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I 1 Page 1) - The Malakoff News ,i i im Friday, September 15, 2006 Reppond's Roundup Hello, in, on this simply fabulous Thursday" morning. the 7th of September. I guess if we can't get the rain that we so badly need, this nice cool weather is a good "booby prize." Some people are get- ring a little rain, but in my spot on the planet there has been none. I am still keeping my sparse grass alive and the friendly buz ards still stop by for their afternoon drink. 1 really and truly hope they" don't intend to make this their home away from home! Helen Scruggs is still keeping water out for her raccoons. Maybe all of these things will slowly retreat back into the woods once a good rain t lls. On Wednesday at the center, the crowd was kind of small again; we missed you, but we still had a good time. Sorry you missed it! Barbara Ben3, brought a lady with her from Trinidad. Her name is Doris Willbanks. That was her first time to visit our place, but I hope it won't be the last. Some of the Palestine people ,'ere back after missing a cou- ple of weeks. Zilla Lipsey was one of the Palestine bunch, and she told me that Jojuana Gilbert was in a hospital in Shreveport having tests done to try to determine why' she was having severe headaches. She said they had discounted a tumor, .so that is good. Say your prayers for Jojuana. Judy Mo s was back again, and it was good to see her. Don,t stay Mary Reppond News from Hwy. 31 senior center time to fool around like most of us "old" people. Bob White was back, and when I asked him why he had been missing the last two weeks, the smart answer was, "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do." Was that a suggestion that I mind my ovm business? Well, if ! have a business, I guess it is asking questions[ Anyhow, later on he got up to go on the bandstand, he came unstnmg! (He said his G-string broke.) I know that sounds sort of risqur, but you have to remem- ber he plays the guitar. Two of our regular people who almost never miss a Wednesday were out for a good reason (or a bad reason, whichever way you look at it). Vernon and Mary. Farmer were at the hospital having Vernon seen about. He had a hernia operation. 1 hope eve ,thing went ,'ell and we missed them. They live in Pale ne, 'also. A lady who used to come to the center all the time a few years back paid us a visit this week. She knew me, of coupe, and Skipper McCall, but most everyone else had started com- ing after she left. It makes me and Skipper sound sort of out- dated, doesn't it'? All it says to tbr the tirst time in November 1987. I have seen many, many old friends pass on and a lot of, them move away to live near their children and more that just decided they didn't feel up to coming out and mingling. But I have made as many or more new friends in the years since then. They are all pre- cious to me. And it makes me happy to write this column so I can tell all of you how impor- tant you are to me. Last week Bob and Leslie Rafferty were absent and I did- n't know why, but they were back this week. Leslie hadn't felt too good that day' so they staved home. I always miss them when they don't come. Of course, they live in Jacksonville and it's not just jump up and go, like it is for me right here in town, Almost all of ottr seniors come from some other town in the area to join us, and we do appreciate all of them. Gladys Bowman, Billy MacWillianls and a whole pas- sel of t mily were hack from the cruise. Gladys brought lots of pictures to show us. Seems Frank: Nell Baker came out and had lunch with us this week, and.everyone was glad to see don't know if this was thelr first visit or not, but most alF of the Seniors them. Frank has been connect- ed with car dealerships around town :for a very long time. ! might be wrong, but I believe he was a man. Whatever - it was good to see them, and do come again. Looking back: Just about two years agO, i was coming home from Cedar Lake Nursing Home after spending a month there taking therapy. I had just had a total knee replacement on my left leg. A lot of pain has followed but I wouM do it again if needed. I can walk without hurting or without the help era cane now. Back one year: Just about this time of the month one year ago, our dear friend Wynona Sowell passed away. She left a deep imprint on my heart, and I can still almOst see her when the group from Jacksonville comes in the center. Then a happy thing happened Jo and Virgil announced their like they had a g eat time. Jack upcoming marriage. McAnnaly has been feeling l ambacktotheNOW, now, pre " badly lately, but was better this week and was danc- ing as usual. That's a good thing! Skeet and Irna Poorman were both with us again and feeling good. Dean and Willy Parker were out with us again, also. The other Parkers (Virgil and it is time for me to head to Malakoff. Last week when I got there I heard that Michael Hannigan was celebrating a birthday, and the day belbre Banessa Estrada had celebrat- ed one. These two people are important cogs in the wheels of the paper. Happy belated to way sir I g';Bext $imo have slam- and Jo) were not present of both of you. these pe le ar st)llholding :'the year that Skq per S rted recoupir hdl surgery,you next time. -: down a job, and don't have attending, but I went out there but she is doing well. Love, Mary Nursing & Rehabilitation Center I * Skilled Nursing . Rehabilitation Services . Long Term Care . Secured Unit * Respite & Day Care * Hospice Care 711 75751 A139S3 mpan,com COMMI/NIW mtntm IW llmh ho t, mtl,In tin. . Oxygen Cone trator Liquid Oxy = . Nd li=r Mdi=, Light wti# pombk oxen . M~ii~are - Mccl~id Pr0vidm. W0 m your ia=atma ~ ditta. 927 N. Palestine Smm * A em4 TX 75751 (903) 675-1058 . 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How to stop church gos- sip: Mildred, the church gos- sip and self-appointed monitor of the congrega- tion's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's old pickup parked in front of file town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatical- ly told George and several others that eve 'one seeing it there would know what he was doing. Geo e, a man of few words, stared at her for a moments and .just turned and walked away. He: didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing. : Later that evening, George quietly' parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house walked home ,and left it there all night. Don't yajust love ol' George. Sitting together on a train, traveling through the Swiss Alps, are a Frenchman, an American guy, an old Greek lady and a young bk)nde Swiss girl. The train goes into a dark tunnel and a seconds later there is the sound of a loud slap. When the train emerges from the tunnel, the Frenchman has a bright red hmad print on his cheek. No one speaks. The old lady thinks this: '/'he Frenchman must have groped the blonde in the dark and she slapped his cheek. The blonde thinks: The Frenchman must have tried to grope me in the dark, but missed and tbodled the old lady and she slapped him. The Frenchmma thinks: The " V business. Se eral members American must have did not app.'her gq'oped the iblo, extracurricula ties, dark. She' ed but feared her enough to maintain their silence, She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an. alcoholic a er she saw his and missed and got me instead. The American thinks: I can't wait tbr another tunnel, so I can smack the heck out of that Frenchman again! Networked Digital Solutions To Sim Office Applications COPY I PRINT I SCAN I FAX Introducing the Bizhub C380. It's the hub of your business. You have important work to do. And now there's an imaging solution that will help you and your team do everything better: the new bizhub C350. 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