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Brashear News for April 13, 2011

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Well, I got scared today. I went out to our camper to get something, and I found a surprise. A chair had been pulled up to the table and a cup was sitting there. I began to wonder what was going on and noticed that the refrigerator was closed. So I opened the refrigerator and found a bunch of field flowers. Got spooked, and went to the house and said something to Tom. We started trying to be detectives and realized that our granddaughters had been in there Saturday and left us a little surprise. Glad that is solved. Ha!

Our garden is doing awesome. Tom has been busy cultivating, planting and weeding. He said all he needs to plant are cucumbers, cantaloupes, watermelons and okra. It is really looking good. We are eating onions, greens and radishes and are eager to be eating some fresh spinach.

I heard from Nancy Ferguson the other day on how the town Brashear got its name. She was once married to Billy Brashear. Their family had always thought Brashear was named after them. When Joseph Brashear surveyed the town, there wasn't enough money to pay him. So they ended up naming the community after him. Strange but true.

How many of you are blessed to get up every morning and have something to eat and a roof over your head? Well, I am blessed, so I want to offer something for those of you are blessed. Volunteer! Here are some of the ways you can volunteer here in Hopkins County: Big Brothers and Big Sisters; CASA; Children's Advocacy Center; Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary; and my favorite, Meal a Day in Sulphur Springs.

When I think of this storm this week, how many of us checked to make sure your neighbor was OK? I am guilty of not checking on my Mom until late afternoon. I heard that some places were without electricity, and I thought I had better check on her. I have a friend that is on a breathing machine, and she was struggling without electricity. So next time there is a storm, check on our friends and neighbors to make sure they are OK and have everything they need to make it. You never know if it might be you.

Snakes anyone? We seem to have an abundance of snakes around our pool this year. Help! When I fish, I do not like to have to watch so diligently for other critters. Don't know about you, but I just want to watch my hook go under.

Here’s a little update on the Hopkins County Detachment 1357 of the Marine Corps League. They were chartered on April of last year and are one of 45 detachments in Texas. They have approximately 32 members and are continually looking for more. Our web sergeant is Kenny Plunkett, Robbie's son, who created and updates the detachment website. I've added the website address at the bottom of this paragraph. The Marine Corps League mission statement can be found there along with news of the detachment, the calendar of events and many other interesting things. One of their current events is a raffle for a 12-gauge Remington 870 pump shotgun, with all of the proceeds going to help build the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial. They help with the Northeast Texas Choral Society during their events twice a year by greeting folks at the doors, passing out programs and helping seat the elderly and handicapped. They also place flags on veterans' graves at the Restlawn Cemetery and hope to expand to other cemeteries like the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Did you know that cemetery used to be named the Plunkett Cemetery? Robbie Plunkett's great-grandfather also built the school that used to be in front of that cemetery in the early 1900s. I want to thank Derb Goodman, Commandant, for this information. Contact information is: Hopkins County Detachment 1357, Marine Corps League, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , https://sites.google.com/site/mclhopkinscountydet1357/.

Beautiful weather! My, oh my, I cannot believe how beautiful Tuesday was. May every day this spring be half as nice. The rain was wonderful on Monday but we do need more.

Another week has gone by and I hope you have had a good one. I have been so thankful for all of the calls giving me some information. Remember, I enjoy the calls at 903-6128806; e-mail me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or just stop by County Road 1119. You will probably find me on the pier on our pool throwing out a line.





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