It is somewhat sort of an amazing fact to me as how it seems such a short time when we were ushering in ought-Nine, whereas now we’re already looking down the barrel of bringing in 2010. Most of you probably readily recognize one’s feeling of the hastening of passage of time with our advancing years. I’ve only just now reached the level of Medicare eligibility, and the hands of the clock appear as if they are whirring. No telling how fast time will fly when we really get old. This humble scribe has never been too concerned with negative aspects of advancing years & age, as we still would like to prolong the alternative for a while, yet.
While we’re still on the subject of passing of time, it seems like Independence Day, Labor Day, & Halloween just happened, & now we find ourselves done with Armistice as well as Thanksgiving. This past Thanksgiving weekend seemed enjoyable for a lot of folks as they had numbers of family members in visiting, eating, and getting around our Town remembering landmarks and seeing ol’ friends.
The Turkey Day weekend has always been pretty trouble free for our family as it was spent mostly out at Deer Camp, whether it was the ol’ Millican Camp down below the Bend, Pancho Sloan’s place out by the Kuykendall & Pole Pen, or over at Raymond Ellis’ Canyon Pasture cabin. After all those years, Daddy spent most of the Thanksgiving seasons out in the Trans-Pecos, getting ready for Mule Deer season on the Cox Ranch, between Sanderson & Marathon.
Only the past few years have we been back home for Thanksgiving. There are several positives to both sides of the situation, but we had a lot less family functions out in Deer Camp.
Pecan producers are probably not enjoying the recent wet weather spells as it really puts a crimp in the harvest program. The Pecan is able to withstand a lot of various weather cycles and will still be there after the rains, ice, sleet, or snow.
The San Saba Co. Pecan Show was held on Monday and Tuesday, with several producers helping with the processing of entries in weighing, cracking, shelling, and entering the data on the cards of each sample. Results of the judging were not available at press time, but they appeared to be having a good show with somewhere around eighty entries being brought in to the Courthouse. The top placing qualifiers will then be transported to Stephenville for the judging of the Regional Show next week.
The San Saba Show happens to hold the record for the oldest County Pecan Show in Texas. Tommy Behrens, Olan Tisdale, & yrs. truly usually enjoy visiting of some of the activities of the ol’ timers when they gathered around to process all the entries in the times of E. Guy Risien, Clarence Tisdale, Barney Sullivan, Robert Kensing, and Billy Kidd.
The deer hunters haven’t been daunted by the colder weather and the periods of precipitation as the Whitetail Bucks have seemed to stay in the rut longer this season. Shaw & I have been noticing young bucks chasing up to three weeks back, & there have been some larger, more mature bucks show up for the first time earlier this week.
We would imagine that there should be a good bit of activity around the Courthouse this week with all the Pecan Show and Bake Show going on, as well as some of the peddlers might show up on Saturday. We can guarantee that the Mayor & this one will be doing our fair share out around Harkeyville!!!!!!!!