Upper Horse Creek Happenings

Upper Horse Creek Happenings 6-23-11

Folks I’m sorry for not writing my little column last week, there was just so may things to do on Monday morning.  Well I’ve been pretty busy, something to do all the time, but we should be thankful that we are able to work and to go.

I’ve not been fishing this Spring and Summer, but I’m getting ready to go if the good Lords willing.  We all need a little R and R once in a while.  The Lord is so good to us all.

The Minton, Barnard, Gregory, Wilson, Sizemore, and Goins Reunion will be Saturday, July 2nd at the Beech Creek Park starting at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Please bring a covered dish and lets enjoys a good time together once again.  All is welcome to attend.

Some folks are having birthdays.  Dimicra Allen and also Daugh Wesley Sizemore.  So Happy Birthday to you and may God Bless you to have many more.  From all your family and friends.

The Gourds I planted are growing and starting to Vine and the garden is coming along pretty good.  Out of the garden we’ll have onions, Lettuce, Mustard, Peas, New Potatoes, Cabbage, and about a week from now we will have Green Beans.  I also picked a bucket of Raspberries the other day to make Pies.

To me, it is good to have a garden to get fresh vegetables out of.  It takes a lot of work to raise a big garden but I enjoy it.

We are getting plenty of rain lately and the weeds and grass sure are growing, so that means more work mowing, plowing, and weed cutting.  There’s always plenty of work to do around here.

Some folks are still sick and in need of prayer, these include Wayan and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Johnny Bill Marcum, Harley and Norma Sibert, and Lee Hicks, so pray for them.  Remember the ones that have lost a loved one.  It’s sad to hear about so many young people passing from this life.  Our Corner, Parker Corum said about eight young people in the past two months have pasted here in Clay County.  Our Prayers go out to the families.

Well, I’ll stop for this time.  May God richly bless you and God Bless America and May he always hold you in his hands.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:47


He Cares, So We Should Too

We are having rain again and it’s cool now.  The old folks said that it is Black Berry Winter.  Maybe after this spell has passed, we can have warmer weather.  I hope so.

As I said last week about the honeybees, I’ve put 10 swarms in new homes already this year.  I’m keeping busy.  There is something to do around the place everyday.

The garden is growing and the weeds and grass are growing as well.  And the bugs are getting on the potatoes, beans, and tomatoes.  I’ll have to get the sprayer out and start spraying for the insects.  It keeps one busy.

The Roots Branch Church will be having their monthly singing this Saturday night at 7:00pm.  Everyone is welcom to attend.

Some people are sick and in need of prayer; Lee Hicks, Trisha Jane Shelton, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Harley Sibert, Edgar Lawson, Junior Reynolds, James Brown, and Fridia Hacker.  So pray for them and remember the ones in the hospitals and the nursing homes.  Also remember the ones that have lost a loved on this past week.

We should have love and compassion for one another.  You know God still loves us and he cares, so we should too.

I want to say hello to my friends, the Pelfreys, way up Virginia way.  They are my friends and they get the Enterprise.  They tell me how they enjoy reading my little write-up with the things here in Clay County.  We thank all of the ones from out of state for taking the paper.  I also want to thank the staff at The Manchester Enterprise for helping me with my column.

Here are the birthdays this week:  To my good friends Geraldine Boats Smith.  She will celebrate her birthday Wednesday the 18th.  So we wish for you the best birthday ever and may God bless you to have many more.  From family and friends.

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

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 13:19



Well folks, its sure been pretty weather the last few days and I’m glad to see it.  The flowers are so pretty and the black berries are blooming and maybe we can pick some to make pies and make jelly.  Not many people pick them anymore.  When I was a boy going to school at Whites Branch, we would take black berry jelly and biscuits for lunch at the one room school house where Miss Gladys Lloyd was our teacher and the little school house still stands today.  Not many are left to see anymore.  The are all gone.  Sometimes as I pass by the school house it brings back memories.  A lot of people that I went to school with are gone.  We had a lot of good times in the schoolhouse.  I’ll mention some that I went to school with;  Boats Hacker Smith, Ted Gross, Safford Gross, the Smiths, the Chadwells, the Cottongims, the Hicks, the Browns, The Lawsons, the Collins, the Burns Family, the Mills, the Isom Family, the Sprous Family, the Taylor Family, the Sizemore Family, the Miller Family, and so many more and Boat’s aunt, Miss Gladys, taught them all.  She was a good teacher.  You can ask Boats about her.  She didn’t have any picks in school, she made us take the mark and I’m so thankful for her today.  Every morning she would have us say a bible verse.  How many teachers today tell the children about the Lord?  Just a thought.

We hear of so many young people dying today.  When I was growing up, we never heard of drugs, but today we hear about it everyday.

