Lufkin Homeplace

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Friday, March 02, 2007


Monday, August 21, 2006

Monday 8/21/05

Mom tried to post something but had errors - could not get it back when I tried to Edit it. Any how I hope this will be posted. Belle just called weather and Temp. was 103 degrees ! at 4/15 PM. Talk about hot and dry! Supposed to be a chance of rain next few days - we will see. Not much going on as you can imagine Hot as it is. I did go into trailer earlier to look at outlets with no power and noticed in small print "this outlet protected by GFI". So went into bath area and checked GFI plug there and it was tripped. Pushed button in to reset it and it worked! Called Dealer as there were no reset buttons on the two outlets in kitchen and found out they were wired in with one I had reset. Checked them and they were all on so that mystery solved. This may still leave you all mystified. I plan to mow in morning before it gets warm. It is supposed to be only 95 the next few days - real cold spell here. Sure hope we get some of that rain - only 9 inches behind.

Belle did call dentist about cavity she found and they said to come in at 9:15 so were fortunate to that taken care of. Not much more to write about. Mom has decided not to write today so that is all for now - Dad

Monday, August 14, 2006

Lufkin Homeplace August 14

Belle Here again:I have been trying to get Dad to blog, but he will not do it so I thought I would try. I ready enjoy reading the blogs and to know what everyone else is doing. It sounds as Christine is really busy getting her business going. Good luck.
We had a good weekend even if we didn't do anything. It has really been hot here. 100 today and they say 102 tomorrow. No rain in sight. We are suppose to go camping this weekend. Probably won't go till Thrusday. We always have a nice club house so the heat shouldn't be any problem. We will go out and eat together on Sat. after our meeting. I always bring food already prepared so I don't have to cook in the trailer when it is hot like this. I went to the doctor today about the brusing and bleeding on my legs and arms. I still think it is the medicine I am taking but he doesn't seem to think that is it. Anyway he said to taper off of it and see if it helps. If not, I will have to see my family doctor. I think it is odd that it got worse only after he increased my medince. The information they sent me with my medicine said that is one of the rare side affects, so we shell see. We enjoyed talking to both Mike and Jo last week, All so talked with Onva in Ok. and with Gladys in Oregon. Got the coupon from Jo today. Your yarn really looks nice. You are getting good at it.. I will see if Daddy wants to add to this, if not I will sign off. Mom

Not much to add. It has been a long hot summer - about 9 inches low on rain to date. We are not too busy in yard - can't work out for very long. Grass manages to keep growing enough to need mowing every week which is not too hard to do. Hope belle's getting of Neurontin helps and it is not too hard to get off it. Looking forward to getting out with trailer. Hope we can do more this fall when it cools down - we hope. All for now - Dad

Friday, February 24, 2006

Belle Here

Went to the doctor to get the results of the two tests I had taken a week or so ago. He said all was OK but that I had to have a stress test. Of course I did not pass the stress test and I have to have a Nuclear Stress Test made next Wed. It takes most of the day to complete. I have had 3 made through the years but he said the last one was four year ago and this was the only way he could tell what is going on. The shortness of breath is what worries me the most. So I guess I have to - here goes again.

This noon we are off to Cat Fish King to meet some fiends. We haven't been there in a long time so we should enjoy it. After that we are going to Wal Mart and do some shopping. I really hate to go there because it is so big and its hard to find everything you want without wandering all over the store. But some of their prices are good so we do go every two or three weeks.

Seems that everyone is well and doing their thing. Mrs Pruitt is home now and so is Onva. I will take to Onva on Sunday and will go see Mrs Pruitt sometime over the weekend.

