Tecumseh news: March 28, 2018

Signs of spring are everywhere, and my yard is full of blooming flowers. When I think of trimming many shrubs that aren’t as attractive through most of the year, I remember how pretty their blooms are in springtime. I have forsythia and a hedge of bridal wreath and japonica in my yard. I moved those plants from my childhood home place at Lilly Ridge many years ago. I enjoyed them as I grew up, and I’m still enjoying them, 90-some years later! They’ll go on growing and blooming through the next generation – unless a bulldozer comes along and bulldozes them if someone who lives here doesn’t like them as much as I do. Narcissus and jonquils are in full bloom also.
I received a pretty card from a pen pal, Mary Jo Siedling in Laurel, Indiana, that says, “Happy allergy season.” My picture runs in the West Plains Daily Quill, and she became my pen pal from reading my items there.
The Lilly Ridge Cemetery Committee meeting was Sunday afternoon in the fellowship hall of the church, with good attendance. We have a good committee that takes care of things. My daughter Karen Davis accompanied me to the meeting.
I talked to my son-in-law, Dave Davis, and he said the road to the Udall fishing spot is busy with traffic, so evidently the fish are biting.
Jerry Miller has a nephew and wife from Louisiana here visiting this week with their daughter and her four children from Atlanta, Georgia; so she has a lot going on. The nephew, Tim, and his wife Debbie, from Louisiana, own the former Mearl and Beulah Satterfield place.
Sylvia Carson and daughter from North Columbus Street in North Pekin, Illinois, stopped in to see me last week as they were here visiting Sylvia’s sisters in Arkansas.
My cousin Lyle Mishler in Springfield called Monday morning to say he was planning to visit in this area Tuesday and would stop by to see me. He says the group of Ozark Countians who meet each month at the Golden Corral in Springfield enjoy the occasion a lot.
Sympathy is expressed to the Harry Davidson family and also to Earlene Crisp’s family in their loss. Earlene’s sister, Tessie Looney, and I graduated together from Gainesville High School in 1939 (a few years ago!). Earlene was in our freshman class but got married when she was a junior and didn’t graduate with us. We had 39 graduates in our class of 1939, and two classmates became ministers: Doin Pitchford and Layton Plaster.
I’m still thinking back on and enjoying the good visit I had earlier this year with one of my fellow graduates’ sons, Marlyn Atkinson. Since he owns his own plane, maybe he’ll fly down to see me again sometime from his home in El Dorado Springs.
Easter is Sunday, and I’m remembering how I enjoyed, saving the best eggs and getting them ready to color and decorate and then hiding the colorful Easter eggs in the tall grass for the children. Happy Easter to everyone!

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