Whitesburg KY

Russell Co. cabin offers peace, quiet

Me and part of my family went down to Lake Cumberland this past weekend. We only spent two nights at the cabin, but it was nice to go somewhere where we could enjoy a little peace and quiet if just for a little while. The cabin is in Russell County, out in the boondocks, so to speak.

I noticed that there should be a bumper crop of fruit this year. The fruit about all got killed last year, but fruit is like everything else now, so high a body can ill afford it. Fruit is hard to find sold by the bushel or peck now. It’s sold now by the pound or piece.

If you find apples for, let’s say, $20 a bush, it sounds like an awful high price. But if you figure it another way, it really isn’t that bad. In many stores apples are a dollar or more a pound, which comes to well over $30 a bushel. The same goes for the beans, peaches and so forth.

I saw peaches selling for $1.48 a pound, but declined to buy any. They were not locally grown, and neither were the apples.

It sure is pretty down there now with acres and acres of corn, soybeans, hay and winter wheat. The winter wheat is ready to be harvested if it quits raining long enough.

I love to see the horses and cattle out grazing in the fields, too. I guess because I hardly ever see any in this area.

In a way, I dreaded going into the cabin, because about this time a year ago I was in ‘defib’ and left the cabin in an ambulance and with a machine keeping me alive.

I stayed inside the cabin most of the time because of the heat, but we had a barbecue and had a good time, even if there were eight of us. My grandchildren didn’t seem to mind at all, because they love it down there.

We didn’t have a lawn mower with us, so it will no doubt look like a hayfield the next time we get to go down there.

Brother Rulah and Sister Peggy Whitaker came by and visited awhile with us while we were at the cabin. They were the ones who came to the rescue and took care of my family when I was incapacitated last June. I don’t know what we would have done without them.

But the Lord always makes a way. He hasn’t failed me yet and He never will.

I noticed that the chewing tobacco was going right good down there too. I saw a big barn with the top and roof sitting beside of it instead of where it belonged, but it’s still in one piece and the bottom part was made of block.

Well, you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July, and don’t forget what a seat belt and a speedometer are for.

So long from the funny farm until next time.

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