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The Good Lord Will Send the Rain

The Good Lord Will Send the Rain

Well folks, in the spring we had too much rain and now we need rain real bad. The little branches are drying up and it’s awfully dry here, but the good Lord will send the rain. He knows what we need. The people that got the bad storms and all that rain, it’s bad, some losing their homes. We should be thankful here in Clay County.

I saw a lot of people down at the funeral home Saturday. A friend of mine passed away, Shade Minton, he had cancer the past few years, so pray for all of the family. So many each week, a lot of people are sick and in need of prayers. Edgar Lawson, Waymon and Joyce Mills, also Harley Sibert and Von Minton as she goes for surgery Thursday at Lexington, so pray for all of them. You know the good Lord still answers prayers.

A lot of things will be going on this coming weekend as its Come Home to Clay County Days.

Our roads on Roots Branch sure need fixing. We need two bridges and the roads need to be ditched and some places need black top. It’s a shame to have good roads and let them go back to the dirt. I’ll ask this question, where does our tax money go? Its sure not put on much of our roads. A lot of people have asked me to put it in my column.

We’ve got good schools here in Clay County for our children. We need good roads too for our children to travel on. Folks, it’s a shame to have bad roads.

Well, I’ll stop for this time. May God Richly Bless you and your family and God Bless America and may he for ever hold us in his hands.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:09

 

We Need to Love One Another

We Need to Love One Another

Well folks, it won’t be long until Fall will be here. Most of the flowers have dried up and gone. I got a letter from my good friend Sara Pelfrey up Virginia Way and it’s always good to hear from your friends.

She was asking about the gourds. Well Sarah, the gourds are running everywhere and climbing up trees, I have never seen so many. The big bushel gourds and the big birdhouse gourds too. Thanks again Sarah, for all you have done for us.

The Roots Branch Church will be having their monthly meeting Thursday night at 6:30 down at Laurel Creek Nursing Home. Also, the Roots Branch Church will be having Home Coming day September 11, starting at 11:00 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend, so be making plans to come and worship with us.

A lot of folks are sick and are in need of prayers. Harly Sibert, Edgar Lawson, George Hoskins, Wayman and Joyce Mills, also James Brown and Carl Hibbad. So many each week. Pray for all the ones that have lost a loved one this past week. Remember the ones that are in the hospital and the ones that are in the nursing homes.

Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Johnny Lyn Sibert and Susan Whitis, also Denver Smith. So Happy Birthday to you all and may God bless you all to have many more. We love you all, from all your family and friends.

Well, squirrel season opened Saturday morning, but I didn’t hear any gunfire around the farm. I used to hunt, but I don’t anymore. I used to coon hunt too, and I really like to, but not many people hunt anymore and the coons eat my sweet corn up. It’s hard to keep the coons and the crows out of the corn patch.

As the Bible says, love your neighbors as yourself, and do to them as you wand them to do to you. If you want a good friend, be a good friend. Today, we need to love one another more as God tells us to do.

Well, I’ll stop for this time. May God richly bless you and your family, and God bless America and may God forever hold you in his hands.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:09

 

It's Hard to Find True Friends

It’s Hard To find True Friends

Well folks, we got another good rain last night and we sure needed it.  It was getting dry again.  The late garden will make it before the frost comes.  The pumpkins already getting big, the squash are growing, and the gourds are growing and running everywhere.
My friends Lois Smith and the Pelfry way up Virginia way sent me the Big Bird house gourds and the Big Burshell gourds.  It’s amazing to see them grow.  Those people are truly my friends.  They have been so good to me and my family, its hard to find true friends these days.
A special young lady will be celebrating her birthday, Thursday, August 18.  She is the youngest granddaughter of Gerldine “Boots” Smith.  Her name is Chaney Ann Garrison, and she lives in Mt. Sterling, KY.  Boots is so proud of her grandchildren, and she has always been my friend.  So Happy Birthday Miss Chaney and may God bless you to have many more.  This is from all your family and friends, we love you!  Also, a Happy Birthday goes out to Shawn Allen.  He lives in Somerset.  He will be celebrating his Birthday this week.  God bless you to have many more.
A man called me from Indiana.  His name was Rudolph Kaplan.  He said he read the Enterprise and he was asking me about Roy Allen.  He said he missed Roy’s Column.  So many people from out of state receive the Enterprise to keep up with things from Clay Co. 
Well, so many people are still sick and in need of prayer at this time.  Harley and Norma Lee Sibert, Wayman and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, and George Hoskins.  So pray for them.  Remember the ones that are in the hospital, the ones in the nursing homes, the ones that have lost a loved one this past week, and also remember Delbert Collins, who is sick.
The Roots Branch Church will be having their monthly singing this Saturday night starting at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, so come out and worship with us.
Well, I’ll stop for this time.  May God Richly bless you and your families, and God bless America.  May god forever hold you in his hands.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:13

