Ewing News

by Betty Fifer

The first of November is here and before we know it Thanksgiving will be here and then the month of December is next and coming up is theChristmas holidays. I’m sorry about my news last week, I had sent it in, and it was inadvertently left out, but is included with this week’s news. I was glad to hear from several of you wanting to know about my news and glad that you enjoy what I write.

Next Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. our church, Mt. Olivet, will show the movie, The Ten Commandments. At 5 p.m. we will have a carry-in supper and at 6 p.m. we will play the second part of the movie, should be done by 8 p.m. This is a great movie so come and  see it and have some good food. Mt. Olivet Church is west of Ewing, just off route 156. Everyone is welcome.

Some of my great grandchildren came by to Trick or Treat and they were in costumes. I told them as a kid in the Dover Community we didn’t go trick or treating. I’m not sure why we didn’t, must not have been the custom back then especially in the rural area I lived in. By the time I’d grown up and got married, moved to Quincy, still didn’t notice it, but when our children got big enough they wore costumes and went trick or treating. 

Remember next week, we go back to standard time, so set your clock back. 

Last week’s news: This weekend of rain was something else. We got right at six inches last night. The first time I’ve ever seen so much rain fall. Out bottom fields had water standing everywhere. Big Grassy Creek was full and over flowing and Little Grassy was over the highway just west of the house. By evening everything had calmed down. 

Last Tuesday was our anniversary and it was a very calm day. We just stayed at home and had an ordinary day. Now Saturday was a different day. It started out with the meeting of the North East Genealogical Society at Fiddlestix in Hannibal. We in the morning and W. T. Johnson presented the program and it was very interesting. Followed by lunch and our business meeting. If you are interested in learning about your family history our meetings for 2022 will start in April the members are from the northeast counties of Missouri. Any member will give you information. I’ve always been interested in the history of my family and how long they have been in the country and lived in this area and what they did so I’m here in this place today, along with my grandchildren because of our ancestors. I believe you have to know where you came from to know where you are going with your life.

After the meeting in Hannibal my granddaughter Ashlee let me know not to make any plans for Saturday evening. She and the other granddaughters had made plans for Don and me in the evening. They had prepared a meal and we mat at the church where friends, several of which had attended our wedding, my brother and his wife Shirley, and my only remaining aunt, Travelle Whitaker, who is my Mom’s younger sister, and most of our family came to enjoy the meal and cake with us. I want to thank everyone for the beautiful cards we received and all the love we received by our family and especially thanks to my special husband who has made these years great and go by so fast. 

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