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It’s a cold Sunday afternoon and I’m writing to get this in for the Thanksgiving issue.

It was blustery and cold all day yesterday and the wind howled last night. It was twenty-four degrees when we went to church this morning and still cold, and then, thirty-one at noon. It’s not going to warm up much today, but it’s supposed to be 45 degrees and sunny on Thanksgiving - perfect!

Clint and Courtney will have rude awakening when they get off the train in Memphis tomorrow night! They have been on a Caribbean cruise all week and I hope they took coats for the ride back home. I can’t wait to hear about their trip and see pictures. They are back in New Orleans for the night and will ride the train in tomorrow. I will be so glad to see them!

Last Wednesday, James had his hearing aids checked in Atoka and then we went to eat Italian food. Elizabeth and Lyla joined us for lunch, and afterwards, when we got home, Lyla and I made apple-caramel cookies. It was a fun day!

Liz and I sneaked off and saw the second Hunger Movies sequel Friday afternoon, "Catching Fire." It was just as good as we expected! I guess it will be another couple of years before the next one comes out.

Saturday I went to a Milk Paint class with three others, led by Marty Whitesides Simmons. It was so much fun! We had coffee, cider, donuts and donut holes on a very cold morning. We learned the technique and I want to start with two tables here at the house. I love this!

I met James for lunch after class, then got my flu shot at the drug store. T

here will be an 80th birthday party for Jim Edmonds on Nov. 30 from 2-4 p.m. at the Covington Church of Christ. No gifts. Happy birthday Jim! His daughter, Laura, has the ladies gift swap party every year, and it’s on the 8th of December, after evening services. I love this party!

Instead of listing our prayer list, which has no one new on it this week, I’m just going to be thankful for the healing that has been granted to so many. Please continue to pray for servicemen and women, and the government.

Happy birthday to Melea Edmonds, Ellie Wall and Tim Sallee on Nov. 24, to Kelley Melton on the 26th, to Jim Edmonds and Charlene Dalrymple on the 27th, to Braxton Brown on the 28th and to Bailey Daniels and Doris Yoakum on the 30th!

Happy anniversary to Brad and Becky Evins on Nov. 24 and to Ivan and Pat Stephenson on the 26th!

"Thanks for reading" this week goes to Marty Simmons! Sal-lute!

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac quote: (For Thanksgiving baking) " To keep the bottom of fruit pies from getting soggy, brush them with beaten egg white before filling," and "A thin layer of honey will soothe a mild burn." And for Thanksgiving trivia: "A baby turkey is called a poult."

Happy turkey day to all my readers!

Until next week.

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