Happy birthday this week to Jeff Wren and Cindy (Tate) Patrick on Oct. 23, Dichele Smith on Oct. 25, my cousin Queta Wilemon from Brashear and Donnie Millsap on Oct. 26, Uleta Sparks and Coeby Purser on Oct. 27, Kevin Tipps on Oct. 28, and Terry Jill (McGowan) Asbill and Billy Dunn on Oct. 29. Last week I missed Emma Johnson’s birthday that was on Oct. 18.
Lots of news from the Flecker household this week. Little Audrey Lu Connor was born on Oct. 19, the daughter of Bradley and Renee (Flecker) Connor. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her older brothers are Joe Whillock, Kevin Whillock and Gabe Connor. Proud grandparents are Bob and Darlene Flecker and great-grandparents are Hank and Evelyn Echiverio.
Darlene Flecker’s mother and brothers came in from Long Island to see the new addition to the family and they stayed in Miller Grove for several days. Also, Darlene’s aunt and cousin from Connecticut and Bob’s sister from up state New York came for the event. While they were here they celebrated Bob’s birthday even though it is a little early. I heard that everyone had a nice time throughout the five-day visit. Of course, Audrey was the center of attention and got to have her picture made with both of her great-grandmothers. Darlene’s mother hasn’t been to Texas since 2005, so everyone enjoyed her being able to come to The Grove.
On Saturday, Faye Tipps and I ran all over East Texas looking for sweet potatoes. We finally found some that afternoon on a county road off of FM 2795 between Emory and Alba. We made a day of it and met our cousin, J.W. Melton, in Tyler for lunch at Luby’s. While we were in Tyler we stopped at “The Christmas Store” and looked around. It was pretty neat. They specialize in Christmas decorations and there were tons of them all over the store. We had a good time — especially when we stopped in Emory for a Blizzard on the way home.
Everyone get ready for the fall carnival on Friday. The stew and chili will begin at 6 p.m. and booths in the old gym will follow. Of course, bingo will be a main attraction. PTO usually heads up the bingo game and the stew/chili while individual classes work the booths in the gym. The carnival is usually a very big money-maker for the school and the PTO. Please come out and support us if you are able to.
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