The first day of fall is here and it really feels like it. The rain has stopped for a while. Looks like Brashear south got about 8.5 inches, maybe a little more at other places, with more to come later this week.
The stew contest was a hit. We tried to help out and found out it is a lot of work. We went up Friday and set up a tent, knowing we were coming back on Saturday morning to cook stew. Our hole for the fire had to be bailed out before we could even begin. Our site, 110, was a mud hole. We found out the water had run deep on Friday night when the deluge hit. I know some people stayed out there all night. I guess they have flippers or duck-like skin. The only person from Brashear I saw at the stew cook off was Sonny Stewart. Thanks for saying a big hello, Sonny. Jenny Arledge with Jaden and Jacy and her mother, Mrs. Weatherly, stopped by for some stew, too.
Mike Blount stopped by to tell me a funny story about the excursion train that used to run to Dallas. He said in the old days this train would take people to the State Fair and run them back in the afternoon. He said the conductor used to yell, “Braaa-Shear!, don't forget your baby!” Mike said he had been telling that story to his kids for ages. Thanks Mike.
Thanks to Rodney and Jennifer Caudle for your fall pears. They are delicious. Jennifer, I left the recipe for you for the pear relish you had asked for.
Time for fall gardens! How is everyone's garden doing with all of this rain? Our melons are taking off and our squash has several blooms and some small squash on its vines. Has anyone planted their turnips yet? Tom was wondering if it is too late.
Tyler Higginbotham was unable to play last week so I hope he can play this week. Tyler has been playing with a broken wrist but a twisted ankle kept him out last week. I am going to try and find Mr. and Mrs. Lee this week. They are the parents of the quarterback, Colton Lee. I want to meet them and let them know how great I think Colton is doing this year.
I have heard more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Just wanted to remind the primary caregiver that we have a solution to give you some help, Terrific Tuesdays. This is a program sponsored at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs where they have exercise, games and crafts to help stimulate them. This gives the caregiver a little respite to run errands and get out. The Senior Citizens Center is sponsoring a mini walk, part of the bigger “A Walk to Remember,” on Thursday of this week starting at 9:30 am. You can donate $20 to sponsor a walker, or pay $20 for you to walk and get a T-shirt. The full walk will be held at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in the Gardens at Memorial on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. There will be 13 Sponsor booths at the “BIG Walk” this year. You can come by and get all kinds of goodies and information. The money will go to Terrific Tuesdays.
We hope the revival at Brashear Baptist Church went well this week. We all could use some revival spirit in our lives.
Happy 59th anniversary on Sept. 30 to my mother. Happy birthday to Geary Almon, and Jo Ann Chapin, 9/24; and Rodney Caudle, 9/25; and Kyla Ingle, 9/28.
Homecoming 2009 is here. Congratulations go out to the queen candidates, good luck to the team, and let's hope the weather stays nice.
Oh, yeah, can anyone tell me if there is anything going on at the old quilt store downtown? Tom and I noticed that the blinds had been rolled up.
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