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Miller Grove News for Sept. 9, 2009

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I hope everyone had a good Labor Day. I didn’t do anything special on the holiday, although it was nice to just have a day off of work. Is this already the second week of September? I can’t believe it and you know it will be Christmas before we know it. I’m sure a lot of you cringe when you hear the word Christmas at this time of year, but it is something we all have to face sooner or later.

First, I need to set the record straight about an error that I had in last week’s column. My cousin Justin graduated from a law enforcement school but it wasn’t DPS school. I’m sorry for reporting that incorrectly, but I guess we all make mistakes. I’m still proud of him!

I have been showered by inquiries about Coy Johnson cleaning off Don Johnson’s old place. I felt like I knew the answer to everyone asking, “Are they selling the place?” but I decided to find out the facts before I made any statements. Patsy Hallman, Coy’s sister, told me that since Coy is semi-retired he has been getting a few projects going that he has been wanting to do for quite some time. One of those being to clean up the Johnson home place. Many fond memories are attached to their farm and the “big tree," so I don’t look for them to sell the place any time soon.

I found out that Patsy is being honored in Nacogdoches on the 29th as “Citizen of the Year.” Congratulations to her for the accolade. I’m sure she deserves it. I know she has volunteered many hours working with several worthy causes within the city.

Remember Gay Nell Walls in your prayers. She has had shoulder surgery recently in Greenville. I have heard that it is a pretty painful surgery with a long recovery period.

On Saturday Dwayne and Kathy Wren hosted a Labor Day cookout. They invited all of the Wren family along with a few other family friends and relatives (including myself). They had a spread of food that would put a smile on anyone’s face. Brisket, sausage links, barbecue pork roast and several sides were accompanied by some of the best desserts around. Everyone had a good time. When I was talking to Dwayne’s brother, Billy, he said that he counted over 40 people. Later Dwayne told me that he counted in excess of 50 people in attendance. I visited with several folks while I was there. Guy Mayes entertained me with a few stories about his younger days. I also got to see Billy Paul Wright, R.A. Long, Cherrie Bessonett, Marlene and Demp Sturdevant. Some of the family couldn’t attend because they had to work and others had to go out of the state.

Happy birthday to Jackson Darrow and Julie (Clark) Hauser on Sep. 8, and Frank Weaver on Sep. 12.

Happy anniversary to George and Bonnie (Ferguson) Callan on Sep. 6. They celebrated 52 years of marriage. Congratulations to them. I know this next anniversary is actually Brashear news since they live there, but I’m still going to add it to my column … Happy anniversary to Theresa and Leonard Rocha on Sep. 12.

This week I will leave you with a bit of news that I received last Thursday night. As I was holding my little nice, Savanna, my brother and sister-in-law told my mother that they figured out what to get her for her birthday next year (which is in May). Mom sort of laughed and said, “What?” And they said, “Another grandchild.” They said that the baby is due on Mom’s birthday, May 10. Until the shock wore off Savanna and I had to sit down. So, I’ll be an uncle again in about 8 months!

As you travel the highways and biways don’t forget that all roads lead back home and back to Miller Grove. Please send me any newsworthy information. My email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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