It’s been a while since I wrote last, and a lot has been going on.
We know most of you know our son Ed was injured while on duty with the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department. He will have a long recovery but we hope everything will be okay.
Carol, Rick, Mandy, Ethan, Jack and Ed would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, phone calls and prayers. This is what living in a great community and county is all about. Ed would like to thank Roy Leap and Richard Lock for staying at the hospital with his family. Also, to Lou Ann Shafer for stopping by with a basket of goodies and to Dave Davenport and Jimmy Parker for dropping by. Ed has received many cards and phone calls. We know one thing for sure. He will need all the prayers he can get.
Carol and I enjoyed New Year’s Eve with Dick and Carol Schroeder. Thanks, it was a nice evening to be with great friends. Also, thank to Dick for staying at the hospital with Carol and Mandy while Ed underwent his second surgery.
Sharon Hansel is a grandma again. Harper Grace Denning was born January 9th. Congrats to your family.
Carol and I attended the funeral of Wanda Johns. Wanda was a sweet lady and neighbor. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Phyllis Kelly and Carolyn Puckett stopped by to see Ed a few days ago. They were also celebrating Carolyn’s 70th birthday. Happy birthday Carolyn.
Ethan and Jack McClellan, Graham and Garrett Klein and John Sweeney are some of those taking swim lessons at the YMCA. Jack and Ethan love it. The girls do a great job with the kids.
Carol and I attended the program at Jeff-Craig Elementary School for the J.C. Scholars. Ethan and Lily Browning were among the scholars. Bruce and Patty Williams, James and Jill Richards, and Debbie Coy were also there.
Mary Jo Meyer has returned home from a trip to Florida with her daughter Patty Getha. With this weather she probably wishes she was still there.
Betty (Peters) Drew called recently. She has been feeling badly but is some better now. Betty and Dale went to Indy to visit her daughter Kathy and family. They all enjoyed a tribute to Buddy Holly while there.
We had no church service Sunday due to the weather but our prayer list update is: Barb Brown, Harry Brown, Kim Hambrick, Eddie McClellan, Tanya Moore, Heather Slack, Barnhills, Greg Savage, Mike Allen family, Melody Smith, Dutchie Scholl, Lori Knaus, Roy Leap, Laci and Rick Daugherty, Tommy and Ann May.
Happy Birthday: Liz Little, Shirley White, Susan (Carrigan) Nunn, Jasen Springer, Betty Hester, Dan Black, Barry Knaus, Julie Leap, Evan Fuller, Brenda Rayles, Debbie Vann, Lorraine Brown, Kathy Kelly, Tina Scudder, Dave Johns, Jo Webster, Diane Van Norstran, Ryan Kelly, Patty Chase, Jack McClellan.
Happy Anniversary: Henry and Maxine Bushman, Mike and Cheri Rayles, David and Debbie Cox, Julie, Nicole and Alyssa Leap attended the Super Bowl of preaching at the Crossroads Church in Florence, Kentucky. Richard and Katrina Lock also went to this on Sunday.
We had a birthday party for Jack as good as we could do. Ed had just gotten home. Jack didn’t care, he was glad to see his dad. Also, he got several Skylanders (toys) and that made him happy.
Carol and I finally got back up to visit Paul and Doris Chase. Paul is about the same. Buster Chase had been there earlier.
Jane Geren attended church with Carol a couple of weeks ago. Jane and Dan were down from Laporte for a few days.
Diane South and her husband are new grandparents. Their daughter Katie and son-in-law Brett have a new baby girl. Congrats to all.
Here is a saying I found on Facebook:
Irish Advice: Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or an idiot from any direction.
I just wanted to let you know everything will be okay and let you know the coffeepot is still on. Until next time, take care.