Trying to clean up dirty money


News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist



Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter talks about her efforts to clean-up some “dirty money.”


I went to the bank the other day and announced to Leigh (teller at the bank) that I had some dirty money, and I didn’t mean counterfeit. Let me tell you my story: Sometimes Dollar General will call me to ask if I have extra one dollar bills, especially if it’s a holiday and the bank is closed. So I decided to put ones in a baggy and take them to work, in case they call. So they stayed in a Glad® bag for about a month.

Sunday night I was getting my deposit ready for the bank the next day, and pulled out this bag to add to it, it was black, so I took the bills out and they were mildewed or moldy, take your pick. Well I started to put them in the washer, then decided to wash them with OxiClean™ in the sink, they wanted to tear apart, so I just spread the bills one by one in layers with paper towel in the laundry basket to dry them. So I had them wrapped in the paper towel and took a pair of gloves and handed these black, moldy bills to Leigh. Of course I was trying to save them, it was $98, wouldn’t you?

Blinker Trouble

Anyway, that was Monday afternoon. What a day! My morning was spent at Sinclair’s Automotive. My appointment was at 8:30 a.m. and I left at 1:30 p.m. I went in for blinker trouble, and in order to fix that the whole steering column had to come out. Well it ended up being the thing that goes around the part that they thought, and none of this can be known until you get in there. Well it had to be ordered from Spartanburg. I was offered a ride home, but nobody could bother me there, so I stayed. I told David I had squatter rights. And asked Ray if I had to pay for all the time I spent there. I was kidding and they just are so nice. And now I’m back on the road and very happy with the service I got.

Two Cats

After Sinclair’s and the Bank I had to pick up two cats from my house and take them to my 2 p.m. appointment at the vets. I got there at 3:15 p.m.

Of course I called them that morning and told them the situation. They work very well with me. I have one diabetic cat and they check blood sugar every month. And a 19-year-old who the vet said has severe arthritis in his neck and lower back.

Anyway!! Finally when I got home I wanted to weed eat that mess on my hill and it started raining, and it’s not done yet.

Out To Dinner

Saturday, we went to the Chester Shrine Club, (which I hadn’t been in a long time) and met up with the Wesley Chapel Sunday school class, who was going to celebrate Julie Cromer’s birthday. Anita made a cherry dump cake, with whip cream, for everyone after the steaks.

Filming In Lockhart

Wednesday, after my lesson in Chester, I met two men at the Town Hall and rode them all over Lockhart, and introduced them to a few people. They were here from Columbia, and wanted to make a short film in our town.

After looking around they settled on the top part of Mill Street. I introduced him to the neighbors, and they wouldn’t mind one bit for their porches to be used for their film. Then today I called a very good friend of mine, and asked if they could film her open door with a girl inside coming to the door, and she said yes.

I thought I was going to tell you more details but I left my papers at the shop, so I’ll tell you more next week.

Sympathy

I was shocked when I read in the paper that Sarah Childress passed away, last week. My sympathy goes out to the family.

Listening To Gina

Well it’s time for me to close, because Gina is busy telling me what I should do and not do, and I can’t concentrate on this and listen to her to. But maybe I gave you all enough to read about my life in a day.

Call if you want at 1-864-545-6652.

Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter talks about her efforts to clean-up some “dirty money.”
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Town-of-Lockhart-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter talks about her efforts to clean-up some “dirty money.”
News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist

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