Last week, while working on the carport at night, I saw and heard my first katydid of the season. I have forgotten what the old saying was about how many weeks until frost after you hear the first katydid, but it’s a sure sign fall is on its way.
Also, the cooler nights make us think of an early fall, but this is probably just a little cool spell since it’s not August yet.
While K.P., Lana Pridemore and their family were gone to the Smokies, Don and Coreen Pridemore and granddaughters Liberty and Lyndci took care of their garden stuff and blackberry patch. They picked a few gallons of berries. Keitzi has been selling gallons and gallons since the vines have produced so well this year.
Dad and Mom (Don and Coreen) have been fending off a variety of different ‘critters’ that have been raiding their garden this year. ‘Coons, deer, muskrats, beavers, etc., have been eating all they can get away with. Even though the family camped out in tents near the garden, ‘coons still stole corn that night.
We all planned to camp out, eat and be together so we set up six tents, cooked out, played corn hole and some told scary stories to the kids, but ended up that K.P., Lana, Derrick, Luke, Amber and Shane were the only ones who toughed the night out. Jerry, Bonita, Liberty and Noah’s tent smelled too musty so they left. e
Th next night Dad and Mom started out in the tent, but Mom left and went home. The next night they both stayed in their tent until about 3:00 or 4:00 before heading back home. We left the dogs out by the garden a couple of nights and the ‘coons stayed away from the corn patch.
Get well wishes this week to Laramie Adams, Sharon Cornett and Wendell
Former Ison residents John Wesley Amburgey Jr. and his wife, Jenelle, and I think the other lady was their daughter, were at my shop Saturday. They were staying at Gramp’s Cabin on Pratt’s fork and were going to attend an Amburgey reunion. She said they had taught school at Cow Branch School and Isom when they were young. He is 85 and from Thornton originally.
Don’t forget about the Adams, Thompson, Blair reunion this Friday and Saturday. The soup and soup bean dinner will be August 2 at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish and have supper and to stay for church services at 6:30 p.m. Since we have lost our beloved Ellis Adams since last year, Don Pratt and others will have the service.
On Saturday, the reunion supper will begin about 6 or 6:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish, drink and chair and join in the fun. For more information, call (419) 399-5338. That’s at the usual place on top of the mountain on Blair Branch.
Sorry, didn’t have much this week, so mostly family news.