Glory be! Late Saturday afternoon a cloud came up and dumped 9/10 inch of rain on the Price place. The wind blew and lightening struck a large tree and splintered it much to the delight of their goats. Across the river they reported anywhere from none to 2/10 and one report of 7/10 inch. It must have been hit and miss showers that came in.
If anyone wondered why nothing has been reported on the Clarks, well the answer is simple. They have been gone for two weeks to Colorado. They were joined by Doug, Kristi, Dillon and Jaylee Messer of Lampasas, Boyd Clark and the grandsons A.J. and Andrew Houdyshell. Jamie Houdyshell was in Florida attending a writer’s convention. She flew later to Colorado to join the family. Bobby and Kit Clark of Round Rock stopped by on their way home from attending the National High School Finals in Wyoming.
After spending two weeks in the cool of Colorado, William and Jane returned home Thursday to find that their refrigerator had gone off and all the food had spoiled and was a smelly mess. They went to work and cleaned out the refrigerator and turned it back on and so far it is running and freezing once again. Elsa Dean Shirley and her two grandchildren, her son Kenneth Shirley and his finance Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock arrived Thursday night. Friday the group that arrived Thursday from New Mexico and Lubbock spent the day at the Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. Saturday The Clark home was filled to overflowing with family members. Children from Lampasas, the ones from Bend and the ones from New Mexico and Bobbie, Kit Clark and their two grand children Lane and Colton Wallace of Round Rock Emerson and Gladys Brister of Thall, Jack and LaNell Daniels of the Bend ate supper there.
Gloria Lemons passed away Tuesday in Brownwood and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
The home of Rufus and Tommie Marley was a busy place this weekend. Visiting over the weekend was daughter Vee Peters and son Garrett of Duncanville. Vee returned home, but Garrett will be staying for awhile to help his grandpa spray mesquite. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Matsler of Arlington came by for a short visit before returning home.
Did you know that Texas has two official peppers? In 1995 the Legislature named the jalapeno as the state’s official pepper. Just two years later, legislators turned up the "heat" when they designated the chiltepin as the state’s official native pepper.
The chiltepin are hotter than jalapenos. Chiltepins measure between 100,000 and 250,000 Scoville Units, which is a scientific measure of the "heat" of a pepper. Jalapenos range from 3,500 to 8,000 on the heat scale. This article appeared in the August issue of the Texas Co-op Power . For those who do not know what the chiltepins look like - they are the little red round peppers that grow wild. At least now we know they have a name. Most people use them to make a hot pepper sauce. Fannie Crawford has made hot pepper sauce for years and swears that they are the best as does J.R. Henniger. If those two individuals say it is so, then it most certainly is.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Garrison Stinnett and Elsa Dean Shirley who will celebrate a birthday August 15, to Winnie Lou McCoury who will celebrate her birthday August 16, to Louise Barefoot whose birthday is August 17 and Doug Messer whose birthday is August 19.
Congratulations go out to Gene and Janet Brister who will celebrate an anniversary August 13.