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Saturday was a feel good day for me. It’s not too many mornings that I don’t wake up hurting somewhere. Could it be age?
David drove me to Grenada where I met my daughter, Donna, and my new friend, Salli Jackson. Salli and I are in a group called DAWPA, founded by Roy McCain of Drew.
We drove even farther over in the Delta to Boyle, Miss. and had our annual Christmas in October party and lunch at Darry’s Food-n-Drink. Before we all got ready to leave, we sang “Happy Birthday” to Roy and ate a piece of a delicious coconut cake brought to him from Tupelo by Tony and Jean Lute. Lyda Taylor, with the help of Houston Gordon, did a wonderful job decorating our table.
Waylon and Holly Dukes and Haven Rose along with Junior Dukes and Cat Benson attended the big AEW Collision in Memphis Saturday night. Holly reported they had a blast. They love to watch wrestling. Haven Rose loves the big box of popcorn, but she loves the wrestling part of it too!
Christian love and sympathy to the family of Gary Aaron Lantrip of Houston, Texas. Gary passed away at his residence on October 16, at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his parents, Enos Lantrip and Sally Mae McCammon Lantrip; and his brother, Tommy Lantrip. He is survived by his wife Betty Ann Lantrip, his son James Whittington, his daughter Amy Renee Chapman (Patrick).
Gary was born in Tillatoba in 1945 and lived his early childhood here in a little white house where the Jimmy Dukes Shop is now. Some of you older residents may remember Gary’s parents. He was a cousin to Sheryn McCammon Goode of Tillatoba.
Festus Hailey spent the night in Houston last Friday night and attended the Houston High School football game with his brother, Mike and wife, Rhonda Hailey. Houston won the game.
Sunday Funday was in full swing for Waylon and Holly Dukes and Haven Rose; Lisa and Tommy Havens; and Ethan and Coy Havens. If you haven’t been to The Oaks at Sherin Farms, you’re missing out! They’ve made such a beautiful place for everyone to visit! I saw pictures of Haven Rose and little Coy having a blast. I bet they slept good Sunday night.
Ginger Harrison said they had a nice weekend enjoying having Jake and Josh home from college. They had a good lunch on Sunday with Diane and a little cake to celebrate her birthday, which was on the 17th. Jake and Josh were invited to sing at a hospice memorial service Sunday afternoon and did a great job. It was a nice service hosted by Chanda Darby and her team.
Darlene Moorman’s friend and ex-daughter-in-law, Diane Beck Heath, fell and tripped over a phone cord at a store she manages this past Wednesday. She broke her arm and shoulder and went to the emergency room in Charleston. She had to be at the surgeon’s office in Oxford on Thursday, she had surgery on Friday with seven screws in her arm. Darlene said, “She is Tristen Beck’s mother, which you know Tristen is my grandson.” Diane wasn’t doing very well Sunday morning, but Sunday afternoon she was feeling better. Diane lived in Tillatoba a few years ago and attended church with Darlene.
Happy belated birthday to my long-time friend Mike Lancaster, who celebrated October 20. I love you, Mike, and I hope you had a wonderful day.
Happy belated birthday to Pam Pipkin on the 22nd; to my sweet cousin by marriage, Patsi Tillman on the 26th, and to Mike Crawford on the 26th; Beth McLendon and twins, Ava Leigh and Emma Grace Potts, share a birthday the 28th; Charley Venable and Johnny Jackson celebrate the 29th; Gina Potts, Jennifer Ross and twin Jeff Bailey celebrate the 30th; and Mark Hartley, Becky Hill Franklin and Bobbie Kennedy celebrate the 31t! I pray you all have a great birthday!
Martha Box said this week went past like a team of bat’s flying from nest to prey. She was worried it might be just her in this whirlwind but, even her young-uns are completely flabbergasted! Here granddaughters, Addie and Lilly, stayed at her place.
“You know I cooked. Did they eat … yeah what they brought! Ha,” Martha said.
Martha had a great visit from her brother, Jesse Wortham and his great grands and also got to visit with Jake and Josh, Ginger and Phil Harrison and Harvey and Linda Darby and several other people.
Thought for the day: Be so happy that, when other people look at you, they become happy too.