Hasn’t it been hot?! Well, I keep telling myself that’s one reason I moved to the South. Just to get away from all the snow. For me it’s easier to stay cool instead of warm. But I still remember the days before air conditioning.
When I was growing up we had window fans that my Dad made. We always seemed to have a nice breeze at night to sleep by. But when I had my first trip here, it had to be in the 100s at night, and even though we had the windows opened and we had a fan at the foot of the bed, it was rough sleeping. Even when you took a shower at night, you had to take another one in the morning, just to get the sweat off of you. But I still had a great vacation. Of course we imposed on the relatives for two weeks. I bet they were glad to see us go.
Besides my family, my sister in law that also lived up North had vacation time at the same time, and came with her family. When you worked for General Motors, the changeover for the new model cars was in June, and so that was everyone’s vacation.
Hot And Cold
Well, back to the weather. I have a bad habit of keeping the temperature in my shop down to 70 degrees. Now I’m busy working, and feel kind of stuffy when it gets warmer. My customers come in and tell how nice and cool it is, then as they sit there awhile they start commenting that I’m freezing them.
Well, it was funny Sunday, Ronnie Parkins was sitting beside the open shade window with the sun beating in, and claimed he was hot. I pulled the shade down, in the mean time, I was freezing Mike Vaughn, who was sitting directly in front of the air, so simple solution, I had them trade places, and then they were both comfortable. Mike took a nap, and when Ronnie P. went to leave my doorknob came off in his hand. He told Chuck that he was sure glad that he’d already paid for his haircut.
Well for about an hour the doorknob came off in everyone’s hand and they all thought they broke it. Finally I told Chuck to go see if Dollar General had one. He didn’t think so, but they did. And the problem was solved. It doesn’t take much to entertain my crowd. I think they are wonderful and I love them all.
Well, my bedroom window’s been broke for a couple of weeks, but it looks like it’s coming along. Chuck had to go a couple of times to have glass cut. Now it’s resting on my porch. I don’t know what the next process is in this. Warning! When you are cutting the grass, be careful what direction you sling those rocks out from under your lawn mower.
I know I’m boring you, but a lot of folks are on vacation and so I can’t talk about it until they get back, so there hasn’t been a lot going on, that I know of. So as usual this is about ME!
I took Chuck to Spartanburg to get his eyes examined, Monday, so I decided I’d get it done too. He wanted to know who was going to drive after we had our eyes dilated. You know I never thought about that. But leave it to me, with sun glasses I can conquer anything. He said that when he was married to Gail, they had an eye exam in Rock Hill, and it took them forever to drive back home, I don’t think they had sunglasses, and they had to keep pulling off the side of the road. That would make a good movie.
Well, I had my exam first, and while I was paying, the doctor was taking care of Chuck. The receptionist asked if I wanted to pay for both. I looked at her and raised my hand in the air, and asked “Do you see a ring?, I don’t think so!” This couple sitting near by said “I heard that!” Then when we went to the vision center at another place, and ordered our glasses, the girl fitting us said I could wait to pay for both pairs after she waited on Chuck. I said “What is this? Everywhere I go they think I’m going to pay his bill.” Chuck thought it was a good idea also. Of course he would.
A Few Words With Avery
Avery stopped me at the Hot Spot the other day and told me that Jerry Callahan had had surgery and was having a slow recovery. He said the Coffee Club missed having him coming up at the Hot Spot and sitting around talking. Avery also said if you wanted him to come to your house to wash and detail your car, just let him know. He’s at Buddy Jenkins’ store or the Hot Spot if you want to get a hold of him.
Happy Birthday to Essie Vinson on the 25th of July. She is at Ellen Sager and would be thrilled if you went by and wished her Happy Birthday. Her daughter, Audrey Boler, and Jaimie Palmer share the 26th. And don’t forget Mert Young on the 30th. I’ll remind you of that one next week. I don’t know if I told you that the 25th is Dusty and Candice Grady’s anniversary. I ran into Dusty today at Arthur State Bank, he was spraying water in the air and it looked to me like he might have been cooling off. Dusty makes some real nice kitchen cabinets if anyone is interested.
Remember In Prayer
I heard that Johnny Thomas was in the hospital with pneumonia. Carolyn Rash went back to the hospital, Tuesday. Pray for their recovery, please. Pray for Margaret Montgomery, who still is a little from her hospital stay, I hope she gets stronger as the days go on. Pray that Chuck gets a job, please, please. Pray that our National Guardsmen will stay safe in Kosovo, and can help bring some peace to the people of Kosovo.
It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.
Well, I know I’ll hear comments about how boring my letter is, but if you all would tell me something that is going on in your life, it wouldn’t be boring. Honestly, I have readers in other states that are associated with Lockhart, and call me to say that’s how they hear about old friends and keep that connection with Lockhart. So let’s help them out.