How ‘Nona’ and ‘Irene’ became friends


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 the friendship between “Nona” and “Irene,” the trees in her yard, a sudden death, and a columnist writing about their own life.


I was reading in another newspaper that someone commented that they didn’t like the editor writing about his life in his article. Well, that’s like my articles, mostly about my life happenings. If I don’t hear about anything going on in someone else’s life, I’m all I have to entertain you with. And thankfully a lot of you comment that it’s what you want to read. I mean, who else has such a crazy life, and still has nothing going for me. I can say woe is me or find amusement in my life.

Trees In The Yard

Well, we had a nasty storm two weeks ago and had a few trees in the neighborhood split or just blown out of the ground. So these guys from Cowpens came and cut one down for the town. I asked for an estimate on one of my trees, you know the one that bothered me, that the power plant cut one side of to keep it from touching the power lines. It was such a good price I had him cut it down that day.

Then two days later I had him come back and cut one that was slanting toward the shop. So one of my neighbors wanted the first tree, cut up of course. He likes those pit fires. When the second tree came down, I called someone who wanted 9 foot cuts so he could make a cedar mantle for his cabin. He was going to take the whole tree but again the neighbor wanted what was left of that tree also. So now my back yard is filled with tree stuff.

So on Saturday, I pulled the branches out of the yard next door to me. Of course the neighbor was too busy to help, so the other neighbor cut pieces for burning. It seems my yard is perfect for storing the wood until needed. But how does the grass get cut if the yard is filled. This has been two weeks, so after work on July 4, that’s right, while all of you were enjoying hash and barbecue, I was working and after that I drug two trees into a pile, so I could get my grass cut. Of course some of the wood that someone wants to burn is now covered in brush. And I was watched doing this, without help.

So now Chuck says Friday we, WE, are going to load it on his trailer, over and over again until it’s cleaned up. Of course after I’ve worked a full day. For some reason this is driving Chuck crazy. I won’t even go there. I told him I’d save the logs and he said it was all going. This is not his fight, but it’s hard to get him involved in helping me, so I’m going along with it. It took me two and a half hours to clear my yard. The heating pad and hot shower felt good afterwards and two Tylenol.

Sorrow

I am so sorry about Jerry Lanier’s passing. I was coming into Lockhart last Wednesday and he was pulling out. Then Thursday I was told he died Thursday morning. I believe it was a heart attack. His burial was Sunday.

Nona And Irene’s Friendship

My friend Linda Gavin, who lives on 105, had knee surgery Monday and came home Friday. Pray with rehab she’ll be on her feet real soon. She’s new to the area and is fun and a wonderful person. I call her Nona and she calls me Irene. We met each other at Carolyn’s singing, and she thought my name was Irene and tried to find me since I did hair.

So one day I got a phone call on my machine that this lady liked someone’s hair that I cut and wanted to make an appointment. So I called her back and asked to speak to Nona, that’s what it sounded like on the machine. When she came in she was surprised to see me, and I let her listen to her call and she agreed it sounded like Nona. Anyway it started a friendship. Except she wants to travel and have a lot of fun and I have to work, work and work with no time off. Now I have to find her more friends with lots of free time.

Well this is not exciting by no means, but it’s the best I can do. Maybe next week will be more interesting. Good night, since it’s late. Call me at 864-545-6652.

Charles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s News Around Lockhart column, Connie Porter writes about the friendship between “Nona” and “Irene,” the trees in her yard, a sudden death, and a columnist writing about their own life.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_web1_Town-of-Lockhart-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times In this week’s News Around Lockhart column, Connie Porter writes about the friendship between “Nona” and “Irene,” the trees in her yard, a sudden death, and a columnist writing about their own life.
News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist

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