April showers bring May flowers, and so far the saying fits the season for all the pretty flowers and trees. If it weren’t for a few places flooding and storm damage, it would be a very good spring. I hope all of you out there agree.

Also, I hope all of you mothers have a nice day on Sunday. Thank the almighty for the blessings of being a mother and having healthy and good children.

I was glad to see Doyle and Betty Stokes here last Sunday; they brought e a memoir of Barbara (Shepherd) Vestal, who passed away last week at 86 years old. She was John Shepherd and Dorothy (Boyd) Shepherd’s daughter. Her brother was Charles Shepherd. John was the head of the state department in Conway when the buildings were still standing. Dorothy’s brother Norman “Blackie” Boyd married my great aunt Goldie Vincent and is the father of Ginger Davis in the Conway neighborhood. His dad Edgar was a Route 2 mail carrier for a long time when I used to have to walk to the mailbox and wait for him to come by. Blackie’s sister Mary was the wife of “Stork” Woodson Turner in Conway, and his brother was George Boyd of Conway, with Anna, a sister, up north. Barbara taught school and finished her career in Marshfield. Tom, her husband, was Bob Vestal’s youngest brother.

Red Hats met at Steak and Shake April 3, with nine of us present as follows: Jim and Diane Whitwer, Kay Jones, Becky Maroney, Patsy Boyd, Mary Powell, Barbara Medlock and Betty Stokes and B. Rosenthal. Thanks to Becky for coming by to pick me up here!

Don’t forget the class of 1951 reunion at Twilight Church May 25 at 1:30 p.m. Also, the class of 1956 63rd reunion will be at the Rocking Chair June 8 at 11:30 p.m. in Conway.

Dave Perryman’s band will be playing at Treasure Lake in Branson on May 11, Ozark Senior Center May 18, Conway Community Center Steel Guitar Show and Dance on May 25.

Blessings to all until next week.

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