News from the Hickory Corner Community of Chester County

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with Dot Patterson

Greetings from Hickory Corner!
Hey Seniors, are you exercising your brain? The American Medical Association reports that seniors who participate in activities such as crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, cards, games, checkers and reading are 47 percent less likely to develop Alzheimers. Physical activity is also helpful. All of these actives can enhance your brain power and keep your mind sharp. I try and walk every day, and I do get a good brain workout daily by solving word searches. What are you doing to exercise your brain?
The Aug. 27 meeting at the HCC Center has been cancelled. Hopefully, we will be able to have an activity and fundraiser for the center in October. I miss our gatherings.
“Friends are the sunshine of life.” – unknown. This is especially true during this pandemic. Although I talk on the phone with many, I have not seen very many people. I recently drove by and saw Bonice Martin sitting on her porch with her sister Erma Lee. I stopped for a short visit, and, of course, we practiced social distancing. I stood in the yard with my mask on, and I have to tell you it sure felt good to catch up with these two ladies. They did indeed bring some sunshine to my day.
Remember in prayer: Arlan Porter, Walt and Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Mary Alice and Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Jim Ruth, W.T. Roland, Peggy Lard, Buck Burkhead, Earl Clayton, Charles Beacham and Ray Hinson. Also, pray for our country. If you would like to add or remove a name to our list, please call me. Remember: prayers can not be answered unless they are prayed.
Sympathy to the family and friends of Ronald Clark. Ronnie is survived by his wife Ladelle Clark. Ronnie and Ladelle are friends of mine, and it was always such a pleasure to visit them. They could tell you many stories about the good old days. As I write this, services are incomplete at Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer.
If you would like to rent the HCC center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159.
Please call me at 989-3315 with any news and tidbits. It is difficult to write this column without the help of the readers. I welcome any news you would like to share. Please make my life easier and call me with some news.
The stress, confusion, frustration and anxiety related to this pandemic can wear down our strength. Disruptions to daily life are being felt by many individuals and families. Take care of yourself and try to connect with family and friends.
I wish you all love, kindness and good health.