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Norma Stillings did a lot of resting this last week, but she did make her visits at the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning. She worked in the yard Wednesday went to a dental appointment, Thursday afternoon. She took her friend Paulette Walls to get groceries, Saturday afternoon, and kept her hair appointment, Monday.
There was no news coming in from the neighborhood, but a Real Estate Auction sign went up at the home of Frank Miller down on the corner. Rainbow Ridge has seen people come and people go, but we will miss Frank when he completes his move.
The area known as Rainbow Ridge may have no more than a half of dozen of the original residents who built homes here starting back in the sixties. It has always been a desirable place to live and still is, although traffic has picked up and moves along at a faster speed. People are using the neighborhood streets as short cuts to Wal-Mart. A few years ago you would see elderly people out in the evening walking and children would ride out on training bikes and tricycles. You don’t see so much of that anymore. One of our neighbors recently brought by a petition that would ask that traffic be slowed down in some of the streets for the safety of the children who may chase a ball or ride out into the street and the elderly who would like to walk, but are afraid of the traffic.
It is almost time to dig up the more fragile plants and bring them in for the winter. With the temperatures touching into the 30’s, some of the late garden may be cut short. Still, fall is a most enjoyable time. Some of the trees in the neighborhood are showing color, and we watch with expectation as we see the yellows and reds start showing before they turn brown and fall. The Chrysanthemums are showing their colors, finally, and the annuals still have some good color. Maybe it is the bright blue of the sky that we like best, though. The sky is never prettier than it is in October.