Dogwood Ramblings

My goodness, another week gone by!  Have you had enough rain yet?  Those planning on putting out gardens are probably frustrated.  Grandson Nick suggested I should plant something such as tomatoes but as I’ve said before, the Rock of Gibraltar doesn’t have anything over this rocky ridge of Dogwood Hill.  To plant here would take a number of railroad ties and loads of manure and soil.  As I lost all my canning supplies in 2001 when my house burned to the ground it just didn’t seem necessary to replace them when basically there is just me and I am capable of grazing.  Besides, it seems that rocks grow here and like mosquitoes, remove one and ten come to the funeral.

My friend, Julane Williams, is out of the hospital after giving all of us a big scare.  She is still staying with her daughter in Springfield but hopefully will be able to come home soon.  Lou Williams has been keeping me informed of Julane’s progress so I can get it out on the internet prayer chain.

Slowly but surely the building that once was KFC/LJS is being remodeled to become Great Southern Bank.  At least there will be plenty of parking spaces for a change.  I just learned that Larkin’s restaurant is no longer in business.  These businesses shutting down are not good for our economy or our psyches and I can’t imagine the costs, both monetary and psychological, to those who owned said businesses. It reminds me of the 1980s.

Leah Cruse came out last Tuesday and groomed my three little dogs.  Two of them are so old that I thought hauling them in to town and leaving them with a stranger might be more than they could handle.  Leah did a good job right here in my kitchen, calming the dogs, grooming, and then cleaned up all the mess.  She completely shaved the Shih Tzu and he sure looks different.  This dog was another of those dropped off on this hill and no one would claim him or seemed to want him.

The TV news on Saturday morning featured the purchasing of prom dresses.  It is dumbfounding to see what some families are paying for a dress to be worn one time (much as a wedding dress) and in one situation featured, the cost was over $2,000 not including shoes, hair, etc.  No parent wants their children to be embarrassed at the prom.  But….wow!  When one of my granddaughters was getting ready for prom we Boeddeker women got a dress from a recycle place in Ava for $20, did some work on it, found a matching purse in one of our closets, purchased some shoes that could be used again and again, had her hair done and helped with the makeup.  The photos are lovely and she had a great time on around $40.

A new T-shirt on the market reads:  INEPTOCRACY – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday evening the weather was quite tolerable and Randy & Kim came for supper.  Randy did the grilling, including some asparagus.

B.I.B.L.E. – Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth!  Are you being instructed or instructing others?