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Second Day of Ten

We were awakened early this morning by the loudest thunder I believe I have ever heard, and since we get very little of such weather here, we were all startled to the core. I jumped straight up in bed and bounced out onto the floor. Lightening had been flashing around our room for a few minutes, and now came an absolute deluge of hail–heaviest hail I have ever seen. When I looked out the bedroom window it appeared that someone was pouring buckets of hail over our chimney and almost immediately the ground was white. Jerry and I dashed about the house closing windows and checking on the youngsters who had all been awakened by the storm.

By 6:30, everyone except Chloe and Ella were up. It’s been quite a day; a nice day. The storm passed, and the temperature maxed in the low 70s. The boys helped Pappy cut up the small tree they cut down yesterday. Gentry made four loaves of delicious banana bread.


Cole was the meal person, and he chose spaghetti, setting the table, of course, with our butler dishes. Rebecca and Nathaniel joined us for dinner, and when they left this evening, they took Gentry home with them. (Giggling–pretending eagerness to pray–Nathaniel and Chloe had their heads lowered while Cole was passing out the napkins. )

Two down: eight to go! 🙂

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

3 replies on “Second Day of Ten”

I’m so glad you’re back!! I check-in every few days and have missed your posts, but was delighted to see several when I checked this morning!!


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