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10-24-11 – Well, here we are again. I forgot about Columbus Day so I didn’t get my letter in the mail in time for it to make the paper.
The weather is still back and forth. Right now it’s forth which I like much better. It’s 48 degrees at 9:20 a.m.
The farmer still haven’t got all their crops picked, but they’ve got a lot of them done.
The trees aren’t very pretty anymore. A few of them have still got a few of their pretty leaves on them. Most of them are either bare or just a few brown leaves left. The birds have gone south, the ones that do go south, that is. Even the two little hummingbirds finally left. About all we see now are a few butterflies and the three little groundhogs eating as fast and as much as they can so they can hibernate. And also squirrels carrying walnuts from the walnut trees back here. The ground was just about covered with walnuts the last time I looked. I’m hapy to see the squirrels will have plenty of walnuts.
The people who are protesting came through the Quad Cities over the weekend. They walked across the bridge from Illinois to Iowa and Walt’s son Rob walked across with them. He walked across with an Illinois Congressman and back across and got to talk about everything along the way. The mayor of Davenport was there too. The three local television stations were there and the way I understand it the Davenport paper interviewed Rob so we’re going to try to get a Sunday paper today so we can see the article and read it. I also need to pick up a script at the pharmacy so I better get ready to go.
So take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.