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Phillip Williams from Shelby, Ala. has been visiting his mother, Jessie Williams, for a few weeks. Phillip is going back Friday and has an appointment with his doctor. Everything is going okay with him and hopefully this will be his last visit with the surgeon. He has also been staying with his sister, Sandra McCulla, in Grenada some.
Sadie Harper is all smiles because she became a great, great grandmother. Emersyn Nicole Jones was born Sunday, September 17. Emerson Nicole weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Triston and Kaitlyn Jones are the proud parents. That makes Sheila O’Bryant a great grandmother, says Sadie. Congratulations Sadie and Sheila.
Ginger and Phil Harrison had both sons, Jake and Josh, visit them last weekend. Jake sang “I’m going home with Jesus” in church and did a great job.
Christian love and sympathy to the Jean Sivley Gillett family of Oakland. Mrs. Gillett passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford at the age of 91.
Kathy and Diane Dukes went to Greenville and visited with Diane’s sister, Barbara Parker. While there they also visited Barbara’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They all had a good time. Saturday, Diane and Kathy and John Dukes went to Southaven so Diane could shop for Christmas. They were some tired folks when they returned back home. As fast as time is moving, Christmas will be here in a couple weeks. Ha.
Martha Box said she had a wonderful homecoming visit at Tillatoba Baptist Church Sunday with great soul-touching singing by Dusty McKibben. Between Dusty and Bro. Rickey’s heartfelt message regarding Jesus’ love and salvation, she said it was a huge blessing. There was also wonderful food and visits with neighbors and friends
Martha’s sister, Joyce Stevens celebrated a birthday Sunday and she took her to Catfish Hut for a great birthday meal Saturday. Later they sat on Joyce’s porch talking and rocking. Martha said they talked about how to use the mini grill her brother, Jesse, gave her for her birthday. Martha gave her some muscadine jelly.
Sunday Martha had a great visit from Phil, Ginger and Josh. GiGi (Martha) sent some food with Josh for the dorm with him.
“Lol, I can’t help myself! Brother Jesse topped off Sunday evening by coming in with my sassy little friend girl. She loves to come see me, ride the pony and get her hug,” Martha added.
Sunday afternoon my daughter, Donna Garripoli, and I were sitting in my swing and up drives my sister, Ann Hudson of Grenada. Ann had been to the homecoming services at Tillatoba Baptist Church. After Donna left, Ann and I sat on the porch and reminisced about the good old days. The weather was perfect for porch sitting.
My telephone friend, Peggy Bailey, was telling me that her husband, the famous coon hunter Eugene Bailey, is in the hospital at Charleston in rehab. She says he may get to come home some time this week. Eugene, I hope you can get out of that bed soon so you and Peggy can take the coon dogs running at least one more time I know you can’t wait to hear those dogs yelping, knowing they have that big, fat coon trapped up in a tree.
Ray Bell is still in Grenada hospital with the hope of going to Charleston rehab Monday, hopefully moving to a swing bed. He is doing as well as he can considering. Please keep Ray in your prayers.
Tommy McCool got to go back to work last Monday, light duty but doing well.
Happy birthday to Pat Harbin on the 18th; to Doug Ingram the 19th; Merita Koll Shook celebrates the 21st; Donald Wayne Bloodworth, Rebecca McCullar and my long time friend, Kenneth Rowsey on the 22nd; Joy Mullins on the 23rd; Bubba Howe, Jenny Lou Chambers and Sue Weir share a birthday on the 24th; Don Bowman celebrates the 25th; and Bobby Joe McClanahan celebrates the 27th. I pray you all have a wonderful day celebrating your birthday.
Thought for the day… Sometimes I think I understand everything and then I regain consciousness.