Council meeting at Lockhart Power

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

Union County Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12, will be held at Lockhart Power Company. Last week I told you that it would be held at the Town Hall in Lockhart, but it’s been changed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. and afterwards we will have our monthly town meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Rental Car Frustration

Well, I have been having a frustrating time getting a rental car so I can get my car fixed. My insurance company spent most of a morning trying to handle this for me. Well at first they plus the auto repair place told me that as long as I had my claim number I should call Hertz.

So when I did, the gal told me that my insurance company had to make the reservation, and she told me good luck in getting them to answer the phone. So I called and State Farm answered on the first ring, after checking they told me I was in the computer for Enterprise, so she made phone calls and found out that they wanted me to leave my car at the repair shop and they would meet me there. Well that was great for me and I wouldn’t have to impose on anyone to go with me.

Then the next phone call said they do not deliver to Union, so I’m back to going to Spartanburg to get a car. So now I was to pick one up at noon on Wednesday. When I got there, they said they did not have any cars and Enterprise had put a freeze on rentals the day before, because of the Masters in Augusta (Golf). All the cars had to be sent there. They didn’t even find me in the system. So now they said if I was there by 8 a.m. on Monday morning they might have me one.

Well State Farm tried to verify this for me and nobody would even answer the phone. So Monday I am going to pick Chuck up when he gets off of third shift and take him with me, I know he’ll be tired but what else can I do. This is probably a wild goose chase. I might have to get used to a crushed-in Charger.


I called the pharmacy the other day, and accidentally pushed the wrong button on the phone and ended up with static. So I called CVS on my cell phone and they informed me that the automation comes from somewhere else. So my line was dead.

Well, Gina, being the genius that she is, decided this was something else she could fix. So she goes outside to check on wiring. When we opened the door under the house, what greeted her at the entrance but a snake skin wrapped around the air conditioning ducts. So she gets on line asking anyone what kind of snake this could have been.

What does she do, but unwraps it and brings it in, where we had to stretch it out and measure the length — 4 feet. 2 inches. Then she is studying the eyeballs and fang skin, and getting on line trying to figure this out. Telling me if it’s a yellow rat snake it can produce five offspring, if it’s a black rat snake it can produce 12. Then she wonders if it could make its way to the attic. She was consumed with all the knowledge of snakes for over two hours.

Well when I went to bed I took the cat and slept with the light on, just in case a snake might visit me through a vent. When I woke up in the morning I thought I overslept cause the sun was so bright in my room. It was 6 a.m. and it was the bedroom light.

What a life I live!!!

Operating Room Discussion

Tuesday in the shop, I had Tiffany and Tammy Austin, and Tiffany and I get on the subject on the TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. Tammy is grossed out by the operating room. She said she thought the organs were plastic, but she said they were real. I told her they really were fake, they’re not really opening up people.They just make the organs look real. Well you’d have to be there to see how funny this conversation was. She was so serious.


Tammy and Tiffany Childers are at home recovering from their surgeries they had Tuesday, and hopefully will be as good as new next week. They still were feeling a little rough today when I talked to Tammy.

Raffle Tickets

I have some raffle tickets for a 2016 Harley and trailer for $5 or 5 for $20. Proceeds will go to the Shriner’s Hospital. The Chester Shrine Club is selling these, but they left me with a few and I can get more.

I also have a rifle, scope and case for the same amount. My memory fails me at the time but you can call me and I can tell you what kind of gun it is.

This money for the gun is going to the Shrine Temple to fix the roof.

At Dinner

We went for steak again, Saturday at the club, and was joined by Sammy and Lynn Webber. While we were there we ran into Robbie and Rose Queen, Keith Queen and his friend, and relatives of theirs visiting from Georgia. Also saw Robert Young and his friend. They had a nice crowd.

Artistic Joke

Mrs. Flinders decided to have her portrait painted. She told the artist. “Paint me with diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets and a ruby pendant.”

“But you’re not wearing any of those things.”

“I know,” Mrs. Flinders said. “It’s in case I should die before my husband. I’m sure he’d remarry right away, and I want her to go nuts looking for the jewelry.”


The diner was furious when his steak arrived too rare. “Waiter,” he barked, “didn’t you hear me say ‘well done?’”

“I can’t thank you enough sir,”replied the waiter. “I hardly ever get a compliment.”

Well it’s that time again. Good night and call at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist

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