Try as I may, it’s very difficult to start an article that’s a Column of this type without bringing up the weather. Country folks are pretty well tied to it; most coffee or lunch table conversations get around to it sooner or later, and it pretty well affects us all, one way or the other. They told me that it reached 108 Sun. p.m. & that’s certainly not very comfortable for any outside activity. Any time it gets that hot, it should cook up a thunder-shower or some type of change. Hopefully, by the time yall get to read this, we will have gotten some moisture from that Spell out in the Gulf that should have made landfall on Tues.
One of the few advantages of getting to pen an article a week to a couple of days prior to publishing is that one can change some things as they develop. Anyhow, looks like Eduardo made landfall right around Port Arthur and we’ll have to see what direction it swings.
Gene Hinyard has been sending me tracking info. Regarding the land-ward progress of the Storm from somewhere around Seabrook and lil’ darling Daughter, Katylee has been staying in touch on the subject, as well.
The Judge told me on Tues. a.m. how much rain they were forecasting for our area, so in that vane, we should be blessed with a good rain per judicial edict.
The San Saba High Class of ’63 got together for our 45th celebration of Commencement this past weekend. Friday evening found us gathering out around McMillin at the Beherns’ back yard for visiting and Barbecue with all the trimmings. Loy Nell & Tommy had everything set up nice as usual, the Brisket was “fork” tender and there was a large assortment of side dishes.
The Class met Saturday at the American Legion Hall most of mid-day to visit, tell old tales, look at a lot of pictures and enjoy a fine fish-fry, courtesy of Betty Ann’s Catering crew.
Sally & I concurred that Nancy Baker Franklin might have traveled the most miles coming down from the Cowboy town of Stillwater, but Ted Zant made it in from Paul’s Valley, so they both had a pretty good trip.
Gordon Hall couldn’t come from up-State Washington but sent some pictures for Brenda to display. Mary Lou Little and Cheri Mays had a good time catching up on news with Kay Millican, Jonibeth, Joan, and Carol Nan. I got to share a lunch table with Dennis Jones and Douglas Crim.
Daniel Vaughn had to call Daddy to see where the affair was being held, and Jon Stewart got an old brick from the High School building that was razed in ’97.
He brought me a couple of volumes of A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY that had belonged to L.F., so it was a pretty good trade for me.
Larry Sims and family made it down from around Stephenville, Alan Dale was in from Rough Creek, and Dorothy Conner came over from Goldthwaite. The Class voted to sponsor one of the paving blocks around the High School.
Thirty-four of our Classmates made it in for the Reunion and we agreed to get back together in 2013. There was a brief discussion as to the possibility of our getting together a bit sooner, considering our advancing age, but we agreed to take that up at the 50th.
My computer has started to take on some funny aspects when I try to insert more messages now, and not knowing how to “cut & paste”, I have to add to the end.
Jerry Christian gave the blessings and Mike & Martha Williams have moved out to Angelo to be closer to Grandkids. We missed some of our ol’ Classmates but maybe they will be able to make the next one, somewhere out around————————Harkeyville!!!!!!!!!