The weatherman was right on the rain coming in last week, as it came in with much lightning and thunder Thursday night leaving as much as an inch some places.
It was reported last week that the scissor-tails hadn’t made an appearance, but that was wrong as Jerome Meischen reported that he had spotted some at his place a couple of weeks ago. He also reported that his blue birds have been very active, having already hatched off two different batches so far.
That is good news, because they are about the most colorful little birds around except for the painted bunting. He reported that he had not yet spotted any of those as of yet. On a different note-the new entrance to the Meischen place is very attractive. The credit goes to his son-in-law who did the work. Jerome reported that it all started from a Christmas gift, which was a new gate. One thing just led to another and by gosh the new entrance to the Meischen ranch was the end result.
Lola Morris reported her tomatoes have blooms and should be putting on tomatoes before too long. Lola always has a very good garden filled with lots of good stuff to eat.
No reports on how the fish are biting, but if all the people with boats seen going to the river to fish then they must be biting. There is usually always something biting if nothing more than a turtle or a carp. The carp will give you a battle. Just getting out and enjoying the scenery around the Bend is worth the trip even if your luck at fishing isn’t good.
A large number of motorcycles have been spotted at different times on 580 coming out of Lampasas to Bend and points near by. With the price of gas everyone just may have to resort to the cycles in order to get around. Won’t that be the day? Can you conger up a picture in your mind of some folks from around the Bend on a big Harley chopper going into town to shop or pulling a big hay hauler? Now that would take some imagination! The Harley gets anywhere from 45 or 50 miles per gallon and the Yahama gets around 90 miles to the gallon. That is what is reported on the Internet just to give you an idea why you see so many bike riders. Of course, a donkey and a cart would give you even better mileage, which just might be fast enough for some.
Over the weekend the Caughman family from Houston was visiting their Uncle Bill Price. Saturday night both families were in Killeen at the Red Lobster enjoying the food there and on Sunday after church stopped by Giovannis and sampled some great Italian food.
On Thursday, Bill and Jo Price were in Marble Falls making a contribution to Dr. Aung as Jo went in for a six-month check up and the good doctor reported everything was just fine, but as all doctors do now days more tests. Better safe than sorry as the saying goes. This was after saying he didn’t want to see her again until October, go figure. While in Marble Falls they had lunch at the Blue Bonnet Café with long time friend Bowman Seals of Round Mountain.
This weekend was a busy one at the home of Leon and Mebbie Eckhoff. Robbie, Amy, Ethan and Ory Eckhoff of Santa Fe, Texas were home helping with the sheep. They got all of the sheep sheared in a half day. Grandson Ethan was six out of 500 children chosen for a special award in the school he is attending. He also seems to be doing well in the gymnastics as he will be going to Arkansas Friday to a meet over the weekend. Ethan celebrated his birthday early this weekend with a bar-b-q at the home of his grandparents. His great-grandmother Jolene Lively was at the celebration to wish Ethan a happy birthday.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Ethan Eckhoff and Jacob Freeland who will be celebrating a birthday April 10, to Carol Gibson, Monty Lively and Gene Daniels who will celebrate a birthday April 11, to George Mayben who will celebrate a birthday April 12, to Phil B. McCoury April 14 and to Christen Brister who will celebrate a birthday April 16.
Congratulations go out to Pete and Cheri Henniger whose anniversary is April 12, to Richard and Gayle Reinhardt who will celebrate an anniversary April 14 and to Darrell and Debbie Herd whose anniversary is April 15.