Tecumseh news: Jan. 3, 2018

What a change in weather – and one that takes some getting used to!

Here’s wishing for everyone to have better health in 2018. And as I write that, I think it doesn’t seem possible for it to be 2018!

Marsha Lyon has had more than her share of being confined and in pain following knee surgery in early November. It has taken several weeks for her to recovery. In fact she’s still recovering. 

Ida Mae Huse had her family home for Christmas. And her daughter Carol King and husband Wayman had their daughter Angela’s family with them, as well as their son Eric’s family too. 

My house was full Saturday, and my daughters Kris and Karen had good food prepared for everyone. Those present were Chet and Dana Taylor; Dave, Karen and Keith Davis; Jeremy and Tara Hendricksen and sons Gabe and Jayden from Rogers, Arkansas; Lisa and Dan Keller from Udall; Kris Luebbert and her son, Allen and his girlfriend Makayla Souder. Missing were my two sons, Marlyn and Lyndon and their families. We will hope to catch up when we have some nicer weather – perhaps during an upcoming weekend.

Karen told me that Jacob Watlington, the son of Tim and Anna Watlington of Bakersfield and grandson of Sandra Windfree, was burning trash on Dec. 27, and a can exploded. He received injuries to his face and eye. Get well wishes to him!

Jeremy and Tara Hendricksen and family spent the night with her grandparents, Dave and Karen Davis, in Udall.

It was good hearing from several friends during the holidays, including a phone call from my cousin Wade Crawford in Ramona, California.

Paralee Rea and I talked recently, but she said she didn’t have any news. Loretta Davidson and I have frequent conversations that I also enjoy. I’m sure her husband, Harry Davidson, has been missed at church since he’s moved into Ava Place in Ava. Best wishes to Harry and also to Macel Jefferson, another Ozark Countian who’s a resident there. Loretta said the two friends have enjoyed visiting with everybody.

We didn’t get around to eating our traditional black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, something our friend the late Stella Luna called a tradition, but it’s not too late to buy a package and have them in 2018. They’ll be a good dish to have on the table in January – maybe with a good pan of hot cornbread and some butter to go with them. Happy New Year wishes to all!

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