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Well, the summer is definitely here at last; when it gets up to 90 degrees by the afternoons, it’s time for the air conditioning.
We try to wait until June 1 and usually do that with our tall ceilings, but the attic fan is down, so couldn’t handle that this year. Aren’t the summer flowers beautiful, especially day lilies and hydrangeas?
Happy birthday to Glenda Masters of Jackson’s Gap on May 30, and to Jason Monroe Self of Equality on May 28.
I was feeling that I should share the fact that we had very large potholes on County Road 4, then “blow me down, Olive;” I am home for a week, and when I go to the doctor, the holes have been patched. Thank you, Coosa County, we who live on County Road 4 do appreciate the efforts, and from Ronnie Joiner.
The holes were so large that you could only go 10-15 mph if you cared about your car. Now we can do almost 20 mph; we have had so many patchings that it has permanent bumps and needs a complete re-covering in order to do a proper job.
Many years ago I recall an interview with the former Judge of Probate Jasper Fielding, with regard to Coosa County roads, when he told me that the county roads had to be done to the same specifications as state highways, and since that was not affordable, they were hardly ever patched.
We love holidays in general, don’t we? It looked like folks were already buying their supplies at Wal-Mart on Friday. We had to take our own cart inside, and there were only three cashiers open. Since they don’t pay me or give a discount, I don’t do the self check-out.
This Memorial Day, be sure to give some thoughts and thanks to those that fought and those who still fight to keep our freedom for the life here as we knew it up until the current administration; that left many to die, and also so many big supplies for defense in other places.
I think that most of us admire the men and women that serve and have served our country. It takes real bravery and love of your homeland and flag for which it stands to give their all, willing to be overseas away from beloved family with the possibility of injury, loss of limb and a worrisome mind that can never forget.
Personally I think our taxes collected for silly things should go to help the veterans that need help. You know they need help, otherwise there would not be all of the private non-profits to crop up and beg you to help by donating; some have been around for many years.
Someone to admire is the British Hero, born late in May, if still living Sir Nicholas Winton would be turning 114 years old. He rescued 669 children destined for death camps from Nazis.
Sir Nicholas Winton arranged for the children to have homes and smuggled them to Great Britain. What a wonderfully giving person, risking his life each time he saved a child. I wish he was still alive and could bring me a young family from the Ukraine.
Enjoy your Memorial Day long weekend, relax and have fun, remember to use sunscreen, and drink plentiful amounts of water. Here’s hoping that Mother Nature will be kind and hold the rain for those few days.
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.