Donna Nelson is the winner of my blog give-away at Leola's fall open house this weekend. Donna, your gift is at Leola's and thanks so much for checking in with my blog every once in a while. I appreciate all of you who took the time to enter (& for following my blog).
Things have been so crazy the last few weeks. Not only did I have so much to do for open house but my good friend, Barbara, has been here visiting from California and the little towns where we lived & went to high school were having reunions. We had such a good time and re-connected with so many old friends. Needless to say, we're all pooped.
We grew up around Springfield but the summer before my 8th grade year, our dad surprised us by announceing that we would be moving to LaRussell. He had purchased a general store there and a house & off we went. I went my 8th grade to a 2-room school in LaRussell. Mary was in 5th grade & Judy was already in high school. This is when we met Barbara who had moved there from California and was in the 7th grade. Our friend, Brenda, who is at Leola's with us, was in high school with Judy. They went to Sarcoxie. Eventually, I graduated from Sarcoxie. When we moved to LaRussell, we sent the population count over 100 but that's where we all lived and we've managed to stay in touch for all these years.
It was a wonderful weekend. It would have been so easy to find an excuse not to go but oh, what we would have missed.