Halloween! Lockhart is always a busy, crowded little town, on this night.
I really miss living in the center of town, Gina would carve pictures in pumpkins that everyone would stop on our porch to look at . We were the resting place for daddies too tired to go on. Our porch was like the party place. And I’d make a big pot of vegetable soup for anyone that wanted to warm up.
I think all of Betty Horton’s relatives would gather on her porch (on the next street). They would put all their candy in a laundry basket to hand out. Her porch was a busy place also.
Kids were here from Chester, York, Sharon, Union, and probably still come from these areas. I would say we are probably the sweetest little town around, because we go way out for Halloween and our Christmas Parade. Candy, candy candy!
Well anyway, this is the first Halloween I’ve missed, I had to go to Spartanburg and didn’t get home until 9 p.m. Sorry! I’ll make up for it at our Christmas Parade. The town council and mayor will toss out tons of candy to all of you, so bring a bag to put it in. Everyone in the parade tosses it out, we get as excited as you do, just knowing that we are entertaining you.
Don’t forget our parade is always on the first Sunday in December. It starts at 3 p.m., but if you need a good parking spot and favorite place to stand you need to get here a little earlier. Better yet, some of you need to make a special float and enter it in the contest at 1:30 p.m. at Lockhart School. Original, Theme, and Attractive.
Remember In Prayer
I have gotten word that Inez Cabiness is having some bad health, and needs your prayers.
Sara Ann Fowler told me she was Ok’d for knee surgery, and was going to have it on Thursday, Nov 1.
Laura Dabbs’ shoulder surgery was put off for a little bit.
Betty Steen was having her shoulder operated on also.
They all need prayers.
No Injuries This Time
Speaking of Laura Dabbs, the word is that she came home from this camping trip without a single injury, for once. Of course she almost tripped over Marvin and Anita’s tie downs.
You know last summer, Zack threw her out of the golf cart, and she fell over Lee’s tie down. That’s how she injured her shoulder and newly operated knee.
Dressing Up For Halloween
Back to Halloween. I forgot to tell you about Myrtis Young.
As long as I’ve been here and way before, Mert dresses up for Halloween, and nobody knows her. When we had the hospital here she would always go in on Dr.Wentz and fool him.
She’s been a mummy, pumpkin, a nun, the list goes on, but one year, Margie Miller made her a convict outfit. You know stripes and ball and chains. She came out of Margie’s, with a little striped cap on her head, striped clothes and ball and chain around her ankle, and guess who was cleaning the ditches out but the chain gang. A long time ago they actually would come down and clean the ditches for Halloween.
This year she was a country singer, with a black and red wig, and pink guitar, and sunglasses, and everyone was asking who she was. She won first place at the Horseshoe Club, but I think she wins every year.
She said that on the way home that night she was having difficulty seeing the road and thought something was wrong with her lights, she kept turning them off and on. When she got quite a ways up the road, she was so frustrated that I think she touch her face, and still had her sunglasses on. That’s why things were so dark.
Getting The Message
I was telling Gina that story, and she told me that when she was coming home one night from the university in Union, years ago, someone flashed their lights at her, so she slowed down a little bit, thinking the law was up ahead. She said a few cars did that to her, and each time she thought how nice everyone was, but to this point she couldn’t get much slower, she was near a crawl and still no law. Come to find out when she got out of town she discovered that they were flashing her because she didn’t have her lights on.
Deer On The Road
We heard on the news that South Carolina is 18th in the USA for hitting deers. They said that 1 in 126 will hit a deer. Do not blink your lights or honk your horn, because they said that will scare them into the road.
We were coming down Lovers Lane in Lockhart, and Gina said ” Whoa, whoa” So I whoa-ed. I slammed on my brakes and almost caused whiplash. Two deer were standing on the side of the road. She said she only meant for me to drive slow and beware of them. She told me that if she wants me to stop, she’ll holler “Stop!”
‘Poor Man’s Supper’
Wesley Chapel will have their “Poor Man’s Supper” on Nov.7. They will be having vegetable soup, sandwiches, cornbread, and tea. That’s always good on cool nights. Jonathon Moss will be their guest singer. You’re all welcome to go on that Wednesday night.
Belated birthday on the 1st of November goes out to Jim Smith and on the 2nd to Jay Voiselle.
Happy Birthday to Marvin Montgomery on the 5th, Jeri Lynn Rash on the 6th, Farrah Garner on the 7th, and JoAnn Davis and Tiffany Hudgins on the 8th.
Happy Anniversary to Brandie and Robert Gillian on the 3rd of Nov.
A word to the wise isn’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.
Non citizen presenting for speech class: ” Everyone has cows in their life. Cows at home. Cows at work. Cows in our families. Cows can take over everything. But how do we get rid of the cows?”
Teacher:” Chaos. It’s pronounced chaos.”
And so now I’m going to close. Remember, if you’re looking for a house to live in or a hairdresser, just give me a call. Goodnight, 545-6652.