Busy, busy. We have been so busy with school starting I am a little late. So sorry, for all of you who want to know what is going on here in Brashear.
Well, I have a serious question to put out there: “What happens to the ghost/mysterious visitor in a house when it burns down?” If you haven’t noticed, the house on the east end of U.S. Highway 67 that had a fire last fall is slowly being demolished. I sure would like to meet the new people. I want them to feel welcome here in Brashear.
I just ran into Jennifer Caudle and she was sooo nice. She and Rodney have been gracious enough to allow us to pick pears on their land on County Road 1536. They are really good. I have made pear jam and Jennifer asked for my pear relish recipe that I got from Annie Lou Dickerson. If you know Annie Lou, you know what a good cook she is. She is doing pretty well for someone who is 97.
My thanks to Carolyn Clark McPherson who wrote to me about Merle Snyder (aunt of Jerry Bramlett). She told me some neat things about Brashear. She and her husband (Murray) moved to West Texas for farming in the late 1940s. She taught school, and he was always a farmer. She also was told how an uncle of Carolyn Clark had a drug store in Brashear. I also got to hear more about the orphans from the orphan train. There was a set of twins that Dr. Saunders adopted. Dr. Saunders delivered me and probably a lot of Brashear people. I do know he went to people's houses to see them and delivered babies at their house.
I always wondered why but Merle said he later moved up on the highway between Sulphur Springs and Brashear. I remember his office out of his house on old highway 67 and his daughter (one of the orphans from the train) was his nurse but don't remember him living in Brashear. I know too that he later worked out of the old hospital on Connally Street because he delivered my nephew in 1946 there.
Anyway, Carolyn is glad to report that Merle is much improved. She hopes to be back in her church in Cumby this next Sunday.
Birthday time again in good old Brashear. First I want to wish my granddaughter, Khira Young, a big fifth birthday on Aug. 28. Also, Jeffery Haygood, your mother wanted to wish you a big birthday on the 28th, too. Jeffery and Cristie Dixon are getting married on September 10th and we want to wish them the very best. Brashear birthdays: Billie Eppars, 8/27; Donna Gore, 8/29; Jacob Chapin and Margaret Ragan, 9/1; and Aleigh Bessonett and Karie Kinworthy, 9/2. May all of you have a very special day.
The weather is really different for this time of year — cool some, then warm in the afternoon. The rain has been unexpected blessing, too. To the south of us, they are hurting for rain. We have had several people in this area looking for hay or even pasture to rent to bring their cattle up here. We are blessed.
Would like to remind you of the Back to School Clothes Sale at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs. It will start around 9 a.m. this Saturday and wrap up by 2 p.m. Everything is only 25 cents. There are all sizes and styles. We hope if you have any clothes you dropped them off at the store. I had placed a box up there and will be picking it up by Friday so we can put the clothes in the sale. If you have any questions, please call 903-612-8806.
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