Hello everyone – Welcome to November. I hope the month will be good to you. I do enjoy the month of November.
Mike and I participated in the Halloween festivities this year. The last time I was involved with trick-or-treat on Little Cowan was 1966. It felt good to be involved this year. We set up a table at the end of the road and had chairs along with candy. There was even a ceramic pumpkin and yellow mums. We had at least 63 trick-or-treaters. I was trying to count them but I got lost a couple times.
At one point we had 14 at the same time. Buddy (brother’s dog) knows he is not supposed to come across the bridge but when we had the big group he came across the bridge in case I needed help. He was a big hit. He got hugged on by everyone and loved the attention. After that group left, Buddy stayed. Buddy isn’t crazy about masks but he did okay. I appreciated Buddy looking after me.
Since we had so many trick-or-treaters, my aunt and uncle (Bob and Ramona Caudill) sent out candy for me. They weren’t getting any trick-or-treaters at their house. Thanks for the extra candy.
Mike bought a mask but changed his mind about wearing it. Buddy was over when Mike put the mask on. I wasn’t paying attention but Mike made some noises, Buddy noticed him and started barking. The dog came over to get a dog treat and got scared.
I left out a few birthdays for November. November 2 was Jacob Caudill. November 4 is Maggie Ison. November 26 will be Johnathon Lucas. Happy birthday to all.
Asplundh worked on trees in our yard for a couple days. We can now see the road and our yard seems so much bigger. We rearranged some of the yard furniture to utilize what seems to be extra space. We now have firewood for camping next year. I guess the most important thing is our power lines aren’t blocked by any trees.
Last Thursday evening I sat on the screened-in porch from 11 p.m. until midnight. It was quiet and peaceful. The weather was good until midnight when the cold front came in.
Archer Paul Campbell arrived on October 29, 2020. He weighed 10 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. His parents are Todd and Crystal Campbell of New Orleans, Louisiana. His big brother is Finn. His grandparents are Bob and Rheatta Campbell of Florence, Alabama.
Welcome to the Campbell family, Archie.
I’ve received two phone calls this week. My cousin Debbie Vice of Flemingsburg called to see what was going on and how we were doing. Then I had a call from a friend, Pam Gutshall of Dayton, Ohio. Pam and I worked together for years at Dayton Job Corps Center. It was good to talk to Debbie and Pam.
Feel Better Wishes are being sent to Stella Barnett, Barbara Caudill Halcomb, and Janis Marr.
I was going through my memories on Facebook when I came across one from seven years ago. On that day a son asked me what was my favorite meal. My favorite meal was Sunday dinner at Granny and Pa’s house. Whatever Granny made was great, but the favorite was ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, creamed corn, and cornbread (or rolls) with butter. My favorite dessert has always been Granny’s custard. The custard was for special occasions, usually Christmas and Easter. (My aunt Ramona Caudill makes a wonderful custard which reminds me of Granny).
I enjoyed reading this memory as we are entering the time of year where family meals and get-togethers happen. I hope we can work something out with the COVID-19 this year. If getting together with family and friends doesn’t work, we’ll have our memories.
Buddy came down one afternoon to get a dog biscuit. He left and usually he eats it on the walk or the grass. He’s down here more often than Lady so he gets more dog biscuits. Anyway, Buddy walked home with the dog biscuit in his mouth. When he got home, John and Lady were on the porch. Buddy saw them, stopped, and took off with his dog biscuit. Lady looked at him because he had a dog biscuit. Lady walked up to the house to get her dog biscuit (of course, Buddy came for another one). John said the look on Buddy’s face when he saw Lady and John was so funny. Buddy and Lady are wonderful dogs who entertain us.
On November 1 I was sitting in the house alone and I told Alexa to play ‘I heart Christmas’. I had Christmas music playing until Mike came in as I know he’s not ready for it until December. My first Christmas carol was “Do You Hear What I Hear”. I’ll probably listen to more Christmas music when Mike is outside. Christmas music is my favorite music.
The weekly quote is: “November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life.”
Please send any news to CowanNews@aol.com. Thanks.
Have a safe and healthy week.