It was Indian Summer Days at the Heritage Museum on Saturday and some of the best tasting cooking anywhere at the John Chester Dutch Oven Cookoff. There was nothing that I sampled that wasn’t good. Congratulations to all the winners. Ol’ Jerry Gillem, who grew up to the north of our community, captured this year’s title. Congratulations to Jerry and Judy on their big win.
While I was enjoying Dutch oven cooking, Debra Stribling and Rhandi were in Cumby enjoying Braydon’s football game. Braydon’s team played the Cooper Bulldogs and won. Congratulations to Braydon.
I haven’t heard how David Stribling’s rodeo bull did in the competitio, over the weekend. I’ll have to report on him, later.
And on Tuesday afternoon, I attended the Wildcat tennis match as they hosted Texas High in Sulphur Springs. I saw Kade Koon and his fellow Wildcat tennis players play their matches.
Landri and Sam Lawrence are here visiting this week from Muleshoe, while their parents, Michael and Jandi, are at World Dairy Expo. Of course, it was a special treat to see Landri and Sam, and Landri has figured out that the reason that Sam likes to “come” to Uncle Bobby, is because he likes my mustache.
Mrs. Elma Crouch celebrated her 99th birthday on Tuesday. Tuesday wasn’t one of her better days when I visited, but we’re hoping for a great day on Saturday when we’re hosting her party. If you have an opportunity, drop by and visit with her this week and wish her a ‘Happy Birthday.’
“Mam-Ma” has had quite an eventful life. She grew up the eldest child in a large family of talented musicians. They’d leave the Leon County area of Texas, each autumn and head to West Texas to pick cotton, but made as much or more money playing for the dances on the weekends, as they did picking cotton. Little towns like Wink, Spur, Post, and Lazbuddie were the sites of weekend “shingdigs” and they’d lend their talents to celebrate the end of a tiresome week in the cotton patch.
I visited with Vera Harrington for a few minutes on Tuesday, and she reported enjoying the nice fall weather and being busy, getting a little bit of hay “putup.” She had been visiting with the granddaughters in Waxahachie and reported that they have gotten moved into their new house, and “are about to get settled.”
Vera also reported that Betty Price had returned home, but still needs your thoughts and prayers.
Folks, there is a “town meeting” planned in Reilly Springs on Monday night, at 7:00 p.m., at the Reilly Springs Community Center. This will be an opportunity to share your thoughts on where you want road improvements made, with the funds that are available. The meeting is being hosted by Commissioner Beth Wisenbaker and our own, Yvonne King justice of the Peace. As many of you know, some of our roads that receive “heavy traffic” from tractors and farm implements, have had some real problems. “We’re planning on outlining what we propose to do to them,” said Beth as she announced the meeting.
“It will be a great opportunity for everyone to come out and offer their concerns and solutions to some of the problems we have in the community,” Yvonne said. “We’re looking for some solutions and ideas to solving those problems. I hope everyone will come out and make an effort to help shape the future of this area.”
I also received word this week that Enola Gay is planning another Reilly Springs Jamboree on October 16th. She has a number of folks lined-up to appear on the show, so mark your calendar for that event.
I had the opportunity to visit with Yvonne and Roy for a few minutes on Sunday, as we all enjoyed lunch at Pizza Inn. Delores Miller was with them and reported really enjoying the nice autumn weather.
I also received a note this week, with the new address of Earnest Mack and Sarah McDonald Boyd. They are located at 5585 Caruth Haven Lane, #227, Dallas, Texas 75225, and would appreciate hearing from all their friends in the Hopkins County area.
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