My mother, Jo Ann Denley, is continuing to improve at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She has been moved to the rehab part of the hospital which she undergoes physical therapy for most of every day. She fell more than a week ago, fracturing her hip, and had partial hip replacement.
Since my birthday fell on Friday when we cover high school football, we celebrated a day early at my house.
Joel and I left here last Wednesday headed to Texas to the annual National Newspaper Association convention in San Antonio. We usually leave for our trips on Thursday, but have had airline issues the past two years that caused us delays in getting to our destination.
Visiting The Journal last week were Bruce natives Eddie and Gretchen Heise Reid, who now live in Tulsa.
We got a treat in the mail Monday– a cookbook by Vardaman native April McGreger. Simply titled “Sweet Potatoes,” the cookbook is part of the highly praised Savor The South Series.
Linda Jane Ramage and I had one of our best pre-game meals Friday night in Pontotoc before the Pontotoc/Calhoun City game.
It has taken all summer, but granddaughter Ellie Kathryn finally seems to be potty trained.
Movies from two of my all time favorite books are coming out in the next month. I read and have re-read “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper more than a year ago.
Jimmy Ball, of Calhoun City, sent me a clipping of the black Elephant Ear I had seen at Lake Tiak-O-Khata. The variety is Diamond Head and it is named after the volcanic cone on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
The launch of the SEC network this weekend makes me think I’ll be seeing less and less of my husband.