If you happened to be around San Saba Town this past weekend, we don’t have to say anything as to how alive it was with plenty of traffic and activity. We were blessed with not only our regular contingent of local folks and visitors, but a horde of hunters, both local and otherwise, as well as a long line of hunters, vehicles, and trailers going through to more distant destinations. All of the service stations, stop & shops, grocery stores, and cafes were crammed. Back in the Fifties, when Shaw & I were kids, the biggest weekend of the year was the 2nd weekend of June when San Saba held the Rodeo Parade, as well as 3 nights of the Performance. It was also a popular weekend for Armadillo Class reunions as most of the former students were in visiting with parents and ol’ friends. We can be most assured that the opening weekend of Hunting Season might well be the winner, now-days. The planned activities to attend were far too numerous to make them all. The San Saba VFD had Big Bertha smoking on the Square from early Fri. morning until dark sizzling sirloins for the Hunter Appreciation steak dinner. We didn’t get a count at this press time, but there were lots of tables set up and lines of vehicles around the Square all afternoon. Then you can add the activity of the last regular season football game at Rogan Field and their benefit Chili supper followed by a full day of events for the Saturday session. The vendors were set up early around the Square for a full day’s show of wares and some food items, with Hamrick’s Hunter’s & Customer’s Appreciation Day deal. Lynn told me Monday that they fed more folks than ever since they started the event. I know this;it took a while to make your way between the Auto Shop and Stafford’s due to the density of the crowd getting soft drinks at the stand or filling their plates at the cafeteria style setting of serving lines. Sam Tisdale was even recruited to help sizzle sausages for the tortilla wraps and hot dogs. Gatliff raffled off a lot of drawing items, giving away a number of prizes from Hamrick’s as well as some supplied by other merchants in Town. Many of the folks sat around and listened to the fine music of Bode Barker’s band, accompanied by Nathan this year on acoustic guitar. Tommy Allen even made it over from Llano this year and stayed for quite some time. I got to visit with Mabra & McKee, a couple of Daddy’s ol’ hunters of the San Saba Hilton hunters that used to be on the Rimes Place out at Algerita, but are at Barker’s Trussel Place nowdays.Football for the weekend was not quite as enjoyable for all our Aggies as it was for Armadillo, Cowboy, and t.u. fans, but we might have another chance to get in the win column before the season is over. A lot of the Armadillo faithful will be going over to the Early stadium Fri. evening to help the mighty Armadillos try to get by the Wall Hawks and see how far they can go into the playoffs. Whatever the outcome, our boys have shown a lot of grit and determination this season and have definitely earned a lot of credit toward one of the best turnarounds in ol’ Armadillo history. It will be a good game to see. If you happen to pick up this issue on Wed., whether you buy one from Nathan or get it off the news stands at some of the local stores, you can be reminded to tend to your patriotic duty in honoring our Military servicemen, Veterans & those that have given the ultimate for our Country. The S.S. Elementary School students and staffers host a great breakfast and patriotic program for our American Legion,Wiley B. Murray Post, No. 27 each year that is a very nice and appropriate event. Veterans Day is an extremely important day for the folks of our great land and the freedoms we enjoy. Momma always continued to call it “Armistice Day.” Anyhow, the Mayor and yrs.truly will be doing our best to keep the ball rolling out around—————Harkeyville!!!!!!!!!!!