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Well, I made it through another basketball-filled weekend. In case someone out there was in a cave someplace and hasn’t heard, the University of Kentucky beat West Virginia. So we march on to next weekend. This time we will face Ohio State. I am filling my head with mundane things so I won’t dwell on it.
Gardening is something to think about. I have seen several plots that have been plowed.
Charlie is getting anxious to get his plants in the ground. Wanda said he got his garden ready and planted potatoes this weekend. Onions and cabbage will soon follow. Winter is over, the grass is definitely green this week, and the birds are beginning to build their new nests. Things are looking up in our little part of the world.
Everybody was looking up Friday night. The moon was particularly bright and round but it really didn’t look all that much bigger to me, but I didn’t have my glasses on.
Charlene said she heard from Robert last week. They had made contact with his wife’s parents and they were all right. The quake didn’t destroy their home and they weren’t close to the radiation.
Lou Ann was at church. She said she, Peggy Lou and Florence went shopping Saturday. Drove to Salvisa and took in the opening of their new Dollar Store. They are getting very popular with the economy like it is. Josie visited her son last week and told us that she will be a grandmother in June. They are having a boy. This is her middle son, Andrew.
No dancing for Wanda last weekend — too much to do. But Joyce went with her friends Sig, Coleman and Jeannie Jones, both Friday and Saturday night to dance the night away. Joyce said it’s better exercise than aerobics. Wanda said Eddie Barber, our local musician, had co-written a song with a member of Reba McIntyre’s band, and he went to Nashville last weekend to record it. Wanda didn’t know what they named it, but if it actually gets on the radio maybe she’ll find out and tell us.
This week is Rachel and Sarah’s birthdays, the 23rd and 25th. They are four years apart, but I have lost count as to their ages. Happy birthday, girls.
Rastus had his tests last week. He said they poked him with needles all over and twisted his neck and the doctor thinks he can help him but he still doesn’t have a definite diagnose. Scott Hardin, who is suffering with cancer and a staff infection, is some better. They got the infection under control and he is breathing better now. Willie Ray Bourne, whom I went to high school and graduated with, passed away late last week. He also had cancer.
The Gratz Bridge Memorial Park is progressing. Concrete has been poured and a section of the old bridge has been set in place. It is in the middle of Main Street between the bank and store. Future plans call for a boat ramp at the end of the street, which leads to the bridge.
Speaking of new things, the Monterey Fire Department has purchased a new fire truck. It is the first one we have ever had that hadn’t been broken in by another fire department. The fire department is planning an open house in April to introduce the community to its new acquisition. I will have more about the details in later columns.
That is, if I make it through the NCAA tournament next weekend.