Jack and Marie Carnley were checking out in front of me at the grocery store and Jack asked if I had bought anything that was good to eat. I told him no and he said he would not invite them to our house for lunch. That was really a good decision as I am eating from a list of foods that have no or low amounts of sodium, potassium or oxalates.
This is supposed to keep me from making kidney stones so I began reading labels on things to buy. Just about everything has huge amounts of sodium or potassium. Chocolate and nuts are high in oxalates so I gave that up fasts, but when I began to cook fresh vegetables and fruits or eat them raw the weight fell off me too fast and doing without salt especially caused me to have cramps in my feet, legs and hands.
What a predicament! This situation had to be rethought and I am into portion con-trol, always hungry and just about everything tastes awful when seasonings are not added to the food. We shall see if the kidney stones ever stop forming.
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Usually I see Dell Morehead at McMullen Memorial Library, but we were shopping at the same time. Had not seen Hamp Richardson in a while and he always wonders about Randy. Hamp worked a long time at Holland Hardware and Lumber Compa-ny wen it was on Main Street in Huntington. Randy worked there a while after he graduated from high school, driving a delivery truck.
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One evening I was walking back from the mailbox and across-the-pasture neighbor Beverly Walters Havard was on her way home and hollered at me. She is one of those people that I have never seen without a smile on her face and she always has something nice to say.
I was at Temple Imaging one morning and saw Tracey Turner. She was all smiles and wanted to know if I knew who she was. She is the spitting image of her mom, Ruth White, and certainly I knew her even if I don’t see her very often.
Judy Spivey was getting a haircut at the beauty shop. No matter how early a person can get outside the temperatures start soaring when the sun comes up.
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To me an obituary is the truest form of genealogy and history that can be done on a person. Since the death notice is usually done by someone who knows the deceased well, it is correct in facts. Of course, we recall how we knew the person and we re-member bad or good things about them. Due to so many folks dying lately I have really been busy remembering good things from many years ago.
Mamie Lois Conner was 86 years old and we had known her and her late husband, Sherrill, Conner, but I think we are near her daughter Billie Lois Barkley’s age and must have been older than her son, Joe Edward.
Iva Nell Thornton was 86 years old and we have been to all the Thorntons many times in our life. Her late husband, Bernard Thornton, was a big man and always happy. While we were growing up we had lived by Iva Nell’s parents, the late Char-lie and Roxie Ivy Walker. Her brother, Berlon, lived behind us with his parents. Her children are Gary, Steve and Sheila Thornton Boyett, who were in school with us. Her late siblings were Lloyd, Berlon and R.B. Walker, Pauline Walker Caldwell and Jeffie Walker McCoy.
Her sister, who survives her, is Margie Walker Harris.
It was surprising to see Victor Neil Allison Sr.’s obituary and learn he had another name than Tex. He was 92 years old.
After our brother died Mother decided she wanted to go to nursing school and be-gan working at the hospital, then I started college with Christal following soon, which left our dad, Delbert Russell, with no help to build new houses or repair build-ings with needs.
We kids and mother had always worked with him because he never wanted us kids to do public work lest we would like that better than carpentering. Men would not work for Delbert because he was the boss and all things had to be done the way he said. We kids got our room and board and dearly worked for all we got.
Tex started working with Delbert because there was no one else to help. We never knew if the two had problems among themselves because we did not care.
When we moved back here and Randy finished school he knew Texas, who was still doing construction work and Randy delivered building products to Tex’s jobs.
His survivors include his wife, Joy; son, Victor Jr.; and daughter, Shirley Allison Reyn-olds.
Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.