Upper Horse Creek Happenings

"It's hot and dry" - "We need rain bad."

Well folks, its still hot and dry here at our place and we need rain bad. Congratulations go out to Dalia Smith Harr. She will be going to veterinarian school. She is the daughter of Kenny and Rene Smith and the grand daughter of Boots Smith. I know you will do good in school, Dalia. Boots and I go back a long way. We went to school together at the little one room school at Whites Branch. The schoolhouse is still standing and its in good shape and they have church in it, not many are left. It’s an old landmark and when you pass the schoolhouse, it brings back many memories.
Folks, the decendents of Charlie and Delia Bennard Minton and William Gregory and Mary Brown Gregory family will be Saturday June the 30 starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Beech Creek Park. Everyone come out.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Demetrius Allen and Daugh Wesley Sizemore, Christy Wright, and Alisha Natalie Gregory and Madison Gregory. These two are Daugh and Lucy Pearl Gregory grandkids, so we wish for you all the best birthdays and God bless you all to have many more.
The grandboy sure is growing up so fast and we take him every Sunday to Sunday school and church. This past week, the mail man brought him a big package and it was from our friends the Pelfreys way up Virginia way. Sarah, that was so good of you to get the things for him. He gets the book and he brings it to me to read it for him and he wore his little outfit to church today. I’m trying my best to bring him up the right way. He is a handsome little fellow and everybody loves him, he is so friendly, and in church he acts like a grown up. Folks, it’s how you teach them.
The beans are almost ready to pick and they are good white half runner beans if you want any call 598-7812.
Here is a picture of a great grandson. He is growing and doing good, his parents are Adam and Brandie Smith. He’s two weeks old and he’s got as much hair as I do and he’s a cute little fellow.
Some folks are still sick and need prayers: Waymon and Joyce Mills, Orie Henson, Edgar Lawson, and Delbert Collins, so pray for them. Remember the ones in the hospital and nursing homes and the families that have lost a loved one. Our prayers go out to the John Crawford family.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May God bless you and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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A tow down the river is appreciated

Well folks, we have a lot to be thankful for. The Lord is so good to us. We had a good rain last night and this morning too, and we sure needed it. The corn and beans are growing good. As I’ve said, the Lord knows what we need and we should be more thankful. The grandbaby is growing up so fast, and he makes friends everywhere he goes.
Judy, who works at the Enterprise, gets him something every Monday when I take my write up down there, and he doesn’t forget she has got a friend. He’s just a little past two-years-old and when I write my column, he says Judy. He knows every person he comes in contact with. He is a sight.
We take him to Sunday school and church, every time. He has learned how to behave himself, you should see him play the guitar and pat his feet. You know if everyone took their children and grand children to Sunday school and church it would make a difference in their lives later on. People today don’t take time to go to church and to worship the Lord, but one thing for sure, we will take time to leave this world.
Some folks are still sick and in need of prayers: Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Harley Sibert, Denver Smith, Delbert Collins, Charlie Collins and Ora Henson.
We want to thank some man from Knox County who helped us last Wednesday. He said he was a Davis. There are some good people still left in this world. Remember the sick, the ones in the hospital, and the nursing homes too.
Our boat motor quit last Wednesday on the river and this man, whom we didn’t know, towed us down the river with his boat and we appreciate it so much. So if you see someone in trouble, lend them a hand. Be kind to someone who is down. Always try to do a good deed if you can, the Lord will bless you for it.
We had a good singing Saturday night at church.
It’s time once again for the homecoming for the descendants of William Gregory and Mary Brown Gregory and Charlie Minton and Delia Barnard Minton, June 30th at Buck Creek Park starting at 11:00 a.m., so everyone start making plans to come out and get together once again with your family and friends. Everyone is welcome. The graveyard service will be July 1st out at the Charlie Minton Cemetery starting 11:00 a.m.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord richly bless you and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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Thanks for Reading

