By Kay Gibson

The Watson Quilters met Thursday night with Fran Phillips, Frances Nahkunst, Linda Viets, Donna Whelan, Anita Armstrong, Holly Holmes, and Kay Gibson attending. We almost got our quilt together, and I like it. We need to sew two more rows on it plus the borders. Guess who got homework? It went together so smoothly (they don’t all do that) plus it’s pretty. It will be for the benefit for Jackson Holmes.

Speaking of Jackson Holmes, there will be a benefit for him on Saturday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m. at the Watson Baptist Outreach Building. After the soup supper, there will be an auction. If anyone has any good auction items they would like to donate, see Gib Holmes. Also Gib will sell you some raffle tickets for one 22 Ruger rifle, two $100 gift certificates, or two quilts. Help this baby’s family pay for all those hospital bills.

READING & WRITING

Remember the bookmobile? That lady watched me like a hawk. “You have to stay in 3rd grade reading level.” But I’d already read all the 3rd grade mystery books and was eager for more. So, I wrote my own. My kids didn’t have any conflict; they found the gold and saved the ranch.

In the sixth grade, one of my poems made the “Busy Bee.” I still have a copy, but the paper is pretty fragile.

I imagine all my high school teachers are gone (I had some good ones), so I can tell you I wrote poems about them. Hey, they weren’t all bad poems. I’d almost bet that most of the teachers had read them, too.

It’s been a long struggle, this writing life.