The year is going by very fast

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

Did I ever wish all of you a Happy New Year? I have a feeling this is going to be a very fast year. I’m already having to make appointments for February. Where did January go?

I always heard that the way you spend New Years Day reflects the rest of your year. Well I never work at the shop on that day, but this year I did a special friend’s hair for a special occasion, and I seem to be extremely busy so far this year, so far. So maybe there’s something in this wive’s tale. Let’s see what the rest of the year is like. Thank you all for your patronage, I appreciate everyone of you.

Driving Lessons

I think it’s time for Chuck to retake drivers-ed. It seems he doesn’t know where the gas pedal is in the car. He told me that he stopped at a red light, and when it turned green the car wouldn’t go. He kept pushing (what he thought was the gas), his foot was on the middle hump in the car. With a size 12 what can you expect.

Times really have changed. Now teens have to hire a driver trainer to learn to drive. When I was in school it was a class, and we got a fourth of a credit for it. We had classroom work and studied a book, then when the teacher thought we were ready we went to the parking lot to drive between the cones, and finally to the road and expressway, which is now an interstate.


My sympathy goes out to Carolyn Parkins Scott’s family. Also, sympathy for Carol Dabbs Lawson’s family.

Hospice Box

My Christmas Hospice box has officially started: David Denton came in with three throws from his mother, Renee. We really enjoyed his visit, he sat down with us and we talked about Renee, and it was all good.

This is a good time to buy those throws, they seem to be on sale everywhere. I picked up two just the other day for $5 for both. But anything you want to give is just fine with us. But the throws are still in honor of Renee.


This may be my last article, if I win the lottery tonight (Wednesday), of $1.5billion. My daughter says we will be buying an island and moving there. Ha, ha.

They’ve been on asking people what they would do if they win. One guy (now this is all on the TV) turned toward the camera for just a minute and said he’d buy lots of hookers and lots of cocaine. I do think he was making a joke.

They just said you have to pay 7% taxes if you take it all at once. The news said SC is the highest tax state. Honestly I probably would have to keep working so I didn’t get too bored, dream-dream-dream.

I really don’t hear from much of my family now, but if I won, I sure would bet they would hold a family reunion just for me.


I just took a break and went over to the shop, to turn my water faucets on a drip. I’d rather pay a little more on my water bill than pay a plumber and be without water for a couple of hours. Fox is looking for snow this weekend. Tonight it’s going down to 23.


To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.

Snowmen fall from heaven — unassembled.

I was raised with snow from October to sometimes in May, so I have a lot of stories I haven’t told yet. Just wait, they’re coming little by little.

Well it’s time to say good night, call me at 864-545-6652.

Oh and remember, you will not ever win $$ on Facebook. It’s on the news about the scamming again. Beware.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist