The rooster and the peacock

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

A rooster was strutting around the hen house one Easter morning and came across a nest of eggs dyed every color of the rainbow. The rooster took one look at the colorful display, ran outside and beat the heck out of the resident peacock.

Hunting For Easter Eggs

When we were little we looked forward to dyeing eggs and hunting them in the tall grass, or around the house, in shoes, boxes, etc. on Easter. Then we didn’t even think it was unhealthy to eat them; now I think about how long they’ve gone unrefrigerated. A lot of people just use plastic eggs to hide, with money and jelly beans in them now. It’s a good safe game to play with your kids.

Not A Lot Of Green

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, I really didn’t see a lot of wearin’ of the green! You know we’re all supposed to be Irish today, even if we aren’t.

So Close But So Far

Did you find your pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? The card I found for Gina was a leprechaun sitting with a pot of gold in the middle of a small island with alligators swimming all around it, and a person on the opposite land, looking over at them. The leprechaun says ” Oh you found my pot of gold.” Get it?? Found it but couldn’t get to it.

Automobile Accident

Every week something happens to me and it hasn’t been funny. I was involved in a wreck that shoved my headlight into my car — way in. How long does it take for a claims department to get this fixed?

Gina and I were on our way to town, and someone backed out into the highway and even though I put on the brakes, blew my horn and went into the next lane, they still kept backing up until we met. It scared all of us and thank goodness nobody was hurt, just my car.

Please, if at all possible, do not back out into a highway, try to turn around and go out frontwards.

We were on our way to buy paint for the kitchen, and Gina said maybe we weren’t supposed to paint because something always seems to happen when we get this crazy work idea. Well after the accident she just wanted to go home. Thank goodness we could drive the car. But I want it fixed.

Last Hairdo

Tonight I fixed my friend, Jennette Johnson’s hair for the very last time. It really saddens me that she passed away, Wednesday, March 16, after a couple of months of illness. So I have these great guys that have forgone their haircuts tonight so I could go to the funeral home and take care of Jennette. Thanks, Scott and Brad. My sympathy to Darrell (Tank) and Janet.


Francis Belk and Bill Howell also passed away this week, and sympathy to both their families.

New Pastor

Congratulations to Sam Baines II for becoming the pastor for Lockhart Freewill Church. Everyone is so happy with their choice. I feel he will help the church to grow.

Medical Doctor And Chiropractor

Well I took everyone’s advice and went to Urgent Care in Spartanburg. I went to the east side and now I wished I had gone to the west side.

Anyway, after sitting there over two hours I finally saw a doctor and told her about the knife stabbing pain in my side. She listened with her scope, and I did let her know I was not there for meds, I just wanted to make sure my organs were not hurt in the fall.

Apparently she didn’t hear any gurgling inside of me, cause that was that, I was okay. So Wednesday I went back to my chiropractor, Dr. Bridgett Sherman, and she put one of her machines on the sore side and had me get up and down as she worked her magic, and helped the soreness out. Who needs a medical doctor when you have Dr. Sherman?


My uncle called me from California and I thought he’d be home in Michigan by now (his son and daughter live in California), but he was supposed to be until he called my other uncle (his twin) who told him about all the snow they were having so he extended his trip until the end of the month. So now he can get in some more golfing.

These two are 90 and you would not know it by looking at them, or hearing what they do through the week. Bowling three times and golfing three days, woodworking and remodeling for anyone who wants them. And what a sense of humor they have. They are our favorites.


After I completed a frantic afternoon of chores, I walked into the living room to find my husband reclining in his chair. He was looking bemusedly at our new puppy, who was napping.

“If I wanted to look at something lying around sleeping all day,” he complained, “I would have bought a cat.”

“Or you could have just bought a mirror,” I said.

Well this is good night and you can call me if you want at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist