We Are Community for the week of October 19th, 2020, by Joyce Steiner


At some point in our lives we realize that we are mortal.  For a child it may be the loss of a pet or a loved family member. As an adult we are too  often reminded.

Our community has been hard hit recently.  Funeral services for Tip Kamm were held on Saturday though he passed earlier this year.  William “Bill” Lewis, a neighbor, passed away on October 8th.  He was married to Sharon Twidwell.  DeWayne Dace of Princeton passed away on October 1st.  He was raised by Max and Katherine Kee of Plymouth.  Carol Switzer also passed away this week.  She was the mother of Don Switzer of Plymouth.  Each of these people will be missed by friends and family.

A friend and customer came into my store yesterday and while talking, asked if I had heard that her husband had passed.  He was only in his fifties.  He died without warning and I understand how difficult that is.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

A good friend also lost her only daughter recently.

Many years ago, I was asked to accompany the parents of a friend to attend his Army graduation  at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was a friend of my brother. I was young and so shy that we probably did not even hold hands.  We remained friends through out life and though we both married others, we kept in touch.  I received a letter containing his obituary recently.  It was unexpected and very sad news.

2020 has been so difficult in so m any ways.  Watching the growing number of deaths from Covid19 is so sad and another grim reminder of our mortality.

Cherish those you love and who love you.

Monday I went to Quincy to stock up my antique mall booth.  Bought gas for 197.9 at Sams!

Love wonderful photos which others share on Face book.  This week, I discovered the site “Mississippi River Photos”.  Sometimes I sit on the river bank for a while to collect my thoughts and then post photos of the river above Hamilton so it seem appropriate to join this group.  This week two  men were traveling down the river on a pontoon boat which also carried their motorcycles.  They posted many great pictures and I enjoyed “sharing” their adventure.

Finally got Lima Bean back this week.  She had a “heart transplant” and now runs.  I am so glad to have her back.  The odometer and the actual miles no longer jive, but I don’t plan to sell her anyway so this is not a problem.  Now the van is in the shop for major work.  Guess people are not the only ones getting sick this year!

Had a lively evening on Thursday.  I normally go up stairs and read in the evening so was not asleep when the doorbell rang at 11:30 pm.  Found a gentleman and our police officer at the door.  The gentleman was looking for a lady and evidentially thought she might be staying here.  Had two hunters from Miami but no lady.  Always glad when I have hunters with a lot of firepower with me when I have unexpected late callers. Apologized for disturbing me.

Heard some geese flying during the night this week.  Have not seen any big flocks heading south as yet.

Love the caller ID on my land line and the information given by my cell when I get a call.  One call this week on my cell had a caller ID of “Potential Fraud”.  That was a new one for me.  Glad for the information.

If you are looking for a quick meal, again I suggest flat bread pizza.  I buy flat bread at Aldi’s.  It comes in a package of four.  I start with a thin layer of pesto for flavor.  Then add your choice of sauce.  I had baked a pound of bacon for  a  BLT so had a lot of bacon left.  Used bar be que sauce for the next layer, added the bacon, topped the bacon with thin sliced tomato and then mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 400 for 11 minutes and you have a surprisingly good pizza.

Be kind to all those you meet this week.  This is a stressful time for everyone.  Scatter Kindness.

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