Matfield Green - Our first years

Monday, June 18, 2007

June Talkington

Matfield Green lost a much-loved elder on Sunday June 10. I thought of June Talkington as a quite man with an easy smile, a fiddle player, generous with his memories of driving cattle to the corral on what is now our property in the 1940s. June and his wife Phyllis have supplied the pig for our annual pig roast every year since it's inception, along with lots of great advice from June about the cooking of said pig. Not surprisingly, the parking lot and the pews were full for his funeral at the Flint Hills Community Christian Church last Thursday and, fittingly, there was lots of beautiful music by Annie Wilson and friends. I'll Fly Away made me cry. His grandchildren remembered him as the man with the unconditional bear hugs.

Folks gathered in the rain at the Matfield Cemetary for June's interment and then proceeded to the Ladies Aid building at our community church for cookies and coffee organized by the wonderful Barb Armstrong.


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