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By Ruth Gadberry
Ah! Weather! Have you been getting up early enough to see the dazzling display of frost in the early mornings? Isn’t it beautiful? Well, Ruth just sees it from the window inside, looking out, so she isn’t out there where it’s shivering cold. No breeze, just ice covered grass and trees, frost on the windshield, water left in a pan or bucket turned into ice, that sort of thing. When the sun peeps over the horizon everything sparkles and shines and dazzles.
Remember that poem you learned when you were in high school? You older people; you youngsters won’t remember it. You’ve probably never even heard of it. But for you oldsters; ‘When the frost is on the punkin, and the fodder’s in the shock’ -remember? That’s what these dazzling mornings are a reminder of.
JC and Ruth missed Sunday School and worship services again Sunday morning. JC is kinda being careful about the Covid-19 thing and is trying to stay at home as much as possible. They did make it Wednesday night, but not Sunday morning. Actually, he probably wouldn’t have made it Sunday morning, even if the virus thing hadn’t been around. Mornings just aren’t his best time of the day. He usually feels pretty yucky until the afternoon sometime.
Christy and Ruby, do you gals really have the Covid-19 thing? You should be about over it by now; are you?
John, are you still in the hospital at Ada? Hopefully you are doing so much better. They’ve sent you home where you can keep Janie in line a bit better. Hang in there. We expect you to be up and around really soon now.
News Bulletin – but not good news. It seems that there are numerous cases of Covid-19 now in the Atoka Nursing Home. Some of those people are so frail and ill that any kind of illness could be really bad for them. Do pray for the residents of the Atoka Nursing Home and for all other nursing homes as well. Pray for the residents of the nursing homes but also for those who work in the homes and care for the people.
Another page of history has turned and there is an empty place in the Daisy community that can’t be filled. Bill Kellogg stepped out into eternity; was it Monday morning? He had lived a long, full life and had touched and influenced many people over the years. He will definitely be missed. Not only by his family, but by his many friends as well.
Here is something that sounds really interesting. On Friday night, December 18, the Stringtown School kids will present a rather different Christmas program. It will begin with a parade at 5:00 o’clock in the evening. You can park at the school parking lot, the gym parking lot or the church parking lot. Then you can sit on your lawn chairs or wherever you wish. Maybe you’d best bring along a warm, snuggly blanket, if you think you might get cold.
The parade will include the fire truck – noise and all – floats and who knows what else. It will pass by those parking lots and you can sit in comfort and enjoy the parade
Following the parade you are invited to go to the school for a live nativity and lots of Christmas carols. That’s where you will need your chairs and maybe your blankets. You’ll hear the story of the birth of Jesus and can join the kids in singing carols.
Toni, will this be on the grass out by the ag building? Or where? If you have anything else to add, give us a call and we’ll share the news next week. Okay?
Anyway, this is something to look forward to so don’t forget. Friday, December 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. You’ll be outside and less likely to have the Corona virus grab you. You can social distance all you want to. Maybe wearing a mask might be more comfortable, especially if the temperature gets rather cold.
Someone said he was thankful for the Covid-19; it did away with the flu and the common cold. Well, what have you heard about the flu and the cold lately?
Carter called his grandma last week and asked if she could go on a date with him. Of course she could! He had his billfold with some money in it – the folding kind of money – and was ready to go. He wanted to go Christmas shopping for his family and a few other special people. He wanted to go to every store in town but his grandma said they couldn’t make them all. However, they would go to a bunch of stores. So they shopped and shopped. At least they didn’t have to go all over the store. He was only interested in one department; the toy department. He was so involved in shopping that he didn’t even want to stop to go out to eat! Way to go Carter! If you grow up to be a guy who likes to shop you will have all the girls fighting over you.
After getting his shopping finished, he asked grandma if he could buy something for himself too. Certainly! That took even longer. He pushed the buttons on this one, tried out that one, rang the bells on another one, bounced something else, etc. He decided that it really was tiring for him to shop for himself. But it was a fun day and he asked his grandma if they could go on another date sometime. You bet! Do you think they’ll start going steady?
In the meantime, Amber and Brooklyn were having a girl’s day out. They had their nails done – both fingernails and toenails. They got their haircut. Did you get it styled too? A massage? You didn’t do the tanning bed did you? They went out to eat and just did girl things and had a great day.
Brooklyn insisted that her dad and granddad had a date day too. They spent the day together doing, whatever. But it wasn’t shopping!
Remember the mystery we told you about some time ago? The one where Beth and Ray found a set of bed springs in a tree beside their driveway and wondered how and when they got there? Virginia thought she knew. She thought someone dumped the springs there, or maybe they blew there during a tornado or something and a tree grew up in them and, as it grew, just lifted the springs up with it. Well, the mystery has been solved and, sorry Virginia, you missed it. According to our sources, it was an entirely different situation. Ruth is still waiting for a few more details but hopefully can tell you the whole story next week. So, tune in again next week for, as Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story.”
The Presidential election was last month; November. But there is still some controversy about who actually won the election. There are disagreements, accusations, suspicion, dishonesty, conspiracy – well, the list goes on and on.
Folks, do you realize that we are living a very important part of history? Something that has never happened before in, well, forever? If the writers of history books write it like it happened, our grandkids and great-grandkids will be reading about events that we lived through.
The 2020 Presidential election has been a battle from the beginning. The Democrats think our nation can’t stand another four years with Donald Trump as President. The Republicans believe that our nation as we know it will be destroyed if the Democrats are in power. So the election took place between the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, and the Republican candidate, Donald Trump. The election was last month, November 3, 2020.
As election results came in. Tempers came up. The Democrats came out ahead in states where the Republicans felt sure they were winning. When the final results were counted, it was Joe Biden who was chosen as the 2021 President. He was declared the winner of the election.
But that didn’t end the battle. Donald Trump felt that the election had been rigged. Dishonest. Alot of other accusations. He set out to prove his convictions.
Well, you are sure to get a different answer, depending on which TV channel you watch or which newspaper you read. The battle began to prove that there was, not a iittle bit but a whole lot of voter fraud going on.
According to some sources, numerous people have admitted having a part in a voting fraud. Counting some votes numerous times, discarding some ballets without counting them, counting ballots from people who are no longer living or who are voting in states other than where they live, not allowing the poll watchers to even be in the room where the counting is taking place, and certainly not watching, people voting who shouldn’t have been voting, etc. Anyway, if an accusation could be made, it was made.
Okay now, what to do? Joe Biden was proclaimed the newly elected President, to be inaugurated in January 2021. If there really was voter fraud, and it seems that there was, quite possibly Joe Biden didn’t even know anything about it. It’s possible that it was done without his knowledge. So, would it be fair to declare him the winner and then tell him, ‘sorry that was a mistake; you lost.”
What about Donald Trump? If they discover there really was voter fraud, will they change the outcome and declare him the winner? Or will they leave things as they are, with Joe Biden as President elect?
Whatever the outcome, it is very important that the voter fraud is cleaned up and doesn’t happen again. There will be other elections and we certainly don’t want to go through something like this again.
Back to who is going to be President in 2021. Is it possible that the decision could be reversed and Donald Trump elected for a second term? Will they stick with their decision and allow Joe Biden to be the next President?
Suppose they go with Joe Biden. Can Donald Trump came back in four years, be elected President, and then be elected again for another term? He could only serve two consecutive terms but if he skips a term could he then serve two consecutive terms? How does that work? How will this look, say fifty years from now? Here we are, living this part of history.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.