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What a beautiful weather week we all enjoyed, and it looks like more of the same is coming our way. This is my favorite kind of weather, which should be super for everything you have going on.
Perfect for sitting on the front porch with a nice glass of iced tea or lemonade. My dogs love it as I have doors open, and they can come and go as they please, and the house gets fresh air.
The late Queen Elizabeth II will have been buried by the time this goes to press, but I wanted to add one thing that really pleased me; when her casket came from Scotland, it visited the RAF Base at Northolt, in Middlesex, which is only a few miles down the road from where I grew up in Eastcote. Now had I been there, I’m not sure I could have stood in the queue lines for all of the hours necessary, but certainly would have made the effort. God bless the queen.
Many folks around here are getting the grass cut now that the land is not so soggy. Neatly cut grass looks so good, and possibly they hope that this might be the last cut until next spring. On County Road 4, we are hoping we’ll get one more right-of-way trim as that makes it easier to see the traffic coming, which we have a lot of, and more during hunting prep times.
The fellows that lease the land next to us have been here this week prepping that land to be able to easily capture and kill as many deer as possible. Even working chain saws, so they are working hard to this pastime. The deer are prolific as we have seen many young ones crossing the county roads in front of us.
Happy birthday to Jean Baker of Equality, turning 70 on September 29; and my best friend in Nixburg, Peggie Sue Ott, pastor of Nixburg Baptist Church, with a strong shoulder and a loyal friend to so many, celebrates big on September 29 for her 80th birthday. Many happy returns to both of my local ladies.
I hear so many grumbles about food prices, and rightly so. I planned to buy my weekly French bread two weeks ago, and Walmart had raised the price one-third of its original cost; I did not buy. Lots of things have become smaller like bars and crackers.
I do know that many folks took up cooking as a hobby when COVID-19 kept them at home to stay well. So, we may just have to get enthused and realize cooking can be fun, especially when shared, so we can make our own crackers and quick breads. It’s just time consuming.
Ron reminds me when I take us somewhere that “50 is thrifty,” so to save expensive gas, I try to stay around the 50 mark, and much less on our country roads as they are full of large potholes that should be avoided to save tires, etc. You would be amazed how impatient everyday drivers can be, and many will ride that back bumper, but I don’t budge.
This past week I had left State Farm and needed to get back to Alexander City. I was in the left lane for my turn, and two 18-wheelers, one after the other, stayed on the horn at me. Those things are loud indeed; I was surprised as usually big truck drivers are so well mannered.
That’s it for me, hope you can get out to enjoy what Mother Nature sends; 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.