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Some ask if this rainy season will end since we have certainly had our share during our late summertime. Many storms have knocked local power out; the last one was one-and-a-half hours, which is not bad when it is dark and pouring for the engineers to get us up and running.
The electric co-op is really great about keeping limbs cut and trouble shooting. During Saturday night’s rain last week, it knocked down an almost dead pine tree right at the top of our driveway. It broke into several large pieces and was tall enough to cover the drive, not allowing traffic. Luckily, Ron was able to get the drive cleared with hard work.
Our county commissioner for District 4, Ronnie Joiner, has been working extra hard for some much needed Coosa County improvements. Enough money has been raised, and a “full-time ambulance is on its way” according to Joiner. Enough was raised to pay for manning the unit for a year; then if some miracle doesn’t happen, it will be funded with extra funds from our Coosa tags.
Another great accomplishment that many are thrilled over the progress is ongoing to make the Coosa County Animal Shelter real. Dennis Hill and his team got it going, and I’d like to think my Pet Corner helped the interest.
Ronnie Joiner has done much to help the “shelter” team with his strong commitment for the good of our county. They are hoping to be in operation by December. If you would like to help with a donation of usable goods, supplies or money, please call 256-391-7192. Donation checks can be mailed to: Coosa County Animal Shelter; 5520 Coosa County Road 41; Sylacauga, AL 35151. Every little bit helps them meet their goal.
My son, Jamie, lives in Opelika and wants to come and help us with some much needed maintenance, but the weather has not even been conducive for him to load up his lawn mower and cut our long grass and is a long trek in pouring rains. Meanwhile, the grass continues to grow, and it looks like we live in the wilds.
We can work around the things that need work inside, but of course anxious for the house to look better and be more comfortable for us. The dogs are even complaining about the long grass that holds the wetness in their fenced area; it seems the shrubs look like they are taking over the place.
The one I dislike the most is privet because it takes over, and I am allergic to the blooms. My dad had privet hedges kept cut low and just above the little wall that separated the front lawn from the walking pavement. He gardened every weekend. We had a hand-pushed mower, and Mum took her turns, as well, and Dad often sharpened the mower blades.
Lee Fuller of Equality has a birthday on September 6, along with Doug Jennings of Alexander City; then September 8 is that special day for Rain Fuller of Equality as she gets another year wiser.
The older I get the faster time flies by, and Labor Day is just around the corner. Everyone is hoping for a sunny day to enjoy the lake or backyard grilling with their families. There’s nothing to beat good meat grilled on a real charcoal-fueled BBQ grill with a piece of sweet wood.
When coming across this the other day, it made me want to share: “If you don’t daydream and kind of plan things out in your imagination, you never get there, so you have to start someplace,” by a great performer, Robert Duval.
Wishing all a very happy holiday weekend, and 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.