Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:08
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:09
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:09
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:13
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:29
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:30
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:31
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:32
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 12:13
The Lord Knows What We Need
Well folks, we are having plenty of hot weather here in July. When its 95 and 98 degrees, some states are having hot dry weather too, but we have got some rain here. My brother, who lives in Liberty 2nd, called me today. He said they hadn’t got any rain for a month, he said it was a bad day up there. We here in Clay County have been blessed with a lot of things we take for granted in life, but the good Lord knows what we need.
The grandbaby in growing up so fast, he’s getting into everything, and he’s talking some words you can understand. He sure likes guitars and gospel music too. I take him to church and Sunday school. He goes with me to feed the chickens and helps me hatch the eggs. He is a sight.
I planted pumpkins, squash, and gourds. The gourds are climbing up bushes and the vines are running everywhere. Maybe I can raise some. It sure is a big job around here on the farm, mowing the yard and the fields, and keeping the weeds out of the garden. Some folks say its to hot to work, but I get out early in the morning and late in the evening, and when it gets real hot to go to the house!
Some people are sick and in need of prayer. Waynan and Joyce Miler, Edgar Loundan, Shirley Jones, Shade Minton, Shade’s Brother John Thomas Minton, and Wilson’s great nephew, a little baby who has heart trouble. So pray for all of these people. Remember the Frank Hyde family and the Harris Family and all who have lost a loved one this past week. So many each week. Pray for all the Churches. Pray for the ones in the hospitals and the Nursing homes.
Happy Anniversaries go out this week to Harley and Norma Lee Sibert and may God bless you to have many more. You both are special people. From all the family and friends. Happy Birthday wishes go out to Traci Gregory up Michigan way. Also Diana Williams “little Liley” I call her, up Eubank way and Linda Sue Hubbard. Also Zach Hicks will be 15 years young and he’s got a girlfriend, and plays football and basketball in Clay Co. So to you all, may God bless you all to have many more birthdays.
Well folks I want to thank everyone for reading my column each week, and for all of you who get the paper from out of county and state. I want to tell you all I truly appreciate you.
Well I’ll stop for this time. May God richly bless you all.
God Bless America and May God forever hold you in his hands.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 12:14
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