Sunday, January 29, 2012

5:45 PM

I have been sick this week.  I have had a very bad cold.  I have been taking over the counter drugs and staying in the house.  I have spent most of the time in bed since Tuesday evening.  I feel much better today.  I did not go to church this morning, but I plan to go tonight.

Pat and I did join my Iuka family last night for supper at one of my brothers home.  We had a very good meal and enjoyed visiting with family.

Friday, January 20, 2012

3:15 PM

Mother went to be with the Lord today about 1:45 PM.  She was surrounded by her sons and sister when she passed away.

Thanks for all of your prayers during the last days of her life here on earth.   She went very easy no pain.
6:00 AM

Mother is not doing well.  In fact she is in the last stages of life.  Her body is shutting down.  The nurse has told us that it is a matter of a few days.  The nurses are keeping her comfortable. 

Mother is ready to go be with the Lord.  She has told us several times over the past few months that she is ready to go.  One of the last things that she told the nurse, that could be understood, was that she was going to meet God.

Please keep mother and our family in your prayers as she and we go through this difficult time.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

8:42 PM

It has been cold and raining the last several days in Iuka.  The forecast for the next several days is more of the same. 

Amy made a surprise visit last Thursday night.  She was off last Thursday and Friday.  Thursday afternoon she and her boyfriend were ridding around and she mentioned the she would like to see her mother and daddy.  Before she realized what was going on they were on their way  to Iuka.  It was a surprise.  We had a very good visit before they had to return.

Pat and I went to the library for a meeting today and a concert with some old friends from Iuka.  The event was well attended and I met several people that I have not seen since returning to Iuka.  I also saw several that I have met since we moved back.

I talked to a couple from Iuka that I have probably not seen in well over forty years.  The lady had gone to a business school in Memphis after high school.  When she learned that we had lived in Wynne she told us that she had gone to business school with some women from Wynne.  She could remember the first name of one of the women, but could not remember her last name.  When she told me her first name I told her that I knew that woman. Her name is not a very common name.  Based on the age of the women I told her that it had to be the woman I knew in Wynne.   When I got home I called the lady in Wynne and she told me that she remembered the lady from Iuka and that there were four women from Wynne going to the school in Memphis at that time.   We had a good visit talking on the phone.  I then called my friend in Iuka  and told her the phone number of the lady in Wynne.  She said that she would give her a call.  When I was talking to the lady in Wynne, she told me that several times over the years she and the other ladies from Wynne had talked about my friend from Iuka.  I hope that they had a good visit on the phone.  I will check with my friend when I see her again.

Since I have moved back to Iuka I have met two men who had worked for the owner of the shoe factory in Wynne.  They had not worked in Wynne, but they knew that the company had a factory in Wynne.  Small world.

Mother in not doing well.  She has had  three bad days.  In fact the last two she has had an nurse in the room all of the time.   Mother's body is wearing out.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

3:15 PM

I have stayed in the house all day today.  It is cold in Iuka today.  It is now 36 degrees and that is the high so far today.  I did go to the coffee shop this morning and caught up on the latest news.

Pat has been gone since early this morning.  She is in Memphis with my aunt.   She had a doctors appointment this morning.

Yesterday Pat's brothers, Mike and Steve came over.  Mike's wife and daughter and grandson also came.  Steve and his girlfriend came.  We had a lunch and visited for a while.  Tommy came over just before they left.  He stayed and we watched football games until about midnight.  I watched part of several games yesterday.  At one time there were four games going on at the same time.  All of the games were very good and no blowouts among the games.

I have to go to the doctor tomorrow.  Nothing is wrong, it is time for my yearly checkup and get a new prescription for my drugs for the next year.  I will have to skip my honey bun and coffee until they draw blood.  They will draw blood about 8:30 AM.  I can then have some coffee and my honey bun.  My appointment to see the doctor is not until 9:45 AM.  This will be my second time to see this doctor.  I was impressed with him the first time I had an appointment with him.