Hello readers, we have a sunset that has kept me outside just piddling around for most of two hours, and it was a Sunday afternoon, so I suppose it's OK to do nothing other than watch the sun as it goes behind the clouds and closes out my day. A feeling of peace to strengthen the soul.

Oh, I did some little things like going through some wee baby clothes, and folks, it's a girl -- another great-grandchild coming in around Christmas. Grandson Jacob Ryan and Casey will be making it official for some hooping and hollering, especially from "great gran" as I see more of our family growing -- the way it's supposed to be. So, back to the baby stuff. I have been having such a good time whenever I find a small something or other, and you all know how darling those little clothes can be. Doug and I already have a great grandson, Nicholas Asher, who will be having his first birthday on Aug. 14. So, another new addition of a little girl, well, it leaves me with a warm feeling that's hard to put into words. I love a big family as it keeps us busy.

This past week at Friends of Paint Lick was unbelievably busy for such humid weather, and these hot days are staying with us for a while. No one can say that we didn't have summer around here and I'll have to admit, these dry days are ripening our tomatoes. I've been canning for two weeks and now I have a huge box of carrots to fill up some jars for that good ingredient in homemade soup. We eat a lot of soups and home made chili in the winter. It warms the heart.

Speaking of good food is where The Cartersville Ruritan Club will be holding another All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry this coming Saturday, Aug. 10, from 4-7 p.m. I know I could eat fish twice a week and I do love the kind that Doug Rhodus and the gang fix up most all summer long. And those desserts are wonderful. Maybe I'll see you at the shelter on Harmon's Lick Rd. this coming Saturday.

My friend Gail Adams went to lunch after church on Sunday at the Round Hill General Store where Mike and his crew did up a really good BLT with onion rings. If you are looking for a quiet place to eat with some extra nice people as servers, then take on lunch at Mike's Round Hill Store. The phone is listed in the Richmond section of your phone book -- if you still have one. Gail and I love their food and it's close to home.

Many thanks to whomever left all the sweet little boy baby clothes at the Friends of Paint Lick last week. I have spent my weekend putting these up for give away so stop by Friends if you "are expecting" a baby boy and we'll be happy to help.

Happy birthday to my dear friend Ellen Hagan this Wednesday, to a fabulous friend, Ted Faulconer on Thursday and also to my son Joe Rollins Jr. that same day. To my sister Lydia Baker on Aug. 11 and again to Asher Anderson on Aug. 14. My prayers are with all of you.

May God bless.

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