The weather and the phone book

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

Right now, it’s Wednesday at 4:20 p.m., and I just walked out of the house and it’s snowing, not flakes but icy grains. In a little bit I’m supposed to go to Spartanburg, and I’m not too happy about it, simply because I don’t know what the roads will be like when I need to come home. Anyway!!


I made a big mistake last week and I owe my friend a big apology. I was talking about Regina Denton and typed Renee instead. Regina sent me throws by her son David, and to Renee, I’m so sorry for putting you in my column, by mistake.

Hospice Gifts

We are getting started on our Christmas gifts for Hospice. But Medihome is trying to get some gifts for Valentine’s Day, for the seniors. So let’s gather a few things and help them out. They need crossword and search a word books, lotions, cards, socks, well just anything else you want to give. Just bring it to me and when we get a few items I will call Jennie at Medihome.

A lot of these seniors don’t have family anymore, and this will show them they are not forgotten. Just to see them smile is great.


We have lost some more friends this week. Sympathy to Ann and Rick Martin’s family (Jennifer and Jamie) for the loss of Christian, this past weekend. I always enjoyed my conversations with him when he would come in, and always polite.

Jimmie Moore passed away yesterday, I didn’t get to see him a lot, but when I did, he always was fun. My sympathy to his sisters and family, Shirley MacCloud, and Edna.

This morning we lost Lewis Clark, sympathy to Brenda. Years ago, he and Sam rode everywhere together, That’s my memory.

Telephone Book

If you live in Lockhart and need a telephone book, you can pick one up at Town Hall during business hours, 7:30 til noon.

If you are one of my customers, I’ve got a few at the shop, along with the weekly grocery ads. I’m also still trying to give paperback books away, if you are interested. Come in during my business hours. Just call and find out, at 864-545-6652.

Sorry men, but I don’t have any westerns. But I can find you murder and mystery.


Well I missed some birthdays. Pete Stachler had one on the 17th. Tracy Vanderford on the 18th, Tommy McCollum, Mary and Macy Scarborough on the 23rd. Happy Belated.

Driving In Michigan

Well, whatever was happening with the weather didn’t happen as far as I can see. Now if I was still in Michigan, this would not have stopped me, but my car is not equipped for rugged weather. Gina told me to go without her, so at least she would not die if we slid on ice and had an accident. She said at least one of us should survive. Love!!!

We lived a long way from where we worked, and the roads were quite curvy. I worked the later shift at the beauty shop, so when I would get home, my husband would be asleep. I told him that one morning while he was going to work, he might see a familiar car up a tree (where I skidded on the icy road) and it would be me. Only because he never stayed awake to see if I got home safe. One night our nephew called and wanted me to pick him up on my way home from work, he said he wanted to talk to me. Well, he never said a word coming home, I asked him why, and he claimed the roads scared him. You really had to drive slow.

Life In The Fast Lane

Chuck came by for just a few minutes tonight, and I told him it was hard to write about him, because he doesn’t do anything anymore. He told me he was just too tired to get into trouble. Just like Saturday night, after we went out to supper, we went to his place and watched Showtime, because it was free for the weekend, that’s all he was watching, no matter how bad it was.

Well something came over the scanner (numbers), I looked over to him in his recliner and asked him about it, and since he was asleep, I startled him, and he jumped up, looking all around like he knew what was happening. Oh the fun we have on Saturday night.

Bad Idea

A traffic cop pulled over a speeding motorist and asked, “Do you have any ID?”

The motorist replied, “About what?”

Modern Technology

What an automated society we live in. Have you noticed that when a traffic signal turns green, it automatically activates the horn of the car behind you?

Well I know I’ve bored you to death, so I’ll say good night. Call me at 545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist