Well, deer season is coming up real soon, and I know all of you hunters are getting anxious to get your first deer of the season. But let me tell you that just tonight on my way home from Spartanburg I almost got two deer. So I was almost two jumps ahead of you.Thank goodness I let them go by so you would have a better chance at them.
On 176, one ran across in front of me (about two car lengths from me). After I made my turn at Jonesville at Aunt M’s, I was just past the first road on the right, and one came out of a little wooded area, not quite three feet in front of me. Thank goodness I was driving only 30 mph. I came to a complete stop.
See why you should drive slow, even in Lockhart. It would have been a big inconvenience to be without my car for a week or so until Roark could get it fixed.
We have deer here also. Last year I saw my cat crouched down looking at something in my backyard, at the edge of the road. I looked up and was completely surprised that a big deer was standing there. I think he had been coming every night to eat my cat food in my backyard.
Lockhart got a beautiful compliment tonight. I went to Sally’s Beauty Supply in Spartanburg. We were chatting and I mentioned I lived in Lockhart and they probably didn’t know where that was at. Sharon, one of the ladies that works there, told me that it happened to be her and her husband’s favorite place. I believe they live around Pacolet ( don’t hold me to that). Every time they take a trip, instead of going to Spartanburg to hit the interstate they take the long way so they can ride through Lockhart. They think it’s peaceful and beautiful and it’s their dream place to live. I think that’s so sweet. I told her about all the people that sit on the race bank and fish and how a lot of people like to walk the streets at night. Well, I thought it was a great compliment.
I hope Lettie Wilson enjoyed her time at my shop last week. She sure was entertained by Ray and Stephanie Duncan. You don’t get a word in with him around. He has knowledge of everything and tells you about it. He told me that he was going to spend two hours and 10 minutes with me because he spent that much time with Donnie Adams that morning. He is just so good to us.
Then Sammy Webber came in to discuss a problem of delinquent taxes on the place the Methodist Church helped me get Mr. Redman in. Remember, the tree fell on his house during a terrible storm and he was living in an apartment downtown and we helped to bring him back to Lockhart. Well, we just found out the organization in Mt Holly went bankrupt and never notified us, so we don’t know if the church can buy this place or not, we really need to get a title so the church can pay the taxes from last year and it would be a shame to make this elderly man homeless again. What can we do?
Sept. 8 is Betty and Barry Stepp’s 50th wedding anniversary. Their children surprised them by having family and a few special friends for a dinner at Lockhart’s Masonic Lodge this past Sunday.
Bobby Lee had a surprise drop-in for his mother Tug Lee’s 90th birthday, Sunday.
After working a very full day Tuesday, I decided to fix hot dogs for supper (now my supper is like 9 p.m. or later). So anyway, I had hot dogs, baked beans and chili. I fixed a plate on a tray and was going to sit on the couch and watch a little TV and eat. You guessed it, I flipped the tray off the counter, all over me and the floor. Well, I got that cleaned up and decided to go to the living room to think about all that had happened. I came by my desk and my finger barely touched my glass of Coke. You guessed it. It spilled all over the floor. I told Gina that I really was glad I had made a trip to Dollar General before all this happened, because I would have likely gone into the ditch in front of it (with all the luck I was having).
Robbie Miller told me he’s going to be a grandpa for the first time in October. Oh make that a double grandpa. Twin girls. Congrats.
My sympathy goes out to Linda Parker’s family. She was one of my first customers when I opened my beauty shop, and we would visit each other often during that time and always had a good time. She was a sweet caring person.
The benefit dinner for Kenneth Walker was very well received and I’m sure they want to say thank you to all of you. One thing I noticed when I first moved here, and it remains the same, is when you are in need of help the people of Lockhart will be here to do just that. They really care. It’s a wonderful place to live.
Don’t forget to think about the Crime Watch Program we want to start. I have one name and I don’t know how many Donnie has.
Before I close, let me tell you about my Saturday night. I laughed so hard I started hurting. You know if you can’t laugh at yourself that’s an ego trip.
Well, Chuck and I went to Hearts to eat. Just before we got up to leave, Chuck got a cramp (Charlie Horse) in his hand. Did I say hand, I mean hands (both). Well, his fingers were drawing inward and this was not going away. He needed to write a check and couldn’t, so he asked me to write it. Well, I was so excited at having a man’s checkbook that I did everything wrong. I asked him if Hearts was with a z or s — he said s — I wrote Hartz and had to also sign his name — Chuck, oh I had to make Charles out of that. It didn’t dawn on me what I had done until we got outside and I just couldn’t stop laughing, it was just one of those stupid moments.
Well, I’ll say goodnight, and please call me at 545-6652.