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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.