Around the ‘Burg


With Janet & Judy



LEWISBURG — Since the equinox, our weather has been so unpredictable. Shorts vs. long pants. Short sleeved shirts vs. a sweatshirt. Who knows? Only the wooly worm knows. October, 1968, a serious snowstorm hit Eaton with snow that kept us on a school bus overnight. We were rescued by farmers on tractors taking the younger children to a heated facility, tThe older students were entertained by our bus driver, Fritz Bunting. We later walked through surrounding fields to warm our bodies on a waiting bus. Eaton Schools fed us to breakfast and we waited until families picked us up.

October can share many surprises! Watch out for the wooly worms. We saw our first this week. It was orange with black stripes. I wish that I had listened more closely to weather predictors (according to my grandma, Dora Aukerman and Gil Whitney, WHIO weather.)

For your calendar

Sunday, Oct. 22. Attend the church of your choice

Saturday, Oct. 28. Souper Supper. First United Church of Christ. Meal includes: choice of soup, salad, dessert, and drink. Serving 4:30-7 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Cost: Donation only

News around the ‘Burg

Congratulations to Jackie and Bob Sewert on their new arrival. Beatrice is a rescue puppy that has melted their hearts. Puppies just seem to have that ability. The howling and crying will be short lived. She’s preparing to chew her way into your heart. Good luck!

Congratulations to the Cody Burnside family on the birth of a baby girl born last week. Pam Burnside will be happy to share pictures. Kallie Mae is already a star.

Twisted Sisters, in Lewisburg, was chosen to be part of the Dixie Athletic Boosters Annual Scavenger Hunt. Numbers for prizes are hidden outside of businesses chosen to participate. If anyone sees a group of Greyhounds looking around in the dark, don’t worry. It’s okay. It does bring new folks into the village.

On the road again and again …

When you have to sit and think so hard to come up with a humorous anecdote, you know it’s time to do something about it. That is where we found ourselves last week. We knew we had to do something fun, something exciting, maybe even a little dangerous. While on a visit to Eaton, the opportunity presented itself. It was a beautiful day and we just felt the need to feel the sun on our faces, the warm breeze blowing through our hair, freedom. We rode and rode, not worrying about the time or anything else. We didn’t worry about watching for cars; let them worry about us. But, it’s true, all good things must come to an end. Too soon, the Walmart parking lot attendant needed our scooters for other needy folks, so we had to surrender them. But the memory still remains of our brief, but exciting adventure.

Final thought

Wrinkled is not one of the things I wanted to be.

Until next week, get out and enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts. Enjoy the little things in life. Tell someone you love them. There is spirit, there is grace in our peaceful country place. See you around the ‘Burg.

With Janet & Judy