Dec­o­ra­tion Day Brings Fam­ily To­gether

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - COMMUNITY - MARIE ROY WCN Colum­nist

We’re thank­ful we’re not in the mid­dle of a drought!

Last Tues­day, I thought the grass would be dry enough by 5 to mow, but at 5 it started to rain.

The next day, it started rain­ing early, about 10 a.m. and what a rain storm! With thun­der and light­ning and a real down­pour for two hours, we re­ceived 5.1 inches. My yard was com­pletely cov­ered in wa­ter, run­ning like a river. The wa­ter from six road ditches col­lect in one spot, the en­trance to a branch that runs down through the field south of my house, and when it can’t carry it all, it backs up across my yard. Then, af­ter the wa­ter ran down, it left a mess of leaves, limbs and grass over the yard, which had to be raked up be­fore mow­ing. (part of the yard). The back yard is still so muddy, it still hasn’t been mowed.

Now, hay­ing sea­son, hope­fully it will be fair weather for that.

Dec­o­ra­tion Day was again re­union time for our fam­ily, with at least 43 at­tend­ing the all day af­fair at Johnny and Anna Cheatham’s home, com­ing from all over N.W. Arkansas. Don and Diana Bradley, their daugh­ter and fam­ily, Fe­li­cia and Ra­mon Rameriz and daugh­ters, came from Ok­mul­gee, Okla., and brought their friend Deb­bie. An­other guest was a friend, Jan Wil­son from Rogers.

Af­ter the reg­u­lar Arkansas potluck meal, my grand­daugh­ter, Karen, sur­prised me (again) with an­other birthday cake. It was huge, bor­dered with pic­tures of quilt blocks, the birthday greet­ing in the cen­ter. In ad­di­tion, she de­cided that I should have one with flow­ers, so she made a smaller one, cov­ered with flow­ers.

Who minds get­ting a year older?

Happy birthday to Vicky Hansen, Misty Cheatham, Pay­ton Roy, Clint Neff, David Jones, James Hodge, Marty Spears, Saun­dra Wat­son, Chris Bor­chardt, Sam Han­nah, Betty Thomp­son, Robin Moore.

Happy an­niver­sary to David and Carolyn Latta.

Happy years, all!

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