Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bob Aubrey

Bob had a heart valve replacement Sept 21, he died Wed the 28th. Visitation is Sunday from 1 to 3 PM, followed by Masonic rites, then the funeral following after. Hermann's Funeral Home in Stockton, Ill. will handle the arrangements.

Bob and Reva lived at 220 Rose in the Park. Cards can be sent to 518 Hillside Lane, Stockton, Ill. 61085

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Our new wind turbine!

We have been working on putting up a 10Kw wind turbine for our own electricity, plus extra to sell back to the local REA. It just got up on Monday---we spend a good bit of time looking UP at it! ha It is way over the tree tops, and can be seen for miles.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Service at Magnolia

This morning as we got to Magnolia we were surprised to find that Don and Barbara Howard were joining us in the service...They are going to be down visiting for a week or so, Don told me...They both look great as the picture shows that I took of the group before the service started...As you can tell we are still a small gathering until more of the Magnolia Family shows up for the new season...We just need to be patient, it will be getting cold up NORTH and everyone knows that it we warm down in deep south Texas...HA HA...

Well the lesson this morning was on the theme of "God's Laws" in the Book of Romans...Some times we forget the basic fundamentals of Gods word in our lives and for our lives....We need to remember to start at home before we can go forth with the word...Again remember that there is several members of the family that need your prayers...You never know just when the power of prayer is needed by some one in the family...God Bless All.....

Sunday Gathering

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Today we visited a llama farm south of Worthington, Mn. The most surprising for me was their soft "hummmmmm" sound that they make. Their fleece is so soft..... the lady next to me bought some yarn to use for doll hair. I considered buying a skein for sox---but decided it was a little expensive for 1 pair!
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time to head south

Picture taken in Hillman Michigan but we know it is happening all over the northern tiers of states. A sure sign to start packing those shorts and  tees for sunny south Texas.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Service

Well after much rain last night, I was wondering if we would be setting in water when we went to Church service at Magnolia this morning....We had to walk around the usual puddles near the office corner, but it was dry in the little hall...

We managed to have a few more folk join us this morning so the group is slowly growing as a few more of the Magnolia family comes in for the season....It was good to see Eddie and Doris Culpepper in attendance....Their looking good too....

The lesson this morning was on the theme of "Who is Jesus seeking" with the scripture starting from St. Matthew Chapter 9 and verse 9...This was a great lesson that Pastor Stacey brought for the group to study...There is much to think about if you read and think about just what is said....It was also brought up during the service about several of the Magnolia family and friends that need prayer so any time you have time to say a prayer, please do so...If some one comes to your mind, you never know but they sure need some help right then....Keep Christ in your heart and love in your words..

Friday, September 17, 2010

Visitors from WI......

We had the best time with Edy and Jon Larson the past 2 days!! We surprised a few park people at the Lakefield gathering last night, which is always fun to do. The Larson's could only stay a short time, but we had a nice visit.
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Palm Tree Downed on Cottonwood

Marie sent these photos of workers taking down the palm tree in front of the Magnolia Park home on Cottonwood where Dottie is currently residing. I have always thought this was a fascinating process considering their root base is only about a foot deep!
I picked out what I thought were the best shots, Marie.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Clean up crew

Marty and Ray cleaning up after one of the tasty Steak Frys of last season. Anybody getting a hankerin' for some Texas steak?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Service

Sunday service at Magnolia was held again at the little hall....It is sure nice to be able to attend services at the park again after the summer layoff....Today's theme was "What a friend we have in Jesus"...Pastor is sure on track to provide us with great lessons taught from the Word of God in the coming year...We are so fortunate that God has opened the door for our teaching by having Pastor Stacey available to us...In the coming week try to remember to pray for any one of the Magnolia family that comes to your mind...You never know just when each of us needs prayer in our daily lives to help us through the trials of life...God Bless all...

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

From Marie Flood-Labor Day Get-together

Some pictures taken at our get togeather. The new people are Raymond and Wanda Yoder  and Natalia.  Don't know her last name.  Also included are the ministers wife and family and a friend of hers.

Marge dishes up her homemade ice cream


Monday, September 06, 2010

The Urius Family

The Urius family gathered together this summer in Iowa. Lucy is going to wonder how I came to have this picture. It's a secret but it has to do with the wonders of the computer.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

First Church Service of the New Season

This morning the first service of the new season was attended by a small but happy group...Everyone was glad that services were starting again at Magnolia for the coming season as that means the Magnolia family will soon be coming down from up NORTH to fill the park again...Pastor Stacey gave a study on John 3 verse 16 and 17 with the emphasis on verse 17...Many studies stop with verse 16 and don't go on to 17...It sure brings together the whole word when you put them together....After the service rolls and fruit salad was served with much catching up on news from over the summer....We were in the little hall for the time being until a lot more of the family gets here...HA HA...I for one am glad services are started as I've sure missed them....

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Sandy sold her trailer

.Thought I would  let everyone know that I sold my  trailer. Lot 203 . Magnolia Park To a wonderful couple from Indiana . Their name is Raymond & Waneta Yoder.......Sandra Williams

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