Last updated: July 11. 2014 7:19AM - 1044 Views
Connie Porter Contributing Columnist

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Thank you all for calling and sharing your concerns about not seeing my article in the paper. I have not been sick or on a vacation. My articles just got lost in the atmosphere and are floating in outer space somewhere.

So much has happened in the past month, but I’ll spread it out, and not get to it all at once. I had a free book giveaway a month ago that no one knew about, so I got to read a book almost all the way through on my day off at the shop. So I still have some books left if you are interested. But you can come in while I’m working, just call me at 864-545-6652.

4th Of July

Did you have a good 4th of July? I worked, but my neighbors had some real pretty fireworks, so I didn’t have to leave Lockhart.

On Vacation

There was a lot of people going to Mrytle Beach this last weekend, and what a bad time with Hurricane Arnold lurking around. I saw on Facebook all the rain that they had Friday. Lee Brannon’s family took their camper down, hope they could stay dry. Laura and Olin Dabbs took a couple of days and went to Hilton Head.

Ailene’s puppy sitting in Spartanburg, then will be heading to Minnesota, to sit and look at Lake Michigan. Carolyn Belue, Pam and Samson Wilbanks, Justin, Brittinay, Paige, LuAnn and Logan, Gavin, Danielle, and her whole family just got back from a cruise. Aaron Eaves, and his crew went on a different cruise a few weeks ago also. Anyway, it seems just about everyone is planning on enjoying the summer.

Cutting Grass

The weather is either real hot or rainy. So you have to cut grass in between. And let me tell you about grass cutting, and saving money, of course.

So, I’m out in this hot weather cutting my grass and who shows up, but Chuck. Now he is standing in the road watching traffic. He told everyone he was waiting to see if I fell down the hill. It is such a steep hill to cut and I had to pull myself and the lawnmower up by hanging onto a guide wire, and dragging up to the top. All the while he’s looking down the road. You don’t want to know what I was saying under my breath.

When it came time to weed eat, I was struggling again with about 1/4 in. of string. which Chuck fixed in the first place, so when he took it to correct it I sat down and let him practice weed eating. But that’s when everyone came by and thought I was making a slave out of him. I can’t win, but I’m saving $$$.

In Concert

Monty Allen will be in concert at the Lockhart First Baptist Church on Sunday Evening at 6 p.m. July 20. That will be exciting. Lockhart loves Monty, and what a great voice. Come on out.

Vacation Bible School

Lockhart First Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 13-16 from 6-8:15 p.m.


July 12, Marty Shugart and Shane Grady; July 13, Joyce Humphries and PJ McCutcheon, July 18, Dusty Grady.

Back Home

Billie Rae Burns is now home from rehab. Beanie Inman is now home from his stay in the hospital, also. I believe Mrs Jessie Roberts is back at Homeland from her hospital visit. Just thought their friends would like to know. I hope they have a speedy recovery.

Faye Bentley is back from her trip to her daughter’s, Leisie, and if she didn’t bring everybody back with her including her daughter, Lexie, who flew in with her two kids from Texas, what a reunion.

Well I’ve said enough, so I’ll close until next time, with a little bit more of news. Good night and call me at 864-545-6652.

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