2020 March 06 Friday

2020 March 06 Friday in Liberty Hill Texas

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t is predicted to be cooler for the next couple of days. Then the highs will be in the upper sixties to lower seventies. The lows will be in the mid to low sixties. That should save on heating and cooling. Also, it should be good sleeping weather with the windows open. Sixty six degrees was our high for the .day

es there are clouds. However, they are not covering the sunrise. It is a white hot spotlight this morning.

ere is a photo of Ella hanging the Emperor’s New Clothes. Laundry day has descended upon us once again. It’s a shame that Ella decided to come with me to do laundry.

would have put everything in one of the huge machines that cost $8. Ella divided them between four $3 machines. None of our clothes are new enough to need to worry about color bleeding from one to another. They’ve all “bled” as much as they’ll ever bleed.

  • Ella posted: Another wash day. I’m not looking forward to this, but it is very necessary. But in going to do what I’ve done the last few trips. I’ll fold only what has to be folded. The rest will go home with us to be folded in the comfort of our recliners.

or lunch I fixed some beef and noodles with mixed veggies. Served with a baguette to sop up the broth. A quick and tasty meal.

RAILROAD DREAMS

My childhood home sat like a lighthouse upon a hill of green, overlooking the glistening ribbons of railroad tracks. Down the hill was a small, brown abandoned, yet not in disrepair, depot. In years gone by, passenger trains, filled with men in suits and ties, and women in dresses and hats, had traveled those tracks and stopped at that location, where some boarded and some debarked, beneath the now faded sign which reads “Prescott, pop. 212”.

However, times had changed and passages trains no longer traveled these rails. Only long trains, hauling freight, passed below on those steel rails and none had reason to stop at this tiny town.

When that unmistakable whistle blew, signaling that a train was approaching the crossing at the center of town, I would race through the waist-high grass and then slide down the sandy embankment to reach the tracks, ahead of the train’s arrival.

I loved to stand in the bright sunshine, and hear the crunch of the cinders underfoot along the track-siding and watch the trains. Usually two bright yellow engines, with black and red trim, were coupled back to back. Occasionally, for the longer, heavier loads, there were four of those big diesels. Then would come those endless cars carrying yellow corn and shiny black coal in open cars, then there were tank cars and boxcars full of mysteries, and last of all came the dull red caboose. I loved the caboose most of all.

Dreaming of traveling to far away exotic places, I would wave wildly as the caboose came into view and continue to wave until it had rounded beyond the curve, and was out of sight. Often the men in that last car would see me and wave back at me, possibly remembering how, in their youth, they had also stood along the tracks and waved as they too dreamed of faraway places.

These are our nearest neighbors.

od’s house light is dimming. Soon his starry courtesy lights will begin to flicker on, to guide us through the night to come.

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  • Day 184 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)