Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Reevesville News

By Lee Roy Stafford

Hi everybody on a cold Sunday morning here in Reevesville. I think the weather went from summer to winter over night.

The coyotes over on the levee are howling early this morning. They are probably searching for a wayward mouse for breakfast. I hope they stay away from Mr. Inmans’ chicken pen.

This is Columbus Day weekend and we who work for the school system and the students always look forward to it because it means a four day weekend.

John Ramsey paid me a surprise visit this past week. John grew up here in Reevesville, but now lives in Florida. He was taking a mini-vacation visiting old friends. Don’t stay away so long this time John.

I saw Lester Barger at a local restaurant one evening this past week. Lester is one of Massac County’s champion washer pitchers. He used to pair up with Bill Henderson and they would travel around pitching washers in tournaments. Good to see you Lester and I hope you didn’t eat too much fish in that restaurant.

Soon after their last child left home for college, the husband was resting next to the wife on the couch with his head on her lap. She carefully removed his glasses. “You know honey,” she said sweetly, “without your glasses you look like the same handsome young man I married.”

“Honey,” he replied with a grin, “without my glasses, you still look pretty good, too!” I’ll bet he ended up on the floor!

The cousins reunion here at our church fellowship building yesterday was well attended. People came from as far away as Nebraska. They come every year and it’s always good to see you all.

I talked on the phone to Mary Fowler Fritch in Florida recently. She says she likes Florida, but still misses good ole Southern Illinois.

The Baptist minister had been summond to the bedside of a Presbyterian woman who was quite ill. As he went up the walk, he met the little daughter of the woman and said to her, “I’m very glad your mother remembered me in her illness. Is your minister out of town?”

“No,” answered the child. “He’s at home, but we thought it might be something contagious, and we didn’t want to expose him to it.”

This week’s Bible quiz: Who became a fugitive because he killed an Egyptian? For the answer, read Exodus 2:11-15.

Remember: Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.

Something to think about: To all you pastors and preachers, with an election coming up, nobody cares who you think they should vote for.

See you in church.

Until next week.

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