This blogs sole purpose has transitioned to one of keeping in touch with each other. Over the years it has been primarily for letting everyone know what is happening and also for promotion to add more folks to our Winter Texan family. The core of things has changed and we must change along with it. We still want to know what is happening with our friends no matter where they may be located. So continue to let us know where you are and what is on your plate.
YIKES---Chuck up on our tower, doing inspection ! I hated even looking up to take the pictures....all is well, they just go up every so often to see what is up there I guess. NOT a job for me....neighbors are very curious, some have stopped to watch.
Added by Barb: I understand this is one of the most hazardous jobs there is and that many lose their lives every year. Yikes is right!
More details about Lloyd's funeral. The funeral is in Carson Iowa on Thursday morning at 10:30 with visitation on Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:30 at the Carson Community Bldg. Alice's address is 415 Washington, Carson, Ia. if anyone wants to send her a card. Thanks for posting this for me. Leslie
"I don't know if you remember Lloyd Mertes or not. He and Alice used to be in Magnolia in a 5th wheel down in the ghetto right beside us. He just passed away this morning. He had bone cancer and didn't last long after they found out. He has been in the nursing home for just a few weeks. I don't have funeral details yet but will send that when I hear."
Wanted to update you all on Mom's situation.....The past several weeks have been so hectic and busy, just haven't had the time....Mom had her initial heart attack on April 26......she was rushed by ambulance to the hospital...they did CPR and difibulation in the ambulance and put a stent in at the hospital....she did pretty well for a few days....then on Tues. of the following week, she was in the shower...passed out and fell...hit her head on the floor and they had to do CPR/Defib again......we rushed to the hospital....after an hour or so.....she did it again.....another round of CPR and Defib.....she came out of it.....in the process. they broke 3 ribs doing CPR......for the next few days she progressed well....but heart was still beating too slowly....so they decided to put in a pacemaker.....that went well....so after 13 days in the hospital, we brought her home..... she needs 3 weeks of TLC and care before cardiac rehab.... so we brought her home with us to Ohio...will take them home around the first of June.......Dad also needs a pacemaker......but we haven't scheduled that yet......Mom and Dad wanted me to thank you all for your prayers and cards.......The Doctors told us it is a miracle that's she's still with us....so we thank God for that.....lots of changes ahead....and I'm so thankful they got home from Texas before this all happened....they hadn't even unpacked their suitcases yet ! Will keep in touch......Judie Mathews ( daughter )
Dear Magnolia Friends:
I want to say Thank You to all our friends for all the cards and memorial gifts sent to me after Lester's death on April 2nd.Also for all the thoughts and prayers said on my behalf as well as all for Lester.
His time after leaving Magnolia on March 14th was short but he is at peace and out of pain. He loved Magnolia Park and all our friends. Thanks for all you've done.
Several people around Magnolia Park last season asked Peggy G. and I where we found our peacocks that were yard decorations. Mine had been a gift from Peggy. She had found them at Target and had waited until they went on clearance before she purchased them. Thus the thought that they could not be purchased any longer. BUT
Yesterday I received the following email from Peggy. So if you have a target in your vicinity...
"ON SALE THIS WEEK AT TARGET THE PEACOCK FOR $25.00 THE COLOR IS DIFFERENT BUT THE SAME SIZE AS OURS:-) "
Well today was the last service at Magnolia Park for this season until next fall....We still had 14 in the service in the little hall to worship and learn from God's word....Pastor Stacey invited everyone that were going to be in the Valley for the summer to come to his Church in Donna...That would be the First Baptist Church at 1009 Hester Avenue.....All will be welcomed....
Pastor Stacey today brought the message from the Book of St. Matthew, Chapter 11, starting with verse 7 with the theme of "Ask, Seek and Knock "....The lesson brought forth of how God answers his children when they ask for their desires, and how we should seek just what God has planed for us and be ready to knock at Gods door and ask what his plan for our lives is....This is a great lesson for study....Pastor said that just as when our children ask us for different things, we always try to give our children what is best for them....As this was the first Sunday of the month communion was given at the end of the service.....I thought that the timing was great for communion as this was the last service for the season.....Remember during the summer when ever some one comes to mind, please pray for that person as they may need prayer for some need at that time.....Pray also for any sick that you hear of....
Have safe travels and a happy summer....See you in the fall with the new season.....GOD BLESS ALL....
Just wanted to let you all know Bonnie and I had a great trip home, we were about 40 minutes ahead of the storms that Friday morning. I've been packing since the first day I got to Mn. am finally all packed and will be a permanent Texan in a couple weeks. Doris and I will travel to Sioux Falls tomorrow morning to attend the first get together of the Mn. and S.Dak. group from Magnolia park. Butch I got my Meucci. Take care and see in Sept. Dorral