Did you survive the deep freeze weather, or more to the point, did it reach your way? The cold waterline froze in my shower, not once, but two times.
Then as if that wasn’t enough I let hot water run in my bath tub to prevent that line from freezing, then I got water in my basement.
Oh the joys of owning a house. Oh well maybe the worst is behind us and spring will be here in a couple of months.
I have stayed in more the past two months than I have in a long time, partly due to not feeling good, and the rest because it has been so cold.
Let’s just get to the punch. I hate cold weather, I’m tired of television. I want some sunshine, green grass, mountain air and bluegrass music.
Can we please fast-forward to June?
One month will be pea planting time as Mommy liked to plant her peas on Feb. 14. I would like to plant some salad peas along my fence, but it wouldn’t do e any good as my son Keith would cut them down with a weed-eater.
I have to stand guard in my yard to keep him from cutting my flowers down. Then sometimes when my back is turned he has already whacked them down. I literally have to put a fence around my plants, then they still aren’t safe.
When I used to tend a garden, I would sow a lettuce bed then put an old window over it, and at the end I would put a few onion sets. In the last several years I haven’t dibbled with anything.
I do miss fooling in the soil as much as I miss the vegetables.
Sunday was Old Time Fiddlers at Whitewater Center, 6125 Dry Fork Rd. in Cleves on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
For those of you in this area bring your instruments, come out, any one who wants to listen and enjoy you are invited. Refreshments are available.
Old Time Fiddlers has been in existence for over 35 years and was always held in the Miamitown area.
For some reason the Miamitown Department or Whitewater Township decided not to let the basement be used anymore, so we have the use of the Whitewater Senior Center.
As bad as I hate the change of anything, I must admit this is a much nicer place, plus it is more convenient and easier for me.
I write the newsletter for Old Time Fiddlers, plus I do the shopping for supplies. I go early and set up the food and get the refreshments ready.
Thanks to my friend Vicki Power for helping me set up.
There’s a website called Facebook on the computer that has connected so many people. Berma Matthews shared a picture from her first grade in school.
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I believe I have ever seen in my entire life. The picture of Berma reminds me of the little girl who played in the movie of The Wizard of Oz.
Later Berma posted a picture of her brother Olan Whitaker, and they have the same beautiful eyes. Berma and Olan are two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.
I really appreciate them coming to Letcher County Picnic for several years.
Gary Eldridge shared a school picture, and he really hasn’t changed through the years either.
It is really very nice seeing pictures from school years that someone has been posting, and it brings back so many memories of Mill Branch.
When my parents’ house burned at Hot Spot the first time everything was lost, and I have always longed for a school picture that maybe I had given someone.
I remember Mommy remaking a black and white dress for me to have the school picture taken in.
I received an email from Christina Boggs, a daughter of Merle Boggs. Her aunt is Carolyn Boggs Reynolds, and her grandparents were George and Rosie Boggs. Christina said her grandfather had some brothers, Dee, Virgil and Chester Boggs.
Christina didn’t say where she is from, and I wonder if her dad is the same Merle Boggs who lives in the Dayton area or somewhere in that general area who is a musician.
If so, I have met Merle and his wife, but I’m not really acquainted with him. I do know he is from the Linefork area or somewhere in that vicinity.
I talked briefly to Les and Pat Wagner, and everyone is doing all right except Larry Hasty is having trouble with his hip. Larry better get to feeling better before I get so I can’t dance.
Hello James ad John Ison, stay warm.
Doyle and Betty Ison were finally able to take a ride, as the weather has been so bad they haven’t been able to stick their head out the door.
I actually stayed home for a week, never leaving my house except for a brief time to go eat with a friend.
My computer is freezing up and very difficult to type on, so before I throw it out the door I will say, until next time.
Rose Ballard, 9110 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030, email: Bluegrassmama4@aol.com, telephone: 513-367-4682.