I had never thought very much of the merry month of May being such of "Holiday" month. Looking back, & forward over the 31 day period we have"May Day", which I used to think was mostly a Russian holiday; then we all
enjoy "Mother’s Day," which might well be one of the most celebrated holidays in the Country. Seems like someone might have told me one time that Mother’s Day is the number 1 day of the year for long distance phone calls. That could be a bit more difficult to track now-days, what with all the cell phones in use. Anyhow, the last day of the month assigns one of the most important days of the year in my book. Memorial Day weekend will take on a lot of meanings for different folks. Being as it gives you a three-day weekend, some will take the opportunity to travel to see family & friends, while many will be content to stay home, take it easy and probably grill, smoke, or Barbecue in the back yard. A lot of youngsters around the Town and country will be celebrating just having finished their high school or college years. Many patriots around our Land will be joining hands & hearts to Memorialize the men and women of our Armed Services that have given their utmost so as to preserve our right to Life, Liberty, and that continual pursuit of Happiness. Here’s hoping that we all take some time Monday or any time this weekend to honor those heroes that didn’t make it back home.
Quite a number of folks have been asking as to when we think it might rain again. Our fair area has had a few scattered showers during the past few days, but not much precipitation of any significance. Jr. and I had to look at Daddy’s gauge pretty hard just to see if it measured a tenth from our shower Monday evening. We got a good bit of lightening and thunder boomers, but little moisture. Reports around town from some of our erstwhile Citizens of Sloan on Tues. morning are warning town folks to get boats and pumps to higher ground as the San Saba was at about 20 ft., flood stage, between Maxwell crossing and Ells Crossing at about 8:00 a.m. Anyhow, some said that it rained a lot around Mason, Voca, and Brady. Guess it might be worth going down to the River and watch it for a while.
If you are in the Ranching business and need an up-date on materials and methods of management, you might want to think about going over to Llano next Tuesday, June 1 and sit in on the Beef & Range Field Day. Their Field Day, sponsored by the Llano County Extension Service, Soil Conservation Service, and the local Soil & Water Conservation District, is one of the most complete and comprehensive educational activities I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending. A good example is the fact of John Kuykendall, Eddie Holland and yrs.truly even attending any Extension educational activity. Anyhow, you can RSVP the County Extension office in Llano if you would like to attend.
It will be well worth the effort and they say that they will have a BBQ lunch, as well as offering 5 CEU’s for Private Applicator’s license.
Guess I’d better get this one on down to the Editress at the "News" before deadline draws too near. Other than that I’d suppose that the Mayor and I will be trying to keep a wary eye on the River out around————Harkeyville.