We are having wonderful weather lately and we need a little rain but the good Lord knows what we need. I’ve worked out the entire garden and we planted more beans this week and we had some garden vegetables already. Cabbage, onions, peas, and new potatoes already and it won’t be too long until we will have beans and tomatoes.
We’ve got a big garden. The sweet corn is growing too. I’ve set some cabbage plants for late cabbage. It keeps one busy around the farm. There’s plenty of work to be done, but I like working out on the farm.
We had all the grand kids over this weekend and they are a handful keeping up with them. They have worn me out. I took them to church and Sunday school. People need to go to church. So many of our young people don’t go any more.
We hear of so many each week passing from this life. People, there is a better way of life for all, and Jesus is that way. God gives each person a choice and we choose what we do in life. My advice for all is choose the Lord he loves you.
A lot of folks are still sick and in need of prayer. Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Denver Smith, Delbert Collins, Charlie Collins, Orie Henson, Harley Sibert, and Jackson Wayne Smith. So pray for all the people. Remember all the ones in the hospital and the nursing homes. Pray for all that have lost a loved one this week.
Our new great grandbaby was born last week at Saint Joseph Hospital at London. He weighed eight pounds and three ounces.
Things sure have changed in the last few years. Places where I leased land to farm corn and hay looks like a wilderness with trees big enough to climb. People have quit farming around here. The farms are growing up and it’s a shame to see the changes that people have made.
I want to thank everyone for reading my little write up. So many people call and tell me they enjoy reading the Enterprise.
They have got a good staff working there. We have a lot of critters here at the farm. Squirrels, rabbits, ground hogs, turkeys, and deer and some I don’t like are the snakes.
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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Here's a few thoughts

Here’s a few thoughts
Well folks, time seems like it’s flying by. This year is almost half gone. We had the grandboy over the weekend and we took him to Sunday school and church, and he played his guitar. He’s two years old and he knows about every musical instrument there is. He is a smart little boy.
Well, the gas prices are coming down a little. I wonder what happened. They need to come down a lot more, it seems like every time you go to the grocery store everything keeps going up and growing a garden is getting expensive. Last year you could buy 50 lbs. of dirt or ammonia for $12 but now it’s $17 for 50 lbs. It’s a battle every year with the bugs and the garden stuff the bean bugs and the potato bugs, too.
It keeps me busy around the place mowing, weed eating, planting, spraying, and working the garden, but I like working the garden.
Some folks are still sick: Waymon and Joyce Mills, Harley Sibert, Charlie Collins, Edgar Lawson, Denver Smith, and Orie Henson, so pray for these folks. Pray for all the ones that have lost a loved one this past week-the Lester France family and the Carl Hibbard family. Our prayers go out to you all. Carl was my friend. Carl and I often times talked about the Bible and the church, may the Lord Bless you all.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Lisa Gibson and Jessie Gregory and happy anniversary to Clay and Gertrud Lawson on Thursday the 7th. May God bless you to have many more. Thank you all for reading my little column, I’ve got some good sweet potato plants to give away if you need some. Come and get them, my number is 598-6348. Pray for all the sick and the ones in the hospital and the nursing homes.
I want to thank the county for mowing our roads off. They sure need it.
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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Four copperhead snakes already

Well folks, I’m sorry for not getting my write up last week in the paper. Sometimes, we get caught up and not able to do all the things we need to do. Thank you all for calling me about it.
We sure are having summer time weather now, 92º already and it’s still May. We sure been busy the last week mowing and working the garden and weed eating. You can’t keep the grass cut, it grows so fast.
A lot of folks ask me about the garden. It’s coming along good this week. The good Lord’s will, I’ll get new cabbage, onions, pears, lettuce, and mustard from the garden soon. The beans are running. We set out all the sweet potato plants, 2700 of them, and the potatoes are blooming and in a week or two I’ll be able to get new potatoes. There is a lot of work, growing a garden, but it’s so good to get fresh veggies out of the garden.
I want to thank the McQueen family down on Sacker for giving me the tobacco plants. I’ve already planted them and plowed them. As I’ve always said, it’s good to have friends. The reason I planted the tobacco is we twist the tobacco to chew. I don’t use the chemicals on the tobacco or spray the tobacco, it’s like the old-timers use to do.
I’ve planted the watermelons and muskmelons and the big pumpkins. Everything is coming along real well, so I’ve been pretty busy. I’ve killed four copper head snakes already this year, so be careful around the place mowing or weed eating or out in the garden.
We got the grandbaby and took him to church. He sure likes going. Boy, he’s talking so much now, and he’s as bright as a penny and he don’t forget anything. You should hear him on the banjo and the guitar. He’s trying to make the chords already. The people at church gets tickled at him picking and patting his feet and trying to sing. Taking your children or grandchildren to Sunday school and church will make a difference in their lives. People, it’s what you teach them when they are young and growing up. Just a thought. Try it, they might like it.
Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Adam and Brandie Smith. May the good Lord bless you two to have many more. We love you, from all your family and friends.
Some folks are still sick: Harley Sibert, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Denver Smith, Edgar Lawson, and Orie Henson, so pray for them. Remember the ones in the hospital, the nursing homes, and the ones that have lost a loved one.
Monday was Decoration Day and a lot of people were putting flowers on their loved one’s graves, and that is good that we still remember them.
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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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:41

 

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