Discussion in 'USMB Lounge' started by Foxfyre, May 15, 2014.
Well, I'm happy for you BBD. I won't thank your post but I'm happy for you.
What I posted to BBD.
It stopped raining today just long enough to get out and pick up the branches and leaves washed way during the past three days. Flood watches are in effect until Wednesday afternoon when it is expected to start raining again. The remnants of Hurricane Florence are expected for the upcoming weekend. Not packing the punch she will deliver to our friends living along the southeast coast. Let's pray they find shelter from the storm and their lives are disrupted as little as possible.
The flood walls at nearby Wellsville are being put up to keep the creeks that fill the Ohio River at bay. Look for Patterson Field (the home of the ELHS Potters) and Richardson Field in Wellsville to flood. When I was in high school, a hundred years ago, Patterson Field flooded so deep that a friend and I took a canoe to the gridiron and carved our initials in the eaves of the concession stand.
The Mighty East Liverpool High School Potters suffered their second defeat of the season Friday night to cross-county rival Salem. It has been years since the Potters have been a football powerhouse. Basketball is the big sport now, along with the boy's tennis team. So we wait for November and the first tip off.
Thee are concerns for the local apple crop. The bridal summer heat and the incessant rain may have taken their toll. Tomorrow I'll take Mom up to Peace Valley Orchards to see what of this season's harvest has to offer and what they might be charging for what has been picked from the thousands of trees there. Peace Valley developed their own variety called the Buckeye Gala. I had always been a Golden Delicious man, but since tasting the Buckeye Gala, I've changed my mind.
The only crops that do well on our steep hillsides, aside from a few beef and dairy cattle, are apples and sweet corn. We're bounded by deep ravines and clay soil. Too thick and water retentive to grow much feed corn or soy beans. But trees grow ell here as evidenced by our hardwood forests. So, we're blessed by silver and gold ears of sweet corn and acres of apple orchards.
And so it goes here at the Crotch of the Tri-State area. We brace against the driving rain, lament another poor high school football season and anticipate the Autumn crops.
Just the opposite here, for now. Glorious golden autumn days. Moderate temperatures and butter-yellow sunshine prevail. It's all the gift we receive before winter comes. I went outside about 0330 last night and was gifted with a most fantabulous light show provided by the northern lights. Sat in my bathrobe on the lawn chair and indulged myself...
Good night darlinks. I really do love you guys.
And we continue pray and/or send good vibes and/or positive thoughts and/or keep vigil for:
Harper (Save's granddaughter post surgery on August 21)
Pogo’s friend Pat and special comfort for Pogo,
Rod, GW's partner,
Dana, Foxfyre's friend recovering from heart transplant
Strength and stamina for gallantwarrior in his relocation project,
Ringel's injured shoulder and general wellness,
ricechickie for trouble free healing and wellness,
BigBlackDog for comfort and effective treatment
Sixfoot for an accurate diagnosis and wellness,
Wellness for Foxfyre's sister and Hombre's sister
Healing for Ringel and Mrs. R's Gizmo
The Ringels moving in difficult transition
And we keep the porch light on so all those who have been away might find their way back.
We are reminded that we are just 10 days away from autumn, my favorite time of year. And readig GW's post reminded me again of something I have never seen but always wanted to see:
The porch light was on so I wandered in.
Well, no one's here so I guess I'll just curl up here on the couch.
When you wake up thats 2 spoons of sugar and yup, cream.
So glad when you wander in Lumpy. You may have noticed before I turn down the lights at night, I cover up all the folks sleeping in the booth.
Hello Lady Foxfyre, I'm glad that your glad that I wandered in. Last time I was here I caused an unintended disturbance in the force .. sorry about that..
My life is going on fairly well and happy other than worries of my daughter in the path of the hurricane in South Carolina. My baby joined the Army and is stationed at Fort Jackson doing bootcamp. Kinda odd doings when the last one flys out of the nest and my darlin wife and I have to find new ways to entertain ourselves after almost 40 years.
I don't recall any disturbance in the force, my friend, but that hurricane out there is a worry. I'm sure the Army has taken all necessary precautions to protect everybody though. And being so far inland, they should not have much problem other than a lot of rain.
The empty nest syndrome is different but if you are like Hombre and me, we were glad that our kids grew up independent and adult and wanted to naturally be on their own. And we have been content and happy empty nesters.
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