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Beautiful weather and frequent showers promise to make the last month of summer wonderful. I really enjoy this time of year, when it is still officially summer, not yet autumn, and I can let up some on watering my flowers. My flowers are showing their appreciation of the cooler temps with lots more blooms. My zucchinis were a total flop this year. I had enormous beautiful plants, they bloomed and bloomed without setting any zucchini. After weeks of blooms with no zucchini, I noticed a small one growing. I could hardly wait until it was big enough to pick, and it was good. I finally got another one of good size, but I don’t know if it was the scorching temperatures or if it had crossed with a gourd somewhere, but it was almost as hard as a stick of firewood. I decided to pass on trying to eat that one and chucked it over the hill. Now I have a few more growing and I am curious to see whether they will be good to eat, or just nice to look at.
I am finding out things I never thought about before with the bridge out for reconstruction and the detours we have to take. I used to live 3 miles from Bradleyville, and I haven’t moved, but now I live almost 12 miles from Bradleyville, and it takes me 15 minutes longer to get there than it used to. We have gone that way all our lives whenever we just wanted to go a different way, but when I am trying to get the grandkids to school on time it changes how I think about going that way. I am kinda enjoying having to do things different, but then I’ve always been a little different anyway…I don’t know if that is good or bad, and please don’t tell me. The one thing I don’t enjoy is the extra gas it takes to get there.
Bradleyville General Baptist Church held a birthday dinner for Rev. C.G. Paul last Sunday after church. There was a nice crowd there to congratulate him on turning 90 years old.
I had a call from Joy Easley and she wanted me to mention that somebody had left a clear 9×13 Pyrex dish with a green lid at the recent dinner after the Lonnie Combs service and she has it. Her phone number is 796-2791. Joy also said that Hercules Church still has a singing and snacks every second Saturday evening of the month, starting at 6 o’clock, everyone welcome.
The storms that passed through this area Saturday afternoon left lots of tree limbs and leaves in the yards of the neighbors around Union Flat and a few trees downed here and there. Thankfully, there didn’t seem to be any significant damage anywhere.
Hayden Crouch had another good day of fishing last week when he caught a 39 pound striper.
David Robertson also caught a striper in another fishing trip earlier in the week. I don’t know how much it weighed but it looked enormous in the picture I saw.
Birthdays for the coming week include: August 25: Heath Dalton, Janessa Hall, McKenna Hunsaker; August 26: Nancy Howie; August 28: Vicki Burkhart; August 29: Joshua Nelson, Abigail Pride, Zach Shockey, Hailey Stafford, Gerald Yeary; August 30: Pauline Adams, Sara Case, John Combs, Kevin Easley, Joe Norwine, Heather Roberts; August 31: Johnny Cook, Becky Cummings, Doris Lambeth.
Anniversaries for the coming week includes: August 26: Tom and Leah Schultz, Rodney and Gina Swift; August 27: Bert and Marjorie Horner.