Voters in the Reilly Springs community went to the polls on Tuesday and voiced their opinions at the ballot box. As my granddad always said, “If you don’t go and vote, you certainly can’t complainabout how the election went.”
Other words of wisdom passed on by my granddad were, “It’s always the hit dog that yelps the loudest.” Apply that wherever needed.
We reportedly got from 2 inches to 2.5 inches of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. It was needed as we are about 8 inches behind our average rainfall totals for the year.
We’re expecting some really cool weather Friday night, so get out your warm jackets and sweatshirts before you go to the football games.
I can always depend on the readers to respond. I asked if anyone had a “persimmon seed” weather prediction for this winter’s weather. Janie Cavanaugh called to reveal she had dissected three persimmon seeds and found a “spoon” in all three of them. That supposedly translates into a “snowy” winter, with the spoon signifying we’ll be “shoveling snow.”
Marilee Fisher reported that J.R. and Blake are busy processing feral hogs now and will be processing deer as the season develops. Give them a call if you need to make a delivery to their processing plant.
Meanwhile, Bryant Fisher was re-elected to another term on the Dairy Farmers of America Board on Tuesday. He’ll be serving that group as a representative from this area.
Vera Harrington and revealed that she was exhausted after working the election in Reilly Springs on Tuesday. “I didn’t even feel like going to the watch party after sitting there all day,” said Vera. “I’d rather be out working in the field than just sitting.”
Vera reported that if you see a “little black Jeep” running around her place in Reilly Springs, it is just Mitzi coming for a visit. It seems that Mitzi had a “fender bender” last week and is driving the Jeep while her car is being fixed. I assured her that Mitzi would be trading for it before long, once she got accustomed to driving it.
Mary Harrington Burns and her daughters spent some vacation time in Colorado and reported a great trip to that part of the country.
And praise the Lord, Betty Price is doing much better, thanks to the prayers of many and a response to her medicine.
Many in this community spent Saturday night trick or treating in-between watching the Texas Rangers game. I went to Jana and Weldon Dewitt’s home. Weldon and I watched the game while Jana took the kids trick or treating. We got loads of pictures of Landri, Sam, Kobi, Reagan and the newest addition, Hallie. (And don’t try to convince any of us that ours weren’t the cutest on the block.)
Rhandi Fails allowed that Case was “Woody” from “Toy Story” and received his fair share of candy, too.
Debra and Rhandi, like members of my family, took advantage of the nice autumn weather this past weekend to shop in Canton. They came back and attended the Yantis Fall Festival on Friday night and reported a great time of visiting with family and friends.
Marcille Graham joined Debra and Rhandi as they took Case trick or treating.
Braydon Stribling celebrated his birthday last week and is now officially 9 years old. He had a hunting-themed birthday party and played his last football game of the season on Saturday.
As we enter the month of November, it’s a time to look forward to the upcoming basketball season and to celebrate a time of thanksgiving. It’s time to pause and count the many, many blessing that we enjoy and get down on our knees and tell God how appreciative we are for our blessings.
Until next week, make plans to support your favorite basketball team this season and pause to reflect on how truly blessed your really are. Remember our troops who defend our freedoms and ask for them an extra measure of safety and a return trip home. Pray for love in our hearts, harmony in our community and peace in our land. God bless Reilly Springs, Hopkins County and America.
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