Whitesburg KY

Hamptons visit Lake Cumberland

I hope everyone had a safe July 4 weekend. I trust everyone who wanted to, got to visit and talk over old times, picnic outside under the carport, on the porch, or just under a nice, big tree where shade could be had.

We were down at Somerset at Lake Cumberland, and there sure was a lot of traffic on the roads. We saw quite a few blue lights too, and I felt safe as we traveled. Our daughter and son-in-law do the driving for us.

There were lots of fireworks too, Saturday and Sunday nights. I enjoy going down to that neck of the woods this time of year just to see all the many acres of corn, soybeans and other crops, which are getting pretty.

The livestock are out in the fields getting fat, and lazy too. It sure seems odd, though, with the lake being so low. Places where we used to fish and swim, we can drive across now.

Our grass was beginning to look like a hayfield again, but it is cut now and pretty. It looked as though there hadn’t been any rain down there in quite awhile though.

I have always heard that if the cattle were lying down, the fish were not biting. I don’t know if this is true or not since we didn’t do any fishing.

We didn’t see many cattle on their feet, either. I guess it was just too hot with the temperatures in the 90s.

I stayed near the air conditioner, just to keep it company.

We had five of our grandchildren with us, so we had plenty of noise to keep us on our toes, but they couldn’t play outside very long at a time.

Some of the boats we saw would probably take $300 worth of gasoline to fill their tanks, and we didn’t see nearly as many boats, either.

As always, there was an abundance of mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers. We didn’t see any snakes, though.

At night, it is like being in another world. No traffic, TV or radio, video or other noisemakers, just peace and quiet. That is the reason I like it down there so well.

I noticed that a little work had been done on some of the storm shelters too. I guess with so many tornados lately, it got the attention of the people who do have storm shelters and got them to do a little repair work.

It is better to have a good, sturdy shelter and not need it than to need one and not have it.

And that’s all from the funny farm until next time.

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