Being in the hospital since last Thursday, I sort of lost contact with the community. I developed a lot of pain last week and my son Jerry took me to the doctor's office and he ordered me to the hospital. I've had lots and lots of tests and am still in pain as I write this. They also found I had some irregularities in the liver. No broken bones. I didn't fall or lift anything. I just felt pain.
¢ I had lots of visitors - my dear friends and relatives. Jean Epperson came. Other visitors were the Rev. Copeland, Joe Woywod, Frances Lawhead, my grandson Chris, Debbie and Hayden. Jerry came and brought his two grandchildren Grant and Garrison from Manhattan.
¢ Jerry and his wife, Linda, took the grandchildren and their parents to Branson, Mo., for the weekend to see shows and have fun. There were 14 altogether. They couldn't swim or fish because it was too cold.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church had a special on Sunday when Matt Woywod and Leslie Hodges sang a tune titled "Redeeming Love."
¢ Joe Woywod brought me a prayer they found on a World War II soldier. He'd wrote quite a poem. I enjoyed it.
¢ Laura Long is in the Olathe Medical Center, too. I had a lady bring her to my room here to see me. She has pneumonia, she said.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church had Brown Bag Sunday with collection going to the De Soto Multi-Service Center for medical and utility needs.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church offered the Dorothy Ashley family a lunch following the memorial services on Monday.
¢ Kelly Hayden's mother is still in the Overland Park Regional Hospital.
¢ My son Carlin called me from Illinois on Sunday afternoon and also Edwin, my son from Texas was in California to attend an executive search convention and he was getting a plane out to go home.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church will have its egg hunt Saturday morning. The youth will hide them at 9 a.m. Children should bring their own baskets for the hunt. I stuffed 55 eggs before my pain started.
¢ The bell choir did play for worship services Sunday and I hear it was beautiful.
¢ The ladies at the De Soto Baptist Church will be sorting the eggs and stuffing them at 10 a.m. Friday.
¢ The children at De Soto Baptist Church marched in with their palm branches Sunday.
¢ The Rev. Richard Copeland and Mary Etta Copeland were out of town on vacation during spring break. I think they went to Bella Vista, Ark. He'll be back to do Maundy Thursday services, though.
¢ The De Soto Baptist Church will have an Easter breakfast following Easter services at 8 a.m. Sunday.
¢ Birthdays this week I know of are Nadine Dean, Don Gribbin, Nathan Cardiff, Douglas Opdycke, Freda Anderson, Mark Coatney, Mike Montgall, Rick McAninch, Derrick McAninch and Olivia Miley.
¢ Don't forget on March 30 there will be a birthday celebration for Virgil Dean in fellowship hall at the De Soto Baptist Church.
¢ Sympathy goes to the families of Nancy Frickey's and Dorothy Ashley and Shirley Brunner in the loss of her aunt.