Upper Horse Creek Happenings

The Big Two

Well folks, it’s raining today but I’ve worked out the gardens Saturday while it was dry. I fixed some more sweet potatoes, ground, and Lord’s willing, I’m going to set them out soon. As I’ve said, I like farming and raising the gardens.
A lot of people tell me they read my column each week. I saw Brian Gregory down at the Hima post office and he talked about the garden. Thanks Brian for reading my write up. The grandbaby will be celebrating his birthday this week. He will be the big 2 years old. The boys are coming up to play music for him. The banjo player, the dobro player, and the bass player. As I’ve said, he’s music minded and I’m thankful for that.
He went to Sunday school and church Sunday. I take him every weekend. The Roots Branch Church will be having a singing this Saturday night starting at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The clan went fishing again this past week, and we caught a cooler full. I enjoy fishing and catching the fish.
I want to say hello to the Smiths and Pelfreys way up Virginia way. They are true friends. I hope all are well. I want to thank all of you for reading my little write up every week. Some are calls telling me they enjoy reading the paper.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Gearldene Boots Smith. She has been a good true friend to me all these years. You never forget the kind things people do for you. So Boots, from all of us, we hope you have the best birthday ever and may the good Lord bless you to have many more.
The grandbaby will be the big 2 Thursday and we are planning a party for him. He is a sight. We took him down at the park Saturday afternoon to play. He had a wonderful time on the slides and swings.
I want to thank the city for fixing all the things for the children, the playground, and all the things for the kids. There were children everywhere at the park and they were having a good time. It’s good that we have things for our children to play on.
Some folks are still sick and in need of prayer: Denver Smith, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Junior Mills, and Orie Henson. Remember the ones in the hospitals, the nursing homes, and the ones that have lost a loved one this past week.
To the France family, our prayers go out to you all.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless and keep you and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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Boy, do they have teeth!

Well, we are having warm weather now. Time seems like to be flying by, this is the fifth month and another month and the year will be half gone. We got plenty of rain Friday night and you can’t keep the grass cut. There is always something to do here at this place, but we got a little R & R last week.
We went fishing over at Cumberland River. We had a good time and we caught a lot of fish. I caught my first walleye. Boy, do they have teeth! You can see a lot of things on the wild river deer, turkey, geese, ducks, and eagles too. We saw bear tracks in the mud on the river bank. Last year, we saw wild goats and we saw the big fishing cranes. You can see so much out in the wild.
We had the grandbaby again this week and he is a sight getting into everything. He will be having his birthday next week, the 17th. He will be the big 2. He sure is smart. He talks like a grownup. Granny gets after him with the fly swat and he runs to me. He likes going to Sunday school and church.
Some folks are still sick: Denver Smith, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Orie Henson, and Brenda Hicks. Pray for all the sick and shut-ins, the ones in the hospitals, the nursing homes, the ones that are at home, and the ones that have lost a loved one this pass week.
I want to thank each one of you for taking the time to read my little column and thanks to the staff at the Enterprise for all your help. It’s good to have so many friends.
There will be a baby shower at the Rawlings and Stinson Park for Brandie Smith, Saturday May 12 starting at 12 o’clock and it’s a boy.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Haley Spurlock, she will be 6 the 14th, from her mother Linda and grandparents Arthur and Linda Sue Hubbard, and all of her church family. We love you.
I’ll stop for this time. May God bless and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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Growing like a week and talking up a storm

Well folks, I’m glad we are having warm weather again. Everything is growing and the grass sure is. It keeps one busy mowing. I have to mow the yard twice a week. The garden is coming along real good. I’ve plowed the potatoes this past week and I’ll have to plow and hoe the beans this week. The onions are big enough to eat, the cabbage are beginning to make heads, and the sweet potato plants are getting big enough to set out.
As I said before, it keeps you busy raising a garden, but I like raising one. The sweet corn is up, we’ve planted peaches and cream ambrosia and merit and other kinds too. Boy has the price for seed and fertilizer gone up. It costs a lot of money to raise a big garden.
Today we hear of so much things happening. It was sad to hear about Jimbo Lyttle passing. Our prayers go out to all the family. He was always a kind and helpful person and so was his sister, Becky Stivers. She helped me many times. As I’ve said, it’s good to have good friends. The saying is if you want friends, be a good friend.
A lot of people are sick and in need of prayers. Denver Smith is at home now. He had surgery and was in the hospital for a couple of weeks and he is doing a little better. Norma Lee Sibert fell and hurt herself the other day when it was raining. She never broke any bones, but bruised herself. Remember Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, and Ora Henson. So folks pray for these people.
The grand baby is growing like a weed and talking up a storm. We took him to Wal-Mart and we had to get him a rod and reel. He is ready to go fishing. We keep him on the weekends and take him to church. On Saturday he wears me out. If I work in the garden, he has to have a hoe too. Every step I take, he’s with me. He sure likes the outdoors. The preacher at the church was bragging on him for being a good boy. I’m trying to teach him the good things that a child should know. So many people don’t take their children or grand children to Sunday school or church, but they should, it sure won’t hurt them.
I don’t have any birthdays this week, so I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless and keep you. God bless America and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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A blackberry winter

