While it’s almost a sure bet that you made it through the Holiday weekend unscathed, you might still be a bit weary. There certainly seemed to be a lot of activity, events, and folks in Town and around the County. Seems
like we might have visited on just those sort of events and activities in last week’s Column. Sure enough; they all came to fruit. Folks started pouring into the County as early as last Tuesday, what with Dove season opening on the 1st, which happened to be Wednesday, I think. Anyhow, that specific group seemed like a never ending wagon train, with the big bunches coming in on Fri. Then throw in the most important Friday night ball game of the season, a couple of family reunions, pile peddler’s day on top of all
that and you have a town over-flowing. Football was very much a full factor over the entire weekend, starting with the Golden Armadillos battling Goldthwaite to an even draw, only to get outscored in the overtime. Tough luck, but that should prove to serve as good experience, as well as a confidence builder for the games to follow.
Our Aggies had little trouble with mighty SFA, but Texas and the Red Raiders both got a bit more than they bargained for. They both came out on top, but Rice and SMU saved face , as well. Good to see some of the ol’ SWC foes face off again. There were some great games even on through Sunday and Monday evening serving to top off a great kickoff for College ball. Activity around the Harkey House pretty well mirrored goings-on around San Saba and the rest of the County. "Teaspoon" Tony and Liz were in from Kerrpatch with two dogs in tow and some outstanding vittles. Son, Will came in from Waco with his new German Pointer pup, Major, so we had a good hunting, cooking, dining weekend with lots of Canine company, too. Dove populations were not all that favorable to big bag limits, as the Mourning birds had fairly well drifted on south with the last cool front, while the Whitewings are just now establishing their travel lanes to and from Town to their mid-day foraging fields. Our ground did finally bag enough birds to allow us to sample some bacon-wrapped grilled birds, while relying on Pork ribs and sausage for ample filler. We did fry a batch of buttermilked birds on Sun. evening, with sides of taters & Okra and Will’s biscuits and cream gravy. That even got Daddy sort of excited. Most all areas have seemed to return to some sense of normalcy this morning as it has been raining fairly steady since right before daylight and a good rain nearly always restores order. So far we’ve measured a little over .25" at the neighbor gauge, J. Traylor reporting six tenths out toward Red Bluff across from Whiskey Holler, and the Hardy girl turning in .9 inch from out around Pecan Grove. Surely we’ll be having some more during the week on the Mayor & me out around————Harkeyville!!!!!!!