Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:34
Well folks, it’s getting time for people to get out their winter clothing, as we are having cool weather now. People used to decorate for Halloween. They would put up fodder shocks and put pumpkins around the shocks. You don’t see that much anymore, but we’ve got the fodder shocks here at our house and some pumpkins around it. Some people raise big pumpkins.
On TV the other night, a man raised a big, big pumpkin. It weighed a thousand pounds. I wonder how many pies it would make? I guess it was the world record. They had to put big straps around it to load it, the man said it growed 50 lbs. each night. That man had a green thumb to grow a pumpkin that big! I’d sure like to get some of the seed, ha ha.
Well, I got all of the potatoes harvested and they done pretty good. Some weighed 5 lbs. I’ve still got some sweet potatoes left, but they are getting gone. Edsel Hacker and his wife Laura came by last week and got one bushel and a half, he lives in Laurel County. He taught high school in Clay County for many years. He and I went to church together for many years, until he moved to Laurel County. They are good friends, we had a long talk about the past year. As I’ve always said its good to have friends. So many people call me and tell me they enjoy reading my little column each week and folks I appreciate you all so much.
Brother Ray Jackson and his singers will be singing at the House of Prayer on Whites Branch Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Some folks are still sick and need prayer: Waymon and Joyce Mills, James Brown, Edgar Lawson and all the children of Nancy Cox, Von Minton and Mary Perkins. I visited her last week, she is a good person. She and I grew up together on Whites Branch. She had a good laugh. I used to have red hair and I told her that it frosted on my hair and turned it white and she laughed. A lot of people that I went to school with have already gone to meet the Lord. So many each week passing from this life. So folks, if you don’t know the Lord, you better get to know him, because Hell is an awful place. But everyone has a chance in this life. Remember the Helen Hacker Gray family and all the ones that have lost a loved one this past week. Our prayers go out to each of you.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Trisha Smith, William Wilson, Elana Denson, Kelly Hicks and Donald Lee Hubbard. So we wish for all of you the best birthday ever and may the good Lord bless you all to have many more.
Remember folks, all of you that get your mail at the Hima Post Office and you that live in the neighborhood need to come out and show your support on October 15 at 1 p.m. at the Horse Creek Holiness Church as they are talking about closing it. We need your support, so come on out and help us keep it open. Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless you and may He forever hold you in His hands.
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 12:37
Going on a hayride is lots of fun. Thanks to the Harley Sibert family for the invite to the get-together on their farm yesterday. We took the grandbaby to the get-together; he sure had fun. He likes the big tractors they had. The big long wagon was full of children and grownups too. Johnny Lynn Sibert was the driver of the big 4-wheel drill tractor and it was a big, big one. They had plenty of food and plenty of games too. Everyone enjoyed it. The children were all excited for the hayride. Everyone was so happy it was like a big family get-together. There were a lot of people there, my friend Roscoe Bryant was there on his motorcycle.
I want to say hello to my friend Dewey McQueen, his son and his wife were here Friday getting sweet potatoes. Dewey married Roy Cupps’ sister. I don’t know her name, but Roy was my boss when I worked for the Highway Department. He is a good person, the McQueens are good people too, so Dewey I hope all is well with you and the family.
Tim Biggs was visiting with me on Saturday and we had a long talk. He builds log homes and cabins. He showed me some that he had built and they were beautiful, so if you are planning on building one, give him a call. I’d like to say hello to my good friends, the Smiths and Pilfreys, way up Virginia way. It’s so good to have good friends that care about you. True friends are hard to find these days.
The grandbaby wants to put up a fodder shock and put pumpkins around it, and the good Lords willing, we will put one up this week for Halloween. He rides his jeep everyday. He learns so fast.
Some folks are still sick and in need of prayer: Edgar Lawson, Waymon and Joyce Mills, James Brown, Johnny Lynn Sibert, Von Minton, Helen Gray, Ralph Wayne Hacker, Freda Hacker and Herbert “Tip” Minton. So many each week. Remember the ones in the hospital and the nursing homes. Remember the ones that have lost a loved one this week.
Happy birthday wishes go out to my nephew, Albert Lawson, this week. May the good Lord bless you to have many more. Christopher Gibson is having a birthday this week too, so may God bless you to have many more.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless you and keep you, and may He forever hold you in His hands.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:18
Well folks, we had frost last night (Saturday) and ice was on the windshield and we will have a big one in the morning, it’s a little early. A lot of people have called about the sweet potatoes and they are good. I’ve dugged five bushels already. If you want any, the first ones that put their order in will get them, so they won’t last long. The Lords willing, I’ll be digging them tomorrow.
