Everyone survived April 1st, this year without too much trouble, as nothing out of the ordinary was reported. The weather is the biggest jokester in the county, one day hot and the next day freezing cold and of course the wind. No body can live without the wind, first from the North and then from the South. Driving down the road you can tell which direction it is coming from by the steering wheel.
The big motor homes coming from the valley through Marble Falls Thursday, headed back up North was leaning over to one side and the big truck drivers were having some problems too, as you could see the trailers wanting to go one way and the cab another. Two tenths of an inch was recorded last week, but with all the wind it was gone very quickly. The weather forecast for Tuesday is cold with a freeze, warning everyone to cover plants or bring them inside. By the time you read this you will know just how low the temperature was on Tuesday.
This is just not a good year for the bluebonnets there are few and far between on 580 but there are some along the highway, the paint brush’s can be counted on one hand and there are a few other wild flowers but not many. Along Chappel road it has been reported that there is some and on the road to Cherokee, but still not as many as in years past.
The fishing must be holding up, as the traffic on 580 to Lampasas was heavy this past weekend, or it may have been people wanting to get out in the country. Two vans loaded with boy scouts was headed home Sunday morning from the state park. Late in the afternoon traffic was heavy coming either from the state park or from one of the fishing camps.
Elo Henniger was released from the hospital and recuperating in the Lampasas Nursing home. He felt well enough Sunday to play dominoes, so you know he is feeling better. Maybe just a little slow, but still knows how to make the ten’s, twenties and twenty-five marks.
R.J. Henniger had a set back in his recovery from the surgery on his shoulder and was admitted back into the hospital in Fredericksburg Friday and was reported that he maybe released sometime Monday.
It was reported that Jim Machen’s brother who lives in Marble Falls lost everything this past week when their home burned. The family was staying with Jim and Edna until they could move into an apartment which their church was providing for them.
A big birthday celebration was held at the Bend Community Building Saturday for Johnnie Keeney of Lubbock. Friends and family members attended to make it a special event for Johnnie. Family came from Oklahoma, Lubbock, Waco, Granbury, Fredericksburg, Midland, San Saba, Alvarado, and Knippa to help celebrate the birthday. There was a total of around 80 people.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Ethan Eckhoff and Jacob Freeland who will celebrate a birthday April 10th, to Carol Gibson, Monty Lively and Gene Daniels who will be celebrating a birthday April 11th, to George Mayben whose birthday is April 12th, to Phil B. McCoury who will celebrate a birthday April 14th and to Christen Brister whose birthday is April 16th.
Congratulations go out to Pete and Cherie Henniger who will celebrate an anniversary April 12th, to Richard and Gayle Reinhardt whose anniversary is April 14th and to Darrell and Debbie Herd whose anniversary is April 15th.