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As October’s bright blue skies leave us and November, the 11th month, comes along reminding us winter is on its way.
A woodpile is a familiar object, and appreciated as cold days and nights come. Some folks don’t heat with wood anymore, but in the Ozarks, we are more accustomed to the warmth it provides. Also less expensive and a “back-up” when more convenient heat measures fail. An old farmer’s calendar says, “A man looks at his wood pile with a kind of affection.”
Congratulations to our neighbor just north of us, Bill Pearson, who earned his induction into the Sports Hall of Fame.
His interest and part in the non-profit BJP Youth Ranch has proved beneficial.
The dry weather had a bad effect on all vegetation, and the persimmon crop. My trees didn’t produce them as usual.
Congratulations to the Ellisons’ in Bakersfield, as they celebrated a 65th Anniversary, October 14. I’m looking forward to Annalee writing a long news column in the near future.
I think Jane Elder had the best costume using an old sheet at Halloween, for the white “ghost effect” was scary in the dark of night.
Not many couples lived to celebrate their 73rd anniversary as Velda and Bernice Morriosn. Congratulations to them.
Reading th MSU Horticulture Advisors column in the Times edition, stating that the Ben Davis apples was like eating wood, came to my attention as my family had trees of this variety, and we stored them in our cellar along with other varities.
My grandfather, a MD, who also was a salesman for Starks Nursery had the orchard which still has a Keifer pear tree bearing fruit. The old Ben Davis apple trees are gone now, but I took the apples in my lunch bucket to school, and enjoyed them. We had other varieties perhaps more juicy. But Ben Davis was a good apple.
I have heard if we get rid of grub worms in our yards we won’t be bothered with moles. This would also work for armadillos!
Friends of Danny Pleasants’ were sad to hear of his wife’s death Saturday.
Also David Ford’s passing away Saturday and Cleta Tevebaugh on Friday.
The Eastern states got more than their share of an early snow storm the past week. In Pennsylvania they had two feet with drifts higher and broken trees and power outages. Also New York! And all Eastern States.
Sylvia Carson writes that she misses her friends here, but is happily settled near her children in Illinois. We miss her and her late husband, Richard, also.
Maxine Smith and cousins, Archie and Norine Loftis and their daughter, Twila, ate at Carla’s Café Saturday evening.
This coming Saturday night we will be turning our clocks back one hour so we gain our lost hour of sleep and daylight savings time ends. Shorter days are noticeable.
Happy Birthday to my grandson in Kansas, Marlyn Eldon Pitcock, Jr. and anniversary wishes to David and Karen K. Davis, their 52nd, on November 5th.
Veteran’s Day is just around the corner, and Thanksgiving not too far away, when Tom Turkey makes his supreme sacrifice.
As peanut prices “soar” folks will be eating more pecans and walnuts this winter.
This Monday evneing we will have treats for the “goblins” and “trick or treaters” as October leaves us and we approach the month of November.
Just a thought, “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.”