The weather is still not great. We did have sun yesterday but its suppose rain today and tomorrow. It won't get as cold as it did last week but its not supposed to be nice either. By For Now - Mom

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Jan. 15 2006

Well, Here I go again. The week went by so fast, as they all do. Every time I turn around its the weekend. We went to a wedding in Tyler yesterday. Some friends who use to camp with us, the wife (Joy) died in Sept. 2004. She was Mrs Lamb's only sister. A beautiful, classy lady, an artist. The husband got married to a lady from their church. It was a nice wedding but a little sad for us. We went with another couple and Mr and Mrs Lamb and two of their daughter's went together. So there was eight of us and we all had lunch at Luby's. I got my liver and onions which was great. That is the only place I get to eat some. The day was just about gone by the time we got home.
Onva just called and she will have a hip replacement and some other work done on her hip. She will have to be in a nursing home for six weeks and she can't be on her feet at all. Also talked to Anne La Haye in Mamou today. All the kids were there. It looks like Elmer will have to go to a long term care place. He is not able to walk and they don't know if he ever will be able to. He can't stay in the hospital much longer and he can't get medicaide either as he has too much. It's not going to be easy. I feel so sorry for them all.
We are supposed to have rain tomorrow. Sure hope we do as we need it bad. The grass fires ane still going on and will keep going till we get rain.
I have to go to the dentist tomorrow. The crown I had put in 4 months ago still hurts. Who knows. We are also supposed to go on a camp out at the end of the week. The weather is supposed to be OK then. I will keep you posted on that. Love Mom
Good to get a call from Mike while ago. Good to hear from them Anne is regaining her appetite and some weight. Enjoyed our trip to Tyler and the wedding - it was very nice. Weather was great for a drive. Not too much going on in Lufkin. Dad

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Mom's Blog 1/8/06

Most of you already know what we have been doing this week, Anyway-Here goes. We have had another dry week with lots of grass fires and it doesn't look too good for next week either. We did have a little cool front come through but now the wind is from the south and it will warm up quickly.

Earl noticed early in the week that he had lost his wedding ring. He doesn't know where or when. He did bag leaves and we are in the process of looking through the bags. We have done one and half and have and two more bags to go. It is warm today so we will go on the patio and look through the last two bags. If it doesn't show up; I don't think we will ever find it. After having this one for 60 years I think he needs a new one.

Elmer seems to be improving slowly and is still having PT every day. Mark is still in Louisiana and Anne came for the weekend. I don't know if Bryan came this week end or not.

We went out to eat twice last week and probably will go again this week. We have a good group of friends that we eat with so that gives us a chance to visit and still not have to cook at home.

Charlotte told me today that she is not sure that Mrs. Pruitt will make it to her birthday Feb. 17th. She is getting weaker every day. The only place that she can get her to go out is to eat when we go out.

I saw Cynthia Callway at church today and she said her computer is down. I will call Mayellen as soon as I finish this.

I have not started on any of the new patterns for book marks yet as I have no yarn. Some of them really look interesting. I guess this will be all for now. Maybe next time I can find more to write about. MOM

Hi All! Jo gave me a Family Tree Maker 2006 Program for Christams! I will be busy trying to get data in for sure. Wish my ring would show up - probably won't. Trust all are well - Dad

Sunday, January 01, 2006


Have not posted for so long sure no one checks this much anymore. Yes we did survive another year - hoping 2006 is a great year for all of the family. We went to an Anniversary party given by a couple in our Good Sam club, their 57 th. We had 6 couples - lots of good food. We had our Cholesterol levels made at free clinic on Thursday; mine came back 177 so I could enjoy. Mom's too high but she always eats smart.

Over the Christmas holidays we went to Louisiana on Friday to check on Belle's brother, Elmer. who had a stroke that paralized most of his left side about 3 weeks ago. He is in Rehab at hospital and doing a little better. Can move his left had and arm some, has feeling in left leg and a little movement at times. He has a long ways to go to recover. Four of his 5 children were there. Some we had not seen for years. Also got to see two of Belle's sister's family in Eunice we had not seen for a long time. Also visited one of her old school chums and a Cousin and all their family in Ville Platte. It was a very good trip and we were able to visit Elmer at hospital several times. We had a real nice drive back on Monday - very pretty warm day.

It is still very dry here in East Texas - It has been warm usually in 70's for past 3 weeks and windy at times. There have been a lot of fires - mostly North of here. Good thing there have not been too many fires in woods here which are full of down timber from Rita. A disaster in the making if fires should start in timber areas. No rain in sight here either.

Managed to sleep in until 9 this morning - very unusual. We did manage to stay up to see the Ball drop in New York and got home about midnight. Had a great breakfast and just finished up Sunday paper. Hope all the family are having a Great New Years Day too.