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PAGE 12A - The Malakoff News - Friday, July 28, 2006 i Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of this old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying, "Free to good home. You want it, you take it." For three days the fridge sat there without one person looking at it twice. He eventually decided that people were too untmsting of his deal. It looked to good to be true, so he changed the sign to read: Fridge for sale $50." The next day someone stole it. While looking at a house, my friend asked the real estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn't want the sun waking him up every moming. She asked, "Does the sun rise in the north?" When my friend explained that the sun rises in the east, and has for sometime, she shook her head, "Oh, I don't keep up with that stuff." (Just imagine these people living among us! !) Due to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, Charles de- cided he needed a woman to enjoy it with. Going to a single's bar, he spotted a woman who took his breath away with her beauty. 'q am just an ordinary man," he said as he walked up to her, "but in just a week or two, my father will die and I'U inherit 20 million dollars." The woman went home with Charles. The next day she became his stepmother. Men will never learn! An evangelist was recovering in the hospital from an operation and his roommate was recovering from a heart attack. The room- mate listened politely for over an hour about how thankful he should be to have been spared, and how he should repent at once. Then the evangelist asked him if all his sins had flashed before his eyes during his heart attack. The roommate replied, "Don't be ridiculous. My heart attack only lasted six hours." An old Indian chief sat in his hut on the reservation, smoking his ceremonial pipe and eyeing two U.S. government officials from the GAO sent to interview him. "Chief Two Eagles" was asked by one GAO analyst, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress." The chief nodded in agreement. The official continued, "Considering all this, don't you agree that the white man's way is superior to your own?" The chief stated at the GAO officials for over a minute and then calmly replied, "When the white man found his land, Indians were running it. No taxes. No debt. Plenty buffalo. Plenty beaver. Women did all the work. Medicine man free. Indian man spent all day hunt- ing and fishing. AU night making love." Then the chief leaned back and smiled "Ottl)/whit6 r aff'durfib" L enough to think he could improve system like that." The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes. * CPM-BIPM N. 75751 (903) 675-1058 . (800) 288 70 REPPOND'S ROUND-UP Mary Reppond Today, as I start this let- ter, is the 20th of July, and some of us still have not had a drop of rain, and those of us who had a few drops, haven't gotten enough to do much good. And, we still have not had as many 100 and over days as 1980. Of course, we could surpass that but it seems like the temperature is going down - just a little bit. For several days, I have not seen a squirrel or a bird in my back yard - and not many bugs. I keep water out, but they just are not out there. I suppose they have found a cool spot to hide un- til the heat goes down a little. We haven't had very cold winters to get rid of the bugs, but this summer just might take care of that. But, the goods bugs will perish along with the bad. I con- tinue to water my earth- worms and dirt daubers in hopes they won't all die. her husband was doing well also. We were happy to see her up and going again. Another Joyce hasn't been with us for awhile, and that is Joyce Chitty. I asked Chock about her and found out that she is already doing stuff at school preparing for the starting .day - August 8th, I believe. Doris Albers was back from her trip to Louisville, Kentucky. She seemed a little tired, but she had a wonderful time. She and her friend from Malakoff, Roberta Ferris flew to Lou- isville to attend a Presbyte- rian Women's conference. They gathered with women from all over the world at the Kentucky International Con- ference Center. Their atten- dance was around 4000 la- dies. They had 20 buffet lines set up to feed every- one. Some of you don't know Doris, so I will tell you that she is perfectly able to walk with the best of us, but two different times an atten- dant at the airport asked her if she would like a wheel- chair. Of course, she de- clines, but her friend, Roberta, got a good laugh out of it. And Doris did give me permission to tell this. Rae Brown said that Arlie Atwood was back at home from his long visit out west home last week, and she sug- gested we have lunch in Mabank. Connie lives in Gun Barrel so it wasn't far to go. We sorta cut across the country and wound up at a little caf called Mom's Kitchen. The food was very good, but if you ever decide to eat there, be sure you are very hungry. They serve re- ally big portions and serve their tea and water in quart fruit jars with a handle on it (like the pints you see a lot). Their walls are covered with old stuff of every descrip- tion, pictures, rusty antique tools - just a lot of stuff to look at while you are stuff- ing yourself. We all went away very satisfied. We have several people this week who need our prayers and thoughts. Jim Bob Warren and Belle Will- iams were not at the center Wednesday. Jim Bob now has to be on dialysis machine three days a week, so he is not feeling well at all. Andy Anderson and his wife, Shirley come to our night dances, but are known by many of you, so he is on our list. Andy is seeing his doctor and staying close to home during this brutal heat. And our "Senior Senior" Arville Huggins is slowly fading away. Arville is in his mid-nineties and the doctor The grandson is the young man we like to call, "little Red" (from his hair of course). He played the drums for several tunes, and he is very good. He will be in a big band some day. There was another name to put on the prayer list, that I received late, and it is for Clyde Swindle. He was hav- ing some sort of procedure done on his heart at the hos- pital yesterday. He and his wife Mary starting coming out to the center a month or so ago. We hope to hear good news from him. I have just gotten off the phone with Arlie Atwood. Earlier in this letter I told you hat he was back, but he told'me the real reason he was not with us Wednesday. When he got out of his car, after arriving at his house, he turned his leg the wrong way and one of his knees went out on him. He said it imme- diately swelled to a very large size. He got to the doctor who x-rayed it and found he had not injured it permanently. He applied ice to it and told Arlie to go home and get off of it. He told me the swelling had gone away and that he was walking around some. Thank goodness he didn't do much damage to it. Glad you are back in Texas, friend. I have drained my infor- or no telling where he's told him his heart was just mation pool dry, and it is al- We had a small crowd at been. He was still tired form wearing out. He has been ready getting hotter outside the center on Wednesday, but the trip so he didn't join us coming to our center for as I write, but today:, s sup- ii W ts a"ha] i y bu' ach, as" We ti 'sdaff. iaybe. he will many years, alyt!i lefb ' '* b f6be"2 de- next time ! Dorothy, Belle and I were guests at Connie Russell's usual. Joyce Box was back after being out for a while due to illness. She said that l LICENSED ASSISTED LIVING l 322 Main St. Gun City 75156 (903)887-0236 (903)887,7619 Rusk. He has always been gree day for awhile at least. a perfect gentleman. We will So goodbye for now and miss him deeply, please remember to check James Gallegly and his on the elderly. They will ap- granddaughter and grandson preciate you deeply. were with us Wednesday. Love, Mary Accepting Medicare, TX Health Steps ) 815- 3 Royall Blvd. Hwy 31 Ma koff Mon, thin Thum. 9am. 5pm Fri. 9am- 12 Noon Numing & Rehabilitation Center * ~ed Nursing ,Rehabilitation S~~ ,Long ,Secured Unit . Ite Day care Hospice Care 711 ,TX 75751