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First Saturday events, fundraiser tomorrow
I was so disappointed last week when I had no sooner put the last “full stop” on my column than it completely disappeared. I searched through all the computer hiding places then hoped it would show up as I closed down, but it didn’t. I am hoping for better results.
This week, August 4 was the day that The Queen Mother of Great Britain was born in Lion House, and this beautiful lady lived to 101-and-a-half; maybe our lovely Coosa Lady Irene Beasley will beat that. She’s a determined gal and always sweet.
I had a list of birthdays last week; sorry for missing yours. Happy wishes for all July birthdays. I miss the late Cecelia Marcoux’s arranging a birthday lunch gathering for her friends; we had great fun, and she was in her 90s. It’s always so nice to be remembered. Myself, I received some lovely cards with great words and beautiful flowers, the ones I love. Three cards from friends were by the same author/maker, and all were simply lovely.
August is a popular month for babies to be born; whew, what heat to be expecting a little one indeed. August 6 in Kellyton Libby Rogers has a birthday, the eighth on the way to Alex City the Otts’ great-grandbaby Rhett Brown celebrates, and he will be 6, a magical age; and the Masters’, Preston and Glenda of Jackson’s Gap, have another wedding anniversary; the ninth was the day that sweet Mrs. Betty House of Equality was born.
One more important thing, on July 30, 1956, “In God we Trust” was adopted as the national motto for this country.
Ron and I had a super breakfast at the Huddle House on Saturday in Alex City, which is unusual for us, and it was packed.
We have had our share of heavy rains to make the flowers, shrubs, grass, and weeds really do some growing.
Folks have been watching the 2020 Olympic Games. Some competitions have been excellent to watch, some (for me) a little boring. I always love to see women’s and men’s gymnastics; all the training and shaping up they have to do takes a lot of energy, drive and personal strength.
I enjoyed “Cape” Caperton’s piece in “The Coosa County News;” I hope he returns on a regular basis. Folks thought he was so wrong, but he hit the nail on the head for the direction our government was heading, and he saw it in the mid-1990s.
I also really enjoy the thoughts from Rodger Williamson and his column called “Give me Liberty.” Folks at my house love to hear his thoughts; they are so much like our own. Plus, Rodger gives excellent and much-needed history lessons to us all.
Here in Nixburg we have had many “brownouts,” with all of the storms that almost come along daily; plus our land-line phone makes one ring, stops, then two minutes later, another one ring; sometimes for most of the night. The storm does not have to be over us, just in the general air, even miles away. Sometimes we have had to unplug the phone to sleep. About half of our dogs are afraid of the thunder that they cannot see, especially the baby Yorkie, Oscar.
First Saturday is coming up at Santuck, and for many others, as well. I’m sure the Equality Volunteer Fire Department will have the usual cakes for sale and hamburger/hot dog lunches with chips and a drink, plus dessert. I am waiting until about next March for my big clean out sale at Nixburg House; it is just too hot now that summer is here, and like many other areas, we get up to feeling like it’s more than 100 degrees.
Until next week, keep cool, hydrated and always smiling.