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The sunshine is always a beautiful sight, even when that north wind brings the cold winds. Sunshine is so healthy, too, physically and emotionally.
I am overjoyed that the Coosa County Humane Shelter is almost a “go;” the organizers are just waiting for the okay for 501(c)3 status in order to be able to solicit donations, for work on the building in Stewartville, later for helping with animal care.
I just wish it was being worked out for a location closer to Nixburg, as I would love to help with the animals. But, it is wonderful news to help the local animals and get those that just “run” taken care of, as well as those that are chained and tied up.
Hooray, the daffodils are starting to bloom, a sure sign that spring is on the way; all of the bulb flowers are so lovely. My mum used to pick daffodils for the vase inside, but since they make me sneeze I just admire them from outside.
When I was in the early grades of school, my mum would help me cut a bouquet of flowers to take to my teacher. I enjoyed taking to give, and my teacher’s loved the flowers, especially the art teacher, Mrs. Morphew.
My school days were happy ones; I hope our local little ones can get back to attending school and no longer have the virtual learning. Nothing beats “time” with a child. I remember when my second grandson, J.S., was about 3 years old, his father told me he was with him all day long, when in fact he was in the house on the computer playing games, and J.S. was taking care of himself.
Happy birthday on February 19 to pretty Ms. Lillie Hardy of Alex City, and Jerry Sewell of Kellyton on February 20.
In 1949, February 20, my parents were married at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Ruislip Manor, the small town where my grandparents lived. I was Christened at that same church. My parents’ fourth and last child, Donna, was born on February 20, 1968, after my mother labored for three days.
Charlie Hayes of Kellyton’s birthday is February 22, and our dearest Equality lady and probate judge’s wife, Jackie Dean, celebrates hers February 23. Happy wishes and joyful celebrations to all.
The area on County Road 4 that was a controlled fire that got away a short time ago looks awful. There are many large cut trees lying on the ground, and the fire didn’t clean any of the brush, just gave it a black look from getting scorched. Also when it got to the other side of the road, you can see burned tree bottoms. It’s quite an ugly sight.
I did learn, while needing to get a new cell phone, that even those that say they ping off of Verizon towers actually rent a portion of the top, and when that is full with callers, there will be no signal. Everything you buy today needs to be scrutinized for value, worth and working as it should for the purpose it was purchased.
One or two thoughts about the Canadian truckers blocking the border crossing bridge: I feel that having to comply with so many things was getting to them, freedom of living fleeting, and the COVID-19 restrictions were just the last straw, and it has broken the camel’s back. I feel that way about a lot of things, especially the gangs, gun issues and now no freedom of speech. Like all other folks, I pray for the threat of upcoming war to just fizzle out.
Well wishes to all that are feeling poorly and recovering from a bad illness or surgery.
Thought to remember, “The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.”
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.