Greetings! Hope you have had a good week and enjoying all the nice sunny days we have been having. This week, I want to take you on a trip with me. Let’s travel south of Shawnee, on highway 177, then cross over to I-35, on down until you come to Ardmore, in Carter County.

Greetings! Hope you have had a good week and enjoying all the nice sunny days we have been having. This week, I want to take you on a trip with me. Let’s travel south of Shawnee, on highway 177, then cross over to I-35, on down until you come to Ardmore, in Carter County. Now, let’s turn west on highway 70 and end up at the small rural town of Wilson, Oklahoma. That is where I was born, and lived until a handsome young man entered my life, when he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He and I think, four or five other airmen crammed that big old car down, coming in search of some Oklahoma girls. Well, every one of those young men ended up marrying a girl from Wilson. After their tour of service was over, they took their wife and went back to their home towns, which ranged from Texas, Alabama and Virginia. Some of the boys, later men, made the military service their career, and stayed in for twenty or more years. Well, I ended up back in my home town in Southern Oklahoma, where my parents were still living and the children could safely roam the small town, playing hide-n-go-seek, football or go crawdad fishing in the town creek. This past week, I enjoyed going back to the small hometown. My friend said she was off on Monday, and would take me down to see the damage done to my old home-place, after a car wrecked and ran through the strong fence and through one corner of my home. I recalled the times that teenagers would be driving fast, coming in from Ardmore, and in a hurry to get home before their curfew time was up.  Well, since I had lived there for over forty years, I recalled the first time a teenager had wrecked his car on the small curve in the highway, and almost ended up into our living room. That was when my late husband decided to have a strong fence erected, using what was known as oilfield sucker-rod, to be welded to strong iron post, which were put deep into the ground.  He decided since the state had moved the main highway into town, right down the street beside our home, he wanted a strong fence, if nothing else, to keep his wife calm!! All of those years were relived recently, when my son called and informed me that a car had rammed out fence, knocking down those post and that sucker rod and right through the back rooms of the house.  Well, there wasn’t any need to get all upset, as here I was, in Shawnee, but my daughter, son, and granddaughter had it all under control and took care of the disaster.  But, I still had to go check on it all, so my friend and I had a very enjoyable trip this past week, going back to the home place. It was emotional, but re-assuring in the fact, that my children and a granddaughter had all under control! So, Nana just enjoyed the lovely weather, checked out the damage, and enjoyed visiting with some of my family, while eating a delicious catfish dinner in Wilson. So, if you are ever driving in that area, just mosey on into the small town of Wilson and on the west end of Main Street, on the west side of the Bank of Wilson, sits the restaurant that serves some mighty good catfish dinners! So, after checking all out, and with full tummies, we headed back to Shawnee, and enjoyed this beautiful weather that we have been blessed with this past week.  I also thanked God for the lovely weather, for my good friend that so graciously wanted to take me to check on my property, and to thank all those around us and in our lives, that makes the wheels of my life turn perfectly. Psalms 145:8 – “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.”