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Page 6A - The News - Friday, June 29, 2012 2 Spending time in the hospital Since I have been here at South Place I do not get out much but I have been hearing how hot it has been. Laura told me that two days in a row the ther- mometer in her car showed 119 degrees. That is hot. And there is no rain in the fore- cast. Laura usually comes on Mondays to help me with my news but this week she came on Tuesday: She started calling me just after lunch but did not get an answer. She was wanting to know if I wanted to go to a visi- tation at Carroll & Lehr Funeral Home. Finally she just came on to South Place. But when she walked in my room I was not there. While he was here he Clara Jo also visited a couple of Davis other residents. His mother, Alia Bea, Cross Roads wrote the Bethel News News for a long time. Jimmy Mitchell and (Tuesday) I am receiv- his wife, Martha, visit- ing blood. I am very ed me this week. weak. LaUra tells me I Terry York also visit- am also very pale. The ed. doctor should be in to- Jerry Phillips brought morrow and hopefully me some tomatoes and I will know what is a peach. He left me a causing me to lose note and said he could blood. , not stay for a visit be- I attended Landmark cause he had appoint- Baptist Church last ments. I am not sure Sunday. Several mem- when he came, but it bers were absent. Bonnie: Gregory died. may have been after I She was a member of went to the hospital. Landhaark BaptistCharlie Fields is Church. Bonnie was in home now. a wheelchair and died Carl Matthews, who at home. She was the is my brother-in-law, wife of Jerry Gregory. killed a small rattle Jo%White Sr. has snake at their house in Laura already thought died.uric use to be my Rusk. something was wrong, neigl~bor. I read in the Bethel So she asked at the Ph~llis Litchfield News that Huey nurses station and she Gander has died. She Wilbanks was bit by a was told I had been was from Cross Roads snake. I know his wife. taken to the hospital and atlso my secondI do not know how this morning by ambu- cousin. Laura went to long I will be in the lance. (Tuesday). Laura the visitation on Tues- hospital. But I hope for went and talked to day evening. Laura not long. I do not have Becky Wilbanks in the knew Phyllis a longany family here. My office then came to see time through her par- sister lives in Rusk. I me at ETMC in ents.) think my sister, Athens. I was glad to Bobl~e Matthews, and do have a couple of friends here that will see Laura come in. I her husband, Carl, will check on me. wanted to get my news be here for the funeral. done. Bil'fy Paris came by Remember if you are The reason I am in to vigit me. He also out in this heat, drink a the hospital is because brought me a whole lot of water. I have lost a lot of blackberry cobbler. I Thanks for reading blood. As of today enjoyed the visit. God Bless. W.mov. to /lii C.o te'ngrb''y ota Houston because Mother 'Buddy' nickel, and nickels were wanted us to get a better hard to come by. I knew education. Little did I Hazel[ _ that I couldn't buy one know or dream how Memodos because Mother always much I was going to ~.~/~~ ~ ,:~ checked her receipt with learn; not just in a class- ~'%' ;, ,~ and Tales what I brought home. She room, but about life also. would surely find the Mother taught us that have never forgotten it. I when she called us to don't remember what I extra nickel I spent. But I come in for supper, she had done, but she was so badly wanted a But- didn't mean an hour later, giving me a rather firm terfinger; I looked around After going to bed hun- lecture and I told her, and Mr. Floyd's back was gry a few times, we "Oh, Mother, shut up." turned and there was no learned to come when Very quickly, the back of one else in the store, so I Mother called. We also her hand met my lips and put a Butterfinger inside learned that if we misbe- never again did I even my shirt and waited for haved in school, we think about doing that Mr. Floyd. He soon would get three spank- anymore. Some lessons came, and I paid for the ings: one from our come hard! groceries and went home. teacher, one from the Let's get on to the les- I gave mother her change principal, and another son at hand: My Expen- and went out in the back- when we got home. If sive Candy Bar. A couple yard to eat my candy bar. that would happen today of blocks from our house Mother happened to there would be no need on 8th Street was Floyd's look out the door and saw for ISS or MAP in our Grocery Store. One day, me as I took my first bite. school systems. Mother handed me a gro- "Buddy," she cried, My father insisted that cery list and three dollars "What are you eating?" 1 we address adults (that with instructions to hand didn't get a chance to an- being anyone over 18) the list to Mr. Floyd so he swer before she asked, with Mister or Sir and could fill it. Then give "Did you steal that candy Mrs., Miss, and Ma'am. him the three dollars and bar?" We would open the door bring the change back to I answered with a very for ladies and would get her. She also told me, silent, "Yes Ma'am." up and let a lady have our "Don't buy anything that She took the candy bar seat if there were no is not on the list, we empty seats available. We don't have enough money and gave it to my sisters learned early in life: for anything else." and said, "Get in the car." 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