I appreciate the Herald for the very nice gift.
Happy New Year to everyone and hope you had a Merry Christmas.
Our sympathy to all the families of Bessie Hall and Connie Cornielson, and Ethyl Versaw. They were all my cousins. Also to the Virgil Stowers and Warren Moody families.
Get-well wishes to David Walker of Cabool, Jim and Joyce Walker and Virgie Himioben of Georgia.
Those having Christmas here on Christmas Day were David and Donna Dodson, Mike, Corrina, Chase and Bryse Dodson, Keith and Melanie Breeding, Reece, Megan, Quin and Macee, Butch and Diana Davis, Amy Iott, Dalton, Challa and Axel, Jolisa Iott, Willie and Kellie, Dominick, Cedrick and Ashlin, Bentley and Hilary Iott, Emily and Dylan, Danny Bushong and dog, Tip.
Gene and Rheba Pool had Christmas with family on Saturday, December 22nd.
John and Jo Stephens hosted Christmas on Christmas Day for all of their children.
David and Donna took pizza and Christmas gifts to Mike, Corrina, Chase and Bryse on Sunday the 23rd, at lunch time. That evening at 6 they took gifts to Keith and Melanie, Reece, Megan, Quin and Macee. On Christmas morning they took cinnamon rolls to Keith’s for breakfast.
June Dodson hosted Christmas for her family on Christmas Eve. They were all there except Sammy and Corrina who had to work and Mike.
Donna took Mike to Springfield for his birthday and to do some shopping.
Mike and Corrina and boys had Christmas dinner with her sister, Lynn and Joe Herrell and family.
Keith and Melanie Breeding and family had Christmas supper with all his family at Kelly and Hope Breeding’s home.
Gene and Rheba Pool visited her cousin in Bradleyville Christmas Day.
Debra Reed of Kansas arrive at Danny Bushong’s Thurday evening. They went out for supper then came here on Friday. Danny went home Saturday night and Debra on Sunday morning.
Those here Saturday afternoon to celebrate my 86th birthday were: Danny Bushong, Butch and Diana Davis, Donna Dodson, Debra Reed, Mike and Chase Dodson, Brinton Bushong and friend, Dayton Bushong, Keith and Melanie Breeding, Quin and Macee, Amy Iott and Challa, Bentley and Hilary Iott, Emily and Dylan, Jolisa Iott, Willie, Ashlin and Dominick, Kevin and Sandy Rackley and C.J. of Tennessee, Melvin Bushong and grandson, Josh, Dorothy Curtis, Jo Stephens, Gene and Rheba Pool. We had chili, ham and beans and cornbread and all kinds of finger foods, cake and ice cream. I appreciate everyone who came and for cards and gifts.
Bryse Dodson spent Saturday night with David and Donna. He and Quin went to church with Donna. David has been sick, also Melanie and Macee.
Reece and Megan spent Friday and Saturday nights with their grandparents, Dale and Glenda Evans for a late Christmas.
Happy Birthday to me January 5th, Butch Davis the 6th, Cedrick Bristol the 12th, Dayton Bushong on the 17th, David Dodson the 20th, Gene Pool and Cody Goforth on the 30th and Emily Iott the 29th.