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Be sure to check out the roadsides if you are lucky enough to get out of the city; there are some beautiful wildflowers, including clumps of Black-Eyed Susans, or as my sweet deceased neighbor Estelle Clark would call them, “little Susies.” The dogs do love to find a sunny spot for a nap and a muscle warm-up, or a nice roll in the cut grass.
I feel the urge to get up on my soapbox about things that have been building to a pitch point. Here we are now with a baby formula shortage; what next? Everyone suffers, families struggling to pay bills, buy medicines, and afford to put gas in cars to get what they need, not extravagant purchases, but needs to stay alive and healthy. One problem after the other, and the man in charge, our sleepy Joe Biden president just makes jokes while continually harping on COVID-19, which currently seems to be the least of our current problems.
Whoever is telling him what to say, in my opinion, is leading him around the garden path and making him look like a silly child, often lost. Forty-nine law makers on the Democratic side voted to kill babies by abortions done up to and including at delivery. Sorry, for me this is murder of God’s children. Speaking from experience, I had one miscarriage, and four stillborn babies that had funerals, and for us expecting parents it was devastating and took a long time to recover.
One thing that confuses me, the Dems want to teach kindergarten and first grade children about their gender needing to be changed, and I am pretty sure that birth control is taught in the older grades, and it seems that has been a failure, as well. Have parents stopped reminding young teens just what causes pregnancy, and you need extra care for yourself and for a healthy baby, whether you keep the child to raise or choose adoption?
I have been living in Alabama since July of 1969; at that time I recall that a gas was often occurred among dealers, and at one time it was $0.29 per gallon. I know that was a long time ago, but prices have continually risen, and when the per gallon cost to consumers is $4 and jumps 8 cents at a time, something is drastically wrong, I want the old America back, don’t you?
Happy birthday wishes to Andrea Jordan of Alex City for May 22. May 23 is the thirtieth wedding anniversary for Amanda and Brian Ray of Auburn and Dadeville. Jacob Lauderdale of Kellyton celebrates his birthday on May 24, and his lovely grandmother Jean Sims of Equality has a birthday May 27.
Living in the countryside of Coosa County is always a good place to be, but especially in May when the time is just perfect for porch sitting with a cold glass of iced tea. We enjoy the whippoorwill calling for his mate in the evenings, frogs croaking, the breeze in the trees, while birds sing most of the day.
Sunday afternoon was one of those days, until two four-wheelers came racing along County Road 4, with all kinds of loud noise, shouting and screaming, with passengers but no helmets. I’m pretty sure these “glorified tractors” open air woods travelers are not legal on our county roads. I’m sure it was okayed by the parents because they didn’t want to hear it themselves, but it certainly goes against the peace and dignity of Coosa County.
The roses are so beautiful this year, must be because of the extra rain and April not being baking hot. Several offices had a vase of roses; the red and yellow look so good together. Pink and white peonies are lovely in a vase, also.
“The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.”
Keep smiling and enjoy the precious gifts from Mother Nature.
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.