It has drizzled all day and we have collected only .25 of an inch of rain. Hopefully it will amount to a little bit more before it is all over.
We were very saddened last week by the death of our friend and neighbor, Linda Tharp, after a battle with cancer. Graveside services were held for her last Thursday at the Varga Chapel Cemetery. Linda and Walter and all of the Tharp family have been good neighbors to me for many years. She had a lot of friends as was shown by the numerous floral arrangements at the service. Linda will be greatly missed and we send our sympathy to Walter and the rest of the family.
Another of my neighbors at Elm Grove, Mrs. Jimmy Jennings, lost a brother last week. His funeral was Sunday at Blanket. We send our sympathy to Alice and her family.
This Saturday night, Oct.18th, will be the date for the gospel singing at the Elm Grove community center. Hostesses for the occasion are Mildred and Gloria Weatherman and Monica Edmondson. We invite everyone to come and sing, play an instrument or just enjoy listening.
We visited with Wilma Lee last week on the phone. She will be home for a few weeks before continuing treatments. She sounds good and has a very optimistic attitude. I firmly believe that is more than half of the battle!
The Coyotes won another game last Friday night, defeating Eden by a score of 70-24. We 45-d them late in the second quarter. The Coyotes host Robert Lee this Friday night. Stacie Smith and Santos Elizondo came from San Angelo and joined us at the game in Eden.
I have not heard in a few weeks, but the last time I heard, Petersburg, where my grandson, Wiley Cummings is a coach, was undefeated. They are so far up in the Panhandle, we don’t hear much from them.
Marilyn and Bethany Suber and I went to Brady Saturday for Georgia Tucker’s soccer game. Georgia’s team won and they are tied for first place.
Speaking of winners, I hear that Donna Webb was the first place winner of the 42 tournament last Saturday night. Donna is fairly new to the tournament circuit and she had to beat out some of the “old-timers” to win so we think that is great. Alan Taylor took home second place. The next tournament will be Nov.8 at Winchell.
Andy Cummings and Ben Dennis have been working at thinning out the wild hog population lately. I wish we could wipe them out all together, but I don’t guess that is possible.
We will be looking for you at the singing Saturday night.