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Betty Olson

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This week was a lot cooler than last week and the wind blew every day. We did get some rain on Tuesday and Wednesday that left us a half inch of much needed moisture, thank God!

  Karli and Cody Holmes had another baby daughter on Monday. Little Drew Lee Holmes was born at the hospital in Spearfish and joins three older sisters. Congratulations to the whole Holmes family!

  I went to Wally Miller’s burial service at the Prairie City cemetery Monday afternoon and got to visit with a lot of friends and family at Wally’s burial and at the lunch afterwards at Beckman Memorial Church. I had a good visit with Wally’s brother Lenard Miller and Lenard’s son Shane Miller. Lenard was the oldest child of Harold and Iva Miller and he is the only one still living. His youngest brother Wayne was a good friend of mine growing up. Lenard went to school with my Aunt Patsy Wilkinson at Pleasant View School west of Prairie City that was built by my great grandfather, Carl Hallan, and Lenard and Patsy had a good visit too. Lenard is now living in Casper, Wyoming. 

  The lambing is going really well so far and I got eight eggs from my ten chickens for the first time on Tuesday! The temperature was 64 degrees that day and I don’t know if that helped the hens to lay or if it was because I started sprinkling a little alfalfa hay around in the pen for them. I was on a Zoom call with the County Coalition that evening about SB201 that takes away your private property rights that we are getting petitions signed to put it on the ballot in South Dakota to let the people decide whether to keep the law passed by the legislature this year or get rid of it to take back our property rights.

  I took Reub down to Rapid City for his appointment with Dr. Tuma at the hospital on Thursday to see what Dr. Tuma wants to do with the artery in one side of his neck that is almost blocked. He may have to go back down there on April 30th to get it fixed.

  I made another trip around the sun on Friday and our daughter Teri Dee McNelis met me in Dickinson to help me celebrate my birthday. She drove to Bismarck from her home in Buffalo, Minnesota and stayed with her cousin Lark Welch in Bismarck the night before. We both got to Dickinson around 8:30 that morning and Teri took me shopping and out for lunch at Sanford Grill and Pub for some fantastic southern food before both of us headed home. I even got to help out a little in the lambing shed when I got back home. Happy birthday to Scott Besler, TaTania Verhulst and Hannah White who also celebrated their birthdays that day. Happy Birthday to all!

  Clint and Kelli Doll brought Beau and Hannah over here from the Hackamore Saturday morning to tour the lambing shed and have a lot of fun with Copper, Knox and River Lu. It was sure nice to visit with these dear neighbors.

  In church Sunday morning Pastor Henry Mohagen informed us that National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 2nd and there will be a meeting in Buffalo at 6:00 that evening at the Lions Civic Center to pray for our nation. Our nation and the nation of Israel really need prayer so we plan to be there to pray.

  After having yet another birthday, I’ll leave you with these words of wisdom:

  As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize:  

  Whether we wear a $3000 or $30 watch – they both tell the same time.

  Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag – the amount of money inside is the same.

  Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3,000 or 30,000 sq. ft. – the loneliness is the same.

  And we realize our true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

  Whether we fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down – we go down with it.

  Whether we fly first or economy class, if the plane reaches its destination – everyone arrives at the same time.

  Therefore – we should realize that when we have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, with whom we can chat, laugh, talk, sing, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth – that is true happiness!

  Six Undeniable Facts of Life:

 1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so when they grow up they will know the value of things, not the price.

 2. Best wise words: “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”

3. The one who loves you will never leave you because, even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find one reason to hold on.

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few folks really understand that.

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, you have to manage!

6. If you just want to walk fast, walk alone; but, if you want to walk far, walk together!

  Six Best Doctors in the World

1. Sunlight

2. Rest

3. Exercise

4. Diet

5. Self Confidence

6. Friends

  And, finally:

The nicest place to be is in someone’s thoughts, the safest place to be is in someone’s prayers, and the very best place to be is in the hands of God.