I’m sure, by now, that most of you have figured out just about how much rainfall we got at respective areas around the County. Seems like most folks around town got anywhere from a little over ¾ of an inch up to 1.5”.
Marvin Riggs said he got around 2 inches at the ol’ Roberds’ place at Algerita, while some folks on the Pecan Grove Rd. said they had around an inch & a half. Ms. Sue at the Cherokee Store reported varying amount around their country of some folks getting from 3-4”, with just about anyone getting at least an inch. The Barefoot fishing camp reported around a half inch, down below the Bend. Richard Harkey reported about .7” out at McMillin, while he said lil’ brother Jimmy said he got a bit over an inch on over at Shaw Bend. Whatever we got is surely appreciated and our Fair Valley of the Pecan is sort of showing it’s “Sunday britches”.
This past weekend was a very memorable Memorial Day time and lots of folks all over the Country and world spent some thoughtful & somber moments remembering those of our servicemen that didn’t make it home. I got to spend the latter part of the Holiday weekend visiting with our Hornung friends down in Austin. Bill & I chose to attend the Memorial Service held down at the Texas State Cemetery, across the freeway, east of the Capitol.
The setting was very enjoyable as they really keep the grounds of the storied ol’ Cemetery in tip-top shape now-days, and having the service at ten in the morning insured a cool, calm morning as there was still a lot of dew on the lawn. The event was organized by the local chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution and DAR, as well. They did a fine job & looked resplendent all properly decked out in uniforms of the American Revolutionary Army.
The Daughters of the American revolution were also clad in gowns & bonnets of the same period. The Austin Symphonic Band did the Anthems & marches in fine form and also played a medley of military songs including each of the songs of the different branches.
Each group of Veterans was recognized with the playing of their respective songs. Capt. Morgan Little, USNR, retired, gave the main address, with presenting a historical back ground of the Memorial Day Observance. Wreaths were lain at the grave sites of two heroes dating back to the American Revolution, as well as the Texas War of Independence.
The Service was well attended by over 100 folks. I always enjoy getting to visit our Texas State Cemetery and seeing so many of the monuments to our Texas Heroes. It is a special treat to see the site of Fred Gipson’s grave , alongside those of Webb & Dobie, three giants of Texas Literature. There is also a native stone edifice in the architectural scheme of the Cemetery with the limestone columns that came from the old stone quarry up on the top of Chapel Hill. Quite a site to see if you ever happen to get down that way.
Son, Will, was in over the weekend visiting with Nana Ellis out at Sloan, as well as fixing Daddy a couple of scrumptious meals while I was down in Austin. Tony Navarra came up from Kerrville, and spent the weekend doing a few touch-ups on his “Onliwon-Pecan Place” next door. Lady Z had her flag flying of the front porch when it wasn’t raining.
I even took time on the way back through Llano, Mon. afternoon, to stop by and visit with ol’ Army Luke Rogers, as well as a couple of other Veterans that had just concluded their Memorial Day service at the American Legion. I know that a lot of folks participated in various activities over the Memorial weekend and even heard that the Mayor might have been busy giving son, Wes, a golf lesson somewhere out around———Harkeyville!!!!