Thursday, March 8, 2012
Close to Nowhere
Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp
• Monday, Barry, the editor and publisher of the newspaper, laughingly asked me who in my famly “wasn’t” in the hospital.
I had to stop and think. I’d just been talking about my sister Jackie, who lives in Aniston, Mo. She’s been in the hospital with a bad kidney infection.
My brother Danny came home Thursday afternoon after a brief stay in Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. and it hasn’t been long at all since Pop was in the hospital and Kris had to go to the emergency room and make a return visit to Dr. Hawkins after burning his back on his waterbed heater.
I keep hoping I get to go to the hospital next, just to rest. Brother Danny says though that the nurses won’t let you rest — they poked him all night long and he’s sure they took at least a quart of blood doing bloodwork!
• Last week was an especially hard week for The South Reporter family, with several deaths.
Bro. Bogard, pastor of two churches and the driver on Tuesday for the Pigeon Roost News, unexpectedly lost his wife Freddie Saturday, Feb. 25. She’d been in the hospital, had surgery and was recovering well, when she just passed away.
Then Monday afternoon, Mary Minor, our wonderful Potts Camp connection, called to let us know that long-time community correspondent Dale Hollingsworth had passed away.
• The entire week was just weird and unpleasantly strange. Pam’s bookkeeping computer did not take a brief power outage (less than a minute) well and had to go see the computer doctor.
It’s a hard job to redo a month’s bookkeeping in a weekend.
Sue’s truck stopped and wouldn’t restart — had to have a truck doctor go look at it and pronounce it OK after a minor adjustment.
As minor, bad things just kept happening, Barbara Taylor decided that it was all Feb. 29’s fault.
Leap Year was not ending well and she thought that as soon as March 1 arrived things would look up.
Her prediction so far has worked well. We’re cautiously hoping that March is going to continue going well.
• This past weekend, daughter Dana, niece Sister (Dawn) and granddaughters Mere and Remy came home from a trip to pick up Dana’s car from a body repair shop with six new baby chickens.
Now, they’re under a heat lamp in Dana’s house, doing what baby chicks do — chirping constantly!
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