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Happy birthday to Cara Milyn Channell of Alex City for March 3; when she was young Cara and our first granddaughter, Laurel Morgan, were the best of friends. The 7th is a celebration day for Michael Hampton; happy days to you both.
The days and nights are warming, so possibly we could be done with the freezing temps; although farmers always say that it will come a frost before Good Friday, and that’s why they wait to plant summer crops. The Scots have a saying about never shedding an extra piece of warm underclothing until May is out. Can you imagine if we went by that in the South? We’d be sweltering by the end of May. I am looking forward to being hot.
It looks like the logging has been completed on our Coosa County Road 4 now. The loggers left the muddy road and a pile of trash they burned for a fire with cans in it, as well. I know they have to work when the work is there, regardless of the weather that Mother Nature provides, but they could clean up before they leave. I know in Montgomery, the city makes them clean the mud off the roads after any work. There is trash all along County Road 4 from what the trash collection truck dropped, or what the hunters threw out; it’s so unfair to those of us that live rurally. We have a difficult enough time just keeping the area around the house cleaned up, and soon that work will require much more time as things grow.
We still have not had a call for the COVID-19 vaccination appointment. I do understand that Coosa County is far behind other counties, but we do meet the current criteria. I heard on television news this week that the United Kingdom is now on lockdown, and rates of infection seem to be less. Well, I am here to say that is wrong; according to my own family that live in different parts of Great Britain, they have been on “lockdown” since about last October (or before), and it automatically renews each time it runs out by 3-week increments. Sometimes you cannot trust what you hear and only half of what you see, as the old saying goes. I do know that everyone, no matter who they are, is ready for a change back to the life we knew before COVID-19.
Like Betty Price of Hissop shared, this down-time, and not wanting to get out in public too much or being afraid of getting sick if you already have an underlying health issue, has given us the time to get some things done at home that we may not have had time for or have been putting off. I am of the latter group these days; like Scarlet, I want to think about it tomorrow. We really should be happy that we wake up each day and have another day to enjoy life. Enjoying what we have, instead of wanting what we don’t have; it will come later, as we get the nation healed.
I had to see the wound doctor; Regina Phillips, M.D.; on Monday. She is wonderful, unlike most specialists I’ve seen over the past months. She looks at the whole picture for your wellness and health, just like a good G.P. would do, if they are a good one. After the appointment, stopping for a deal at Burger King, where they are very patient. There was a soccer team and coach from Smith Mountain. I am quick to share when I see young folks with good manners in public because it makes me feel good that some parents still share the art of good manners. These boys were about 14 or 15 years old, and the manners were appalling, while they were so loud, shouting at one another, and being proud of making fun at the order desk, while other customers waited. I did tell the coach that I was glad none of the boys were coming home with me. When I was in school, we were always on our best behavior when going anywhere for a trip, just as when our parents were taking us. I hope my son was just as mannerly. I was told by sitters that he was, and I was very proud of that fact.
Abe Lincoln, our famous and revered Republican president of by-gone days, said, “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”
Until next week, keep smiling.
Remember, if you have news to share or a celebration, just call me at 256-234-0957 or send me a short email to Smanorlady@gmail.com. I will be happy to share with the readers.