Well, let's try this again. Third time ought to be a charm. I am not good at this sort of thing and I waste so much time when I need to be doing something else.
I have so much to be thankful for this year. I campaigned for President of FMCA and thanks to all of you I was elected. I am thankful for all the new friends I have and all the people I have met at rallies all over this nation. I am thankful for a family that loves and supports me and friends that give me advice and support.
We have invited guests coming for Thanksgiving dinner and if anyone is traveling through Searcy you are welcome to come to our house for dinner. There will be plenty of food, fellowship, and fun.
This past week I was able to go to northern Louisiana to visit with relatives and friends I haven't seen in a long time. My, how the time flies. There were third- and fourth-generations there and I am now the "elderly" part of the family. We caught up on each other's lives and had a lot of fun. We took our grandkids, Dalton and Megan, and I showed them some of the places where I grew up; the school I went to, where the house used to be where I was born, and the cemetery where a lot of my relatives are buried. Gloria has a cousin who lives in the same town, but she wasn't home, so we stayed in a suite in their motel. The grandkids liked that because they had their own room and, being teenagers, they thought that was cool.
Oh yes, my grandson, Dalton, had his picture on the front of the sports section of the local newspaper. They won their first playoff game 48-16 (that's 25 games in a row). The next game is going to be a challenge, though. The team that the Wildcats are playing is also undefeated, but we have home advantage. It will be a good game ... then one more game before state finals. Go Wildcats!!