The Substitute Mayor of Lockhart


News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist



Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column Connie Porter writes about her experiences chairing her first Lockhart Town Council meeting as Substitute Mayor.


Not much happening this week. I had my first Town Meeting Tuesday as Substitute Mayor for Ailene, who is in rehab at Heartland.

I think I disappointed the posse, because I didn’t give anyone anything to argue about, but Ray told me today, that they would have something ready for the next meeting to make my meeting chaotic. Now he was laughing about it, while spending time with me at the shop.

When I finished the meeting everyone in the audience just sat there looking at me and then at each other as if saying “is that all there is?” So I asked them if I did alright. They said yes.

I told of Ailene’s accident and surgery and the fact she’s in rehab. Now I’ve had meetings with her about the agenda, and she’s of sound mind, but the wrist is giving her some pain.

I gave a small speech on the trip to Brevard. Then I said this place was on the other side of Charlotte, and was corrected, because it’s somewhere around Asheville. I said that I was too busy running my mouth to know exactly where I was going. But the truth is that I remember seeing all these Asheville signs on the way. See what nerves do to you. But since I never take myself seriously, I wasn’t embarrassed and can laugh at myself. Listen, I could even get you lost in Michigan.

Traveling

Since I’ve lived here I haven’t really been anywhere to know what’s outside of Union, Chester, Greenville and Spartanburg. That’s as far as my travels, and the destinations are not exciting. Doctor’s, Target, Sally’s, Walmart and Bilo. How’s that for traveling.

When we moved here I asked my husband that now that we moved to South Carolina can we see some of it (like the mountains and beaches, etc.). We always visited once a year and I stayed in the country at my mother- in- law’s, whom I adored, or at my sister -in- law, Diane’s, who was great, and that’s all I saw. Well, after I lived here a year I always joked about this, and the only thing I got to see was Union County Court House for the divorce!!

Thanks

I want to thank Allison (not sure how she spells her name) Wentz for bringing the chain gang to the Dixie Youth Field to clean up the broken cement blocks, that the kids destroyed (and might have hurt themselves on). Mike (Kingfish) Vanderford brought this to my attention. I want to thank him for his work up there, in keeping the field cleaned.

Street Lights

We signed the resolution for the Lockhart Power Company, also, for the agreement in the billing for the street lights. I think the way they came up with the billing is by taking the number of lights and divided it up with the number of houses. So starting in June you will see an extra charge of 90 or 93 cents on your bill. This will be for one year. Each year it will double until it gets to $3.60. This is so much better than being in the dark like Monarch.

Sympathy

Sympathies to Patricia Palmer’s family, who passed away last week. And to Margaret Scott for the loss of her husband. Beany Inman needs your prayers, I heard he’s had two strokes,and is in the hospital. And say a prayer for Ailene to get back on her feet real soon, so these people don’t devour me.

Say A Prayer For Me Too

Pray that I stay patient and sane during these times. Because today was a trial day, starting at 7:30 a.m., one phone call after another with town matters, the phone rang as soon as I hung up constantly and I was working on heads at the time also. I think I passed the test today. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

Recipe

Anyway!! I found this recipe in the South Carolina Game and Fish magazine that you guys might be interested in. “Catfish Bait” chicken thighs, liquid WD 40, garlic powder.

Cut chicken thighs, thumb size pieces, place in plastic bowl, pour WD 40 over chicken, and seal bowl to let sit overnight. To give bait stronger oder sprinkle mixture with garlic powder.

This is from Chuck Porter from Sumter SC. He got this idea when he was in a tournament (that he won). He sprayed plastic worms with WD40. When he tried it on catfish he found chicken holds the hook better. I like any recipe that I don’t have to cook.

Cutting The Weeds

Gina and I finally got our weeds (supposedly grass) cut Monday, it started raining but we worked right on. We were going to do this on Saturday but the hip and lower back was hurting after I picked up two 28-lb. boxes. I know you guys don’t think that’s much, but when you’re just 5’3”, and no muscle, just fat, it can be a bit too heavy. Anyway I sat with ice on it all night. So Monday was better to concur the hill.

Looking For Work

I called a temp agency looking for work, and they asked if I had any phone skills. I said, “I called you, didn’t I?

In the department store where I worked, my boss had me to look into hiring several cashiers. Reading through job applications, I burst out laughing at one one answer. Next to the question “Salary expectations,” the applicant had written a single word: “Yes.”

Well good night, call at 1-864-545-6652

Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column Connie Porter writes about her experiences chairing her first Lockhart Town Council meeting as Substitute Mayor.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Town-of-Lockhart.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column Connie Porter writes about her experiences chairing her first Lockhart Town Council meeting as Substitute Mayor.
News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist

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