By the time you read this the biggest part of November will be gone and before you know it turkey day and then poof Christmas will be upon us. Where does all the time go? The older you get the faster the months and years go by. When you are a youngster you think the time passes very slow, and the holidays will never get here, but just you wait!
The frost that came this last week did get some of the leaves on the pecan trees, but still have some that are green and hanging on, and the mesquites have not lost their leaves as of yet. Still, in need of rain. A few drops of rain came this past week, not enough to measure. One of those four inch rains (four inches between drops.) The weather man has called for rain and some severe weather for parts of Central Texas Monday, with a 75% chance of rain. Just hope by the time you read this, it can be reported that we received some rain without the severe part.
Rufus Cobern reported that the Richard Matsler family of Arlington was in this last week doing some work on their cabin. Now is a good time to get some work done around your place, as the weather is not too hot or too cold.
Barbra Jones made it back home safely after being in the Dallas area for a week. She visited children, grandchildren and great-grand children and was on the go most of the time she was there. She was so busy that she didn’t even feel the earth quake that went on while she was there. Dennis and Glenda Scroggins were also in the Dallas area visiting their folks and was nice enough to provide Barbra a ride to and from.
R.J. and Patsy Henniger celebrated her birthday Saturday with son Mickey and Jill Henniger. They ate at the Buca which is an excellent Italian restaurant in Austin. They stayed overnight in Cedar Park and returned home Sunday.
Pete Henniger and his family of Lampasas were out Sunday to wish his mother a happy birthday.
Burford Head passed away this past week. His daughter and son-in-law ran the Bend store and café some time back. He was living in New Braunfels in a nursing home and had been keeping in touch with friends in Bend and San Saba. His funeral was Saturday. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Kerry Marley of Katy and his sister Tanya and her husband Jeff Chalfant and their daughter Ashley of Cedar Park were in over the weekend visiting in the home of parents Rufus and Tommye Cobern.
Jo Grumbles fell at her home this past week and was transported by ambulance to the Lampasas Hospital. She had fallen and suffered a broken rib. Happy to report that she recuperating at home under the supervision of her son Billy.
Jackie, Charlene Brister, Emerson, Gladys Brister and Vernon Brister will be in San Angelo Monday attending Robert Massie funeral home for the visitation of their cousin Mary Ermine Bettis. She will be buried Thursday in Andrews. She was born to Walter Herbert Little and Mary Ermine Brister Little on September 29, 1926 in Runnels County.
The Bend Community meeting will take place Saturday, November 15th, at 6:00 p.m. Mexican food will be served and you are asked to bring your favorite recipe and/or dessert. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy good gospel singing.
Happy birthday wishes go out to A. J. Houdyshell who will celebrate his birthday November 14, and to everyone who will have a birthday in this coming week.
Congratulations go out to Raymond and Lewvon Hicks who will celebrate an anniversary November 18, to Emerson and Gladys Brister who will celebrate an anniversary November 19 and to Don and Eileen Portie who will celebrate their anniversary November 20.