The ennui of last week has thankfully passed and Saturday past was spent doing farm work. Late that afternoon, Rebekah called and said, “Let’s go to the Grange rib dinner and then to Seussical the Musical.
Both sounded good to me so off we went, first to the Grange where Miss Lightweight had the half rack
and the Farm Hand, me, had the full rack. We both did justice, leaving only bones and the roll to bring home for our respective hounds. The National Grange is a voice for Rural America, giving full membership rights to those 14 years of age and older. More than a decade prior to the women receiving the vote in the USA, women were voting on important legislation, etc. in the Grange.
The Primary School children did a WONDERFUL job in Seussical the Musical…WONDERFUL!
These munchkins played monkeys and were cuter than buttons!
I think everyone wanted to take Horton the Elephant home…he was AAAdorable!
Sunday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. folks gathered to honour and remember those fallen in World War I and other wars and conflicts. The brass bell was tapped for those Nottoway County WWI men who gave the ultimate sacrifice, their life and all the names read.
When I thanked this gentleman for his service, it took him a moment to compose himself. His name is Hermon, he served from August 1966 to September 1967.
Pastor Mat Brown, left, Blackstone Baptist Church, and Joe McMillian, Joseph McMillian Funeral Home, both served in the US Air Force. Pastor Mat gave the last prayer and Joe did a great job singing the National Anthem.
My two favorite veterans are Jim Bennett, my Dad, and Dave B. both of whom served in the US Army. Daddy is 90 but doesn’t look much over 60!
For the last quarter century I’ve lived in rural areas and wouldn’t have it any other way. Like Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor in Green Acres, country living is the life for me! I’ve been blessed to live in beautiful parts of Virginia; if you’re interested in moving to the country, click here and here and you’ll find a good representation of homes and farms in southside VA.
The first sign and this one are posters in the Primary School; aren’t they great?!
If this post seems a bit stilted, it’s because I did a great job on the first one but somehow deleted it…AAARRRGGGHHHHHHH. Like Abe Lincoln said, “If I’d had more time, I’ve have written a shorter letter.” I’m going to write a post on moving to the country…how to make a good decision about where to move, what to expect, what you NEED when you move to the country, etc. There are a few simple things that will make your decision and move sooooo much easier on you and your family. For example, when Dave and I moved to the Appy Mtns he asked, “What are you NOT willing to compromise?” My response: “HEAT and EAT! We have to be able to feed ourselves and keep ourselves warm!” Little did I know just how important that would be; in January 1996 Tazewell County had the worst blizzard they’d had in decades and our back porch thermometer read 35 degrees BELOW ZERO F! We were all right though because we had a propane cook stove and a wood stove for heat. We did, however, leave the water to drip, drip, drip at night so it wouldn’t freeze in the lines.
HEAT and EAT, BABY! HEAT AND EAT!
I’m working on the giveaway; stay tuned and remember…you’re blessed to be a blessing. Share the love this Holiday Season!