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By Lou McQuary
Robbie Parker, of Alaska, is visiting with his parents until December 30th. His girlfriend will be flying in from Alaska on the 23rd to meet Robbie’s mother and father. Robbie is the son of Shelia and Robert Parker.
Sonny and Diane Downs have company for Christmas. Julie, Thad, and Bowen Gordon were here over the weekend and will return closer to Christmas. Sonny’s son, Walker, and his family from Kentucky also visited.
On Thursday, December 16, I traveled to Senatobia for an overnight visit with my sister, Vera Gaines, and her husband, Gary. We enjoyed reminiscing childhood memories.
Beverly Black Hall had sinus surgery Friday, December 17. She has been experiencing a lot of pain, and we hope she is on the road to recovery.
Kathy Knighton and Kennie Foley hosted a baby shower for Nate Churchill, four month old son of Angelia and Tony Churchill on Saturday morning, December 18. Nate will be a well dressed little tyke wearing all the nice gifts he received. Guests were treated to a delicious brunch and enjoyed Kathy’s decorations in her lovely home.
Larry and I visited Larry Hill in the Stroke Unit in Tupelo on Saturday, December 18. The doctors have determined that Larry’s stroke was caused by inflammation in the walls of the blood vessels rather than a buildup of plaque. The doctors are administering large doses of steroids to combat the inflammation. This medication is causing Larry’s sugar count to elevate.
Larry has been able to visit with the two older children but hadn’t seen the three younger ones. On Sunday, Vickie, was able to bring the three younger ones to visit. I’m sure that visit was like a shot in the arm to Larry.
The doctors are hopeful for a full recovery but it will be a long drawn out process. Please remember this family in prayer.
Raymond Owen is now in remission, and we are all estatic over this news. His lung biopsy showed that the spot they were watching is okay. This week he went to his urologist on Tuesday and had a bone marrow test on Thursday to determine if there were any leukemia cells reappearing.
Since Raymond’s appetite returned about 2 weeks ago, he has steadily been gaining weight. He has gained back 10 of the 40 pounds he lost.
Martha has been sick with a sore throat and headaches so she has been trying to steer clear of Raymond since he doesn’t have any immunity. Let’s all pray that God will put Raymond in a “bubble” to protect him from harmful germs during this flu season.
On Sunday, December 19, our family gathered at the home of Nikki and Jerry Gore in
Saltillo to celebrate the McQuary Christmas. Nikki is the stepdaughter of Larry’s sister, Paula Maier. It is always so much fun to gather with relatives that we don’t get to see very often during the year.
Ginger and Stephen Harrell had a Christmas gathering at their home on Sunday night, December 19. I counted 70 people when we were there, and I don’t think I got them all. Ginger had an abundant spread of all kinds of delicious food. Their home was beautifully decorated, and the guests enjoyed the fellowship of visiting with family and friends.
Hopefully the Christmas break will slow down the spread of the flu outbreak that hit West Union School. The elementary grades were really hit hard with one grade having 15 absences one day. Our church had to postpone the Children’s Christmas program due to illness.
I hope each of you have a wonderful, safe, healthy, happy Christmas. Remember to thank God for your family and for our free country in which we can celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Thought for the week: Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel...God with us. Matthew 1:23 KJV