I guess I will start with our story of money coming our way … Ha! We have now received a call from a FedEx driver delivering money, a representative from the Better Business Bureau, and a lady from Winners Circle: They all say they have something for us if … They must feel like we are susceptible to scams. Not us. We have involved the sheriff's office because we do not want anyone else to be part of a scam where they lose some of their hard-earned money. I got another call today but decided to hang up before they got into their spiel. Every one of these people has an accent that is not of this country. I do not want to be accused of profiling but … . Please take precautions if you get one of these calls. We wonder if they got our information from the state when they accidentally released school employees' information. Please be wary of any calls saying they have money for you, and all you have to do is pay a percentage of the total.
I want to apologize to Luetta Duckworth. I had misplaced her letter so was unable to put her poem in the Brashear News column last week. I found it and now would like to share her poem titled “Hopkins County Hospitality”:
“Hopkins County hospitality” is a glorious thing
Don't ever take it for granted
You won't find anything like it, anywhere else on this planet.
There's something good here, in this part of Northeast Texas
There's no doubt.
When someone finds themselves in a bind
There's folks willing to help them out
There's something good here.
Not just once in a while, but throughout the entire year.
Many folks in this area fell as lucky as can be
To be residents of Hopkins County
Famous for its hospitality!”
Thank you Mrs. Duckworth this says it all.
Don’t forget Brashear Homecoming this Saturday, June 4, at the Brashear Community Center. Be sure to bring your favorite covered dish. Everyone will meet at 10:30 a.m. with the program at 11 a.m. and then a covered dish dinner afterwards. Hope to see you there.
How is everyone's garden growing? Squash is coming in now. There is an old joke that it was such a good year for squash; everyone drove by our house with their windows rolled up so that we could not throw squash in their cars. We are getting ready to can green beans. There are a lot of green tomatoes on the plants, but they are just not ripe yet. We have gotten some peppers but hope they will be plentiful.
Thank you to Mrs. Wisenbaker and the crew for Precinct 1 for patching our road. It sure helped.
We want to hope that this summer is not too awfully hot and dry. We have been hearing a lot of shots lately. I hope all of these people are being careful because there are a lot of people out and about during the day.
I would like to ask if anyone out there who reads my column knows of a house for rent. A friend of mine has to move because they sold the house she is living in. She has until June 17 to find a house to rent. She and her husband are good people and hard working. She needs a three bedroom house if possible. Please call and let me know if you know of a place. I know I can count on my readers.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday on Monday. It was so peaceful out there but I do so want to remember all of those who have fought for our country that made that peace possible. I cannot imagine what it would be like for a war to be fought on our own land. Thanks to all of the men and women who have and are fighting for our freedom. We saw a perfect display of gratitude on Sunday at the Byron Nelson Golf Tournament. There were Marines who held the flag for the 18th hole throughout the day. When they were introduced, everyone gave them a standing ovation. I got choked up proud of these people who are fighting for the United States.
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