Well, faithful readers, this is a big week in Miller Grove. The school’s fall carnival has been planned, and everything is in full swing for Friday night. Stew and chili will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. A costume contest for the little kids will also start at 5:30 p.m. Booths in the gym will open at 6 p.m. and stay open until 7:30 p.m. Bingo will start as soon as the booths have closed for the night. There will also be several items for this year’s silent auction, which will be conducted throughout the night. Last year there was a good attendance, and hopefully there will be again this year. The carnival is probably the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It benefits each class as well as the Miller Grove PTO organization.
Sunday afternoon I happened onto a wreck at the crossroads of FMs 1567 and 275. The car that was in the middle of the intersection looked so familiar. When I looked across the road I saw that it was Laryn Cummings. She was headed to Emory with her boyfriend when a lady headed east on FM 1567 didn’t stop at the stop sign and their cars collided. The lady’s shoulder was hurting and they took her to the hospital, but Laryn and her boyfriend were both okay. Her car had to be towed and will probably be totaled.
There are several MG folks in the hospital. Larry Mabe has been in the hospital for about a week now. His pneumonia kept worsening, and finally last week he was admitted to the hospital. While he was there he also found out that he was diabetic. He is doing some better now, but he is still pretty weak and has lost quite a bit of weight. I heard last week that Tommy Clem hasn’t been doing too well. He has been having some problems with his legs. Fran Sparks is still in the hospital. The doctors say that the lesion on her brain is the main problem. Hopefully she will be able to come home before Thanksgiving.
Jean Wren has started another round of treatment for her lung cancer. The treatment hasn’t made her feel sick yet. Here’s hoping it won’t. On a happier note, Duane and Joan Garrett’s great-granddaughters that have been in a Dallas hospital are now home and doing well. One of the twins, little Gracie, was discharged from the hospital several weeks ago. The other baby was able to come home about two weeks ago. Another good bit of news was that Dr. Hines told my dad that he thought they removed all of the cancer from his hand and the skin graft is healing very well.
This week I received an e-mail from a lady that lives in Yantis. Her name is Sonja Baker. She told me that I brought back some good memories for her when I mentioned “doolie-taters” last week. She said her Grandmother Nolen used to refer to sweet potatoes as “doolie-taters,” like my great-grandfather did. It was nice to hear from her.
Tuesday afternoon the Lady Hornets volleyball team lost to Cumby. I believe our girls have only lost twice this season. Both times were to the Lady Trojans.
Happy birthday to Hunter Darrow on Oct. 19, Kenneth Smith and Joan Garrett on Oct. 21, Melvin Long on Oct. 22, and Jeff Wren on Oct. 23. Happy Anniversary to Justin and Caryn Darrow. They were married on Oct. 18, 1997. This year they celebrated their 12th anniversary.
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