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Last week, Tom and I became bird watchers. We were working outside when I noticed a large something across the way. We got the binoculars and saw what, to our surprise, was an eagle. It seemed to have found something to eat and walked around for a while. I was surprised to have seen an eagle in our own front yard. We watched it for awhile, and then it flew off. He made a large circle and headed back north. I know that Rains County is called the Eagle Capital of Texas, but that was my first sighting of one. Then, a few minutes later, a flock of geese went from east to west overhead. I may have to get my own set of binoculars and a bird book to keep up with all of the activity out here.
Well, God works in miraculous ways. We lose one dog, and then Sunday we found one someone must have let out. He seems to have made us his new owners. Thank you, Lord.
The icy, cold weather has been a surprise. I love this kind of weather, but I wish we had been a little more prepared.
Would like to ask all of you to send up a prayer for Cleta Childress, who just got out of the hospital. Cleta, take care, and get to feeling better real quick.
Our family lost one of our own this week — Mrs. Opal Bevill, my great aunt. She is a sister to Nancy Smith, and an aunt to Mary Stroh, Carolyn Vaughan, Louise Stewart and Barbara Wrenn. Her services were scheduled as follows: Thursday viewing at 1 p.m. at Tapp Funeral Home, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. at Tapp’s. Burial was to be in Yantis Cemetery.
With the economy like it is, I have been thinking of holding a canning demonstration. We can a lot of garden items, and it has helped us through the years on our groceries. I have had some people come up and ask “how to.” So be watching for details about when and where the demonstration will be held.
I want to thank all of you for your information on the Orphan Train. I have received so much information it is taking me some time to get it together. I will be trying to come up with names of some of the orphans that were adopted here in Brashear.
I hope you all have had a chance to enjoy a cup of cocoa, hot tea or spiced cider during these cold days.
Take care until next week. Remember, if you have any news to pass on, call 903-612-8806, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or just drop by County Road 1119. Thanks to all of you, and may God bless you.



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