A good report from the doctor

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

Well, I got a good report from the eye doctor, Wednesday. The shingles in my eye cleared up and my vision went back to normal. So the eye drops and creams are through. Now if I can just get over the pain in the ear and itching in my head. That’s my update.

Grilling In The Rain

Gina and I usually grill out on Mondays, since that’s my day off. She asked me what time it starts getting dark and I said around 8 p.m., but this was 5 p.m. and it was already turning, so she said she’d get the grill ready, because it looked like rain. Well she just got the burgers on, the grill was at 700 degrees, and the rain started with a blowing wind. We pulled the grill as close as we could under an awning and I had to hold an umbrella to the side of the wind as we lifted the lid. The temp went down to 300. They finally got done but it took twice as long. The windy rain was wild, we had a good laugh during this struggle. Nothing beats grilling.

Fighting Gnats

Are you having trouble with gnats? Every summer we fight them, and I don’t have fruit or food out, so I don’t understand the attraction. But Gina (who Tommy Eaves thinks is my imaginary friend) has a solution to the problem. Get a pint jar, put about a fourth of a cup of cider vinegar (it’s sweeter than white), a drop of dish soap, mix, put saran wrap over it and put the ring on the jar or a rubber band, so it’s tight. Poke small holes in the wrap and wait. They get in and can’t get out.

Hash And Barbecue

Happy 4th. Barry and Bernice have had meat on the grills all night, to make hash and barbecue for sale, starting Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and if they have any left they’ll sell Monday, the 4th. They’re selling at both restaurants. J&B and Lockhart Cafe.


My friend, Brenda C., went to get her driving license renewed and discovered she only weighed 17 lbs. I told her I was going to have to start going to Austin’s every morning with her for exercise so I can get down to 16. Well anyway, they did correct the weight.


As you have read in the papers, we finally have enough money to start on the bridge. By November you should see it started.

Lockhart needed $300,000 to move the utilities off of the canal bridge and relocate them. So the government, thanks to Mike Anthony and Harvey Peeler, put $200,000 in their budget for us and we got $100,000 from the CBC funds in Union.


Don’t forget that the Public Library has put books in the Town Hall for you to come and check them out, this in place of the library truck that used to come around. The Town Hall is open Monday thru Thursday from 7 a.m. to noon. They have brought children’s books also.


I was sitting on the back deck after work tonight, talking to Gina, when I noticed my stumps were cut down, so I want to thank the guys at the power plant for coming to my rescue. It looked terrible after they cut the trees down and I didn’t know how to clean it up without a chain saw. So thank you, again. I don’t know where I was when they did this, but I’m happy. Now I just need to rake and get the rocks and brush out.

Her Pain

The patient who came to my radiology office for abdominal x-rays was already heavily sedated. But I still had to ask her a lot of questions, the last one being, “Ma’am, where is your pain right now?” Through her medicated fog, she answered, “He’s at work.”

Well this is short, but I just don’t have a lot of news, because none of you call to tell me your life. You just all have to listen to mine. But I love you all anyway. Good night and call at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist