|Velma, a special lady|
|More singing around the piano|
|Old fashioned real Christmas tree and pretty table.|
|3 of the 5 or 6 crock pots of soup.|
When I got home though, Bill had some very sad news. Three of our friends had been in a car accident on icy roads near Ft. Dodge where they had gone to Christmas shop. Two of them did not survive. Deb was the owner of our really nice flower/gift shop in Pocahontas and a P.E.O. member with me, and we all went to the same church. Her beautiful daughter is okay but her fiance did not survive either. They had dated several years and were to be married in June - such a cute couple. Joe was a huge part of his family's farming operation and seed business (we do a lot of business with them). Joe helped me - and had patience - when I took the seed tender to their place to get seed - when I couldn't back it up, he did it for me. When I asked him how late they would be there one night we were trying to get a field done, he told me he would be there whenever I came back. When I went back later that night for more seed and I didn't see anybody, he came around the corner and smiled and said "I told you I'd be here!" He has a twin sister. This family had another family member pass away earlier this year too. So many in this area are very sad for the families, and we will all miss these two very much.