Well folks, I thought spring was here, but today it’s a cold and dreary day. I sure hope it warms up soon. One day it’s 70º or 80º, the next day it’s 50º, but we had an early spring this year. Someone said it was a blackberry winter. It’s sure cold here now anyways.
The garden is coming along good. The potatoes are up and I guess I will plow them this Wednesday. I’ve already worked the onions, peas, and cabbages. The beans and sweet corn are up, it won’t be long until the cabbage will be heading. I like to work in the garden.
We had the grandbaby this weekend and he’s growing up so fast. He sure is a handful and hard to keep up with. He wants me to ride him on the tractors and everything. When he gets into trouble, he runs to me for help, and I take care of him. He wants to help me. He went with me to gather the eggs. He likes to hear the rooster crow, and he crows back to the old rooster. He is a sight. He gets into everything. He likes the barn and he gets my tools and scatters them all over the barn.
Some people are still sick; Denver Smith, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, and Orie Henson. So many people are sick and need prayer, so pray for them, the ones in the hospital and the nursing homes.
I want to wish Kenny and Mollie Smith a happy belated birthday. May God bless you all to have many more. Also Faith Allen and Charlie Collins, Lana Smith and Morgan Hubbard.
I’d like to say hello to the Smiths and Pilfreys way up Virginia way, they are good friends and to Daugh and Lucy Pearl Gregory way up Michigan way. So many people get the Enterprise out of state, they keep up with what’s happening here in Clay County, and that is good. The staff is so good at the Enterprise and that is the way people should be.
Well, on the news they say that the oil prices are coming down, the gas prices are not. I wonder why. Just a thought
Well, our roads up here on Roots Branch are still in bad shape, they sure need fixing. I sure hope our judge will fix them.
I want to thank everyone that gets the paper and the ones that read my little write-up. So many people call me every week telling me they look for the write-ups. Boy, it’s good to be living here in Clay County. Some states have got snow this morning like Ohio and Pennsylvania. We sure have been blessed this past winter and spring.
Well, I’ll stop for this week. May the good Lord bless and keep you and God bless America and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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Boy have things changed

Well folks, we’ve had some big frost this past week and there was ice too. The fruit trees that had bloomed got killed and a lot of flowers were in bloom got killed too. Some people said they had tomatoes planted. Well, they got killed too. It was a pretty hard freeze. I had some potatoes coming up and the frost bit them off, but potatoes will come back up.
We had an early spring this year and most of the trees had already bloomed out. Maybe it will stay warmed up now, I sure hope so.
Some people are still sick, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, and Denver Smith, so pray for them. Remember the ones in the hospital, the nursing homes, and the ones that have lost a loved one this pass week.
There will be the monthly singing at the Roots Branch Church starting at 7:00 PM. Every one is welcome to attend.
Boy have things changed over the years. I remember when gas was 17¢ a gallon. Now some gas station’s have over $5 a gallon. The oil companies are getting richer. Something should be done. Prices may come down as the election gets closer, just a thought. The roads up on Roots Branch need some work done on them and on the bridges too.
My friend, Gary Gregory, was busy Saturday. He was cutting trees and cleaning up the campground down at Hima. Not many people in his position would work like he does. I helped him just a little. He told me he needed the exercise. It’s good to have friends.
Well, it’s getting time to go fishing but I have plenty of work to do around the place putting out the garden, mowing, and weed eating. I’m lucky because I’ve got a little helper, the grand baby. He sure likes the outside, but he’s hard to keep up with. He is a sight. He likes going to Sunday school and church.
I want to thank everyone for reading my little column and thanks to the Enterprise for helping me. May the good Lord bless and keep you, and God bless America and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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