It’s good to have friends. I want to say we have got a good school system now. Good school board members and a good superintendent. I know one of the board members, Geraldine “Boots” Smith, I’ve known her all my life. She is a good person and she has helped so many people here in Clay County. She has helped me so many ways. We went to church for 50 years together. Her best interest is for the children of Clay County. So folks, if you have something good, keep it, and I’m so thankful that I have her as my friend.
I’m so thankful for all my friends, real true friends, I’m talking about people that will help you without asking for nothing in return. We had good Sunday school and church services today. The grandbaby is growing up so fast and he is so smart.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Riley K. Smith, he will be 8 years old on September 29, from Bill and Mama, and Elie Broughton. So happy birthday to you both and may the good Lord bless you to have many more.
Some folks are sick and in need of prayer: Delbert Collins is in the Saint Joseph Hospital at this time, Edgar Lawson, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Ora Henson and James Brown, so pray for all these folks. Remember the ones in the hospital, the nursing homes and the ones that have lost a loved one this week.
We should be kind one to another and love one another as the Lord tells us to. Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless and keep you and may He forever hold you in His hands.
The Sibert Homecoming will be Saturday, September 29 at the barn in Laurel County starting at 12 p.m. There will be hay rides and gospel singing and lots of games and an auction. Everyone is welcome. Bring a covered dish (with food in it, ha ha.) See you there.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:40
Well folks, the days and weeks and months are flying by. The garden stuff is almost gone, I’ve plowed up the Irish potatoes and they are pretty good. Better than I thought with all the dry weather that we had this summer, it was awfully dry for a long time. The Lord willing, I’ll be digging the sweet potatoes this week. If you need any, you need to put your order in now. They won’t last long, so many people want them. My number is 598-6348. It won’t be long until we will have frost.
We had company today. Dough and Lucy Pearl Gregory from Michigan came by today to visit with us. I got the grandbaby a bluegrass gospel tape yesterday at the flea market and he’s played it over and over. It’s such a joy to watch him on the big banjo; it’s bigger than he is. He is learning fast, you should see his little hands on the banjo, I believe he will be a good player too. He plays his guitar with me at church.
Some folks are sick: Denver Smith, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Delbert Collins and Charlie Collins. So when you pray, pray for these people.
Happy belated birthdays go out this week to Brenda Hicks up Laurel County way and to our neighbor, Denver Smith and Lucy William up Somerset way, Gentry Gibson, Jessie Lee Hicks, Jacob Connor Hicks, Nathan Allen, Anna Hubbard, Harley Sibert, Kim Hicks, Lisa Wilson, and Jamie Hubbard. We wish for you all the best birthday ever and may God bless you all to have many more. From all your family and friends.
Our roads on Roots Branch need patching and the bridges too. Maybe our judge will fix them, we sure hope he will.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. Remember the ones in the hospital, the nursing homes and the ones that have lost a loved one. May the good Lord bless you and may He forever hold you in His hands.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:30
Well folks, fall is here now and it won’t be long until we will be having frost. We have had plenty of rain lately, but it has cooled down and the leaves are falling. We have had a hot summer too.
We had a good homecoming today, plenty of good food and beautiful singing. I saw a good friend last week, Rosco Bryant, he was riding his motorcycle. He said he was a great grandfather too.
The garden is almost gone now, but the sweet potatoes are pretty good and still growing and the good Lords willing, I’ll start harvesting things the last of this month, so if you want any, put your order in now. Phone is 598-6348. I have Oakley Homer Red and the Golden Nuggets and Puerto Rico. I don’t have any white ones I couldn’t find any plants.
The grandbaby is sure growing up fast. He likes playing the banjo and guitar. He is a big handful and hard to keep up with. He likes to be outside. He and I caught a big bullfrog and we turned it loose in the pond. He likes feeding the fish. I take him to Sunday school and church and he likes to go, everyone loves him. You should hear him singing. I took him yesterday to a big fish fry and they had blue grass gospel singing and he loved playing and singing. Everyone had a good time.
Some folks are still sick: Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Delbert Collins and Charlie Collins, so pray for these people. Remember the ones in the hospital, the nursing homes and the ones that have lost a loved one and pray for the leaders of our country.
There will be a community meeting at the Horse Creek Holiness Church on October 15 at 1 p.m. It’s about keeping the Hima Post Office open, so to everyone in this community, come out and support this. You know they are taking all the little post offices away from us; it’s time for us all to take a stand for what’s right. We all slept when they took prayers out of the schools.
I’ll stop for this time. May God richly bless you and may He forever hold you in His hands.
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