 

That New Pants Smell

Well school has started and I guess a lot of kids are excited about going. When I was a child I got excited when school started. We would get a notebook and a pencil and some times we would get a pair of Big Ben over-alls. The boys would put the pencils in the bib of the over-alls. The new pants had a new smell to them. Today you can buy a new pair of pants, and they don’t have that new smell to them. I wonder what they do to them to take the new smell away.
Today the kids have so much. We had to walk to school and take our lunch with us. The kids today get free food. We never did get any food when we went to school. So the kids today get everything, school buses run. What if they had to walk three miles one way, I wonder how many kids would walk six miles a day to go to school. Not many! When I grew up on White’s Branch most of the roads were in the little Creek and when it rained a lot we had to walk around the banks so we wouldn’t get too wet. Today the school buses run too most of the people’s houses. The good Lord knows what we need.
Today people take a lot of things for granted, my brother called me from Liberty and said they haven’t had rain in 6 or 7 weeks up there. He said it was hot and dry up there. So people, we are blessed here. We have rain about every week here. We should be thankful.
Remember all the sick people Denver Smith, Wayman and Joyce Mills, Edgan Lawson, Roscoe Bryant also. Melinda Shoups, many others that are sick. Pray for the ones in the hospital, the ones in the nursing homes.
I saw in the paper that our hospital here in Clay County is going to add on. We sure need more here in Clay County and we need good roads to travel on.  Look at the off roads in Laurel County, about every on is black topped. I wonder where our tax money is going not much going to the roads. The roads on Roots Branch are in bad shape and on White’s Branch too. Here in Clay County they need to have people to cut the trees and bushes off of the roads. Some places they are almost growed together. We need bridges on Roots Branch to. Maybe our county Judge will fix them before winter, I sure hope he will. Thank you all for reading my little column each week. I’ll stop for this time may God Bless you all. Pray for our leaders that they can work together. God Bless America, may he for ever hold you in his hands.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:30

 

Hot Times

Well folks we got another good rain, the Lord provides for us the things we need. We’ve had hot weather the last few weeks, but it’s a lot hotter during the day in Texas. Now they have had hot weather with 100-degree days for the past 29 days straight, so we can’t compare much.

Some time we have trouble but if we look around we can find some one worse off than we are. The days and weeks are so sweetly passing and it want be long until fall will be here and then winter time. Our county schools will be starting this week, lets look out for the children. We can’t be too careful, the little ones will run out in front of you, so be extra careful and not hurt the children.

Our roads up here on Roots Branch sure need repairing some places are so narrow and they need widening out. It’s pitiful for the big buses to have to travel on them. In some places you meet the bus you have to back up about a mile before the bus can pass. Our county needs better roads, the county judge needs to get out and travel on the roads and he can see that they need fixing. You can have a good bus and about 6 or 8 months they will be shaking all to pieces, or the big hales will break the springs on them. Maybe they will fix them this year.

Some folks are sick and in need of prayer, Edgan Lawson, Wayman and Joyce Mills, Rosco Bryant also Johnny and Lynda Shoupes, daughter Melinda, so pray for them. There are so many that are sick, remember the ones that are in the nursing homes, hospitals and the ones that are at home, remember all the churches.

I’d like to say hello to my friends, the Pelfrey’s and the Smith’s. The late garden is growing good, the gourds have big gourds on them and the pumpkins are doing good, its good to have a big garden. The grand baby is growing up to fast he is talking and a lot of words you can understand. He likes sweet corn and tomatoes and cucumbers. He is a hand full and he likes his guitar. It’s so much joy to watch him around the house and farm.

I saw two of my friends I used to work with Saturday Rosco Bryant and Ronnie Corum. We talked about the things we used to do and about going to church. The Lord is so good to us all. With out him we can’t make it. Well I’ll stop for this time. May God richly bless you and your family, and God Bless America and may he for ever hold you in his hands.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:32

 

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