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July 17, 2014

Thank the Lord for the rain

RICHMOND — Hello readers, it’s a stormy Monday evening as I write this, and I’ve been thanking the Lord all day for the good rain – over an inch in the gauge now, and it looks like more before morning.

Our garden is doing so well with me canning, and Doug has worked hard to put it out, so I’ll put up everything I can for the months ahead. We have been so fortunate to have such a good growing season.

In driving this morning on White Lick Road, I came upon a flock of young baby wood ducks that seemed to have lost their way. I slowed the car to a crawl, and they just took off walking, for maybe 200 feet. I was pleased to think they were not scared as I thought they might be. I hope they found the creek water under the old iron bridge. It was only a holler away.

Then, I saw a box turtle just gettin’ it down the drive at Deborah Messenger’s home on Halcomb’s Knob. It was something to see after the rain, and my how it traveled on those short legs!

On my way home, I chanced to see a real Kentucky Blue bird, so tiny and yet it was right there before my eyes on a post where the men had been working on the road. Maybe he too had lost his way.

Such real beauty is hard to spot, but I got lucky today. And speaking of real beauty, I am truly pleased when a reader of this newspaper takes the time to come by and tell me how much they enjoy reading not only my news but the whole paper.

I’ve had two really nice people to visit Friends this past week, Mrs. Amy Land Agee of Poosey Ridge and Mr. James Cox of Richmond. They both stopped to see how things were going in Paint Lick, and we loved having them as people who love our town and most importantly the people in it. Thanks to the both of you for making my day.

But folks, this past few weeks have been a sad time in the life of my family. My brother Loyd Jr. lost his son, Rick Alexander, on July 1 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Rick was blessed by our Savior’s hand as he passed into another life. His wife, Edith B. Alexander, and Rick were huge supporters of WLJC Channel 65 television out of Beattyville.

I know my brother and his daughter and son will miss Rick with a great sadness. Rick was laid to rest at Pilot Knob Cemetery around several family members. Just after Rick was laid to rest July 4, we heard my sister’s son, Harlan Dale Green, had passed after a yet another long illness. Dale had a blood clot, and it took his life, leaving behind his mother, Emma Anglin; sisters, Sandra, Betty, Sarah, Gayle and Leona’ and his brothers, Chris and Steve; and a beloved pet, Sam. Dale was laid to rest with his late wife Gonetta in the Isaacs Graveside in Flat Gap. Go with God, both of you.

Folks, I have to say this about my pastor, Ted Faulconer, at Paint Lick Christian who always have a great sermon, but this past Sunday was one I will treasure as it takes new meaning in my family with two members who have gone on to God. Thank you Ted. You are a breath of fresh air every Sunday.

Everyone is invited to a pot luck dinner at Paint Lick Christian as we recognize the many years of service by our pastor and his wife, Barbara. After all, where would a good man be without his lovely wife? Make plans to join us at church Sunday, July 27, and if you can, we’d love to have you for morning services.

This Saturday evening, from 4 to 7 p.m., you can enjoy the fish fry at the Cartersville Ruritan Club on Harmon’s Lick Road. Make plans to attend and get an all-you-can-eat meal of the best fish in Garrard County. That’s this Saturday, July 19.

Don’t forget our GED and computer classes 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Friends.

Happy birthday to Ced Hagan and Patrick Baker, Friday; and happy birthday to sweet lady, Mrs. Joann Hurt, our piano lady at Paint Lick Christian.

May God bless.

 

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