by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen

Morning message at the Rockville United Methodist Church by Pastor Larry Sorrells was titled Why is Pentecost Important? You are always welcome to join us for worship Sundays at 9 a.m.

Our sympathy to Pastor Larry Sorrells and family, his mother, Junita Sorrells, passed recently. Services were held in Groves Springs.

Mt. Zion Area has had a rainy week. We are looking forward to this week with little rain forecasted, needing to dry up the mud. Plants are growing, fresh strawberries are delicious

Tom Pelkey took time from mowing grass to cutting wood for the winter, The wood fairies have visited again, for which Tom is grateful. Beverly has been busy taking care of the hummingbirds and watching the cats play.

Dixie Peterson is looking forward to when she can have company again. She is keeping busy doing therapy and watching TV and visiting by phone.

Brenda Peterson from Richmond, was a Memorial weekend visitor with Howard Peterson.

Visitors in the Griffith-Zink home, over Memorial weekend were Betty and Larry Teel, Springfield, Brenda Peterson Richmond, Howard Peterson and Eric Peterson.

John and Julia Snethen had a busy week, Julia kept a doctor’s appointment in Bolivar. Then shopping in Clinton where they bought furniture. John was glad to be back driving the Oats Bus. Everyone was glad to get out.

Laverne Motley is doing therapy and looking forward to getting home soon.

Wanda Rector decided she has stayed home long enough, she attended a wedding in Arkansas for great grandson. Rex Rector was glad to back in Missouri after finishing his cancer treatment. It was 108 when he left the hospital. Rex visited with his mother later in the week.

Over at the Robin Siegismund Farm, Belle is happy that her and Robin are back walking now to keep Robin healthy, but Belle is worried that Robin is getting old or slow. She had to wait for Robin to catch up. Then Belle thought, of course, I can go twice as far and twice as fast as I have four legs. I deserve a dog treat.

Marge Zink accompanied Stacy to purchase a washing machine recently. Being her first outing in some time, she was like a kid in the candy shop with money to spend. The new appliances were very different from when she started housekeeping, refrigerators with drawers, dishwashers with funny looking racks, stoves with two ovens, mostly all were shiny stainless. The washing machines had no dashers and that looked odd. But since that was all they had, they purchased one, bought it home, and it did the laundry just fine.

Then Marge’s memory kicked in that’s what the ladies of my grandmother’s day used a big tub or iron kettle over a fire in the yard using a stick as they didn’t have a dasher either, unless it was her or the kids dashing.