We still didn’t get any rain, but we were lucky that the big NASA satellite that fell to earth didn’t hit us either. There is always something good if you just look hard enough to find it. The NASA officials believe the satellite entered Earth’s atmosphere at about 12:16 A.M. Eastern time over the Pacific Ocean but not sure exactly where.
The drought is becoming more and more dire. Finding hay for animals is becoming harder to find and when you do the price rocks you back on your heels. It is no wonder that more and more stray animals are on the loose along highways trying to find something to eat. The deer are suffering also and there seems to be more road kills than usual.
Hugo and Lesa Preece spent some time in Santa Fe, New Mexico last week enjoying the cool weather and taking in all the sights at Santa Fe for a couple of days sight-seeing and checking out the Indian craftsman that set up booths on the Square. They left there for Taos where they spent some more time visiting a cousin Samantha whom they had not seen since she was one year old. They enjoyed getting to know her and taking her to see some of the many sights, one being the Indian dances held nightly at the Kachina lodge from May until September.
Jackie Brister returned home from his jaunt to Kansas where he spent some time deer hunting and visiting with relatives. Waiting for word of how well he did on the hunt, but didn’t receive it in time for the news. You can be sure that he did get a deer, as he always does.
The home of William and Jane Clark was fairly quiet this past week. They had their grandchildren Jason and Jaylee Messer visiting from Thursday until Sunday. Thursday afternoon they attended the Junior high football game in
Lampasas to cheer for their grandson Andrew Houdyshell who is on one of the teams. Jim and Edna Machen were also there to cheer for the teams.
Jane reported that Jennifer Goodson underwent surgery and is getting stronger each passing day. She will start Chemo and then will undergo radiation. She still needs your prayers.
A birthday dinner Saturday for Jerome Meischen was held at the home of his daughter Sheila and Craig Barefoot in Burnet. Granddaughter Jessica Barefoot Kelly and her husband Tony, daughter Ralene and her husband Steve Gideon and grandson Blake Gideon who had an open date with UT football and his friend Victoria attended to wish him a happy birthday. Granddaughter Quincee Gideon Catron and her husband Jason were unable to come from California to join the families. Everyone including Shirley had a good time.
Sunday a big gathering at the home of Jim and OraBeth Hicks met to celebrate the birthday of Grandson John Brooks who is now 16. He received a very welcome gift Saturday when his sow gave birth to eight baby pigs. That is his FFA project in Lometa. Those attending to wish him a happy birthday were his parent’s Jimmy and Mary Hicks and his sister Catherine, his Aunt Elaina Hooten, Ruby Hicks, and Elisabeth Bryan of San Saba.
Sylvia Stinnett and daughter Autumn Edwards were on the road again this past weekend going to Lubbock. While there they visited Garrison, Brooke Stinnett and grandchildren Gunner, Suzi and Charlotte. Those two seem to be going to Lubbock more and more these days. Could it be that Autumn has found something special there? Time will tell!
Happy birthday wishes go out to Danny Clark and Cassidy Lucas who will be celebrating a birthday October 4, to Jason Hendrick who will celebrate a birthday October 5.