Well some people are having birthdays; Leah Sizemore and Healey Spurlock; also our great grand baby will have on May 17th.  We will be one year old and he gets into everything.  The toys he likes is are hammers, wire pliers, a screwdriver, and things like that.  We wish for all of them the best birthday ever and may God bless you all to have many more

I saw a lot of friends down at the courthouse the other day.  Its always good to meet friends and get to talk with them.

Our prayers go out to all the families that have lost a love one this past week.

The garden is coming along good.  The Lord is so good to us all.

I’m hoping that the gas prices will come down and the food prices too.  I’ll be thankful if the county will ditch and fix the roads up Roots Branch.  The water is running across the roads in some places and the black top is going back to the dirt.  Maybe they will fix them this summer.  The sure need to.

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

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 12:21


Getting Ready to Bloom

Well folks, we have ad a couple of days of warm weather and I got to plow out the garden, the onions, peas, potatoes, and cabbage.  Everything is coming along real good.  Since we’ve had so much rain lately, the peas are getting ready to bloom and we’ve had fresh onions and some of the cabbage are starting to head, and the beans and sweet corn are coming up so the good Lord is good to us, and he knows what we need.

I got a call last week from my good friend Stanley Couch.  He sure is a talented man.  He makes guitars and mandolins.  They are pretty and sound so good.  He made a D45 and I’m going to look at it.  He makes them out of the same wood that the Martin Company makes them.  But they are so much prettier and sound even better.  I’ve got one like the one he made for him but the inlay he puts on them are so pretty.  He sure is one talented man.  As I’ve always said, it’s good to have friends.

Charlie Collins had a birthday this past week and we wish for him to have many more.

Well, I’ve been pretty busy the past week.  I’ve put out six bee swarms in new hives and they sure are busy little fellows.  It’s amazing to sit and watch them work.

Well May is here and its getting time to plant pumpkin and saw some sunflowers and plant the gourd seed.  But you know we can plant and sow.  But God gives us the rain and sunshine to make them grow.

Some fold are still sick; Waymon and Joyce Mills, Lee Hicks, Edgar Lawson, also Tina Ann Shute, so pray for all of them. Them ones in the hospital, nursing homes, and the ones at home.

The grand baby is growing and getting into everything.  The 17th of May he will be the big number 1.  He likes to help me drive the truck and tractor and the lawn mower too.  Anything with a steering wheel on it.

Well, this will be all for this week.  May God richly bless you and your family.  God bless America and may he forever hold you in his hands.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 12:15


UHCH by Clay Lawson

Well, we sure are having plenty of rain here.  Almost everyday but the good Lord knows what we need.  A lot of kids had a good time here at our house yesterday playing games and hunting eggs.  I believe there were about nine dozen eggs hid for the children to find.  They had a good time.  Its such a joy to watch the little girls and boys hunt for the eggs.

I’ve been sick for a while.  I’ve been to the doctor and they gave me medicine.  Its helped me some.

Isn’t it amazing to look out and see God’s beautiful things that he created.  The trees and the pretty flowers and the grass.  Well the garden is coming along pretty well.  The onions are big enough to eat and it won’t be long until the cabbage will be making heads and the beans and the corn are coming up and the peas and the potatoes are big enough to plow, and the sweet potato plants are coming up to and the tomato plants are coming up and it won’t be long until they will be big enough to plant.  Well yesterday I put three swarms of bees in new hives.  That was the most I’ve ever had in one day, and they were so gentle.  Its amazing to watch the little things work.

Well some people are sick; Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, so pray for every one; the ones in the hospital, nursing homes and the ones that are at home.  Remember the ones that have lost a loved one this past week.

I want to thank each of you that read my little write up.  I want to say hello to my friends the Pelfreys and the Smiths.  Way up Virginia way, Sarah, it won’t be about another week until I will be planting the gourd seed that you gave me.  I like to watch things grow.  I like to get some dirt on my hands.  Its good to get out and work in the flower beds and the garden.  Some folks said they couldn’t find anything to do around the house.  Well, my opinion, they are not looking for anything to do around the house.  I sure can find plenty to do.

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

Happy Birthday to Charlie Collins and Little Zoey Faith Allen who is the big number 1.  So God Bless you all to have many more.

In memory of Myrtle Reynolds the greatest mom a daughter could ever have and in memory of Roy Swafford my husband, and Bill Reynolds my brother they will always be in my heart, mind, and soul forever.  God has got some of the best angels with him.

I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright; there is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly trod the Valle of the Shade?  Oh but Jesus Love illumined every dark and fearful glade.

And he came himself to meet me in that way so hard to tread; and with Jesus arm to lean on, could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still; try to look beyond earths shadows, pray to trust our fathers will.

There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand, do it now, while life remains you shall rest in Jesus land.

When that work is all completed, he will gently call you home; oh rapture of that meeting, oh, the joy to see you come.


Susie Swafford

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 13:08


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