looking forward to another visit.
The Egg Bowl was an exciting game, as were many other of the in-state rival games played Saturday. Nephew William and Karen really have a battle. Their son, Harris, attends State, and Ian, their other son, is a student at Ole Miss. However, I expect the parents lean toward Ole Miss, since they both are graduates. Me, I just want a team with Mississippi in its name to win. Was happy that Ole Miss won, though, since they have a chance to play in the Sugar Bowl.
Was so sorry to learn of the deaths of Troy and Pearl Keel, Jimmy Green, and Mrs. Mattie Chrestman. Had known the Keels and Mrs. Mattie for many years and Jimmie since he was a toddler. His mom, Christine, brought a pallet to night services at Camp Ground during our early years of membership there. He was joined on the floor by Billy Frank Wilbourn, Jerry Jones, and probably others. These were all children of choir members and we often practiced after night service. We were a close church family and most of the Valley was a close community. Sympathy is extended to the families of all of these friends.
Tomorrow I begin the final three weeks of this round of chemo. Do hope that it will end my chemo. Continue to pray for me- – I appreciate each prayer, card , letter, call, and visit. Hope to see all of you soon.