June 29, 2021 - I have not been active on Email or Facebook lately because of a bladder and prostate problem. My prostate was enlarged… but not cancerous… and they found a sizable stone in my bladder. I had surgery last week… corrected the enlarged prostate, and had the stone removed. (Don’t you just love to read about health reports?) I am doing fine in my recovery and actually slept all night last night without my usual trips to the bathroom!
“I was sick and you looked after me....” Matt. 25:36
June 21, 2021 - My brother John and his wife Shirley have lived many years in the Huxley area on Toledo Bend. They’ve worked hard growing hydroponic tomatoes, baling hay, raising cattle and caring for their rental property.
June 14, 2021 - My niece Margaret Youngblood teaches kindergarten children at the First Methodist Church Day school in Center, Texas. We do their graduation pictures every year and it’s always a real fun thing for us.
May 24, 2021 - I don’t like buttermilk; I love it. I first drank some of it in 1939. I was three years old and my parents and my 5-year-old brother Bill lived in an old unpainted shack a few miles south of Center, Texas.
May 17, 2021 - My son Neal called me from Manhattan, New York last week after reading my book, “Fincher and Friends.” “What’s the secret for all the things you’ve accomplished in your eighty-seven years?” he asked.
March 29, 2021 - In the 70’s while I was Pastor of the Fletcher Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lumberton, Texas, I became friends with church-member Gordon Reynolds. Our interest in hunting and fishing gave rise to many fishing and hunting trips across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. A squirrel hunting trip with Gordon was always one to remember.
January 18, 2021 - When I was Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Hemphill, Texas, a preacher-friend J.P. Owens called asking me to take him and a friend fishing in the newly constructed Toledo Bend Reservoir. I didn’t know his friend weighed over 300 pounds… but I knew three was too many for my little boat. To add to my problem, it started raining just before they drove up. The men were still determined to fish, so we drove to the lake and crawled into the little boat.