The skies are gray here in Richland, but so far no rain has blessed our area. I do love the weather though. Those cool nights and warm days are a joy. The Phoebes are back in town. I hear them just before sunrise calling to one another. I have another visitor as well. Has anyone lost a pigeon? I seem to have acquired one that hangs around the house. Yesterday it was sitting on the ground next to my driveway. It never flies very far from the house. I don’t know if it belongs in someone’s coop, or if it has been blown off course by the recent storms to the North of us. I guess I’ll have to keep feeding it until it decides to leave, or some hawk eats him for dinner.The booster club had its big yard sale on Saturday. I could see the cars coming from all directions to look for bargains. I’m a little mad at myself because I had several blenders that I wanted to donate. I’m not very together this year. You can tell that by the state of my hair. I haven’t had it cut in ages. It is long and scraggly and very unkempt looking. My schedule is changed a little this year, and it is just enough of a change to not allow me time to do things like get my hair cut, and go to the doctor. I hate to take the day off to take care of silly things, but I don’t see what else I can do.This Saturday is the Trunk or Treat event at the park. All of you frustrated Halloween treaters who want to give away candy; this is your big moment. You are invited to bring your trunk and your candy to the park for the kids. You can decorate your car, have a game to play, or just open the trunk. This event was a huge success last year so we are hoping to repeat the success this year. Time for the event is 6-9:30 p.m.I misheard last week. Apparently Grace and Harold Hardman had their 65th year of wedded bliss. Grace said she would gladly do it all over again. Now that’s dedication for you. Ginger and Donald had the 50th anniversary do on Saturday. Friends and family came by the tabernacle on Saturday. I was one of the rotten community friends who didn’t make it. Congratulations to both of these couples.We had some Taylor kinfolk in church this weekend. I’m not sure of everyone’s last names, but Maureen and her daughter from Marble Falls and Henry who now lives in Houston dropped in for a visit. We had two specials this morning in church. Marshall and Karalee treated Bro. Barry to a birthday serenade. I’m sure a musical gift from his favorite redhead made his day. The Till family held their reunion on Saturday. Since the newly redecorated community center was being used, they met in the hall of the Baptist Church. Ginger said they had a good turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves. She was gifted with a dozen red roses courtesy of her son-in-laws Mom.Whether it’s optimal or not, please put voting day on your things to do calendar. It is vital to this country that we get out and vote.Rhonda Wyatt received a call from her son on Wednesday to let her know he was home safe. Nothing brings joy to a mother’s heart faster than that kind of call! My son will be in Texas for three short days in December. I’m sure most of you parents out there will understand that even though I will only be able to see him for a few short hours; I will drive to see him. The really good thing is I know my boss will understand as well. Mr. Fowler is a wonderful family man who devotes himself to God, his family and his job in that order.Charlie Capps has received a good report from his doctors. Wanda Gibson is also doing much better. Unfortunately, Barry Fikes' 22 year old nephew Matt is not getting that same report. Unless a miracle occurs, this young man will not be with us much longer. Bea Soto has to do a follow up procedure on her recent knee surgery. It seems she has a little spot that just won’t heal. We need to keep Paul Gibson, Andrea Romero, Jason Lenz, Tina Paran and several others on our prayer list.Watch your calendar for voting day; please don’t let it pass you by. Please pray for our elections, our President and our wonderful country. May God continue to bless America. Have a great week.